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by Interim
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rewire the Mast
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Rewire the Mast

Regarding supporting the weight of the wire, I just attached a zip tie at the top to bear the weight so it wouldn't be hanging on the connections.

--john
by Interim
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Paint Code
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Paint Code

actually, we're doing a scale model. So, if it lands some where between what it was and what it is, I think it will be fine.

--john
by Interim
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Paint Code
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Paint Code

Gotcha. Perhaps a better approach will be to take a palate to the boat, and match.

Thank you.

--john
by Interim
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Paint Code
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Paint Code

Does anyone know the official paint name for the 26s? Apparently "white" is not very specific.

--john
by Interim
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bending the mast
Replies: 17
Views: 3980

Re: Bending the mast

When you bend the mast, the middle section moves forward more than the top moves back. That pulls the middle of the sail forward, flattening it.

--john
by Interim
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Do I need to replace the main halyard?
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Do I need to replace the main halyard?

You could mark your halyard at the cleat after you tie it off to confirm whether the line is slipping or stretching. That said, I tend to lean towards replacement on running rigging. Gives you a chance to practice finishing lines :) And to confirm the cleat hitch is tied properly: https://www.youtub...
by Interim
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Replacing Mac 26S jib, considering drifter.
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Replacing Mac 26S jib, considering drifter.

I have a 26S with a 135 roller genny. I don't think I'd go bigger. It tacks easily, just at jimmy describes. When I single-hand, I just put a line across the stern cleats, and put a pony (an elastic tie) around the tiller. If you're quick and smooth while trimming, no winch handle needed. Otherwise,...
by Interim
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Stub keel
Replies: 33
Views: 1656

Re: Stub keel

Will that change the center of lateral resistance? Give you more lee helm?

--john
by Interim
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 26
Views: 3005

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

(3) This is the one, I'm really interested. I know you relax the outhaul to give more camber. (a) What is the maximum measurement of the foot away from the boom you typically experience? (b) I'm assuming this is in very light wind??? That you tighten it up for higher winds??? (c) Do you think that ...
by Interim
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Bottom Paint

so about every 5 years, then. I'm at three, which is sooner than I expected. But we have rather high algae concentration in our lake, so perhaps that is a driver.

Thanks.

--john
by Interim
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Foresail Sheets track position and LifeLine Interferance
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Foresail Sheets track position and LifeLine Interferance

I have a 26s, so it is a bit different than your boat. I struggled with the location of my tracks for a while, and then just ended up putting them on a line from the original jib sheet fairlead back to the winch. It was a compromise from the different locations I was considering. We have a 135 genny...
by Interim
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sail Area Insanity
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: Sail Area Insanity

Isn't lee helm caused, in part, by the center of effort being too far forward?

This would matter more on a beam reach than broad reach or run. Perhaps flying the chute when you're on a beam is the problem. Fighting it with the rudder can be creating drag, thus reducing the gain in power.

--john
by Interim
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Bottom Paint

How long should bottom paint last? I took our boat out of the water last weekend, and it had more growth than I expected. I sprayed and lightly scrubbed, and much of the paint came off with it. Our boat sits in fresh water from May through (well, through last weekend this year). The lake has a signi...
by Interim
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: REPAIR: 4 Pack Carb Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: REPAIR: 4 Pack Carb Rebuild

Thanks. I've been using the high grade (non ethanol) fuel in my yamaha four stroke for years, but didn't realize I was reintroducing the problem with my fuel additive.

Progress.

--john
by Interim
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water in Bilges Still
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Water in Bilges Still

I drilled out the rivets on my chainplates, put down some 5200, and re-riveted them. Cut down my leakage considerably. but we still get water in the bilges when it rains. I haven't been able to track down the other sources.

--john