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by Morwenna
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Bimini fouling boom
Replies: 32
Views: 3992

Re: 26M Bimini fouling boom

Rich My time here in Dubai is drawing to a close - the project I am working on is in commissioning at the moment and I am expecting to leave Dubai some time in Q1 2010. I am hoping to hear where I may be heading to next within the next week but when I do hear, things are likely to move fast, hence t...
by Morwenna
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Bimini fouling boom
Replies: 32
Views: 3992

Re: 26M Bimini fouling boom

Andrew The sheets go outside everything, to the block on the car track, forward to the winch, a couple of times round and then into the cam cleat. I briefly considered self-tailing winches but I very rarely used the winch handle in the winches - just use body weight. I would suggest that if the boom...
by Morwenna
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Too hot to sail
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Too hot to sail

In Dubai its 39degC / 103degF and 75% humidity at the moment. The max temperature in the past month was 45degC/113degF and I haven't been out sailing since the third week in May because of the heat. Roll on Friday (when I fly to UK) and Saturday (when I pick up a Bavaria 30 for a week's charter). Fo...
by Morwenna
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: daggerboard check
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: daggerboard check

I had the shock of my (sailing) life when I checked my dagger board recently: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/morwenna/index.php?show=gallery&aid=5858&pid=101678 We had a gentle grounding onto a sloping sandy beach when approaching to anchor but it obviously wasn't as gentle as I had thought. This w...
by Morwenna
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M O9 LAYOUT
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 26M O9 LAYOUT

Skideep The vent line from the ballast tank to the anchor locker removes the requirement to run below to manually insert the vent bung after launching and remove it before landing. Filling or emptying the ballast tank is now a one person job achieved from the cockpit rather than either needing a cre...
by Morwenna
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M O9 LAYOUT
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 26M O9 LAYOUT

Ray West Marine can supply all sorts of racks and shelves for storage solutions and can deliver internationally at modest cost. I have installed a magazine rack in the corner by the mirror which will take an A3 photocopy of the charts I regularly use. I also have racks for binoculars, navigation too...
by Morwenna
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Furler setup Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: Furler setup Questions

David Raising the mast with the furler in place is a little awkward but you get used to it. I either get one of the little people to guide it or hold it myself in one hand whilst cranking the winch with the other. See the photo: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/morwenna/index.php?show=gallery&aid=517...
by Morwenna
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Circumnavigating The World in a Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Circumnavigating The World in a Mac

Yes - it has been done. :wink:
See http://www.sailblogs.com/member/morwenna for the full story.
Enjoy!
Nevil
"Morwenna"
by Morwenna
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Arabian Adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 17377

Arabian Adventure

I have finally caught up with myself and documented the first few months of Morwenna's adventures: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/morwenna/ The Gallery Manager is not working at the moment so some of the photos don't have captions - but that will be corrected when it gets back on line. Cheers Nevil...
by Morwenna
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Location for electric panel
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Location for electric panel

I recently bought an electrical switch panel identical to that shown in this photo lifted from another post. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/hvolkhart/2008-03-15-004.jpg I am currently planning where to put it and did briefly consider the location shown in that image but ruled it out as bei...
by Morwenna
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Rest of the World
Topic: UAE MAC's
Replies: 2
Views: 3222

Re: UAE MAC's

I would be in for organising a trip. My parents are visiting in February and it is the kid's half-term (w/e of 13th Feb) so I am currently contemplating a four day trip up to Musandam. The more the merrier.
Cheers
Nevil

Morwenna
by Morwenna
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to rigging the 26M
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: New to rigging the 26M

All Thanks for the advice. Point taken about living with things for a while before drilling holes all over the place - a practice I intend to follow as much as possible. The only holes I have drilled so far were to mount a fire extinguisher in the cabin (legally required here). I am also required to...
by Morwenna
Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to rigging the 26M
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

New to rigging the 26M

Hi all, I have just joined the Macgregor fleet with my 26M "Morwenna" based here in Dubai. After the usual nightmares of vessel registration we have taken her out a couple of times. I am still playing with the tension in the rigging to get it right - was too loose, now too tight but we are getting t...