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by Spector
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New member Victoria BC Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: New member Victoria BC Canada

You should check out the MacGregor Yacht club of BC. mycbc.ca There are members around your area and it's a great group to learn with.
by Spector
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Table/Bench Seat Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 4241

Re: Table/Bench Seat Mod

Pretty slick idea!
by Spector
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New guy - Modding an X trailer for a D
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: New guy - Modding an X trailer for a D

2009 aluminum would be an :macm: trailer. I modded one for my :macx:

I went with 4 longitudinal bunks and it works great.
by Spector
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: backstay location
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: backstay location

Mine just touches so no hole required. I did have a vinyl wear strip added to the cover as it tends to wear at that spot
by Spector
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Putting the line on the centre board in a 26X
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Putting the line on the centre board in a 26X

This guy in our club Facebook group just did his on a travelift. Pictures may help you

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1 ... 0&refid=13
by Spector
Tue May 31, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Ever launch from a lake shore?
Replies: 7
Views: 2460

Re: Ever launch from a lake shore?

It really depends on the conditions of the shore and the angle of the lake bed. I've done it at low water right beside the launch ramp because of the big hole at the end of the ramp from everyone 'power loading' onto their trailers. Only you can evaluate that. You don't want to be this guy. https://...
by Spector
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What holds up the boom?
Replies: 30
Views: 4097

Re: What holds up the boom?

Is there any way I can add a topping lift without lowering or climbing the mast? Could I attach a clip and line from the end of the boom to the backstay when I lower the mainsail or would this put too much weight on the backstay? My :macx: 'topping lift' is simply a length of 1/8" cable about 2' th...
by Spector
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: quick fix for mounting a dinghy motor
Replies: 10
Views: 2761

Re: quick fix for mounting a dinghy motor

Do you have a boarding ladder? I mount my 2 hp on a board that is u-bolted to the ladder tubes. I'll try to find a pic. It wouldn't work for anything much heavier.
by Spector
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cabin Cushion Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: Cabin Cushion Replacement

Just measured mine in the basement and its 19" x 19". Foam might be about 1/2" bigger than that. Boat is a 98. The top is the side against the hull

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by Spector
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: custom steering Blue Water Yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 11706

Re: custom steering Blue Water Yachts

Just give them a call. I ordered it from Ezra. It's not listed as far as I know
by Spector
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wireless Remote Controlled Auto Pilot
Replies: 16
Views: 4154

Re: Wireless Remote Controlled Auto Pilot

Very cool. Details of the setup?

I was expecting to finally put a face to BOAT but you stayed out of the shot. Oh well
by Spector
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailng Movies for Cabin Fever
Replies: 120
Views: 38411

Re: Sailng Movies for Cabin Fever

I enjoyed this video of the race to Alaska 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMET5lC90s
by Spector
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A mainsail question...
Replies: 26
Views: 5434

Re: A mainsail question...

Here is some other examples of outhaul setups. I have a 2:1 external on a loose footed main (from JudyB) but plan on taking it to a 4:1 external as shown. http://www.harken.com/content.aspx?id=3910 How do you reef with that arrangement? Not sure the question. Reefing is independent of the outhaul. ...
by Spector
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A mainsail question...
Replies: 26
Views: 5434

Re: A mainsail question...

Here is some other examples of outhaul setups. I have a 2:1 external on a loose footed main (from JudyB) but plan on taking it to a 4:1 external as shown.

http://www.harken.com/content.aspx?id=3910
by Spector
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: question on dodgers....
Replies: 41
Views: 6286

Re: question on dodgers....

Tomfoolery wrote: If you think you might use the boat with the mast down... ]
Excellent tip. Thank you