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At 11:55am on October 6, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back( will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 11:16pm on June 21, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac,
Before I got my new & petulant 5HP, I considered the electric motor. There were 2 reasons I did not go with it. I didn't know anyone who was using one in salt water and I wasn't sure how to deal with battery ~ we're talking about a small sailboat here... no room in cockpit. Also, the currents are strong in the bays I sail, so I was a bit concerned how the electric would do under those conditions. So I ended up with the gas engine.
Then, I was amazed to meet a couple in Puerto Rico this past winter who used only an electric motor for a Westsail 32. Worked for them~ course they choose their weather~ so when they moved they were sailing and were retired so had no schedule. . So, I would consider an electric motor now.
It took a long while and lots of 'consultations' with folks, to figure how just what I was doing wrong in starting the gas engine. People would say, just pull it...... lol... it's too complicated to write here, but that wasn't helpful advice and eventually I figured it out. I would prefer to have electric start, but I would have to know how to fix that when it inevitably broke..... and I'd want to know before it happened...ain't it grand..
At 2:02am on June 20, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks about the yahoo group and other info... When I said 25 or 29 or 30, it was just in the moment I couldn't remember whether it was 29 or 30 foot..Now I do...thanks ..
At 8:31pm on June 19, 2009, Gary Elan said…
Hey can never have boats. I just bought a Sandpiper 565 in Ithaca, NY. At 18"6' and 1200 pounds she's perfect haul around and easy to launch on the lake behind my house.. Hope your big house project is going well..
At 10:47am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks Mac and would post some of your photos of the larger Bayfields on the Eye Candy Gallery discussion.
fairwinds !
At 10:30am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
fractional or masthead rig.. ???
At 10:29am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks for the pics... I'm really only interested in the 25 and what is it ? 29 or 30 ? Bayfield, cause if I was to get one that would be limit... but it would be nice if I felt comfy on the 25... less boat is good.
And hey... it's a great sickness to have LOL.....
take care.. share a few now and then when you have a chance !
At 12:05am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac, must be disturbing about the break-ins. Guess you have to lock her up. Is there any kind of liner for the Bayfield... and what winds do you need to get her going ?
At 11:46pm on June 16, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac,
I know of your Bayfield, but haven't had the pleasure of sailing one. She's a beauty. Thanks for posting pics.... I have an ocean kayak and a 1982 ODay Daysailer II. Fractional rig, 5HP, New Tiller 2007, New Standing rigging this year, and 2 sheets sales, orginals;clean and blown out. I need to install shrods and mast base. Anyway, she, Belle Luce is on the hard on Shinnecock Bay. I also a friend's Hobie 16 in Shinnecock Bay. I'd like to find a suitable boat for me and I have short list of ones I plan to sail in the 28 to 32 foot range.
At 10:17am on June 11, 2009, Paul said…
Hey Mac,
You told me awhile back that you installed opening portlights. Can you tell me what size you used? The ones listed for Bomar and Lewmar don't seem to fit.
you can e-mail me at
At 4:20pm on March 16, 2009, Capt. Ron said…
Calling the SV the Real McCoy, This is the SV the Real McCoy, over. Hey Mac, how are you doing, good I hope? I just stop by to say you have a beautiful Boat. We chatted before on the bayfield users group at Yahoo. Take Care and Happy Sailing
At 4:19pm on March 16, 2009, Capt. Ron said…

Calling the SV the Real McCoy, This is the SV the Real McCoy, over. Hey Mac, how are you doing, good I hope? I just stop by to say you have a beautiful Boat. We chatted before on the bayfield users group at Yahoo. Take Care and Happy Sailing.
At 12:45pm on March 9, 2009, Paul said…
Thanks, Mac.
At 3:34pm on February 28, 2009, Paul said…
Thanks for the info. Do you think a Ford F100 with a towing package could handle it?
At 10:42am on February 28, 2009, Paul said…
Hi Mac,
So how much does the trailer weigh, and what are you pulling this with?
At 9:46am on February 28, 2009, Paul said…
Thanks Mac,
Asheville is a cool town, been a good place to raise kids and be.
Follow up questions. Have you ever known of anyone to successfully use a trailer extension for a B25? Do you use a lift? Around the Charleston area those things cost $250 round trip! You mentioned your boat weighs in at 5100 lbs. Does that include the trailer? Finally, I read one person's complaint that the Yanmar 8 is a little underpowered. Has that ever been a problem for you?
At 11:08pm on February 26, 2009, Paul said…
Hi Mac,
I'm just about ready to buy a 1980 Bayfield 25. I see from your pictures that you've figured out how to raise the mast single handed and I also see that you have a trailer extension. Can you tell me how the trailer extension is built and how well it works?

Another question. I've looked at a lot of Bayfield 25s and some say the displacement is 3500 lbs and some say 4300 lbs. Any idea what's up with that?


At 12:58pm on December 29, 2008, zeehag said…
am seeking folks out here who are able to help--not having any luck--i guess my kat will be an orfan.....hope not......
At 6:40pm on December 2, 2008, bobbi said…
Mac, The sunken ship is the President Cooledge, which is off the shore of Espirito Santo....and island in the Vanuatu chain (south pacific). Its world class diving! Clear warm water, lots of fish and coral, a wreck with lots of stuff in it......but its deep. It lies at 140' to 240'....all deco diving, but worth it! There are local dive shops that specialize diving this wreck and are all set up with decompression stops. Vanuatu is the best diving i have ever far! Better than the Great Barrier Reef even.
At 1:22pm on November 5, 2008, Rebeccaburg said…
Awesome pictures Mac! Really enjoyed them- thankyou for sharing!

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