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not tooooo serious

im sure we will have a lot of fun no matter how it turns out, the mac is quite new, with 50 wild horses
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C'mon bart! You can take him!


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Wink Many MacGregor 26 models ...

Go for it bart. Ya might get lucky and he will be sailing an X or M model. If it is a D or C model, than you may have an interesting race on your hands.

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Bart, You can't let the wet behind the ears, green horn get the best of you. You got to sand up for all of us old guys and kick some arse. These uppity kids need to be put those in their place. I just remembered, I am as old as the kid you are racing.


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I've sailed on a M 26 'S' model which can only handle 10 wild horses off the transom - the older 'sailboat' model Mac 26. It could reach speeds with winds on the beam that my boat would find difficult to match consistently (my boat is closer to your Pearson 26 - Tartan 27' is what I've got). The Mac 26S can be a bit 'tender' but it's hull shape might actually allow it to plane if it could carry enough sail.
Bart will be racing a new Mac 'motor/sailor' with 50 HP on the back with a lot of free board. In windier conditions with more waves the P26 should be able to carve through the waves while the M26 has to float over every waves and get pushed off.
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I am by no means an expert but my experience is that the Pearsons have far superior sailing characteristics with the only possible exception being dead down wind. There are a lot of old and smaller Pearsons racing beer can races where I sail and they seem to sail very well to their ratings. In contrast, I haven't seen Macs racing and my impression is that it is because they are tender and they can't point. If I were a betting man I would bet on you. Disclaimer: I have never sailed on a Mac and I used to own a Pearson.
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You should tell him that he should keep his engine in the water (but not on) for safety reasons. Maybe he'll go for it.
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... so Bart, did that race ever happen??

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... so Bart, did that race ever happen??
Maybe he lost to the McGregor and decided to quite sailing, out of the shame of being the first proper sailing boat loosing to a motorsailor

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Maybe he lost to the McGregor and decided to quit sailing, out of the shame of being the first proper sailing boat losing to a motorsailor

(just kidding)
Well, I was wondering... if that truly happened... I might have to dust off that 'ban' button

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