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09-30-2012 03:21 AM
rgscpat
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

A Hobie 33 would seem adequately skinny for most thrill seekers...
09-29-2012 11:12 PM
Capt Len
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

Beam or ballast, If you can't hold up to the wind you're not going to make to windward. Personally ,I go for the beam.but any extreme has its pros and cons.Most boats around here are all ready motoring as I go to yankee and staysail and drive her.The spray and leeway is just part of the ambiance. ..15 ft on 40 ft deck. but self steering and not trying to race.
09-29-2012 06:54 PM
Capt. Gary Randall
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

I am actually wanting to buy a MacGregor 65, I would like to know as much is I can about them. It may be an illusion but I'm definitely interested in speed, anything anyone can tell me about this boat would be well appreciated because I am of the impression that a narrow boat is very fast, but performance is the most important thing. I understand the beam is 12 foot on the M. 65 Captg
09-29-2012 06:10 PM
L124C
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
That's a MacGregor 60. We called them K-Mart 60's.
Very fast off the wind and very tender upwind. The used to race one in Seattle. It was kind of sad to see it try to go to weather. They built quite a few of them.
Kmart 60's, I love it! Though...I would have thought it's performance (or lack thereof!) would be just the opposite. Don't Beamy boat's (i.e.,the Volvo boats) run (and surf) like scared rabbits, while narrow boats point well?
09-28-2012 08:11 PM
Faster
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

There's at least a couple in BC.. one of which (Mc Fasttrack) has had a transom extension from original 65 to 70 feet. That boat has done at least one Vic Maui race, IIRC.

Probably the least expensive production "Maxi" every produced.

Incidentally, MacGregor also produced a 36 foot catamaran for a while...
09-28-2012 07:50 PM
erps
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

We have one around here near La Conner and then I see one up in Desolation
Sound for the past few summers. Things motor around at 8 to 9 knots.
09-28-2012 07:14 PM
aaronbrian
Lean and mean, or meaningless?

Wow
09-28-2012 06:33 PM
Tempest
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

I boarded one in my Marina a few years back. The owner was having a considerable amount of work done, and was planning on taking it across the Atlantic. Interesting layout below. I felt like I was on a futuristic rocket..pretty tight down below.
09-28-2012 06:32 PM
Jeff_H
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

Its my understanding that these started out as a one-off Transpac sled similar in concept to a Santa Cruz 60. But what to you do with a 65 foot mold once you built the race boat version....I know! Build a really cheap, strangely laid out competitor to the Hunter 54. (I actually sort of like the Hunter 54, which reportedly started out as a left over mold to one of Warren Luhrs' Ostar boats.) To me these are the kind of one trick ponies that drive me nuts. But then again, I know this one is just one of my prejudices.

Jeff
09-28-2012 05:34 PM
bobperry
Re: Lean and mean, or meaningless?

That's a MacGregor 60. We called them K-Mart 60's.
Very fast off the wind and very tender upwind. The used to race one in Seattle. It was kind of sad to see it try to go to weather. They built quite a few of them.
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