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by Funtasia
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: An alternative to the bump

The “bump’ has always worked for us. It felt uneasy the first time, but it’s nearly fun now. Important info from earlier posts: 1. Have about two inches slack in winch line ( this takes the downward pressure off the trailer) 2. After a nice forward roll (about 5 mi/hr) heavy into brakes. And a satis...
by Funtasia
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Hey Me Three? Along With your down haul , do you use lazy jacks to assist when solo. I’m trying to determine if it’s useful.
by Funtasia
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

I just yesterday sprayed dry lube onto all slugs as raised the main. It dropped very nicely. Also found must keep the boom from dropping to much. All the tips were helpful.
by Funtasia
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Hurricane Dorian

So how did your boat survive? And you folks. Ok we hope. I’m sitting in a safe Harbour here in Burlington Ontario ,Canada. Some of us were wondering how and what we’d be doing after such a storm. Best regards from Canada. FYI. Our marina park has 3-4 M26s and a X.
by Funtasia
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26D Mast Raising system
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: 26D Mast Raising system

I agree with Mike that the cleat can be used. Our 1990 S uses the same cleat. I think it’s nylon and tough. I see no sign of fatigue on the deck. The real load is not that huge and only pulls heavy for the first half of the lift. If you are concerned have a friend assist, by actually lifting on the ...
by Funtasia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: time for some upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: time for some upgrades

You’ll never regret running lines to the cockpit. So much fun to sit back and haul the main up.
by Funtasia
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED tape lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: LED tape lights

Should be interesting to see how it goes for you. We're planning the same lighting as a winter project on our 26S. It'll work well, as we have two 16' tapes to install each with a remote on/off/dimmer. Found them on Amazon.ca. $25 each. 12V, so can wire in directly to new circuits going in at same t...
by Funtasia
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 6376

Re: Our M26 appears in a music video...

That's a great way to use your :macx: Good Canadian music. Maybe some lyrics only to be appreciated by us Canucks. And what a load on board. Thanks for the posting.
by Funtasia
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lowering the mast with the main halyard
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Lowering the mast with the main halyard

My CDI furler has its own block and internal halyard to raise the sail. We Have a single halyard block shackled to the mast at the furler shackle. Consider to Add a double-pulley block up top, and a second halyard line if you must. Actually my 1997X's MRS lifts using a block and tackle system which ...
by Funtasia
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: how high is the mast support
Replies: 21
Views: 4003

Re: how high is the mast support

Thanks for the excellent pics and description. Funtasia has identical Bimini setup, so will make a similar type extension.
by Funtasia
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: how high is the mast support
Replies: 21
Views: 4003

Re: how high is the mast support

Hi. We just completed our maiden voyage with Funtasia, a1997 MacX we are delighted to have acquired. Our pedestal needs an extension as to clear Bimini etc. Is the extension a ready made item or custom made? I'd appreciate info or pic as simple way to make an extension that's safe enough to travel w...
by Funtasia
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: how high is the mast support
Replies: 21
Views: 4003

Re: how high is the mast support

Hi. We just completed our maiden voyage with Funtasia, a1997 MacX we are delighted to have acquired. Our pedestal needs an extension as to clear Bimini etc. Is the extension a ready made item or custom made? I'd appreciate info or pic as simple way to make an extension that's safe enough to travel w...