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by Bobglas
Mon May 18, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 2312

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Put our name on the sides of the cockpit.
by Bobglas
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 22
Views: 2057

Re: 26M mastgate

Are you talking about the gap on the mast allowing slides in and out? If so I bought the cover (gate?) from BWY. Attaches w/ 2 screws and you undo one loosen the other and swing the gate aside to load and unload the sail slides. works like a charm.
by Bobglas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

Hadn't thought about storage. What do you mean about pinning?
by Bobglas
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

Loose footed main, pros? cons?

Finally unwrapping Andaluz. Will spend the month of April readying the barque. Wondering about loose footed mains since seeing more and more in the sailing magazines. Performance? Any problems reefing?
by Bobglas
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint question
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Bottom Paint question

A couple of years ago I planned on leaving Andaluz moored for the season (fresh water, Lake Champlain). Long exposure to water requires a barrier coat then some kind of anti-fouling paint. Way beyond my expertise and abilities I had it done by the marina. They used an epoxy paint and an ablative ant...
by Bobglas
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Alcohol Stove Top
Replies: 121
Views: 9196

Re: 26M Alcohol Stove Top

Also have the Origo. We like it alot, only downside is its hard to clean around the grates as they're welded in. Never thought about having thick bottomed pots etc. Alcohol is safe and available at any hardware store ......or bar. :P
by Bobglas
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Honda BF2.3 Kicker
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Honda BF2.3 Kicker

I've had the little honda for 4 years. Dinghy motor. Only problem I had was w/ the fuel cap not breathing. Replaced it and everything is fine, starts up on first or second pull every time.
by Bobglas
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?

Nature's head moved in front of the shelf. Door removed and curtain stretched across the beam. Peat pre loaded into capped coffee cups and stored in a small kitchen trash can that sits on the shelf. Aside from dumping the pee unloading solids once every three months. Very happy w/ this set up.
by Bobglas
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 121
Views: 23568

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

I used to fly my North East Trailer Sailors burgee but that outfit is no longer. I'd pay $30 for a MacBurgee.
by Bobglas
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?

Whenever I launch into salt water I bring a garden sprayer filled w/ fresh to rinse down the wheels / brakes after put in and after take out. Flush the engine and rinse the entire trailer at home.
by Bobglas
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Donations ?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Donations ?

I would like to kick in some $ to keep this excellent site going. PayPal? How?
by Bobglas
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Rudder Repair

Yeah, crazy leverage forces. Jimmy T's solution looks like the way to go, maybe w/ a truckers hitch to keep it as tight as possible. Now to just figure out how to fix. 8 years of highway bouncing to overcome, or maybe I should move to the coast?
by Bobglas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Rudder Repair

Andaluz gets trailered alot. Most trips are 200 plus miles some more. This past summer I noticed damage to the top of the rudder. This winter I took it off for repair. It appears the damage is centered about the traveling bolt hole (for lack of better nomenclature) probably from bouncing up and down...
by Bobglas
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 3087

Re: M forestay

Ringding somehow came undone at the mooring during rough weather. Mast came down but halyard for the genoa cover prevented total disaster. Genoa cover, bent mast base and frayed forestay were the only major damage. BWY suggested taping the ringding when using. https://i.postimg.cc/dhPtpW88/IMG-6779....
by Bobglas
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 2123

Re: Just Rambling....

I have always used the Valcour/ Peru ramp. Lots of parking. To keep trailering weight down a short motor to the Snug Harbor marina for gas, water and ice does the trick. Also a short motor to Valcour Island w/ plenty of protected coves. Over cocktails and weather reports I decide whether to go N or ...