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by THE CUSCUS
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rigging the anchor - when? (No anchor locker)
Replies: 27
Views: 5222

Re: Rigging the anchor - when? (No anchor locker)

My anchor is always locked and loaded for immediate deployment........you never know when a situation will arise and you need to stay fast where you are.

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by THE CUSCUS
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sippy Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Sippy Cup

Race write up for those interested. Friday evening, August 5th, nineteen boats met just north of the tip of Turkey Point for the 8th Annual Sippy Cup. In the Sippy Cup fleet, for smaller and slower boats, eleven competitors were entered. For the faster boats, eight contenders made up the Big Gulp fl...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sippy Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Sippy Cup

Dustoff, cudos again for participating in the Sippy Cup Regatta. In was nice to, again meet another member of this forum ( where were you Gazman???) I'm already looking forward to next years race. Maybe we can entice afew more Macs to enter.
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Forward Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: Forward Hatch

for the hatch, there should be a "dog" that is a piece of ss flat stock, about 1/2" wide, with the ends bent up, one end about 1/2" the other about 1". There is a hole (sized for those studs in the hatch) near the longer end. Put this piece on the stud, the long end towards the hatch and the short e...
by THE CUSCUS
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Getting Discouraged
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Getting Discouraged

I hear you Cat, and have felt your pain. I have ordered quite afew, made for my boat items, and with the exception of one item, all have taken much longer than quoted/promised by the vendor. I usually give them a week after when I was told I should receive my item before I call and check on the orde...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Spin Launch Bag
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: Spin Launch Bag

Kudos for being able to stitch one up yourself. I don't have the ability, so I found this to be an inexpensive and very functional launch bag.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/mad-ro ... d~p~3125n/
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 11633

Re: Mac 25 Restoration

Looking good Sisu! When looking for a used sail, don't limit your search to just sails listed for a mac 25. Run a tape measure up your forestay to get your max luff measurement, and measure aft from your tack fitting to check on the foot measurement. A 150 will be aprox 1.5 times the distance from t...
by THE CUSCUS
Fri May 27, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook's Great Loop
Replies: 157
Views: 54039

Re: Chinook's Great Loop

I totally agree with you Chinook. There are some mighty fine people on this site, who all share a fondness for their Macs and sailing. I met Greg also, while down in the Keys and had the opportunity to enjoy afew beers and food with him, while talking "Mac" and sharing our adventures. It was an enjo...
by THE CUSCUS
Thu May 26, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wing-on-wing
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Wing-on-wing

A whisker pole is not the same as a spinnaker pole, and are not as costly and extra control lines aren't needed. On sale at Defender now for $126.

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by THE CUSCUS
Thu May 26, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wing-on-wing
Replies: 17
Views: 2317

Re: Wing-on-wing

The use of a whisker pole will greatly improve your ability to sail ddw wing on wing. It keeps the clew from collapsing and letting the sail shake all over. It makes for a smoother more peaceful sail. I put a preventer on the pole (light wind only) to keep it from jumping up and down when my boat is...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon May 23, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bench vise
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: Bench vise

I've seen them mounted to a 2x6 or 2x8, long enough to span the cockpit or the companionway opening. You could use a C-clamp to hold the board in place. Or maybe mount across the stern pulpit? There are also vices that have a C-clamp style base, although I've only seen them with smaller vices.
by THE CUSCUS
Mon May 23, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How to lock cabin hatch.
Replies: 17
Views: 3444

Re: How to lock cabin hatch.

Ah yes, it was. I wonder what became of Gary?
by THE CUSCUS
Fri May 20, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m Asymmetrical Spinnaker Sheet Length?
Replies: 16
Views: 5736

Re: 26m Asymmetrical Spinnaker Sheet Length?

That one is def too large for your boat. The luff should be roughly the hoist length of your spinnaker halyard and the foot length around 1.6 times your "J" dimension. Macs are odd sized rigs, and you will probably find it hard to find a used one that will work. Look into a new one, they are not tha...
by THE CUSCUS
Wed May 18, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Still sanding
Replies: 18
Views: 3125

Re: Still sanding

Use paint stripper to get the majority of the paint off. Then use the disc sander to get the remaining off, and it will be roughed up enough to put your first coat of epoxy barrier coat on.
by THE CUSCUS
Fri May 13, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Re: Batteries

I use one group 24 marine battery. It's all I need. All my nav lights and interior lights are LEDs, so I don't need much. I do use it for my electric start outboard, VHF radio and once in awhile for the auto pilot. Your needs may vary. Find out how many amp hours you require and size your battery ba...