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Old 06-05-2011, 17:59   #31
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you could do blue water in an inflatable on the right day .. is it advisable? probably not
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My boat is 13000 lbs, solid, and can handle anything. Except shallow water. I have not been to bahamas but I have been told that ultra shoal draft down there means you can anchor in virtually calm near shore conditions in the shallows. Something to consider but i'd still rather take my luders.
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Ok.... enough fun... a friend of mine bought a Macgregor cat and sailed it across the Atlantic... so certain Macgregors can do it.. just gotta pick the right one..
And be good enough to do the trip...
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Jack of al trades, master of none.
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Old 06-05-2011, 19:41   #36
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Hey it's not the boat, it's the sailor. Right? Am I right? Isn't that the common response around here when it comes to boat advice?
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Jack of al trades, master of none.
which is not any worse than a one trick pony which could describe lot of traditional bluewater boats.
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Boatman, if i remember correctly the Mac 36 cat that crossed the atlantic solo got hit by a fishing trawler 500 miles from Ireland in the fog which took off a foot or so of the port bow, ill bet he was very happy to have the foam floatation that Roger Macgregor builds into all his boats, as he was able to stuff the opening with bags of sails and continue on unaided (The trawler lurked at a distance,made no contact,and then moved on) encountering one more storm before making landfall. Most sinkable "bluewater boats" would have likely done just that.
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Boatman, if i remember correctly the Mac 36 cat that crossed the atlantic solo got hit by a fishing trawler 500 miles from Ireland in the fog which took off a foot or so of the port bow, ill bet he was very happy to have the foam floatation that Roger Macgregor builds into all his boats, as he was able to stuff the opening with bags of sails and continue on unaided (The trawler lurked at a distance,made no contact,and then moved on) encountering one more storm before making landfall. Most sinkable "bluewater boats" would have likely done just that.
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Wonder if its the same crazy dude I met in the Med back in '98... he'd written a book about the adventures on his boat traveling down the E Coast US etc... had also fitted a centre pod... he was lifted out at Agua Dulce to fix a beam problem while I was there for a winter and we hung out at Culatra a coupla months later...
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With positive floatation, and water ballast, at at only 26 or so feet, sounds to me like the MacGegger is a perfect bluewater sailor!
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The capsized boat was a Hunter, not a Mac. Mac 36's are kind of a cult boat. Some people flat love them. Ya ever wonder why most of the Mac65's are in the Med or Europe? They certainly weren't built there....
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I think invest in a good life raft and prep a ditch bage before you launch off of the trailer.
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It's been proven that a keel is not required for blue water sailing and I'm pretty sure the McGregor would be better than paddling a Home Depot shopping cart. However, it would be the big greeny breaking over the bow that would be giving me second thoughts (if I had time).
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Wonder if its the same crazy dude I met in the Med back in '98... he'd written a book about the adventures on his boat traveling down the E Coast US etc... had also fitted a centre pod... he was lifted out at Agua Dulce to fix a beam problem while I was there for a winter and we hung out at Culatra a coupla months later...
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Probably the same guy Boatman, Hal Andersen if i remember right, he had added a center cabin and had done a solo circumnavigation of the Carribean prior to the Transatlantic trip, the 36 is a good boat, i owned one for years.
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