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by taime1
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

The motor is quite nice. Here are a couple of pictures. Not sure why Tinypic flipped them on their side... http://i63.tinypic.com/2rmtmd0.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2e6anua.jpg I do wish it had forward/reverse selection on the tiller handle, but I can't really complain. I hacen't hooked it up to a b...
by taime1
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

I powerwashed the outside and just used rags with water and bleach on the inside. I haven't worked on her too much lately. I did order a few thingd from BWY (rudder line, centerboard line, pop-top hold down hooks), I picked up a nice mainsail cover on ebay for $85 with shipping, and I got the traile...
by taime1
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blue Water Yachts
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: Blue Water Yachts

Too much TECH. Nobody wants to talk to anyone anymore. Give them a CALL. I have ordered from them in the past, and even needed to follow-up on a the order and the best service I have received is when I TALKED to someone. They are very nice, and will tell you exactly what up. They have a spl MAC per...
by taime1
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Good Deal on 26x Enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Good Deal on 26x Enclosure

I came across this and thought some of the :macx: owners near or willing to travel to Orillia, Ontario might be interested. It appears to be a barely used Dowsar full enclosure for the :macx:, at a pretty good price. Anyway, if someone is looking for one, you might want to get in on it fast, as ther...
by taime1
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

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by taime1
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Last evening the admiral and I gave the inside a pretty good washing, just bleach and no vinegar this time. It came out ok, there are a bunch of spots that didn't come out as well as large rust rings, from having left a galvanised anchor and chain lying around for a few years. Here are a few shots o...
by taime1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: More storage space on a 26S?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: More storage space on a 26S?

You may want to consider to make the access from the inside instead. Unless you find the lazarette isn't sufficient exterior storage for you. you may even be able to do both an interior and exterior access. I think the area over the v-birth is the same, a void filled with foam. I haven't gotten to i...
by taime1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

The reason to mix in vinegar is to give the bleach some extra strength , lowering its pH (if it has weakened over a long storage period for example). If you are then just going to dilute it with water to cut it back, then from the outset you might as well consider going with straight bleach instead...
by taime1
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

sailboatmike wrote: Well at least you have a liveaboard when she kicks you out :D
If I'm lucky. For a while I thought it may make for my final resting place...which wouldn't be that bad..someday int he far and distant future...
by taime1
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Whoa! Javex and vinegar mix taime? That produces toxic chlorine gas. :? Doing that with really good ventilation, right? (Looks really good in the pictures, btw). Hmmm, we'll that explains a few things! :| I did dilute it with lots of water, i'm hoping that makes it less toxic for me. And yes, it's ...
by taime1
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Yes, it was a pretty long drive which gave the admiral plenty of time to remind me that we should discuss large purchases before doing them... :| As if a sane person would think doing this is actually a good idea! In any event, the trip turned out to be fun and we'll laugh about it all in the future...
by taime1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 1000 Islands, Trent then Georgian Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 967

1000 Islands, Trent then Georgian Bay

If anyone is around the 1000 Islands area the week of July 25, we are planning to spend a few days in the Kingston area. After that, might put the boat in at Orillia and do the Trent Severn Waterway from there to Georgian Bay. We'll likely spend two or three weeks between Penetanguishene and perhaps...
by taime1
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Im the perfect halfway stopping point for a beer or if you have trouble. Ill send a PM We actually did a back and forth last Saturday. We dropped the kids off at my parent's place and left Ottawa at 6pm. Checked into our hotel in Binghamton, NY at around 11:30pm. We were back on the road the follow...
by taime1
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

nice find!!! you will clean that up easily. A lil bar keepers friend will be easy. good luck and look forward to the pictures. Cheers SS The clean up has begun. The boat is in fair shape. The exterior is pretty good, now that it's been given a once over with the powerwasher. The interior is pretty ...
by taime1
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10812

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Well, I bought it. In a bit of an over-enthusiastic ebay bid moment, I got the news yesterday that I won the bid for $1225. It's a little more than the opening, but I think with a little love, I'll have her looking good in a relatively short time. I now have to go get it and it's a bit of a long hau...