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by Interim
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Limoneering
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Limoneering

We had a couple friends out on our 26s last weekend, and with winds 14mph and gusts to 23, we were getting pushed over frequently to 15 and 20 degrees. I wanted these first-timers to have a comfortable sail. We were reefed, and genny was rolled up to a bit less than the original jib, but still got p...
by Interim
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

I use a one-burner butane stove, which we use in the cockpit. but all we use it for is coffee.

--john
by Interim
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anchor rode damaging bow running light
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Anchor rode damaging bow running light

I had the same issue. I bought a couple bow chocks and lead the rode through one side or the other, and it stays. I've started adding short line to the rode, about 10 feet from the bow, and leading it back through the other chock. This keeps the boat centered, cuts down on anchor sway, and spreads t...
by Interim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: '88 26D Rudder Assembley
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: '88 26D Rudder Assembley

Mine doesn't have the shiv and fairlead system that yours has. My line just goes through a hold in the rudder (toward the trailing edge). You should also have a wire attached to the leading edge that comes up through the rudder post to hold the rudder down. Attach with a bungee so it will give way i...
by Interim
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

You might want to check the spark a little closer. Seems like a more objective measure might be in order. I change mine every year as part of winterizing, largely because I am an outboard hypochondriac. You might also have a fuel flow issue, either a plugged filter or a leak in the line. Mine used t...
by Interim
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Mast Cleats

I want another cleat on the mast of my 26s. This is needed for hanging the excessive main halyard that I insist on, and for hanging the jib halyard that is not used (roller furler). Do I have to use backing nuts? Several feet in from the bottom of the mast, I don't have a good plan for holding them ...
by Interim
Thu May 21, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Transporting engine while trailering a Mac 25
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Transporting engine while trailering a Mac 25

I worry about this with my 26S. I have a mount that adjusts the motor up (and inboard) and down (further aft). That weight, if it bounces, may be putting a lot of pressure on the transom. But I only trailer twice a year, 50 miles to the lake and 50 back. I see no flex at all in driveway tests, so I ...
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: Super Sport Marine

I just talked to John Gerber, and he is still very active selling aluminum trailers for all Mac 26 series boats.

--interim
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: Super Sport Marine

No, he's been a sailboat dealer for decades, and a Mac Dealer for a Loooong time (not sure how long). He also had that trailer line, but he is a retailer not a fabricator. Bought and sold boats all over the country (Kearney is in the middle, after all). An excellent problem solver, so if he can't ge...
by Interim
Fri May 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: Super Sport Marine

I know John. He is indeed for real. Honest dealer, and a good person.

He has closed his shop, but I'd say still contact him.

--interim
by Interim
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 11
Views: 4094

Re: Motor Size

I have a Yamaha 9.9, and have plenty of room to maneuver because the attachment bracket is a levered extension. When I lower the bracket, the engine is plenty aft of the transom to maneuver. My concern has always been the weight, especially extended like that. Catigale's note said 100# is nothing on...
by Interim
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Below are a couple shots of my jib car and track on starboard.

--john

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by Interim
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I will get a picture of my tracks and cars. Sorry for the delay. I thought about (and continue to think about) moving my winches aft. The line angle (I think it is called the fleet angle) into the winch isn't that good, because i crowded it. I've added a fair lead to my track to help cure it. It jus...
by Interim
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1325

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

No problem reefing mine, either. The outhaul is critical, of course.

It is hard to tell for me whether this improved performance, because it was a new sail after all. The sailmaker said it was better, and that was good enough for me. I haven't seen any downside to it.

--john
by Interim
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 2822

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I would agree. No one at my lake knows "taking you on my port side." But when they're backing off the ramp, right into my path, I find it more convenient to blow the horn than to yell. I do get funny looks when I sound one for engine engaged, and three for operating astern, when I back out of my sli...