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by kurz
Mon May 25, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: bow-boarding from the water possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

bow-boarding from the water possible?

Hello I am thinking about boarding via the bow. The reason is the crowdet cockpit in the :macm: as you all know. Could it be possible to climb in the the boat after swimming via a fender ladder? see photo: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fjs-maritimshop.de%2Fimages%2Fproduct_images...
by kurz
Tue May 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1727

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

by the way... I ever... your Mac will have a hole... Would it be an advantage to have an empry water ballast? Or will an empty water ballast make the half sunk boat even more unstable???
by kurz
Mon May 18, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

Having said all this they are both good boats but not ocean cruisers (sorry Boat) they are coastal cruisers and as such they both handle well under sail and motor. Cheers Den. extra ballast would better serve my needs as I sail 50 to 100 miles out around the islands off California. I don't think th...
by kurz
Thu May 14, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

"The deck liners have molded-in runs that allow dealers and owners to install wire to all areas where it might be needed for extra lights, instruments, etc."

Interesting: Where are all these molded-in runs? Interesting to know...
by kurz
Thu May 07, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

@BOAT
I think a lightweighted anchor on a light rope instead of chain is never a very secure system.
It can work of course.

Specially for the crab conditions the weight helps that the anchor goes into hard ground.

You cannot trick out physics...
by kurz
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1019

Re: Outboard help

well, the just cheapest ok-instal was to use heat shrink tubing with glue and it would have last a long time. And hang at least the connection high so it gets not in touch with (salt-)water ever... I like your bunchy-cord solution. What I normally not use is non-ss-metal in the boat. Having rust can...
by kurz
Wed May 06, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1019

Re: Outboard help

By the way: My local Dealer did a bad job when installing the motor wire. The original factory wires from the OB motor were too short. So he added 2meters and the connected to the battery. Unfortunately the connection was not watertight and the cables were in the bilge. After some time the motor sta...
by kurz
Tue May 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: vendor for lifelines
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: vendor for lifelines

Buy the crimping tool. It's cool to do it. And you can do repairs anytime and anywhere.
And even more you can build it maybe even better than stock etc.
by kurz
Tue May 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1019

Re: Outboard help

Glad you've got it working. You should attempt to keep the wiring out of the water. First yes, best is no water inside a boat. But if you read the westmarine article about wiring the talk about connections not in the water. They say if a cable can be in water so the connection must be water tight. ...
by kurz
Fri May 01, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

this was Piombino/Italy. Then crossing to Corsica, then back to Giglio (Costa Concordia...)

Back home over the alps on trailer ;-)
by kurz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

hmmm... well... I dont know about the additional forestay... Some years ago I made the same with a line. Went out from the harbour in the mediterranean... Wantet to take the genoa in. Heavy winds. As a matter of fact (maybe it was my own stupidity?!) the genoa get mixed with/furled with the addition...
by kurz
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 1956

Re: High Sides

Honestly, if the wind is blowing away from the dock I find it easier to approach the dock with about 20% of the headsail unfurled and the sheet in my hand - I find I can pump the sheet in my hand and control the speed of the boat very well and when I let the jib fly the boat stops on a dime. You ca...
by kurz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where are the Leaks and the Bilge?
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Where are the Leaks and the Bilge?

Hey kurz! Would a fan under the dinette or a hair dryer help? I never got water in there but I would like to know what to do it it happens. I guess most boat owners just live with water in the bilge but it's not something that MAC owners are required to deal with. One of the nice things about havin...
by kurz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where are the Leaks and the Bilge?
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Where are the Leaks and the Bilge?

Unfortunately the battery is not the deepest point in the :macm:

The little space under the floor is deepter. So you cannot empty it or dry it out. Every time you go faster or heel the water gets aroud the boat. Needs time to dry.
by kurz
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 1956

Re: High Sides

the only I miss is docking backwarts. It is (nearly?) impssible to dock backwarts an jump over the OB.

There are nice platform ideas, but is not easy to handle with the MacM-configuration.