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by BOAT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 29
Views: 1232

Re: Macgregorsailors site

Okay, so that makes sense cuz Russ knows all about that computer web stuff. The thing is that I didn't see any Russ activity but I did see niceaft and some other stuff so I could not figure out who I was really looking at. So I am really glad that Russ made a new website for us to talk on or we woul...
by BOAT
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 29
Views: 1232

Re: Macgregorsailors site

Hey Russ, There was something I have always wondered about since the old site went dark - who was it that started the alternate site? I was never able to go to that site because my computer blocks sites that do not have certificates up to date. That old site was MacSailors.com, right? I saw it a cou...
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

THE REAL QUESTION IS: Do those ships use dyneema rigging??
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

Hey bob!


is 280 feet okay?



Image


https://www.vitters.com/aquijo/
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

ok i guess i better bring bob too
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

Well, I suppose Tom would be a good one to have on board too -

Maybe someday if I become a really rich billionaire guy I will buy a huge giant sailboat and i will pick my crew from people on this site.
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

You make a good point Russ - all I can say is that kurz sure would be a good guy to have on board out at sea when things go wrong.
(He seems to know how to fix anything on a MAC).
by BOAT
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

Tell me what speed it happens and I will try to recreate it
by BOAT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor Cowling
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Motor Cowling

I use this: https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/358cfe84-c16c-4168-a460-5a628a950e96_1.6ff2027f06c48a15f602757ad7929b8a.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff It takes all the stains and dirt off and then I follow up with this: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ut1cnfDoL._AC_SL10...
by BOAT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

that is really weird to me - i got no drifting at all under power - even in high cross winds and with NO ballast - and the boat tracks great at any speed. that's SO strange to me - under AP the thing is as solid as a rock - in fact I have less AP action under power than i do under sail because the A...
by BOAT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Dyneema Rigging

Personnaly I don't see the advantage in dyneema in rigging (ok, you save weight...). As soon you have your own crimp tool it is easy and cheap to replace and do repairs underway. It is easy to get wire rope anywhere... And it does not chafe so fast. Whats the problem with trailering? I take the rig...
by BOAT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 1584

Re: M forestay

can,t remember now but never really paid much attn to it was too busy at the time when these pic, were taken as I had just installed the 7ft genny tracks to the roof top & was too busy trying to figure out the best possition for the sheet cars , it,s a busy boat to sail :) , but 4 furler,s make it ...
by BOAT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 27
Views: 5203

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

I heard a rumor that Mike Inmon once posted some pictures of the BWY single line reefing rigup where he improved it by adding pullys and repositioning stuff - I wish I could see those pictures - I wonder if Russ has an archive?? I have single line reef equipment all set up on the boom but I do not a...
by BOAT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 5237

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Yeah, the Tornado was the perfect car for that kind of an experiment because it had the strongest front end in the history of cars. The Tornado was front wheel drive and was more locomotive than automobile. Shifting weight to the front was a necessity to tow with some front wheel drive cars for trac...
by BOAT
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 5237

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

TOMFOOLERY: Looks like an A23 on the right, which had a specific port shape. Not sure about on the left - maybe an A21, based on the swooping raised coaming at the front of the cockpit. That car reminds me of our Country Squire 9-passenger station wagon, also from the early 70's, The boat on the ri...