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by grady
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Wurstfest Regatta
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Wurstfest Regatta

Ok Texas sailors. We have a caravan from Dallas down to Canyon lake for Wurstfest Regatta on November 11th. Bring your boats and enjoy the fun. We have 3 Macgregors heading down Friday morning. Wings, A early D model Crazy Horse, A later D model Laree, A later S model (My boat) Rented Mule, A Viper...
by grady
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26 C
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: Mac 26 C

Yes the C is considered Classic both S and D. At our lake the PHRF on the S is 222, D 216.

Although Wings, a realy fast D with a good skipper has been modified to 201.

They modified mine las year to 219.
by grady
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Any MacGregors on Eagle Mountian Lake Ft. Worth Texas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Any MacGregors on Eagle Mountian Lake Ft. Worth Texas?

Not at Eagle Mountain however we have around 6 D’s and S’s at Bay Side Ray Hubbard. There are only about 3 of us that sail regularly and race. The other 3 just get used once in a while. I have been over there at the Ft Worth boat club for the Lukemia reggata. Let me know if you ever get over this way.
by grady
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail shape - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 28
Views: 5353

Re: Sail shape - what am I doing wrong?

Reconditioned sail is cleaned and treated. They can not reverse stretch/“bolt rope shrinkage” tune it the best you can and increase back stay to flatten in higher winds. If it still bothers you buy a new sail.
by grady
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Idea for Raymarine Windvane and i60 Disp for Rotating Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Idea for Raymarine Windvane and i60 Disp for Rotating Ma

Mechanical, Electrical I realy do not see the difference if it solves the problem? The Nexus compensator works.
by grady
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Idea for Raymarine Windvane and i60 Disp for Rotating Mast
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Idea for Raymarine Windvane and i60 Disp for Rotating Ma

BOAT wrote: It's a problem everyone is trying to solve.

It has been solved for a while now. Hang around some Hobie guys they will help.

http://www.nexusmarine.se/products/mari ... s/mrc-box/
by grady
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36597

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

kadet wrote:

BOAT BOAT BOAT when are we going to send you to electronics school :)
Whoever opens the Go Fund Me Account I will donate the first ¥1000.
by grady
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: OB up or down?
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: OB up or down?

Stock trailer tow with it up. Hav a 9.9 Yamha and have had no issues. If it rips out your transom is rotted.
by grady
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where is the bilge in my 26D?
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Where is the bilge in my 26D?

There is not a boat made that needs a bilge pump. Until there is a leak! :D Since the boat has the ballast tank and it is high in the center I put 2 smaller pumps on ether side of the ballast tank. Each pump discharges to the opposite side. Do not put your exit where I did. Get the exit above the ru...
by grady
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spinnaker pole track
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Spinnaker pole track

Drill and tap. Then use Locktite on the screws. It keeps them in and reduces dissimilar metal corrosion.
by grady
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Outboard Motor Mount while trailering
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Outboard Motor Mount while trailering

I still have the original trailer for my 94 S. It has a 9.9 remote Yamaha on it. Not feasible to remove for trailering. On mine if I leave it down it will hit in some situations so I always tow with it up. The one issue I had was the balance of the trailer (and boat). The previous owner put both bat...
by grady
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rope Traveler/Bridle?
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Rope Traveler/Bridle?

http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?na ... id=2689456

A traveler works good. This one is not too expensive. I converted it down to a 3 to 1 and it works gret.
by grady
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need help adjusting verniers on my Mac 25.
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Need help adjusting verniers on my Mac 25.

In my case, I can't use the two-awl method on the upper sidestays, as it was at the longest setting possible until this spring when I readjusted it one full hole pitch tighter, which was the smallest adjustment I could make. The female part has a 1/2" hole pitch, with the male piece on the shroud h...
by grady
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s
Replies: 15
Views: 5903

Re: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s

Thanks Tom! Yes I would not want to have a small boat sitting in the water all the time here. I was lucky on the lift. My best racing friend was pulling his J24 out and selling it. He did not want to deal with the lift so he just told me if I take over his last 6 months on his slip lease he would gi...
by grady
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need help adjusting verniers on my Mac 25.
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Need help adjusting verniers on my Mac 25.

X2 on rigging tape. It can save you from tearing a sail, also having a second item securing the pin in is alwys good when you are talking about keeping the mast up.

On the other hand I always used 2 awl's and did not have any issues.