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by Interim
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anchor rode damaging bow running light
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Anchor rode damaging bow running light

I had the same issue. I bought a couple bow chocks and lead the rode through one side or the other, and it stays. I've started adding short line to the rode, about 10 feet from the bow, and leading it back through the other chock. This keeps the boat centered, cuts down on anchor sway, and spreads t...
by Interim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: '88 26D Rudder Assembley
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: '88 26D Rudder Assembley

Mine doesn't have the shiv and fairlead system that yours has. My line just goes through a hold in the rudder (toward the trailing edge). You should also have a wire attached to the leading edge that comes up through the rudder post to hold the rudder down. Attach with a bungee so it will give way i...
by Interim
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

You might want to check the spark a little closer. Seems like a more objective measure might be in order. I change mine every year as part of winterizing, largely because I am an outboard hypochondriac. You might also have a fuel flow issue, either a plugged filter or a leak in the line. Mine used t...
by Interim
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Mast Cleats

I want another cleat on the mast of my 26s. This is needed for hanging the excessive main halyard that I insist on, and for hanging the jib halyard that is not used (roller furler). Do I have to use backing nuts? Several feet in from the bottom of the mast, I don't have a good plan for holding them ...
by Interim
Thu May 21, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Transporting engine while trailering a Mac 25
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Transporting engine while trailering a Mac 25

I worry about this with my 26S. I have a mount that adjusts the motor up (and inboard) and down (further aft). That weight, if it bounces, may be putting a lot of pressure on the transom. But I only trailer twice a year, 50 miles to the lake and 50 back. I see no flex at all in driveway tests, so I ...
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Re: Super Sport Marine

I just talked to John Gerber, and he is still very active selling aluminum trailers for all Mac 26 series boats.

--interim
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Re: Super Sport Marine

No, he's been a sailboat dealer for decades, and a Mac Dealer for a Loooong time (not sure how long). He also had that trailer line, but he is a retailer not a fabricator. Bought and sold boats all over the country (Kearney is in the middle, after all). An excellent problem solver, so if he can't ge...
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1341

Re: Super Sport Marine

I know John. He is indeed for real. Honest dealer, and a good person.

He has closed his shop, but I'd say still contact him.

--interim
by Interim
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 11
Views: 3900

Re: Motor Size

I have a Yamaha 9.9, and have plenty of room to maneuver because the attachment bracket is a levered extension. When I lower the bracket, the engine is plenty aft of the transom to maneuver. My concern has always been the weight, especially extended like that. Catigale's note said 100# is nothing on...
by Interim
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Below are a couple shots of my jib car and track on starboard.

--john

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by Interim
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I will get a picture of my tracks and cars. Sorry for the delay. I thought about (and continue to think about) moving my winches aft. The line angle (I think it is called the fleet angle) into the winch isn't that good, because i crowded it. I've added a fair lead to my track to help cure it. It jus...
by Interim
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

No problem reefing mine, either. The outhaul is critical, of course.

It is hard to tell for me whether this improved performance, because it was a new sail after all. The sailmaker said it was better, and that was good enough for me. I haven't seen any downside to it.

--john
by Interim
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I would agree. No one at my lake knows "taking you on my port side." But when they're backing off the ramp, right into my path, I find it more convenient to blow the horn than to yell. I do get funny looks when I sound one for engine engaged, and three for operating astern, when I back out of my sli...
by Interim
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Can you feel more about your choice of horn and install? I’ve wanted to install one and want to keep it minimal. Get on your favorite marine web site and find the two-horn system that people complain about (they say they deteriorate after 5-10 years). That's the one I got. It if dies in 7 years, it...
by Interim
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I replaced my bow and stern cleats with steel, and certainly like the idea of a cleat amidships. But I worry about stumbling over it. I typically tie a line from a stanchion to the dock cleat. I put in jib cars and tracks last year, and I love them. It is a powerful control (we have a 135% genny). I...