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shinyscreen 10-31-2007 08:43 PM

MC 39 Sloop - feedback
Does anyone have any experience, feedback or opinions on a MC 39 Sloop, apparently 30 were built by Marcos Yachts in Vancouver.

stryder2 11-06-2007 01:48 AM

well i think they are very well built boats. if you were going to purchase one i would say you would be very lucky to find one under 100,000 us dollars. i have sailed aboard one and i never was afraid like i get on a hunter or catalina or other production boat.

the marcos 39 is designed to take you around the world in safety and reasonable comfort, for a vessel under 40 feet.

sailprincess 07-15-2013 12:23 AM

Re: MC 39 Sloop - feedback
Do either of you have an MC39? I just bought one myself and would love to connect with someone else who's got one ;)

surfn8054 09-30-2013 12:29 AM

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I have number 19,bought it this year second owner.
when I see people say they are slow.mine goes 6kt @ 1800 rpm and 6-7 knots in a 20 knot wind the boat.:):):)

sailprincess 09-30-2013 11:25 AM

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Hey Surfn8054, very cool ;) How do you know which number you've got? What year is it? Whereabouts around the globe are you? I'm a new sailor so am going to learn how to sail on my MC39. So far it seems like a rock-solid boat. We're moored in Blaine, WA and ours is a 1981. No idea which number it is though....:)

surfn8054 09-30-2013 02:19 PM

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my hull came out in 1981...the boat was finished 1986...the survey says number 19....also the main sail says mc39-19 wondered what the 19 meant on the main sail.....just a little slow.
anyway I am in Ladner

sailprincess 09-30-2013 02:46 PM

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Very interesting! Would love to see pics! I don't know how to private message on here but would love to keep in touch via email. There aren't many MC-39 owners out there!! Email is lrob at Shoot me a line and I'll send you some pics of ours also. We just got it in July as well.

SloopJonB 10-01-2013 02:07 PM

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I bought my first hull from Markos (note spelling). Not a 39 but he was one of the best builders in the Vancouver area back then. All his boats were very nicely built.

I was on some of his 39's at the time, both complete and not - they would make extremely comfortable homes.

He sold hulls & decks so caveat emptor. It's pretty easy to tell if it was his build though. One trademark was gratings inside with all the edges rounded over. I never cared for it but it was distinctive.

How about some pics?

sailprincess 10-01-2013 02:55 PM

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Yes, our MC39 was built by Markos Yachts in Vancouver. You are totally right. The inside is all slatted doors and vents with rounded corners on everything ;) She's a very solid boat. We're working on getting the diesel stove running soon as it is getting chilly and we just have a little electric cabin heater. Do you know if Markos put the diesel stoves in when he built them? (I'm not sure if it was put in later by the previous owner or not) The beds are smaller than we'd have liked but it does have 2 cabins... Do you guys with MC39's have a nook that converts to a berth? We can see where our table used to fold down but can't figure out how it converted. (As it appears to have been since made to no longer convert) SloopJonB- maybe you've been on my boat before! ;)

SloopJonB 10-01-2013 07:39 PM

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Everything Markos did was semi-custom so the heater could go either way. I've seen Tewkesbury solid fuel fireplaces, like the photo, on them for example.

I guarantee those weren't "stock". :D

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