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Old 19-05-2014, 17:12   #121
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

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And your point being?
I've read articles and analysis on boating deaths.
TBass, his point is that you have read about things, while he has done them himself (I know the bloke).

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Old 19-05-2014, 17:31   #122
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

I think I could do it.
I don't think I WOULD do it.
I KNOW I wouldn't do it, in fact.
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Old 19-05-2014, 17:51   #123
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Hey Jim..
He's young.. he knows it all.. likely even has an answer for those 10+ kids who died on a Mac 26 in NY..
Let him at it..
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Old 21-10-2014, 08:38   #124
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

Via the capes, non-stop ...
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Old 21-10-2014, 08:54   #125
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

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Via the capes, non-stop ...
solo, unassisted
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solo, unassisted
Hey, may be he can turn it into MacDrone? Would make her the biggest RC boat to circumnavigate.
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Good luck is all I can say on your cyrcumnavication in the MacGregor 26 you might carry extra rudder brackets as they crack under stress like big waves. A good harness and tether so when you roll you will stay with the boat. I would up grade the roller furrler and sails and add 3 reefs, no need for a storm jib, you don't want to be on deck in rough seas ever.

You should check out www.solotheamericas.org he is in a small boat also and is close to being done. Around north America thru the NW passage and around the Horn of South America.

He was onboard a Albin Vega, a capable blue water cruiser IMHO.


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Old 12-11-2014, 17:43   #128
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

We spent the night and sailed on one at a local lake, the mast and rigging are super light made for trailering. The fiberglass tin canned like crazy. This is a boat designed for easy use, trailering and Hobbits.
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

Thrill and fame seekers rarely care about safety as much as others.

But it is those who take risks, who show us what can be done, or not done.

For some, no boat is too small, while for others no boat is big enough.
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And your point being?
I've read articles and analysis on boating deaths. You stand far less of a chance being killed and losing your vessel than one of these Clorox bottles. They float, they beach, they don't sink. Even a strong swimmer would like the bottle bobbing next to him/her/it.

I like the 26M but may splurge on a Hunter Edge if I find a deal. Dump the motor and drop a wheel controlled minn kota rt160 mounted upside down on a custom made bracket.
I'm also liking the Catalina 250 and Hunter 260. The Hunter rear mast post is perfect for a gimble on the rear mast support for a 250 watt panel feeding rotating 24v banks. I trust these boats, I've looked at the insurance figures. 300k in liability is 150 a year for me and I can sail it around the US non stop. I'm more likely to be killed by a jet ski or drunk power boater.
You may have to make a short stop at the southern and northern parts of your US circumnavigation. It seems Canada and Mexico are in the way.

I think the reference to an electric 'trolling' motor says it all.



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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

Had a 26M, loved it and outgrew it. It's a great coastal and even run around the keys boat or even Bahamas. It's shallow draft and beaching ability are very handy.

Being able to cruise around at 13 knots means you can quickly get where you are going and back. Add in trailering and you can do a lot in a week.

It has no tankage.

I could not imagine getting caught in 20-30knot winds. That's what we hit our last trip to the Tortugas. On my Catalina 36 this is reef and an awesome sail. On a Macgregor it would be a nightmare and miserable.

Nothing but fond memories but it's not built for this.
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