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by Tomfoolery
Sat May 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2064

Re: High Sides

According to this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riprap If there was Rip Rap, how could any boat get close to a dock? Don’t think it’s applicable for a dock. A coastline, yes. The launch ramp I use in the Erie Canal. Can't dock with both rudders down or I'll have one rudder. The CB has to be most...
by Tomfoolery
Sat May 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: A Lament
Replies: 43
Views: 1242

Re: A Lament

Herschel, I'm glad you and the Admiral had a good day on the water! Pics next time please... How are we doing pics these days. I used to use Tiny Pics, but I thought that was gone now. :? Use the blue “Add image to post” link at the bottom-left of the box you key responses into. Easy and quick. :wi...
by Tomfoolery
Sat May 02, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2064

Re: High Sides

NiceAft wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 4:06 am
I don’t see any Rip Rap at all in BOAT’s drawing.
Downwind of the pier.
by Tomfoolery
Fri May 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2064

Re: High Sides

If it's a really strong cross-wind that will blow you away from your finger pier and into another boat, use a spring line off the cabin winch. That's about the closest thing you have to a midship cleat unless you tie the spring line to the mast. Or better, just take a quarter turn around the mast to...
by Tomfoolery
Fri May 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars

There's nothing special about the spreaders. They're just 1" OD x .125" wall, 6061 T6 tube. https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/aluminum/1-od-x-0-125-wall-x-0-75-id-aluminum-round-tube-6061-t6-drawn/pid/1213 I'm not clear on what you're asking about regarding boots, but the OEM arrangement did not h...
by Tomfoolery
Fri May 01, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bow in Mast.
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: Bow in Mast.

adudinsk wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 12:18 am
my bow is side to side.. bows to stern .. from base to spreaders.. a few inches
You lost me. Bows to stern, or bows to starboard or port?
by Tomfoolery
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: List of Questions: Ballast, Sails, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: List of Questions: Ballast, Sails, etc.

Below are a list of questions that I could not find answers anywhere on the web. Instead of 14 additional posts, I put them in one. Someone on the forum asked what I wanted to do with it. I am attracted to the MacGregor 26 because it is the only boat with a big cabin for week long sails and it is t...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dana Point
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Dana Point

NiceAft wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:12 am
I was about two months shy of turning seven. Funny how I don’t remember this :D :D. Must of had the little girl next door on my mind. :)
We moved when I was 4 years old. I still remember the little girl who lived next door. Her name was Jamie. She was a biter. :|
by Tomfoolery
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2064

Re: High Sides

BOAT wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:07 pm
I was unable to win the fight with the monkey.
Oh, I know the feeling. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2064

Re: High Sides

As Starscream said (paraphrasing), it's doable, but takes a little getting used to. I put the CB down just a little and normally have just one rudder down. That's enough for good control even with a cross wind. One thing you do have to get used to is the transition point between directional engine t...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4714

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:45 am
BOAT wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:30 am
OFJhFLJK- JH/4 ok Ayhgl;h its herdto do hq tith the stick uhgv-g-kmask ok
And that is why you are my favorite! :D
Hmmmm - I musta missed something. It didn't seem any different than any other post. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4714

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Wow, congratulations! We’re working on 33 years, but we were older. On purpose. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

I replace the spreader bolts with hitch pins years ago I use marine bungie cord to secure to the mast when I trailer. One the mast in resting on the arch I pull the pins and secure to the mast with the bungie then walk the mast forward and attach the foot to the pulpit. Haven't bent a spreader sinc...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

I replace the spreader bolts with hitch pins years ago I use marine bungie cord to secure to the mast when I trailer. One the mast in resting on the arch I pull the pins and secure to the mast with the bungie then walk the mast forward and attach the foot to the pulpit. Haven't bent a spreader sinc...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tieing off the Clew of the Main Sail.
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Tieing off the Clew of the Main Sail.

NiceAft wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:52 am
However you successfully get it done, is a good way.
Long enough, and no longer. What he said up there. ^^^