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nickster60 06-05-2009 06:24 AM

Mac Dinghy
My first boat was a Mac Dinghy. I was looking for one and did find one. I am trying to put it back together it is mostly there. If anyone has any information about these boats or had one I would it would be greatly appreciated. The daggerboard isnt right and I am not sure the rudder right.

SaltyDogTampa 06-03-2010 10:29 AM

Mac Dinghy
I am really new to sailing and found your post online. I bought an old Mac Dinghy last year and have been learning to sail. Last week the weather was rougher than normal and the old wooden rudder literally disintegrated. :mad: Do you know if it is possible to buy another rudder for these old boats?
Thanks in advance for your response!

nickster60 06-03-2010 11:03 AM

Salty I wish i did. My rudder doesnt retract and I would love one of those. How is your centerboard mine appears to be to small. Maybe we could brain storm make them both right.


WanderingStar 06-04-2010 08:22 AM

It's not too hard to make one. Get a book on building small boats, read the threads on the Woodenboat forum.

nickster60 06-04-2010 09:02 AM

I agree Salty. You could just copy what was there. It doesnt have to be very fancy. If you decide you dont want to build one I may interested if decide you dont want your boat.


Brydonwood 10-31-2010 07:13 PM

I bought a Mac Dinghy in august as my first sailboat. It has Penn sticker from 1969 but it seems brand new. If you need pictures or measurements of the rudder or daggerboard let me know. I haven't found any info regarding the Mac Dinghy and am curious as to it manufacturer and history.

nickster60 11-01-2010 08:52 AM

The Mac dinghy was also my first boat many years ago. I stumbled across my boat years later. It kind of brings back memories when I first started to sail. I would like to put it back together. The dagger board inst right and the rudder also doesn't seem to be the way I remember it. Any help you can offer would be great, I do have a little info about the boat.


Brydonwood 11-05-2010 06:56 PM

nickster60 11-09-2010 12:16 PM

I knew my dagger board wasn't right. My rudder has a fixed blade and it isn't aluminum. What is the overall length and width of the dagger board.


ramcatdoc 05-29-2013 09:19 AM

Re: Mac Dinghy
I still have my Mac Dinghy. I bought it new in 1970 in the Pittsburgh area. Cost $600 plus shippiing! Was a lot of money for a 14 year old. It is still very seaworthy. Have used the same sails since 1971 (original ones were defective). My original sail number was 2312, now 2358.

The daggerboard is just a piece of plywood. The pictures above look like bonafide original equipment.

I've actually had this boat planing at times, although it is not really a planing hull. We used to race them on Lake Arthur, north of Pittsburgh. In the 70s, there was quite a happy following of these boats. Some even flew spinnakers!

They were originally designed and produced by the McClintock Sail Loft in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They were made in Dubdam, Holland.

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