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by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: One Sail to Buy...Which One?
Replies: 29
Views: 2760

Re: One Sail to Buy...Which One?

So far, I'm in agreement with all of the above. I would add that my 150 genoa is too big, and I get better balance furling it on the roller. I switched to the standard jib late last year, but haven't had enough time on the water with it to have a good feel for how it performs. But my reasoning for t...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Imported 2001 26x from LA to New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Just Imported 2001 26x from LA to New Zealand

Couldn't post four images in one post, so here's a side view. The white light up high in the middle is a street light.

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by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Imported 2001 26x from LA to New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Just Imported 2001 26x from LA to New Zealand

I put all new lights (LED) on my :macx: trailer, but for highway and bad weather driving, I added a light bar to the outboard, as it's the furthest thing back, and a rather long way behind the normal (for North America) trailer lights. http://i42.tinypic.com/168vs54.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/egthr7...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast hound size "M"
Replies: 24
Views: 2159

Re: Mast hound size "M"

If it were me, I'd locate the distance up the mast, and mark a line (pencil) with a piece of paper, much like marking for a square cut in a round tube by hand. Wrap the paper around the mast until both edges line up with each other, and with the intended location. Draw a horizontal line on each side...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Moving to a multihull
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: Moving to a multihull

When I was shopping for a Mac, the mental debate was between a multihull and a motorsailer. The Mac was better suited to my present needs, especially trailering and trailer launch capability (enough with the Travelifts and haulout fees), and to the sailing areas I wanted to try, like the Erie Canal,...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?
Replies: 21
Views: 3610

Re: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?

I use to use one of those "slug stoppers" that Tkanzler has pictures of (the first one). But I have lost 2 of those suckers so now after I install the main I take a short bungy around the mast (two wraps) just above that widened area of the goose-neck (maybe 2" above) and it works fine. I was going...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?
Replies: 21
Views: 3610

Re: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?

I have an :macx:, so I can't speak about the :macm:, but my opening is below the lowest sail slide. No problem keeping them in there. One advantage I can see in having the opening so high is that you could pull all the sail slides out with the main still on the boom, with sail ties to hold it neat, ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?
Replies: 21
Views: 3610

Re: Where do I attach lazy jacks on the mast?

What do you use to block the grove where you feed the slugs through?? Is this what you're asking about (the round one)? It's what I use to prevent the sail slugs from coming out the wider entry slot in the mast. $9 at BWY (plus shipping), and $10 at West Marine. http://i41.tinypic.com/qq7es8.jpg
by Tomfoolery
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running Rigging Line Diameters
Replies: 9
Views: 1313

Re: Running Rigging Line Diameters

Blue Water Yachts lists 5/16" Samson LS Yacht Braid, which is polyester over polyester braid, for all halyards and control lines except outhaul and single-line reefing, which is 3/16". I think I have 3/16" for the topping lift, too, but BWY doesn't list it. Doesn't take much to hold that little boom...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shopping/Researching for our new Mac 26X, overwhelmed! Eeek!
Replies: 21
Views: 2006

Re: Shopping/Researching for our new Mac 26X, overwhelmed! Eeek!

FWIW, I've been using Offshore Navigator on a laptop for the last bunch of years, and couldn't be happier. I already had the computer (an old one, that I'm using right now, in fact), the antenna was $30, and the software I started with was the free stuff the Power Squadron gave away with one of thei...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shopping/Researching for our new Mac 26X, overwhelmed! Eeek!
Replies: 21
Views: 2006

Re: Shopping/Researching for our new Mac 26X, overwhelmed! Eeek!

Random comments: Navigation - you have a bulkhead compass already. Make sure it doesn't have a big air bubble in it (fixable if it does), and get charts for your local sailing area(s). Learn how to locate yourself on that chart, and learn how to get from point A to point B without the aid of electro...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to make it snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: How to make it snow

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to make it snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: How to make it snow

Having had the same experience with snow throwers, snow tires, and backup generators, I'm afraid to take the cover off mine. I need to work in there, so I sneak in through the back, buttoning it back up when I'm done, but no way I'm taking it off to find out. Hardly any snow this year, compared to t...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer more than 4200 pounds possible? (2 axles)
Replies: 21
Views: 3647

Re: Trailer more than 4200 pounds possible? (2 axles)

On the :macx: trailer I believe the single axle limits the rating to 3500 so adding another axle would lift the rating despite the extra weight. I bet the :macm: trailer far similarly. No doubt it would increase the carrying capacity to some degree, though the frame and pole tongue are increasingly...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer more than 4200 pounds possible? (2 axles)
Replies: 21
Views: 3647

Re: Trailer more than 4200 pounds possible? (2 axles)

I could argue that your gross rating has increased by the additional weight of the axles/wheels since the ability of the trailer to support weight has not decreased by adding more supporting structure. You could argue that, but the nameplate hasn't changed, so legally, it's still the same. That's w...