He said she said is not a good way to judge anything. There will always e a cry baby or someone you just cannot make happy. But 99% of all those posting
have been positive. I too am retired btw I retired early.
A fully loaded Mac with a 50 HP motor
will bring you n somewhere around $25K to $35K. You can do it for less and I believe most do. You build it up over time.
Sailing performance is not that of a conventional 26 foot sail boat. Not by any means. Under power can anything out here stay with a Mac? Looks like we are making choices already. What do YOU need. Cabin
size / volume, how does it compare with any other trailer sailor. The Mac , can and is pulled by mini vans and launched everywhere. No deep water launch no 1 ton dually Pickem up truck. My knowledge is from the boards and 4 years of sailing a Mac btw.
I find very few justifiable complaints about the boat anywhere. There has never been a hull
failure on a boat that has been produced more than any other boat in the world.
Its not an I.P. or any other boat cost 3 to 50 times more. It is just what it is.
BTW there is not a huge turnover in Macs and they hold their price
quite well. Look at the cost of other 26 ft. sail boats. Hunters and Catalina's galore for sale
cheap . Lots of people have lost
slips and jobs etc etc. Mine could if it needed to sit right beside my garage for free.
Is it THE boat for you? maybe not if you live on a deep water lake of no less than 5000 acres 10K 20K 50K would be better. In fact Table Rock would be real good .
I sail out of a slip on lake Michigan. A pretty good size lake and fairly deep. But my desire is to take my Mac next fall to the Bahamas like 100's of other mac owners have done before me. To the dry Tortuga's as well and to the Sea of Cortez Mexico
AND Then bring her home and sail Lake Michigan again or any other lake with 8 feet of water. For me she works well.
You don't have to be an engineer
to post but I was pretty darn sure ( and maybe wrong) that hull
flex was your issue and that is not so from NASA To Nascar.
So hey buy what YOU like its your money. If your in the Bahamas I might see ya if your out at the Dry Tortugas
or in the Sea of Cortez
I might see if your up around the Apostle islands I might see ya as well. But if your stuck on one lake because it takes two hard weeks to sail into the next one??? I wont see ya...
Did you read about the guy who sailed the Alaskan inside Passage
? The Guy who sails
to the Sea of Cortez another Mad Mike who has not done
a transatlantic but just about everything else with pictures to prove it. All on Mac 26 X's and M's Not to shabby imho.