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by My Mistress
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Prop protector guard - good or bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 2955

Re: Prop protector guard - good or bad?

I had one on my motor last summer. It was built of of layered fibreglass as a winter project. My local lake has a rocky bottom and I wanted something to protect the prop from contact with rocks or logs, and to protect the rudder from contact when I pull the tiller full over. https://scontent-dft4-3....
by My Mistress
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Wurstfest Regatta
Replies: 11
Views: 4217

Re: Wurstfest Regatta

Ok Texas sailors. We have a caravan from Dallas down to Canyon lake for Wurstfest Regatta on November 11th. Bring your boats and enjoy the fun. We have 3 Macgregors heading down Friday morning. Wings, A early D model Crazy Horse, A later D model Laree, A later S model (My boat) Rented Mule, A Viper...
by My Mistress
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mainsail handling/canvas
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Mainsail handling/canvas

Short version: Can you flake a sail that only has a bolt rope and has not been converted to the plastic guides that go in the mast? Or does it make more sense to get it converted so it's easier to flake? But can you even flake a sail with the bolt rope, or is that just silly? It seems like the bolt...
by My Mistress
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mainsail handling/canvas
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Mainsail handling/canvas

The top slug hangs up every time I raise the main, but it's the only one I haven't changed yet, as it's sewn in with a canvas web strap instead of the plastic U-clamps with screws that all the others use. I thought I was the only one with that problem. Of course, I've only put my mainsail up once. ...
by My Mistress
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Anchor and Steaming Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Re: Anchor and Steaming Lights

I was really disappointed with the anchor light that was originally on Mistress. It was a small BA9S incandescent light. That is the same as an instrument panel light in my car. I replaced it with a BA1156 type LED lamp and base, the same lamp I use for back-up lights on my pick-up. It's economical,...
by My Mistress
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Wurstfest Regatta
Replies: 11
Views: 4217

Re: Wurstfest Regatta

As a note to all sailing on Canyon Lake; we have just received a warning of possible infestation by zebra mussels in Canyon Lake. Apparently, the threat is coming from the north on boats that haven't been cleaned or properly dried. Guaranteed, this is pretty far south for that species, but a bottle ...
by My Mistress
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice
Replies: 116
Views: 19215

Re: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice

"Warmer" huh, okay, I guess that warmer is better right (as opposed to 'colder') but I don't feel any heat or cold from the dash so I am missing something that others can see. I guess i will continue in WOOD, I was looking at this Bayliner and he had the carbon dash so I thought that was what I was...
by My Mistress
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: When the rust grows
Replies: 9
Views: 3322

Re: When the rust grows

Looks good!
by My Mistress
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Buyer Beware!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7707

Re: Buyer Beware!!!

I had similar silly paperwork issues with Texas Parks & Wildlife. I bought and registered Prindle 16 catamaran in 88. It was in storage from '89 to '92, then again from '93 to 99 when I retired from active duty. Sometime between '93 and '99, TPWD decided that 16ft sailboats needed hull numbers. So, ...
by My Mistress
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 13361

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

Now considering a move somewhere within a 100 miles, close to good sailing. Any suggestions? :? :macx: I would suggest Corpus Christi Bay, but that's a stretch for "within 100 miles". Have you considered Toledo Bend Lake on the Texas/La. border? I haven't been there in a couple decades, but sailing...
by My Mistress
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Wurstfest Regatta
Replies: 11
Views: 4217

Re: Wurstfest Regatta

That sounds like a plan! Canyon Lake was where I cut my teeth learning to sail my Prindle 16 Cat back in '87.

I hope I can remember that far in advance! I'd love to haul Mistress there and rub elbows with some other Mac sailors.
Is the LCYC near Jacobs Creek and the AFRC Campgrounds?
by My Mistress
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26 X Clanking Centerboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: 26 X Clanking Centerboard

If it's a tight fit, the pin will be loaded, potentially quite highly, as the moment arm (distance between the force arrows in the sketch) is very small, and the pin is very small. Those were my thoughts when I opted for the rubber bushings that will compress, but retain enough flexibility to reduc...
by My Mistress
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Wurstfest Regatta
Replies: 11
Views: 4217

Re: Wurstfest Regatta

Ok Texas sailors. We have a caravan from Dallas down to Canyon lake for Wurstfest Regatta on November 11th. Bring your boats and enjoy the fun. We have 3 Macgregors heading down Friday morning. Wings, A early D model Crazy Horse, A later D model Laree, A later S model (My boat) Rented Mule, A Viper...
by My Mistress
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26 X Clanking Centerboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: 26 X Clanking Centerboard

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13230208_1325717510775535_4759287129161786115_n.jpg?oh=34d518b035423f55784c755ac40ffe64&oe=5937865B Mistress had considerable play in her CB. I solved the issue by boring out rubber grommets so they would slide over the S/S pin on each side of the CB. When the...
by My Mistress
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Future Mods 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Re: Future Mods 2017

Highlander wrote:
# 3 opening hatch installed into sliding hatch
http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab1/ ... au36fr.jpg
Will that clear your boom?
I have very little clearance between the boom and the top of the pop top on my 26S.