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by kevperro
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: IDA Tiller, Rudder & Daggerboard 26D
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: IDA Tiller, Rudder & Daggerboard 26D

I'm sorry all I have is the rudder, tiller and dagger board. They are all in very good condition.
by kevperro
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: IDA Tiller, Rudder & Daggerboard 26D
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

IDA Tiller, Rudder & Daggerboard 26D

I lost my 26D to a storm (on land... not sea) and I have almost new IDA Sailor parts to part-out. I'd rather not ship them because I don't have packaging but if you are in the Seattle area and race or just play on a D I'll make you a deal. ;-)
by kevperro
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Room on a 26c
Replies: 15
Views: 5027

Our prior boat was a 1992 Mac 26C, mint shape. It was a fine handling boat. I didnt like the Laz. design too much & as a fuel storage compartment, but the boat in general was easier to handle than my Mac X. Rigging was easier, towing better, and launching was a snap. We overnighted with great fun o...
by kevperro
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Ahhh Victoria BC and surrounds....
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

I'll get brave enough to cross the staits but probably not this year. Victoria is a great destination because its a great tourist trap. Lots of food, street activities, great water front, museums and things to see, no need for cars to get around. Just a great place to boat. I'll drive over to the PT...
by kevperro
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Room on a 26c
Replies: 15
Views: 5027

Our prior boat was a 1992 Mac 26C, mint shape. It was a fine handling boat. I didnt like the Laz. design too much & as a fuel storage compartment, but the boat in general was easier to handle than my Mac X. Rigging was easier, towing better, and launching was a snap. We overnighted with great fun o...
by kevperro
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Nissan Outboard fuel consumption from factory info
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

My Tohatsu 6HP single lung is a fuel sipper. I've not done enough continuous motoring to monitor its consumption but I get 5.5k @ just over 1/2-3/4 throttle. My seat of the pants was that I was using 1/3 gallon/hr. That gives me 16.5kmiles/gallon. From the consumption curve it looks like I should be...
by kevperro
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Room on a 26c
Replies: 15
Views: 5027

I thought the headroom would be a bigger issue. We do fine because most of our time is in the cockpit and the poptop really helps. Its like camping for us but we sleep all six of us. Three of the kids in the v-berth and my wife & I in the rear berth which is huge. My main problem is getting everyone...
by kevperro
Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How long to keep "stuff" in porta potty
Replies: 49
Views: 8035

James V wrote:Warning - Men have been found dead in the water with their fly open. This is not a safe act when sailing alone or on the deck alone or you are the only one that knows how to move the boat.
Is it possible that they where doing something other than pi$$?
by kevperro
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Bought my first boat, Mac26D!
Replies: 33
Views: 13547

We have settled on Trailer Trash for our boat name. It isn't romantic but has a little bit of irony and self depriciation that I like. :) The new boat widget syndrome has gotten hold of me though. I've replaced all standing rigging (with the exception of the baby shrouds), all running rigging, added...
by kevperro
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sizzle-Poof!
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

:macx: As it turns out, this burned wire was not fuse protected. It went off the perko switch and the battery. I guess that is another lesson in this fiasco. I wouldn't have a wire in my house that wasn't protected by a fuse or breaker....the same principle should apply to the boat. Jim It should.....
by kevperro
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Highlanders First Sail on an M
Replies: 23
Views: 3285

My customers may have rolled something on their boats but I'm not aware of any of them rolling an ankle. Ha! What kind of customers do you have Bill? All of this comes down to personal preference. hull... I don't have anything but the stock set-up. I go to the mast to raise & lower sail, go forward...
by kevperro
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Northwest Secret
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

From your direction I wouldn't drive all the way to Twanoh. You'd actually be driving right past Alderbrook on the way to the ramp. My launch ramp book shows what looks to be two good choices on the west side of the canal. Quilcene's ramp looks good. It looks to be part of a marina. From there you ...
by kevperro
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Northwest Secret
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Duane: That looks great... about a two hour drive for us but I'll put it on the list for our first family cruise. The kids would love the pool & outdoor movies.
by kevperro
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wind, waves and a lee shore
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Chinook.... great story and thanks for taking the time to post it.

It is very useful to hear real life events like this. I've been looking at buying a better anchor and was thinking of saving some money & go with the smaller 15lb vs. a 25lb. You just changed my mind. ;-)
by kevperro
Fri May 25, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rudders past limits: Snap! Pop!
Replies: 79
Views: 18017

I'm with you, Chip. I cannot imagine that somthing made of HDPE could be even remotely as strong as polymer reinforced fiberglass, particularly as the overall thickness is limited by the rudder bracket. I'm sure it is not. The HDPE is probably a nod to easier production to get the nice profile. Wit...