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by johnnyonspot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Raising Gin Pole System
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Mast Raising Gin Pole System

Hi all, been a very long time since I have been on this forum. Probably about ten years. I see the Backroom no longer exists, so I should be able to stay out of trouble. :D :D :D I see many of my friends from back then are apparently still here. You know who you are. To Frank C, wherever you are I h...
by johnnyonspot
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: single handed sailing
Replies: 37
Views: 3881

Re: single handed sailing

An inflatable PDF with harness sounds like a really good idea. Where does one anchor it, and what tips for buying and using (perhaps another thread some time)? Dan As stated above, you could run jacklines port and starboard from bow to stern, but I think this is overkill for a Mac, especially if yo...
by johnnyonspot
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: single handed sailing
Replies: 37
Views: 3881

Re: single handed sailing

I love single handed sailing above all else. I am always willing to take crew as I like sharing the sport, but like you said, sailing usually happens on short notice so it can be difficult to get crew. But who cares? Sailing alone is more peaceful and serene, and more rewarding, and I much prefer it...
by johnnyonspot
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Is there a source for Sail Patterns for Mac 25's?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Is there a source for Sail Patterns for Mac 25's?

You may not want to use the measurements from your current sail due to stretching issues.
by johnnyonspot
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: halyard length?
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: halyard length?

The halyard length is however long you make it. :D Seriously, though, if you are leading lines aft I would double the height of the mast and add fifteen feet.
by johnnyonspot
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?

Current is entirely different. Because this is a movement of water it adds or subtracts from absolute velocity. i.e if you are going into a 1 knot current and your hull speed is 6 knots your actual velocity will max out at around 5 knots and unless you have enough power to plane nothing will change...
by johnnyonspot
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?

You do get to a point with these hulls where more horsepower no longer equals increased speed, but you're not going to hit that point with a 9.9---especially with your keel in the raised position. This is generally true, but you have to remember there will be times when you may need that extra hors...
by johnnyonspot
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: Bought Venture 25- recommend motor size?

I had a Mac 25 and it was powered by a 15 horse Mariner and I got some pretty good speed out of it. I would go with nothing less than a 9.9. The additional weight's effect on sailing speed is de minimus imho.
by johnnyonspot
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to name my boat
Replies: 101
Views: 9153

Re: Time to name my boat

Are you Italian? If so, how about "A Dago's Buy"? :D
by johnnyonspot
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac in Storm in Aegean
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Mac in Storm in Aegean

I don't know how anyone could ever compare a Mac to a keel boat. They are two almost completely different things. How many people are faced with the conundrum, hmmmm, geee, should I buy a Mac or a keel boat? My guess is not many.
by johnnyonspot
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Heinzir is NOT parting out his VN23
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Heinzir is NOT parting out his VN23

I see the keel is 600 lbs. Wonder if it fits other models. Only 50 lbs lighter than the Mac 25 keel.

Though about inquiring re the compass for my Siren, but what the hull do I need a compass for anyway? Not making any long passages in it any time soon. :D
by johnnyonspot
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Poor mans impact wrench
Replies: 31
Views: 3933

Re: Poor mans impact wrench

When done, the wheels and tires went into the garbage. New rims/tires in this size are <30 USD, so there isnt much point in mounting/demounting tires and rims. Ahh, sure, contributing to the "throw away society"! :wink: ....This is particularly true of wheel studs, where failure can result in a ver...
by johnnyonspot
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Steel trailer rusted right through after only 3 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1950

Re: Steel trailer rusted right through after only 3 years

One of the first tasks I was handed upon checking onboard the USS John Rodgers when I was in the Navy was to take the Nixie openings on the stern down to bare metal, prime and paint them. These are two holes in the stern through which the torpedo countermeasures are streamed and they get a lot of sa...
by johnnyonspot
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: after 5 years at Alamitos I got a slip.
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: after 5 years at Alamitos I got a slip.

beene wrote:Wish I could pay by the month.

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Do you have good credit? If so, then you probably can, so long as you are willing to pay interest. Rates are low these days! Just get a personal loan at the beginning to cover the annual fee, or seasonal fee, and pay it off month by month. Problem solved! 8)
by johnnyonspot
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: MAINSHEET TRAVELLER FOR VENTURE 2-22 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: MAINSHEET TRAVELLER FOR VENTURE 2-22 ?

Can probably put on a bimini now too. :)