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Todd
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Hello Mac forum.

Post by Todd » Wed May 18, 2016 12:07 pm

Hello everyone on this forum from New Mexico USA. My wife Lisa and I are the proud new owners of a M26 and are preparing for our first voyage on a nearby lake.

I wanted to say thankyou to all the past and present posters. What a wealth of information available here!

Particularly the up close pictures of mounts, fixtures etc. have set my "what if" ideas in motion. Those I find invaluable.

First order of business was to order the Bimini from BWY. I really want/need the shade but also learned that you can piece it forward to eventually be a full enclosure. In order to do that I need the Bimini with the zippers. Otherwise the boat was well cared for and lake ready. Definitely not ocean ready but neither are we.......yet :wink:

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by NiceAft » Wed May 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Welcome to the forum.

There are some people here who say the new guy buys the pizza, but if you are in New Mexico, we will settle for Sopapillas :wink:

Ray

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Todd » Wed May 18, 2016 12:57 pm

I will go ahead and admit we are guilty of indulging in sopapillas within the last 7 days.
Todd

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Lee Ward » Wed May 18, 2016 4:51 pm

Welcome. Please tell us how it goes and what lake, were always looking to expand our horizons.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Todd » Wed May 18, 2016 8:15 pm

Hopefully next week we go to Elephant Butte lake which is south a few hours.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by mrron_tx » Wed May 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Welcome...and You can skip the goodies for Me.... :x I'm on a diet :!: :!: :!: Anyway, Ezra at BWY can hook You up.....just start of with something like .....We are getting the full enclosure a bit at a time :) He is good , but They are busy also :) Ron. :macm: Dauntless.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Catigale » Thu May 19, 2016 4:30 am

Welcome and Happy Sailing!! Have fun on those lakes and PFDs always please

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by BOAT » Thu May 19, 2016 8:17 am

I prefer the Indian fry bread made by that lady on the Laguna Indian reservation if we get a choice here.

We go back and forth on the 40 at least 2 or 3 times a year and try to stay in Santa Fe at least once a year and we like to hang out on the 14 near Madrid, but we have never towed 'boat' through that part of the US. You guys are gonna have fun.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Obelix » Thu May 19, 2016 3:10 pm

Welcome to the fun :)

Obelix

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri May 20, 2016 5:21 am

Welcome. :)

Pepperoni. Lots of pepperoni. :wink:

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by kmclemore » Fri May 20, 2016 3:57 pm

Welcome from your friendly moderator.


I'll have the anchovy.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Hamin' X » Fri May 20, 2016 7:16 pm

Welcome from your unfriendly moderator. :P

I hate pizza; I'll have calzone. :wink: 8)

~Rich

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Herschel » Fri May 20, 2016 8:32 pm

Welcome aboard from Central Florida. Haven't gotten the X out your way, but did take our inflatable on a camping trip to Lake Powell and had a blast. You have some beautiful places to sail. I wish you well.
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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Bilgemaster » Sat May 21, 2016 2:54 am

tlgeddes wrote:Hopefully next week we go to Elephant Butte lake which is south a few hours.
My hunch is you're gonna love it there. I camped at the State Park there in Elephant Butte about 30 years ago while on a Texas-to-California Ghost Towns camping tour, and almost didn't want to leave. As it was, I stayed several days longer than planned. Overwhelmingly gorgeous "Alien Vacation World" surroundings aside (Man, that water's BLUER THAN "EARTH" BLUE!), the facilities were gleaming and immaculate and sparkling stainless steel. They might have been brand new then, but it was a far cry from some of those ramshackle West Texas joints which were almost all like some of those campgrounds shown in that movie they made of Grapes of Wrath, where you felt like you might need a tetanus shot and some industrial strength fungicide after a shower. Nope. No showering with the turkey buzzards at Elephant Butte! Brilliant spot to have a Mac.

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Re: Hello Mac forum.

Post by Todd » Sat May 21, 2016 8:12 pm

Herschel. I am speechless picturing you rowing around Lake Powell in that rubber raft. Must have been quite the workout!

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