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Thinking about running in the Texas 200 event June 2023 . Just wondering if any other Mac sailors on this board might be interested coming along for the 6 day raid event from South padre island to Magnolia beach. I did attempt this a few years ago on my Hobie 16 but sailed 60 mile with straight on head wind and 2,000 or more tacks I bowed out early. With the Mac I can just fire up the motor and continue the fun in comfort.
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I watched this video by John Bratton.

https://www.texas200.com/

In order to get your Mac back to it’s trailer, do you have to sail the 200 miles back :?:
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This group is pretty well organize on facilitating the event. Basically all participants drive their boats to the start, this time South padre Island- launch the boat then drive the truck and trailer to the finish Magnolia beach . Then board a bus for a 3 - 1/2 drive back to South padre. Of course if something breaks and one has to pull out you have to get the admiral / family member to come get you 😳 where ever That may be. It should motivate me to get busy on all the projects we have on our boats .
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That is, well organized.
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Gotro wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:08 pm This group is pretty well organize on facilitating the event. Basically all participants drive their boats to the start, this time South padre Island- launch the boat then drive the truck and trailer to the finish Magnolia beach . Then board a bus for a 3 - 1/2 drive back to South padre. Of course if something breaks and one has to pull out you have to get the admiral / family member to come get you 😳 where ever That may be. It should motivate me to get busy on all the projects we have on our boats .
Thanks for that explanation. I was wondering about that.

I grew up in Corpus Christi and have been daydreaming about cruising the Gulf Coast. I'm going to keep my eye on this. Maybe not for this year, but who knows...
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I'll be there, Never miss it! I've been at every TX200 since 2009, in some form or another.
IDK if I'll have the Mac ready or another boat, depends on a lot of stuff.
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What a cool event. Looks like it is perfect for our boats.
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Oh man, that looks like so much fun!

We just finally got a permanent slip in Corpus Christi. Still have some electrical and motor work we need to do on our :macm: before it is reliable enough for that long of a trip, but I'm definitely putting it on the calendar for next year.

Will have to figure out when the regatta is passing CC this year so we can come out and cheer everyone on.
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Piddle and Futz wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:01 am Oh man, that looks like so much fun!

We just finally got a permanent slip in Corpus Christi. Still have some electrical and motor work we need to do on our :macm: before it is reliable enough for that long of a trip, but I'm definitely putting it on the calendar for next year.

Will have to figure out when the regatta is passing CC this year so we can come out and cheer everyone on.
I grew up sailing on Corpus Christi bay. Congratulations on the slip. Curious - is the Bay Yacht Club still in existence?
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Stickinthemud57 wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:54 am ...
I grew up sailing on Corpus Christi bay. Congratulations on the slip. Curious - is the Bay Yacht Club still in existence?
Yes indeed. Have to say that, except in chatting with some of the J boat crews, we haven't engaged with the "yachties" much. But the CCYC still has their clubhouse on the same "L-head" where we have our slip.

(Honestly, that's probably just my prejudice against yacht club types, having grown up largely as a "harbor rat" in Santa Barbara and occasionally crewing for Wednesday races... experienced quite a bit of snobbery there that's caused me to steer clear of the pampered and privileged.)
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Have this on my bucket list.
Having read many of the experiences, our ability to get shallow sounds like a huge advantage.
I suspect a Mac will be one of the bigger boats, one of the few with a real outboard, and might end up rescuing some of the other people.
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Piddle and Futz wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:59 am
Stickinthemud57 wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:54 am ...
I grew up sailing on Corpus Christi bay. Congratulations on the slip. Curious - is the Bay Yacht Club still in existence?
Yes indeed. Have to say that, except in chatting with some of the J boat crews, we haven't engaged with the "yachties" much. But the CCYC still has their clubhouse on the same "L-head" where we have our slip.

(Honestly, that's probably just my prejudice against yacht club types, having grown up largely as a "harbor rat" in Santa Barbara and occasionally crewing for Wednesday races... experienced quite a bit of snobbery there that's caused me to steer clear of the pampered and privileged.)
My dad was a member at CCYC and BYC. He ran an engineering firm and CCYC was a nice place to take prospective clients. The BYC was the "pobucker's" club, for lack of a better term. A lot more laid back as I recall.

I plan to do some sailing this spring and summer in Corpus Christi Bay and the surrounding lagoons, ICW, etc. Once I am more in full retirement mode I would very much like to do the Texas 200. Sounds like a blast!
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Stickinthemud57 wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:08 pm I plan to do some sailing this spring and summer in Corpus Christi Bay and the surrounding lagoons, ICW, etc. Once I am more in full retirement mode I would very much like to do the Texas 200. Sounds like a blast!
Well, be sure to say hello when you come to Corpus. We try to get out every other weekend... Our way of staying sane until we retire. ;⁠-⁠)
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It does look to be a fun cruise, but 1,800 miles towing NiceAft would be a bit much, and then back again a few days later.
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NiceAft wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:01 pm It does look to be a fun cruise, but 1,800 miles towing NiceAft would be a bit much, and then back again a few days later.
Port Isabel is 475 miles from where I live in Grapevine, Texas, so it's a bit of a haul. Not as bad as the 1280-mile round trip I made to pick up my boat from Missouri.

Yeah, 1800 miles is a bit much. Plenty of good sailing closer to you than that!
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