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Denr,

You are sooooo bad! Poor guy. I take it that a MacGregor is not on your list of favorite boats?

I will admit, I about fell out of my chair lughing on that first post.
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"Who ya calling a frog??? Hey, it's bad enough that he's on a MacGregor"

Sorry I'm late. Been advising some guy about his trawler. I didn't call you a frog; that was the old (really old these days) girlfriend.

Speaking of frogs, has Kermie been around? I'm starting to get bored.
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Thanks Giulietta!

Thank you for answering my orignal post which was for specific sail sizes we should be using. And please thank your sailmaker friend. When the spring comes and we are on the water flyin the new spinnaker, I will think of all you guys and thank you again. Yes, even "uncle-salty" denr, for I think his grumpyness helps us all find our moral compass.

And I do agree with you Giulietta that any sailboat is better than no boat! Websters definition of a boat is; "A small vessel for travel on water", and it's definition of a Sailboat is; "A boat which uses the wind as its primary means of propulsion". Sorry denr but a Mac is a boat, and by definition ... a sailboat as well.

And besides, I think most Mac'ers know what we have, and what we don't have. Hell I am looking at my driveway right now and it has a 26 foot sailboat in it, and that's just wierd. Not wrong ... just wierd. So we know we're not the fastest or even the prettiest ducks on the pond, but were stills ducks compared to the squirrels on land.

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Cruising Spinnaker

I can't speak for the Max26x but have sailed the old type Mac 26 for the past 15 years from Maine to the Keys and find it can stand up to far more than anyone might expect.

I use a simple cruising spin because it's easier to handle, especially singlehanded. But when the wind pipes up over 10, I take it down.

I sometimes move one of the sheets to the tack and cast it off allowing the spin to fly free. It's more about the fun than the speed.

Don't listen to those 'big boat guys' with no Mac experience. They are jealous; they can't trailer their floating bathtubs.
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Thanks Giulietta!

Thank you for answering my orignal post which was for specific sail sizes we should be using. And please thank your sailmaker friend. When the spring comes and we are on the water flyin the new spinnaker, I will think of all you guys and thank you again. Yes, even "uncle-salty" denr, for I think his grumpyness helps us all find our moral compass.

And I do agree with you Giulietta that any sailboat is better than no boat! Websters definition of a boat is; "A small vessel for travel on water", and it's definition of a Sailboat is; "A boat which uses the wind as its primary means of propulsion". Sorry denr but a Mac is a boat, and by definition ... a sailboat as well.

And besides, I think most Mac'ers know what we have, and what we don't have. Hell I am looking at my driveway right now and it has a 26 foot sailboat in it, and that's just wierd. Not wrong ... just wierd. So we know we're not the fastest or even the prettiest ducks on the pond, but were stills ducks compared to the squirrels on land.

No problem, Chime, have fun with your boat. That's what matters. They all serve a purpose, and yours does it for you.

Foxglove, I actually helped Chime here. You should probably refrase your sentence.

"Don't listen to those 'big boat guys' with no Mac experience. They are jealous; they can't trailer their floating bathtubs"

How do you know I haven't trailed a sailboat before?? I raced 470's for almost 8 years, and sailed a **** load of other boats that were trailerd, how do you think they get to the sea??? Fly???
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Giulietta-

I seriously doubt that you drove a truck and trailer that you could put Giulietta on... she's an awfully big boat... with a pretty deep draft...
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I seriously doubt that you drove a truck and trailer that you could put Giulietta on... she's an awfully big boat... with a pretty deep draft...
Yes, and specially here, where the roads are small. In fact I can't even transport her by truck without police escort and blocked roads as she is 1.5 meters wide than the law allows.

Now, please go back and read... I said I trailered the 470!!!
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Don't listen to those 'big boat guys' with no Mac experience. They are jealous; they can't trailer their floating bathtubs.
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