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Re: [macgregor19sailboats] Learning about the Macgregor 19.

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  • cdfusselman@frontiernet.net
    Thank you Ron... I m on my way to look at them now! Christian
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 9, 2006
      Thank you Ron... I'm on my way to look at them now!
      Christian




      Quoting Ron Buckles <ronbuckles@...>:

      > Christian,
      >
      > There is a lot of info in the groups files.
      >
      > Also check out
      > http://www.dougpile.com/mac19/index.html
      >
      > and
      >
      > http://www.geocities.com/henry_ning/
      >
      > Rigging information is in all these.
      >
      > Good luck,
      > Ron
      > SeaKerr
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: rranger20 <cdfusselman@...>
      > To: macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2006 8:49:29 PM
      > Subject: [macgregor19sailboats] Learning about the Macgregor 19.
      >
      >
      > Hello My name is Christian I saw a Macgregor 19 the other day while
      > driving down a local street and stopped in my tracks when I saw the
      > large outboard hanging off the back. Now there is a concept I'd not
      > seen prior.
      >
      > Needless to say in the last 2 days I've been reading everything I can
      > about this boat and the capabilities. I talked to the new owner who
      > had no intention of parting with their new boat Don't blame them and
      > took some pictures to ponder over. I've also now have seen the
      > larger Macgregor but it is a little to large to tow and I believe the
      > 19 is a great size. I sail a 20 foot Kent Ranger boat now.
      >
      > Has anyone ever taken there boat over to Catalina Island or on the
      > San Francisco Bay? How did the boat handle being offshore or on the
      > bay or larger water.
      >
      > I envision using the boat mostly on the local lakes here in northern
      > California occaisionally pulling my kids on a wake board and
      > exploring further than you can when you're just sailing. I love to
      > sail and that will be a major use of the boat as well. I also would
      > like to take a 3 day trip to Catalina Island... Like I use to do in
      > the Cal 25 when I was younger. It would be great not to have to slog
      > over for 6 hours at 5knots but to get there in a couple of hours if
      > possible catch a mooring and then sail a lot on the lee side of the
      > Island and sail back. I live in Northern California so I would
      > trailer down to Marina Del Ray I guess.
      > Then Use the boat up in the San Juans. Currents would not be as big
      > of a deal anymore as the boat can now go 15-20 MPH. Usually summer
      > up there is light on the wind anyways and most folks are motoring
      > more than they would like too anyways.
      >
      > Also What is the set up time for rigging the boat for sailing
      > assuming that you have the mast put together with the schrouds
      > attached.
      >
      > Does anyone ever use a kicker motor as a back up if so What is the
      > Horsepower?
      >
      > Thanks for your time and any information or opinions you have would
      > be appreciated. Feel free to tell me I'm crazy to want to take the
      > boat to Catalina if it's not reasonable.
      >
      > Take care
      >
      > Christian
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