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by Doug W
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x and 26m stability
Replies: 14
Views: 4736

Re: 26x and 26m stability

I learned to sail on our M... and continue to learn more every year. Learning to deal with some of it's challenges was great experience so when a friend with a new-to-him cutter rigged Hunter 37 asked my wife and I to take his family and guests out for a sail while he was on a trip, we did! It was s...
by Doug W
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Re: Rigging and Mast Raising

Maybe one of each, but I wouldn't keep it all there. I do keep a box of fittings, pins, shackles, etc., along with boxes of nuts/bolts, electrical, and so on. If you have a swage tool and some copper ovals, or just some proper sized clips (what some call 'clamps') you could always make an inner sta...
by Doug W
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Re: Rigging and Mast Raising

reastmure wrote:Just a small suggestion that saves a lot of headach with raising/lowering the mainsail: I spray each slug with a small shot of Mclube as they go into the mast track. Makes raising
/lowering the main a breeze.
I use Sailkote spray which I believe has helped with raising the main!

Doug
by Doug W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Get your SHINE on
Replies: 13
Views: 3083

Re: Get your SHINE on

Wow! I've used the 3M marine cleaner and wax but didn't have results that good!
by Doug W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Re: Rigging and Mast Raising

Great video, Doug! I will use some of these rigging mods for this season. I really like the idea of using a carabiner on the MRS. That video was shot the first time we raised the mast this year and the first time since my foot surgery. Originally, I was going to set up multiple angles and do close ...
by Doug W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Re: Rigging and Mast Raising

Suggestion: You might want to investigate a Johnson quick release lever, especially if you tension the stays with a Loos gauge. I'm actually very interested in the ability to tune the shrouds. With the factory rigging, I couldn't see using a Loos gauge. I keep it where Supersport Marine set it the ...
by Doug W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Re: Rigging and Mast Raising

Just make sure they're strong enough. That was one of my first thoughts when I first experimented with them. That is why my primary stainless steel carabineer has load rating over 500lbs. The smaller carabineer on the each baby stay have a 400lb capaicity but they shouldn't be taking the full load ...
by Doug W
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flowing with the St. Johns River for a few weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Flowing with the St. Johns River for a few weeks

That trip sounds like a lot of fun! Please post many pictures and tell us how it went!

Doug & Angie
Galactica; 26M
by Doug W
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging and Mast Raising
Replies: 23
Views: 5053

Rigging and Mast Raising

This isn't the full 26X speedy rigging video but it shows how we currently rig and raise the mast on our 26M. When rushing to just get on the water fast, it takes us 20-25 minutes. I am not sure I can go much faster. Normally, we take our time and rig in about 35-40 minutes. https://youtu.be/yIUrrje...
by Doug W
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Poll: Trailer jack wheel and towing
Replies: 27
Views: 7672

Re: Poll: Trailer jack wheel and towing

On the original factory aluminum trailer, I always removed the wheel. On my newer float on trailer, the wheel just folds back. It cannot be removed.

Doug
by Doug W
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tacking in high winds
Replies: 251
Views: 42016

Re: Tacking in high winds

[quote="Highlander]

Yeah me too she,d help me get lot,s of lift !! :D :D :D

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hahahahahaha :D :D
by Doug W
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tacking in high winds
Replies: 251
Views: 42016

Re: Tacking in high winds

K9Kampers wrote:
And risk spilling it??!!!
Awww com'on! Doncha have a beer holder onboard?!!

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oh...my...

I've got to get me one of those!
by Doug W
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tacking in high winds
Replies: 251
Views: 42016

Re: Tacking in high winds

K9Kampers wrote:
Or jus put the beer can down fer a minute :D
And risk spilling it??!!! :o

Doug & Angie
Galactica Hull#2569 :macm:
by Doug W
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Daggerboard line - Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: Daggerboard line - Help!

3/8" will have better 'hand', so if it works without binding on something and you're happy with it, why not use the same stuff? That's sort of my feeling, thicker line will be easier on the hands. Makes me wonder if the Marina where I bought her used 3/8 in place of 5/16 when initially rigging the ...
by Doug W
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Daggerboard line - Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: Daggerboard line - Help!

Thanks! :)

Doug