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by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 41
Views: 1912

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

You could add to your list for Fran "it was 100F and we worked on putting the mast on and rigging without shade for an hour before sailing" - frying your brain is not a good start to the day and clear decision making....
by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

DownSouth wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.
for storage purposes only ;)
by DownSouth
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.
by DownSouth
Mon May 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Capsized My 26X
Replies: 120
Views: 31220

Re: Capsized My 26X

Starscream wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Just to bump this thread. It's worth a read.
Thanks for the bump it was a good read, I bet the 40C / 100F for an hour played a big role.
by DownSouth
Mon May 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 41
Views: 1912

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

You can use pool noodles (the type kids use to help them swim in pools) or gym balls (the thick rubber blow up type you sit on for exercise).

Down South
by DownSouth
Mon May 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 58
Views: 9043

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

rolled up and ready for bed.....
by DownSouth
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice

Thanks!
by DownSouth
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 58
Views: 9043

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

Just sold a Hartley TS21 built 1974 had roller furling around boom like that but it had slab reeefing for actually reducing sail.

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice

Where did you source it?

I have a 26X mast with a dint in it.....

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

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

I got a freebie ride on the largest sealeg craft they have made legs were over $100k Australian. As we launched on the maiden passenger trip we entered the water, you could feel the boat float off the wheels, the engines wouldn't start, a 6ft plus wave hit us and drenched the first four rows of pass...
by DownSouth
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

By a freak of the wind that couldn't get far enough south it was 44 degrees C 50km north of here and a nice 26C here thanks to an easterly wind - that was nice...... But it will soon be scorching hot even this far south soon .......
by DownSouth
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 23
Views: 4900

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

Yes I was always curious over the start by hand comment I wonder how many outboards of 50hp could actually be started without power?
by DownSouth
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 23
Views: 4900

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

I know this has been mentioned in previous similar threads but some :macx: manuals state pretty clearly "The boat is designed for an outboard motor of no more than 50 horsepower. Do not use a larger engine". Of course this may or may not have any consequence to you or the operation of your boat, and...
by DownSouth
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure
Replies: 41
Views: 2735

Re: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure

It wasn't remembering me but then when I used the favourites link to the new forum it presented me with the log in page with my details already filled in so I just hit log in and here I am..........

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Mods required overseas
Replies: 60
Views: 19100

Re: Trailer Mods required overseas

I have a free original style :macx: trailer or you can have the axle. It is only good for a launch trailer definitely not for the road.

In Victoria be quick or its scrap.....

DownSouth