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by dlandersson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Looking to replace my Genoa. Here are the choices.
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Looking to replace my Genoa. Here are the choices.

You are clearly a better sailor than I am. I'm happy not to be sinking. :P
1st Sail wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm
to optimize for wind conditions.
by dlandersson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

Are there any 60+ HP outboards that allow for manual pull starting?

One of the reasons I haven't explored an upgrade is because that's as big as it gets and still allow for manual pull starting if necessary. I am an old sailor, not a bold sailor. :wink:
by dlandersson
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

Just an FYI, I have a 50 HP Mercury. One of the reasons I haven't explored an upgrade is because that's as big as it gets and still allow for manual pull starting if necessary. I am an old sailor, not a bold sailor. :wink: e I am shopping for a new motor for the 26x. Was convinced Suzuki was best 90...
by dlandersson
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Just Rambling....

:P
K9Kampers wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:42 pm
After 14 years of raising my :macx: mast, I care less about how quickly I could do it and am just happy that I can still get it up! Jus sayin...
:wink:
by dlandersson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Just Rambling....

At this end (64), when raising or lowering the mast, I "rock" the spreaders and slide them under the lifelines so that they are not resting on them for the winter. 8)
by dlandersson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Thank you. I thought I was the only one. 8)
DaveC426913 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:19 pm

WoW is a very unstable point-of-sail
by dlandersson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

I have lazy jacks and I find them very useful :wink:
Funtasia wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Hey Me Three? Along With your down haul , do you use lazy jacks to assist when solo. I’m trying to determine if it’s useful.
by dlandersson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Ditto March :P I use Sailkote slug lubricant. Spray it in the groove at the beginning of each season. Works pretty well. With your mast down, you might want to double-check the groove itself and see if it's not kinked. Take a slug and slide it through, from one end to the other. Slugs come in differ...
by dlandersson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Sailor, new to me boat
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

I can't speak to the details (I don't have a 26D) - but I am jealous. :P
by dlandersson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Great Lakes water level
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Great Lakes water level

And the latest ... https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Great-Lakes-to-continue-high-water-level-trend-into-the-fall-559475911.html Michigan City marina is chock full - boat owners from other, ssorta local marian's have relocatred here, their fixed slips are awash, power has been shut d...
by dlandersson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M

Ditto :P
DaveC426913 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Be sure it has a white hull. Faster than blue hulls.
by dlandersson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Hurricane Dorian

Best wishes 8)