Search found 1916 matches

by yukonbob
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4659

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Not a vaccine but a viable treatment. This could be a game changer if it pans out https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-0156-0 https://drive.google.com/file/d/186Bel9RqfsmEx55FDum4xY_IlWSHnGbj/view There are a few other treatments being tested as well like Avigan an anti viral medication from J...
by yukonbob
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: shore power installation, galvanic isolator
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: shore power installation, galvanic isolator

I you really want one Fisheries has one for $230 https://www.fisheriessupply.com/newmar-galvanic-isolator (not sure this one is fail safe) or for a bit more https://www.fisheriessupply.com/newmar-galvanic-isolator . Since you're installing new components make sure you install a reverse polarity indi...
by yukonbob
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Help an Elderly Fellow Sailors Memory
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Help an Elderly Fellow Sailors Memory

BWY built the black pearl.
by yukonbob
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Down wind in strong conditions
Replies: 21
Views: 1766

Re: Down wind in strong conditions

Bob, Next time it’s blowing 20-30knts put a double reef in the main dockside and if you can hoist it at the dock and motor sail out if your marina/dock allows for it (ie straight run into the wind out to your sailing grounds. Leave the headsail furled and just play with the main. You’ll be surprised...
by yukonbob
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Down wind in strong conditions
Replies: 21
Views: 1766

Re: Down wind in strong conditions

Board up or mostly up. As you surf you start to plane and just like motoring fast with the board down it can suddenly create lift on one side or the other and throw you into a broach. We hit 13knts one time surfing under sail white knuckles but fun
by yukonbob
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii
Replies: 26
Views: 3478

Re: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii

The cruise around Vancouver Island has gotten my enthusiasm up for a trip out to Haida Gwaii. The 75 to 80 mile open ocean crossing of Hecate Strait is daunting, however with the right weather, and the boat/engine in proper condition, it's certainly doable. Ferrying the boat out there is another op...
by yukonbob
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii
Replies: 26
Views: 3478

Re: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii

There are 3 marinas in Prince Rupert, namely the Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club, Cow Bay Marina, and Rushbrooke Floats Small Craft Harbour. The only launch ramp in Prince Rupert is at Rushbrooke. I plan to contact them in the near future regarding long term parking for truck and trailer. I was...
by yukonbob
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii
Replies: 26
Views: 3478

Re: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii

I am planning a trip next summer to Alaska and also launching in the Prince Rupert area. I would be interested in hearing about where you end up launching and where you were able to park your truck and trailer for several weeks. If you're considering SE Alaska I would suggest looking at continuing ...
by yukonbob
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 26X trailer swap
Replies: 28
Views: 1753

Re: 26X trailer swap

Ouch! That’s an outrageous price! No wonder you’re going this route. Good luck and be safe.
by yukonbob
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 26X trailer swap
Replies: 28
Views: 1753

Re: 26X trailer swap

It might be worth the phone call to a local crane company. Could be a couple hundred bucks and have it sitting safely on the new trailer in less than an hour. Worth looking into IMO.
by yukonbob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 36 cat
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Mac 36 cat

Saw a highly modified one for sale a few years ago in Hawaii. I want to say the owner had extended it a couple of feet, pure race boat. Looked brand new.
by yukonbob
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Dyneema Rigging

If I could afford either of those boats I don't think I'd really care lol might as well be gold plated rigging :D There are quite a few cruisers using dyneema as standing rigging though. Easy to splice, easy to store. UV's the big killer with it. Not a bad idea to keep a length of it as an emergency...
by yukonbob
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Dyneema Rigging

I'm a sucker for the traditional lines, but I'd take whatever you get!
https://www.jclassyachts.com/yacht/717
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgCMsSqfR1A
Where's the drool emoji?
by yukonbob
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Dyneema Rigging

BOAT wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:00 am
ok i guess i better bring bob too
Lol you're gonna need a big boat, Maybe a nice J class 8)