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Re: Mac Dinghy

Thought about bad ass bilge pump between the daggerboard trunk and transom as an inboard jet.
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Got her tarped and in the back yard so wife can have her garage back.
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I think i'll make a short wood dagger board and a long aluminum board and stainless board for different wind conditions.
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My Mac
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Mac Jib 8' 7" x 4' 3" x 7' 10.5"
Intensity sails has a Pico sailboat jib for 80$ that is only missing a couple sq/ft where the foot is angled up more. I like it because it helps to see under it.

Mac Mainsail 11' x 6'6" x 12'7"
I emailed Intensity sails about their RAD 420 main for 200$ I hope/think that a "Reduced Area Design" for the 420 sailboat will be close in size! I'll know when they let me know the length of the luff and foot.

Less than 300$ for replacement sails for a Mac dinghy can't be beat.
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A flag for my Dinghy I'v been working on.

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Found a video of some kids sailing and swamping a Mac!
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Re: Mac Dinghy

I too have a Mac Dingy with Main, Jib, and Spinnaker. I am the original owner and have sailed it in 1978 from Homestead FL to Key West in the Atlantic. Mine is all original and for the most part in good shape. The rudder blade broke off shortly after my keys trip but I was able to make a replacement. If anyone needs photo's of any parts of a Mac Dingy please let me know and I will be glad to send them. We are in the process of downsizing and may consider selling it for a reasonable offer.
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Wow Homestead to Key west that's like 160 miles. I sailed mine the other day and was moving along nicely upstream at about 4 mph but the current was flowing downstream at 4 mph so as long as I didn't look at the shore it felt like I was going somewhere!

Can you measure your spinnaker. I want one and the only ones I can find that might be close to the right size are from Mirror Dinghys.
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Yes that was a 4 day trip with pretty much beer and sleeping bags, we would stop and eat along the way, it was a lot of fun. I was 20 then and now in my 50's and could never do that again in such a small boat.
I will try to get around to measuring the spinnaker over the weekend but no promises, I have a ton of work head of me as we are getting ready to put our house on the market soon.
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