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Old 19-02-2019, 19:52   #16
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Re: Advice, Please - Sail a MacGregor 26' to Bimini, or Not ?

I own a Mac Gregor. Honestly if I were in the Bahamas and a hurricane was bearing down on me i’d be tempted to clean it well and scuttle it then fly home
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Re: Advice, Please - Sail a MacGregor 26' to Bimini, or Not ?

Wouldn't it be easier to take it to Bradfords shipyard, (Nasua), or Edwin's boatyard, (Abacos), and just pay the hual out fee, and store it in a certified hurricane resistant wharehouse?
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Re: Advice, Please - Sail a MacGregor 26' to Bimini, or Not ?

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Wouldn't it be easier to take it to Bradfords shipyard, (Nasua), or Edwin's boatyard, (Abacos), and just pay the hual out fee, and store it in a certified hurricane resistant wharehouse?
Just curious: did you misspell "warehouse" or "whorehouse"? Odd places to store a boat...

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Re: Advice, Please - Sail a MacGregor 26' to Bimini, or Not ?

IIRC, the stability curve of the MacGregor does not really recommend them for extended offshore cruises. I seem to remember that once flipped, they were pretty stable in that position. I may be wrong, but it might be worth checking. It all depends on the weather.
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Re: Advice, Please - Sail a MacGregor 26' to Bimini, or Not ?

Not sure why so many folks are worrying about hurricanes. The guy just wants to sail over to Bimini for a few days. It's only about 60 miles off the coast.

Folks do that all the time in Summer. (especially early summer)

The boat is the iffy part. That said, I know a guy that took a 16'3" Boston Whaler Montauk over there in the 70's.

Just keep an eye on the forecast which will let you know even if there is the possibility of a hurricane
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Just curious: did you misspell "warehouse" or "whorehouse"? Odd places to store a boat...
This is just funny right there....................
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