Mac26X on Steriods?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Wynand N, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Wynand N
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  2. Shife
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    Shife Anarchist

    Please....Make it stop! The virus has spread. :eek:
     
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    Shife Anarchist

    Napalm the facker now while you can. :D
     
  4. DGreenwood
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    That thing is cool as hell . What a great use for a Mac---a swim platform. She's stable now!
     
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    "Bow bulbs were added which allow the vessel to skim the water at exceptionally high speeds."

    Somebody help - I'm dying laughing here.... Obviously they have read Frank's site, probably twice to extract the full essence of it.
     
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    D'ARTOIS Senior Member

    I don't dare to call it a boat - floating platform would be a fair description; however I can believe that papa, mama and two children have the time of their live on such a device. Each has his own cabin and the float is equipped with a superyacht's poolslide.................. :D
     
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Frankie will be proud of this creation..... ;)
     
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    D'ARTOIS Senior Member

    It is apparent that Frankie is silent - is he banned from this site too?
     
  9. tschienque
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    What A TRAVESTY

    A waste of the old MacGregor 36' catamaran (a very useful tool in it's own right, sailed like a real witch on protected waters viz Chesapeake)
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    and what looks like a MacGregor 25/26 hull (not bad as entry level boat).

    Doubt whether it'll work as anything other that of weekend swim/dive platform, original 36 had limitations on payload that is only exaggerated in this "thingy".

    Extended stems (with bulbous bow) and stern (with swim platforms) does not increase the accomodations one wit, maybe that's why the 25/26 was added as extra accomodation (only single berths in the 36) as a central nacelle.

    I'd also wonder about the level of engineering of the beams.

    And the price? Maybe at $20-30,000 as a weekend cabin alternative.
     
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    water addict Naval Architect

    some people- too much money, not enough brains.
     
  11. pkoken
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    Gentlemen, this is obviously a MacGregor Yachts prototype that was designed to address the Mac26X's design shortcomings.

    #1 - Greater living space (at the cost of performance, but who cares)
    #2 - Greater "Family Fun Factor" they know that MacGregor customers aren't going to be SAILING so they give them a waterslide...
    #3 - Greater performance (thanks to a big outboard) once again, the non-sailing customers will love the convenience of powering their 'sailboat' everywhere.
    #4 - Much more difficult to capsize when loaded with excessive crew, even in the event of encountering a "Rogue Wake".

    Now where is Frank?
     
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    They said that the "rigging is padded" to avoid injury. Now who in their right mind goes sailing without knowing that there's inherent risk. Jeez. What a waste of a Mac26, but the swim platform idea is sorta ok...I guess...
     
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    boby boy owner of cla boat design

    simply put; WOW
     
  14. Mikey
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    Roger MacGregor

    We are all laughing at He Who Should Not Be Named, maybe we can ask Bush to nuke him...

    We all know about the Mac26 design shortcomings too, but what about Roger MacGregor's Mac65? Apart from being a floating match stick with a laugh of a pilot house and an inside steering station complete with push buttons, didn't it sail, well, fast anyway.

    Any views on Roger MacGregors design of the Mac65 and how that one sails? Not the early flimsy ones but the later ones that were ABS certified.
     

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    Don't be surprised if it sails like the firedepartment on the way....... I saw one in a marina, long, slender and a tower of a mast.
     
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