2014 NC Sail Piratefest

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by apsaunders » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:21 am

I know this event is all about sailing our Macs, but is there any chance of some dockside workshops? I am convinced there are a lot of Mac owners that would attend. A lot of us occasional sailors follow you seasoned Mac owners on the forums. I for one would enjoy a hands on workshop on:

Installing and Operating an Autopilot
Properly Rigging a Mac
Tips on Launching a Mac
Favorite Mac Mods
Tips on Approaching and Departing Docks


The explanations we get from the forums are great, but nothing like standing in front of a seasoned Mac sailor with his Mac, while he explains and shows how he added a mod. I can't bring my boat, but I would fly in or drive in for a day of workshops. This would be a great way of bringing in new blood for both the forums and the Mac and Tattoo family. I attended the Atlanta Boat Show this year. They had a brand new Tattoo sitting there with no reps around. There were 15 people standing around it asking each other questions. I could have sold several of them with both hands tied behind my back.

Just wanted to drop this suggestion for your consideration.

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by wbpenney » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:04 am

Put BoomBoom II down for Thurs and Fri night with elec!!
One Admiral and one Captain on board

Boat : BoomBoom II
Length : 26'
Beam 8'
Draft 12"
Bill and Judy Penney

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Erik Hardtle
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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by Erik Hardtle » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:49 pm

APSAUNDERS:

Well... this is not quite that kind of event... and it is not just a MacGregor Event... it is an open sailing event for anyone and everyone. You are welcome to come visit, and everyone absolutely loves to show tips and tricks for their boat (and we do have lots of MacGregors there). But there is nothing formal about it (we don't plan that much). If you do plan to show up, Friday at the dock and dinner would be good for chatting. Saturday we are on the water.
Hope to see you there!

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by ROAD Soldier » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm

apsaunders wrote:I know this event is all about sailing our Macs, but is there any chance of some dockside workshops?
Careful what you ask for. I get enough good hydration in me come Friday night I will give tips on everything and anything you never even knew existed. :D

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by SENCMac26x » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:30 am

My new boss approved, and my inlaws will be looking after the little ones so Aspen and I are planning to come!

We've decided (as I need a lot more in the seat time) to motor-up from Carolina Beach, stopping over at Swansboro Thursday night, but will need a slip in Buefort Friday.

Also looking forward to camping out at Bear Island (Hammocks Beach State Park) on Sunday on our way back.

This is our first long trip (and my wife's first overnight) on the :macx: , so wish us luck.

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by cptron » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:16 am

I have reserved dockage at Beaufort Docks for 14 boats thus far. A list of the boat name/make/length/width/draft and the days that each boat requires dockage was provided to the Marina. If you have any questions or concerns you can either contact me (Cindy Brown 501-253-1911) or Beaufort Docks (252-728-2503). If you did not provide a specific day that you prefer dockage you are only down for Friday (9/26/14). If you requested specific days other than Friday, Beaufort Docks has been notified. I will continue to keep the marina up to date on changes such as additions or subtractions to the group as time goes on. Looks like we will have quite the gathering this year with approximately 37 people. Looking forward to see all of you.
Cindy

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by tp56ihs » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:56 am

Hi Again,
Just making sure you recieved my info. Planning on being there Friday night. Decided to name the boat "Resonate" :macx: Will also be 1st overnighter with my Wife on the boat. Should be interesting.

Boat Name: Resonate
Boat length/Beam/Draft:26/7.9/1
Captain/Crew: Tom/Pat
Email: tp56ihs@hotmail.com

Have a great day
Tom

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by SENCMac26x » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:12 am

Ron, did you get me a slip with a 50 meter depth? I don't want to risk running aground....

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by cptron » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:21 pm

SENCMac25 wrote:Ron, did you get me a slip with a 50 meter depth? I don't want to risk running aground....
Sorry the deepest they have is 49.5 meters

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by SENCMac26x » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:38 am

It'll be tight, but somehow I'll make it.

On a serious note, the power hook up is 30amp right?

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Pirate Contest

Post by Erik Hardtle » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Greetings Ya Scurvy Dogs!!!

I will be ye Event Quarter Master! (it is my backyard after all)

In the Tradition of Pirate Sails of the past there well be prizes awarded to those dressed appropriately for a PIRATE Event!

So proper attire will be needed FRIDAY at the DOCK AND RESTAURANT ya bilge rats!

See more pics and info at: http://www.enctrader.com/ncsail/

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by Sea Wind » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:21 pm

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These two will be there. The older pirate will be turning 6 on the 27th, so we will bring dessert to share. What is the headcount?

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by Erik Hardtle » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:58 pm

All right ya Bildge Rats!

I have been promoted to Commodore and put in charge of this here event! (yer worst nightmare is true!)

Ron & Cindy had family issues to deal with and will be unable to join the voyage...

I will be posting information on head count, dock list, restaurant and other activities reel soon...

There is a new activity too... for those that get to the docks before 1:30pm on Friday:
Double Decker Bus Tour of Beaufort Historic Sites
Hop aboard and see Beaufort's Historic District from atop a vintage 1967 English double-decker bus while local narrators entertain with the lively legends of Beaufort's past.
Bus leaves at 1:30pm, $10 per adult, $5 per kiddie. (I'll be on it, so ye should be too!... only Pirates allowed!)

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Re: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by vkmaynard » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:05 pm

Do they have a bar on the bus?

We are planning the sail.on Friday.

Victor

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DOCK LIST: 2014 NC Sail Piratefest

Post by Erik Hardtle » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:42 am

Here is what I have for the Dock List for Friday:
If you are not on the list please let me know.

FIRST STEP
COMPROMISE
KNOTSHORE
PRIVATE ISLAND
AIR BENDER
GYPSEA WIND (Friday / Sunday docking)
SEA WIND
TENACIOUS
JENNABIRD
SIRENA
DOUBLE CROSS (XX)
SYZYGY
BOOM BOOM II
SKYBIRD 99
RESONATE
VALINOR

Also we need EVERYONE to bring some WOOD for the BONFIRE (the more WOOD the bigger the Bon Fire!!!)

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