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07-12-2009 08:32 PM
kekkul I like to follow a good suggestions..Hihihihi!!! Now i put my eyes to a little steel boat..............Hmn hmn!!!
06-25-2009 08:40 AM
sailingdog BR-

The posts number in the post header is total number of posts for the person, not the number of their post... Also, the total number of posts can go up or down....if you delete a post it decrements, if you write one, it increments.
06-24-2009 11:49 PM
billyruffn I guess this thread proves that if you ponder the advice of experienced Sailnet-ers long enough you eventually make the right decision!

Question for the SN techies: how could Kekkul's post count be 10 in 2007 and the same number (10) six days ago? He may have signed off for a long time, but shouldn't post #9 above at least be his 11th post on SN?
06-18-2009 08:49 PM
I change idea....

Originally Posted by Raggbagger View Post
Please dont do that, I agree with Camaraderie "listen to Robert"
Thanks to all...I buy an Harley.
09-07-2007 05:50 AM
JomsViking If the 24 is built to the same standards as the 26 I wouldn't even consider taking it offshore. Until now I did not understand what you were talking about when discussing MacGregors - Now I've seen a brandnew, and have instructed my kids to NEVER set foot on one of those if it's going to leave the marina.
The other models may be a totally different animal though?
Go find a Contessa, Marieholm or similar and take the tradewind route to the Azores, Northern Europe, and then go south to the Canaries and Cabo Verde.
09-07-2007 04:32 AM
Raggbagger Please dont do that, I agree with Camaraderie "listen to Robert"
09-02-2007 09:49 AM
camaraderie Very bad idea. Listen to Robert!
09-02-2007 09:41 AM
msl Kek.
There are so many reasons, personally, why I would not consider the M-24 for an open sea voyage like yours.

Here is a link to the MacGregor Boats website. You will discover that the M-24 boat is not a current design.

Perhaps they would be willing to discuss their M-24 design, construction methods and your voyage plans with you.

Bon chance.
09-02-2007 08:13 AM
Tartan34C Almost never do I tell someone that what they want to do is ill-advised but in your case I think you are making a mistake. The size is fine and I have crossed in smaller boats but the choice of boat and your route is the problem. I donít have too much regard for the Mcgregor 24 as an offshore boat for several reasons. First, the weight of the boat is too small. You will have problems carrying the added weight of supplies. Second, the rig isnít very strong and you might have trouble with it in severe weather. Third, the hull shape doesnít lend itself to heavy weather sailing and you will not be able to have the windvane steer during bad weather and you will take a beating from the violent movement of the boat. Also a long trip upwind will be tiring and you might make a faster more comfortable crossing by arcing north and following the wind. Can you use a different boat and re-plan the route?
Good luck and all the best,
Robert Gainer
09-02-2007 05:10 AM
Rockter Against the wind?

In a 24 ft boat.

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