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Mac Jib 8' 7" x 4' 3" x 7' 10.5"
Intensity sails has a Pico sailboat jib for 80$ that is only missing a couple sq/ft where the foot is angled up more. I like it because it helps to see under it.

Mac Mainsail 11' x 6'6" x 12'7"
I emailed Intensity sails about their RAD 420 main for 200$ I hope/think that a "Reduced Area Design" for the 420 sailboat will be close in size! I'll know when they let me know the length of the luff and foot.

Less than 300$ for replacement sails for a Mac dinghy can't be beat.
 

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I too have a Mac Dingy with Main, Jib, and Spinnaker. I am the original owner and have sailed it in 1978 from Homestead FL to Key West in the Atlantic. Mine is all original and for the most part in good shape. The rudder blade broke off shortly after my keys trip but I was able to make a replacement. If anyone needs photo's of any parts of a Mac Dingy please let me know and I will be glad to send them. We are in the process of downsizing and may consider selling it for a reasonable offer.
 

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Wow Homestead to Key west that's like 160 miles. I sailed mine the other day and was moving along nicely upstream at about 4 mph but the current was flowing downstream at 4 mph so as long as I didn't look at the shore it felt like I was going somewhere!

Can you measure your spinnaker. I want one and the only ones I can find that might be close to the right size are from Mirror Dinghys.
 

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Yes that was a 4 day trip with pretty much beer and sleeping bags, we would stop and eat along the way, it was a lot of fun. I was 20 then and now in my 50's and could never do that again in such a small boat.
I will try to get around to measuring the spinnaker over the weekend but no promises, I have a ton of work head of me as we are getting ready to put our house on the market soon.
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Kirk
 

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Hey, Just wanted to pass on the news that The Sailors' Tailor is now making boat covers for the Mac Dinghy. I got mine for around $260 plus shipping. See sailorstailor.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MACD01T%2DM

See you on the pond...
John
 

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My first boat was a Mac Dinghy. I was looking for one and did find one. I am trying to put it back together it is mostly there. If anyone has any information about these boats or had one I would it would be greatly appreciated. The daggerboard isnt right and I am not sure the rudder right.
My first sailboat was a Mac Dinghy 10. I was living in Pittsburgh and found one advertised for $100.00 (Probably mid-1980s). We (Me. Girl Friend and three very young daughters) would sail north of Pittsburgh (Lake Arthur?) and it was a blast. It was incredibly easy to learn to sail and we would every weekend. About five years later I bought a Hobie 16 for me and painted the Mac's hull bright red for the girls. We would still go to the lake every Saturday. Great memories. If anyone want to get rid of one. Now have a bunch of grandchildren who I would love to teach to sail.
 
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