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I once sailed on a Mac 26 with water ballast tank (filled) when we encountered 55mph plus gusts, took water over the rail into the cockpit (no capsize no damage) and went on sailing. We did drop the sails and drifted a while until the winds slowed. Sure enough dangerous but the Mac pulled through.
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Search and Rescue (American Falls Reservoir,Idaho)- bless their heart. They came and got me one day after I capsized my Zuma in high winds. I came back the next day to retrieve my boat and the wind was zero-glass smooth water. It's not hard to find a bright orange hull (turned turtle) and it didn't drift very far with the mast and sail strsight down. If you can, help or donate to your local Search and Rescue.
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Golly Gee Mack!
So you are saying Not to worry what everybody says about your vehicle , because you like it. None of their buisness. I agree, most heartedly.
I like my 26M.
nuff said?
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Ya know, if all I had to sail in was the Columbia, I might want a big a$$ed motor on the back of my boat too....

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Everyone has an opinion...some of them are informed.

The Mac may not be for everyone. It's not a Swan or a Wally. Taken for what it is, it can be a fun boat for someone.

The kind of comments we see here sound just like some of my motorcycle experience. Harleys are tired old junk. Jap bikes are crap. BMWs are too expensive and Moto Guzzi has been going out of business for 75 years.

Whatever, I've owned and ridden all of them.

People bash stuff all the time, often for very personal reasons that have little to do with the facts.

Whatever.

People have opinions, some of them are informed. It's wise to try to determine from whence the opinion springs; emotions or more objective experience.

As for the Mac, I just saw a movie, posted *here*, just last week, of a 26 our in 50kt winds. It was being sailed with a lot of skill but, it was doing just fine.

And the camera boat was a Mac 75, with the designer on board.

Like someone else wisely said, other very high quality sailboats, never capsize or sink...nosireee...not ever.

Nope.

It's more about the captain and their experience with the boat and the conditions than the make.
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It's safeway actually ..... and the motor is the same motor used in all the other mercedes, which is why I chose it. It still burns plain old diesel, and I drove around at a cost of $.20/gallon . Also I wasn't particular to whether it was a mercedes, dodge, or freightliner ..... just the right van. BTW .... best truck I have every owned, and I have had a couple.

I would say I am in a better position than most to diss other peoples vehicles (mechanical engineer who has worked in automotive). Tell me you own a hummer or a prius ..... and see what I say .
Whatever makes your penis look bigger, I guess.

Personally, I don't diss what people choose to ride, drive or sail as long as they don't cause me or mine any trouble. I also don't lend any ear to those that take the time to climb some manufactured pedestal to look down on others.

It's not worth my energy or time.
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Here it is...

Big Freakin' Sails

What this tells me is that it's usually more about the captain than the boat.
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Re: Sailboat capsize Nov 8 Providence River. Is it a MacGregor?

Now, now.

There is the Mac 26D, 26S, 26X, 26M.

"Mac 26" is a bit vague.

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Doesn't look like much of a "knockdown" breeze, at least in the photos.

And it does look like a MacGregor 26, the "spork" of boats.
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Re: Sailboat capsize Nov 8 Providence River. Is it a MacGregor?

Mine too.

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I wonder how many of those real sailboats can do this---

Just one of the option of a Mac 26 with water blast.
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