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by Baha
Fri May 24, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2902

Re: A few random questions

I am thinking about just adopting the plastic pipe option. Clamp a length of the right-sized PVC where you need it and hang the anchor in (vertically). I am not sure how to deal with the chain and rode, but am certain it would not be hard to figure out.
by Baha
Thu May 23, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Water ballast

Alex, It is important to have a full ballast before raising sails. Having said that, mine is usually 1-2" below the top of the ballast tank. I have always believed that if I can touch it with my pinkie, all is well. Some folks here have rigged a mod which acts as a ballast level indicator. I am sure...
by Baha
Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Neo wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:18 am
Ixneigh wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 pm
They start to give me “the look” at around 20 degrees.
A man after my own heart ... I love to heel 8)
Ah, but, as my first 2 sailing instructors told me.."A flat boat is a fast boat"... :)
by Baha
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2902

Re: A few random questions

I have two danforth-type anchors. One is small enough to leave in the anchor locker and is good for lunch and really calm anchorages. The larger one holds much better, but has to live on my anchor roller. If you get a heavier anchor, get an anchor ball and learn how to use it...saves your back. I ha...
by Baha
Fri May 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

I would think a hank-on foresail would be a pain, especially since I usually am single-handed. My solution was to get a jib with luff pads that help maintain good sail shape when you reef it in. It works very well, and aids in pointing a bit higher, in my opinion.
by Baha
Mon May 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Seems there are those who are driven by performance, and also those (like me) who just go loaf around on our boat...:) I sail in a pretty challenging area, UK-Norfolk coast. Lots of tide, currents, variable winds, shoals, etc. I don't have any fun out there if I go for that last half-knot of speed, ...
by Baha
Mon May 06, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transport or no....
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Transport or no....

I transported mine from the US to Australia back in 2013, I engaged a specialist company to do this for me, this is all they do, they have done it thousands of times for many years, RORO was the only option they make available, it is easy and cheap, you only pay for the boat and trailer, you don't ...
by Baha
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transport or no....
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Transport or no....

Guess I asked the wrong forum...did not anticipate being mocked. First of all, you have to either remove your axles or cut them off...maybe also the hitch. I have read on several forums of folks who had their hulls sustain considerable damage from containers that were treated in a less than gentle m...
by Baha
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transport or no....
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Transport or no....

Folks, I am starting to get my ducks in a row for when I retire in 3 years. We live in the UK, and I am finally getting my :macm: where I want it. I am playing around with the idea of just shipping it to Texas (retirement destination) on a ro/ro carrier. I know I don't want to container it because o...
by Baha
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: MacGregorSailors

Another big "Thank YOU!!!"
by Baha
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 6794

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

Fluxgate is just abaft the heads door, right against the floor. Thanks Baha, but just a tad too SeaTalk for me :D So your Fluxgate is on the roof of the Toilet compartment, just in front of the Daggerboard tunnel ... Is that correct? Near the floor under the mirrored bulkhead (forward dinette seat)
by Baha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Shore Power
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: Adding Shore Power

I am considering not hard-wiring the shore power at all. In the UK, they have power leads with a GFI unit included.
by Baha
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 6794

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

Quick update.... I went for the X-5 Sportpilot kit and it arrived in perfect condition. Never fitted and still wrapped in plastic in the Raymarine Box. I figured it the easiest solution to fit and if it doesn't work well (for some reason) I can alway but a Wheelpilot and attach that to my controlle...
by Baha
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Re: Where you have the fresh water fill in?

I am changing and simplifying my setup this year. My water use is minimal, so I am taking out the rigid tank that the PO mysteriously put under the stove in the galley, reclaiming that space for much needed storage. I am then planning to use the portable water cans that some have mentioned. I think ...
by Baha
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Life at my boat ramp
Replies: 6
Views: 2822

Re: Life at my boat ramp