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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.