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I'm looking at purchasing a 26 foot boat, and have narowed down the options to a J80 and the Mac 26.

 

I'm told that the Mac planes, and also has good cabin space which would be good as I want to week-end with my family.

 

it also has the advantage that it doesn't need sails, so running costs might be less than the 80?

 

on the flip side, I can't find an IRC/SBR rating for the Mac, and would dearly love to know what it might be, and also there is the issue of residual value, and I think the J boat scores on that one

 

I would be interested to hear any opinions as I have searched SA for all of 1 sec and found nothing on either boat.

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Since they're nearly identical in every respect, either one would be a good choice.

 

I'd lean a bit towards the Mac because the twin rudders and water ballast make it sail a lot like a Mini. This means you could race it across the Atlantic in odd-numbered years. That would be fun.

 

 

It's hard to argue against the 80's drop-keel though.

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Since they're nearly identical in every respect, either one would be a good choice.

 

I'd lean a bit towards the Mac because the twin rudders and water ballast make it sail a lot like a Mini. This means you could race it across the Atlantic in odd-numbered years. That would be fun.

 

 

It's hard to argue against the 80's drop-keel though.

 

thanks very much, I really appreciate your insightful input. Now I have all the data I need, this has now brought me very close to a final decision.

 

My mates tell me that folding sails after sailing is a real pain, so I'm leaning a bit Mac-wards I have to say.

 

wait a minute, the mac comes in blue as well as white...that has to be the clincher!!

 

I wonder if there are upholstery options as well? Let me try the search function......

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Since they're nearly identical in every respect, either one would be a good choice.

 

I'd lean a bit towards the Mac because the twin rudders and water ballast make it sail a lot like a Mini. This means you could race it across the Atlantic in odd-numbered years. That would be fun.

 

 

It's hard to argue against the 80's drop-keel though.

 

thanks very much, I really appreciate your insightful input. Now I have all the data I need, this has now brought me very close to a final decision.

 

My mates tell me that folding sails after sailing is a real pain, so I'm leaning a bit Mac-wards I have to say.

 

wait a minute, the mac comes in blue as well as white...that has to be the clincher!!

 

I wonder if there are upholstery options as well? Let me try the search function......

 

If you read the forums here at all, for like 3 to 12 seconds, you will see that the J/80 is a phrf killer, enjoying a rating it should not have, and it will easily beat 45 foot boats going to windward.

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I'm looking at purchasing a 26 foot boat, and have narowed down the options to a J80 and the Mac 26.

 

I'm told that the Mac planes, and also has good cabin space which would be good as I want to week-end with my family.

 

it also has the advantage that it doesn't need sails, so running costs might be less than the 80?

 

on the flip side, I can't find an IRC/SBR rating for the Mac, and would dearly love to know what it might be, and also there is the issue of residual value, and I think the J boat scores on that one

 

I would be interested to hear any opinions as I have searched SA for all of 1 sec and found nothing on either boat.

 

Please tell me that this is a Joke!!!

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Please tell me that this is a Joke!!!

Okay.

 

This is a joke.

 

 

next time I should wait until the morning of March 32nd I guess.....

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