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by J--
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Good sailing books
Replies: 6
Views: 2395

Re: Good sailing books

Trekka Round the World

Small boat voyaging at its finest!
by J--
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Winch maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 3626

Re: Winch maintenance?

So just a little WD-40 is outta da question? :( Yeah....sorry....a winch is more of an axle than a hinge or a sliding door. You wouldn't spray WD40 on the axle bearings on your trailer and then trailer 100 miles to the marina, would you? Nah.... It's pretty painless, don't sweat it. Racers do this ...
by J--
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Winch maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 3626

Re: Winch maintenance?

For proper winch maintenance you're going to need to give her money to go to the spa, and to the salon, and shopping for new clothes and..... :D Seriously though, I did this pretty recently and it's not a big deal, though I would take the winches off the boat (if it's in the water). My Mac22 came wi...
by J--
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating
Replies: 219
Views: 48121

Re: Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating

If I were Laura, I would look at Wanchese, NC.

Gunboat moved there because there's tons of space available and lots of experienced boat makers out of work when a lot of the sport fisher manufacturers went under, at least according to the interview with Peter Johnstone.
by J--
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Ahhoy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: Ahhoy!

Ahoy! I have a 22 as well. And as much as you'd like to ditch the weight, you need it. My old iron keel looks pretty rough as well, and while I may pull it this winter to fair or replace it, you still need ballast down low, not at the sides for your boat to be stable, especially going to weather. Al...
by J--
Fri May 01, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat poetry
Replies: 15
Views: 3018

Re: Boat poetry

In shopping for a new Tattoo, That only comes in size twenty two, to get your fix, on a new twenty six, you'll have to be owner number two! Speaking of the new smaller Tattoo, In the fight over white versus blue, when Roger was floatin' the best boats for boatin' you could choose more colors than tw...
by J--
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5105

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

Put it in the freezer over night. Aluminum contracts more in cold than steel.
by J--
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Boat design
Replies: 45
Views: 6399

Re: New Boat design

My only thought on this is it might work....BUT! You're going to need to make this craft out of some very exotic light weight materials to get it to foil. You'll also need foils on the rudder as well. Finally, I think the rig is going to be a bit undersized based on the foiling Moth's I've seen. You...
by J--
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aliases
Replies: 75
Views: 13358

Re: Aliases

BOAT wrote:I looked at the Jesus boat and it had a flatter bottom more like an X than the M.
I looked at the Jesus boat and thought "wow, what a piece of crap", no wonder Jesus ended up walking to shore. :D
by J--
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Power sailor trimarans
Replies: 18
Views: 2853

Re: Power sailor trimarans

What about getting an old Prindle or something and custom making arms to attach the hulls. Then, by taking the original trampoline tubes with you, then you'd have a speedy cat to sail around instead of a kayak to paddle when you got to your anchorage. I am just thinking you'll need more length and b...
by J--
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Tow to Virginia Beach from Kentucky or rent?
Replies: 18
Views: 4613

Re: Tow to Virginia Beach from Kentucky or rent?

Remembering my last trip through WV, it's not really the hills that will be a problem, but the horrible roads that will destroy your suspension! Go ahead and make the trip, just plan on buying new shocks when you get back!
by J--
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: how far would you go ?? Caribbean cruising ?
Replies: 29
Views: 6668

Re: how far would you go ?? Caribbean cruising ?

Seen it.....and if I get lost, I'll just pull over somewheres and ask for directions!
by J--
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: how far would you go ?? Caribbean cruising ?
Replies: 29
Views: 6668

Re: how far would you go ?? Caribbean cruising ?

In my 22? FL Keys.....maybe Bahamas on a dare. In a well equipped 26S or D? I'd go from Miami to Trinidad! I'd ditch the gas engine, and get one of those Torqueedo electric motors, a tiller pilot, a bimini, a dodger and a composting pot and a hand cranked water maker. I think the trip is very doable...
by J--
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: new 26s trolling options
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: new 26s trolling options

Tattoo should start making the 36 again! Yeah! :wink:
by J--
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: WHAT HAVE I DONE!
Replies: 26
Views: 10708

Re: WHAT HAVE I DONE!

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


Or to put another way....you needed that extra four feet! :)