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by Interim
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Need advise on rigging new jib
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Need advise on rigging new jib

We were able to put our boat back in last weekend, after being out for six weeks due to local flooding. When we hoisted the genoa on the CDI FF2, the clew was about 6 inches too low and left the sail a little baggy at the bottom. After a few minutes of puzzlement, I realized that I had tied on to th...
by Interim
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Mac 26S: Removing the keel

I tried the method of dropping the tongue, bracing the stern, and jacking up the tongue. I lost faith before I got it high enough to pull the keel. so I gave a local tow truck $100 to hoist the boat on slings so we could drop the keel (a little more safely).

--john
by Interim
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Need advise on rigging new jib
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Need advise on rigging new jib

tie a messenger line to the end of your halyard, so you can pull it to hoist the sail. The halyard is about the length of the forestay, not double the length.


--john
by Interim
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steaming light connector cap
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Steaming light connector cap

it's a deck wire connector. figure out the brand, if you want. But I bet a little measuring will arm you to buy a plastic cap to screw on.
--john
by Interim
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 2
Views: 622

An alternative to the bump

We had to pull our 26s out a couple weeks ago because of flooding at our lake, and of course the boat didn't get all the way on the trailer. We gave it a few bumps and got it closer to the V, but it was still a couple inches short by the time we got home. I wrapped a lifting strap around the transom...
by Interim
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Macgregor 26 review in Practical Sailor
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Macgregor 26 review in Practical Sailor

I can't believe I haven't seen that article before. Thank you for posting it.

No surprises, but a nice affirmation of the 100 little things I think about from time to time.

--john
by Interim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

Someone here recommended a company a couple years ago called "cable rigging." But I can't find it now.

If you know the company (in florida, I think), please repost the info. I need a new backstay :)

--john
by Interim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Great Lakes water level
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Great Lakes water level

My humble lake in south central nebraska has filled to the point that boating is not possible. I never anticipated this, in a region where water is so precious and rare. The reservoir is 30% into the flood pool, and rising. We had to take our boat out (probably for the year) last night, because our ...
by Interim
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bending the mast
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Bending the mast

The luff is tensioned enough. I have a boom vang, used mostly for down wind, but have not employed the cunningham. (sail and mast are rigged; captain has been too lazy to go forward). The backstay is not adjustable while underway, but the connection at the chainplate has multiple holes so I can chan...
by Interim
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: question about selling items
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: question about selling items

Thanks.

Wow. That should have been obvious.

--john
by Interim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bending the mast
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Bending the mast

My mainsail is a bit saggy from the luff to the chord. It is not luffing, just a bit untaught on a close reach. It is a new sail, so this should be a matter of tuning the rig. I think I need to put a little bend in the mast to pull the belly forward and flatten it. Is the best approach to tighten th...
by Interim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: question about selling items
Replies: 2
Views: 546

question about selling items

Is there a spot on the discussion board where it is allowed to sell items? I don't want to violate the rules.

--john
by Interim
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: impact on reducing mast by 4 inches?
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: impact on reducing mast by 4 inches?

I wouldn't give up on the boat over that.

Where did the break happen, and how good was the effort to move the fixtures? If you do keep that mast, it might mean having some work done on the sails. If you don't keep the mast, then the price ought to reflect that.

--john
by Interim
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

Seadoc wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:20 pm
John (Interim),
Do you always have assistance with putting the O/B on and off?
Yes. I have carried it around the garage for 5 or 10 feet, but often regret it. When we are putting the boat in or taking it out, I always have my sailing partner with me.

--john
by Interim
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

I think it is way safer to put it in the back of your tow vehicle (in my case a pickup). No chance of it falling off on the highway. I have a 9.9 yamaha, which is heavy like yours. And sometimes I get lazy and leave it on the boat. But I worry about it bouncing, because my mount has lever arms, and ...