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by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 56
Views: 1389

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Back in the day, we used to mess with each other by changing the DOS C-prompt (C:\ to those born in the 70's or later, in the dark 'pre-Windows' ages) on someone's computer to things like Bart Simpson's face, complete with blinking eyes, using keyboard characters. Good times. :wink: (Can't even find...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 56
Views: 1389

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Todd wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:53 am
My son looked at it for 2 seconds and said "its a sailboat!". Was he right? :?:
Sure is. 8)
by Tomfoolery
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hard top Dodger
Replies: 24
Views: 1762

Re: Hard top Dodger

BOAT wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:09 am
I did not want a dodger - I wanted a PILOTHOUSE.
So did I. So I bought one.

Oh, wait. I didn't buy one. But if I did, this would be the one.


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by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Raising Alterations 26M
Replies: 133
Views: 5009

Re: Mast Raising Alterations 26M

But, thanks for the idea about unplugging the spreaders! :wink: I use plated PTO pins to lock them into the sockets. The spreaders are biased upward slightly so they flatten as tension is put on the shrouds (they are quite stretchy, after all). I can just about pull them out with the pins removed. ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Raising Alterations 26M
Replies: 133
Views: 5009

Re: Mast Raising Alterations 26M

I barely got 8 feet on the side of my property for a driveway and the eaves on my house overhang into the boats pass-through area forcing me to have modified stanchions. Ah, yes - now I remember when, and why, you did that mod. Time flies when you own a Mac (or something). :wink: Oh, and when they ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Raising Alterations 26M
Replies: 133
Views: 5009

Re: Mast Raising Alterations 26M

Got plenty of time. Watching the pollen collect on my truck . . . Hmmmm, I've got plenty of time before the pollen even starts collecting on anything. It snowed yesterday morning, and we're still a ways off and a foot from our annual snow average of 100 inches. :P As to spreaders, I just unplug min...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)

Jimmyt wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:20 am
Thanks for adding that Mike. BOAT tends to gloss over things where fumes and vapors are concerned. :wink:
He's never been to a family dinner with my inlaws. No glossing over any of that experience, especially since they actually revel in it. :P
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Deck wire hand rail
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Deck wire hand rail

You can also roll your own at a local West Marine store. They let you use their crimper, and have all the raw materials on the shelf. But I second the BWY route, especially if you're new to this. Just measure what you have so they can be sure they're giving you the right length. Make sure you have a...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 65
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: MacGregor 65

I couldn’t find the listing. Gotta link?
by Tomfoolery
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fun With Ladders
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Fun With Ladders

8) Hey, look at that - sig lines are back!
by Tomfoolery
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Alcohol Stove Top
Replies: 115
Views: 4998

Re: 26M Alcohol Stove Top

Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Should be able to maintain social distancing...
And if the wind doesn't do it, you always have that iron genny to help keep your distance, especially from other sailboats. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

But your HOA will be happy, and that can't be bad. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fun With Ladders
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Fun With Ladders

Whatever ladder has the lowest rung below the water surface is the one I would use. The stock ladder on the :macx: just doesn't make it for me, as it doesn't go deep enough. My 20-something kids have little trouble with it when wakeboarding, but I'm not 20-something any more. It's no fun trying to h...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Alcohol Stove Top
Replies: 115
Views: 4998

Re: 26M Alcohol Stove Top

Blogas is either bad or poor.
by Tomfoolery
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Alcohol Stove Top
Replies: 115
Views: 4998

Re: 26M Alcohol Stove Top

BOAT wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:50 am
In highlanders case he says: "madra dona" because the dog did not cut the mustard. Perhaps if Highlander used his gaelic I might have understood better - "bad dog".
Blogas šuo.