Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold its January meeting on January 7 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm.

Our special guest, courtesy of Cal Perkins, will be Tim Fallon who grew up sailing Beetle Cats in Buzzards Bay. Tim’s presentation on PowerPoint will be the story of Charles C. Hanley, the “rule of thumb” designer and builder of a line of fast catboats and centerboard sloops during the golden age of the catboats from 1875 through the early 1900s. Specifically, he will cover the construction of a 28-foot catboat designed by Hanley. The Kathleen was launched in 2006, the result of an experiment to recreate one of the fastest racing catboats of all time.

Callers and members are asked to bear in mind the importance of call list accuracy, especially in view of the food cost increases. Caller lists should be done and reported no later than 9:00 pm on January 5 by email to or by phone to Mike at 508-758-9311. Members with requests or changes can contact either no later than 9:00 am on January 6.

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