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by puggsy
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's with the boom vang?
Replies: 41
Views: 7067

Re: What's with the boom vang?

That boom vang is to prevent the boom kicking upwards, and altering the set of the mainsail...also it takes the strain off the mainsheet control...it should not prevent the swing of the boom from side to side...that is the job of a ' boom brake' if fitted.
hope this helps.
by puggsy
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rust on a new boat ???
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Rust on a new boat ???

The problem is second grade stainless steel...IT WILL SHOW RUST...the problem is not new...it was also obvious on the '03 model :macm:
by puggsy
Tue May 17, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The time has come...to say goodbye
Replies: 15
Views: 1745

Re: The time has come...to say goodbye

I would like to get hold of a basic :macm: hull and modify the rest of it...first up, turn it upside down and give it a couple of shallow keels, about 6 inches deep, for the full length. to give it tracking stablity...then a removeable centre rudder [ small] for coming in to dock...and keep the twin...
by puggsy
Tue May 17, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Few question on buying an X
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: Few question on buying an X

Oh ! if only I had some spare dollars....$17,000 US for a 2000 :macx: ....and with the aussie dollar now at about $1.15, this makes it even cheaper in $AU. I say this because I sold my 03 :macm: at a bit more than I paid for it 20 months before...around the $AU60 mark...and there is ONE for sale he...
by puggsy
Wed May 04, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Better location for the mast hinge?
Replies: 21
Views: 2201

Re: Better location for the mast hinge?

A big improvement to what Roger designed would be a very solid tabernacle with the pivot point about two feet off the deck. this would involve lengthening the shrouds ...all five3...and raising the rear mast support. My NEXT :macm: will have only a 7 metre mast to facilitate going under three bridge...
by puggsy
Wed May 04, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: How much is too much?

The wind off southern Western Australia are mostly strong steady sou-west at about 25 -30 knots during the summer...with the odd very gusty easterly thrown in...When i had my MAC [ sob sob ] is mostly used a good SMALL mainsail [ 7 metres x 2 metres ] fully battened, off my previous 20 footer...and ...
by puggsy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: SIZE OF SOLAR PANEL
Replies: 4
Views: 811

SIZE OF SOLAR PANEL

Does a 40 watt solar panel require a charge regulator...into two large wet cell 'truck' batteries. thanks for any advice. Puggsy
by puggsy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water Ballast and -7c (19F)
Replies: 50
Views: 4986

Re: Water Ballast and -7c (19F)

We here in Western Australia do not have these sorts of problems, but one cure to stop water freezing and expanding is an old trick I learned from when I had an old fashioned shop fridge used to store icecream...in a beach kiosk... Add methylated spirits to the water...the water gets very cold but w...
by puggsy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Lunatics on the Swan River
Replies: 12
Views: 2912

Re: Lunatics on the Swan River

Best to stay OFF the swan on the weekends...
Monday to Friday is best...

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taken on the west side of the Point Walter sandbar...and under a bit of power...I was running out of time...
by puggsy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Mast Blown Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3590

Re: 26M Mast Blown Down

What happened may not have happened if you had something like this... And if i ever have the chance at owning another :macm: it will be the first thing i modify.,,,What is there is just too weak. http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii72/pugwashjw/REaddons001.jpg Hope this comes out right...cheers...p...
by puggsy
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BWY
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: BWY

Our marine parts suppliers here in the West do not cater to :macm: 's at all... Have you blokes considered making up your own parts...like using a bolt of the same diameter [ maybe one with a bad thread] cutting it to proper length and drilling each end for a 'ring ding'...using an ordinary bit with...
by puggsy
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: FINALLY WET
Replies: 0
Views: 377

FINALLY WET

My rescued derelict floats...the yucky green tub was our taxi back from the mooring to the towbeast...about 3 miles.

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I sail this summer...
by puggsy
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: macgregor handling in choppy sea
Replies: 46
Views: 8825

Re: macgregor handling in choppy sea

I had cause to motor SEAHORSE [ no longer mine] downriver after my little bingle...into the teeth of a 30 knot seabreeze...and she handled it fine...the high sides of the hull did not overpower the Suzuki 50 h.p. even when angle of attack changed on the river bends...
by puggsy
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Icom IC-M402 Marine Radio In Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

Re: Icom IC-M402 Marine Radio In Australia

Hi Peter...maybe you now have an extra dinghy anchor..just joking... But be aware that [ in Western Australia at least] you must have a radio operators for VHF. No qualifications are necessary for 27 meg. A friend [ yacht club member] has a handheld VHF and he claims he is covered for this certifica...
by puggsy
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Australian Members
Replies: 33
Views: 6739

Re: Australian Members

Hey, fireant...Just noticed your post...Was it you on the Swan River yesterday, tuesday 2nd november...Could not read the :macm: name...cheers...puggsy