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Slug or Mac - which is uglier

here are two different – less than classically pretty boats - both are motor sailors so compromises have been made for both of them




YouTube - MACGREGOR 26 50 MPH WINDS, 18' SEAS

or this

YouTube - ktl-scuttlebutt-31-dry-feet www.keepturningleft.co.uk



mac or slug -

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I may be wrong here but I think most "powersailers" don't have displacement hulls.
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The slug is definately a displacement hull - hence the use of the term motorsailor - I figured that covered both displacement and planing hulls

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Uglier ......eazy the Slug lol , that wrap around smoke "glass" looks good on Mac's .

I would take the Slug over a Mac any day.

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I don't believe that the video represents 18' seas. Looks tamer than that to me.
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Video and photos tend to flatten seas so that they don't look like what the actual conditions are.
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I don't believe that the video represents 18' seas. Looks tamer than that to me.

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I think it takes a very ugly person to start such a thread. As for which is the ugliest, that would be the OP.
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I think it takes a very ugly person to start such a thread. As for which is the ugliest, that would be the OP.
spot on when it comes to general ugliness of OP

... although the person in the picture is actually my life time partner and gay lover

he is quite a hairy man

as for the 18 foot seas

well they look pretty frightening to me

I would be back at home looking at the weather forecast

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spot on when it comes to general ugliness of OP

... although the person in the picture is actually my life time partner and gay lover

he is quite a hairy man

as for the 18 foot seas

well they look pretty frightening to me

I would be back at home looking at the weather forecast

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I doubt that the guys on the M26 would have ventured out of the harbor w/o the M70 (or some other "mother ship") sailing with them in case of disaster. I certainly wouldn't have in such a boat.

As to the sea state, a couple of the waves looked to be at least 15'. The cameraman (Roger MacGregor, himself, it sounds like) would have been holding the camera a good 6 to 8 feet above the water, and yet the whole M26 disappears, along with a good bit of the mast, for a few moments. As has been alluded to, cameras (movie and still) rarely convey sea state very well. I wonder if 3-D would do the trick?

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