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by Rumdirty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: daggerboard 26m

Been about a month and was wondering if you made any progress?
by Rumdirty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Shallow draft is a huge problem for me. Heck I manage to unintentionally beach my boat on all the sandbars around here that I've given up on using my dagger board. The only thing I would consider would be a cat for the shallow water. I don't have 250k laying around so it'll continue to be me and my ...
by Rumdirty
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Help, I can't shake out my reef.
Replies: 36
Views: 4995

Re: Help, I can't shake out my reef.

I love the stories I read on here sometimes. Boat makes me laugh (with ya, not always at ya). I don't always have time to type a reply and thank you all for the wonderful entertainment. So uhhh Thanks!

Wish we had a thumbs up button. Stupid Facebook has spoiled me.
by Rumdirty
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing the Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Replacing the Fuel Line

Thanks for the link to Defender. Quite a bit cheaper than the other place I checked. I didn't even think to keep the old one as a spare. I just figured as old as it was that it was best left for trash. Jersey shore is not exactly the best place to sail, but it suits the Mac well. I probably would ha...
by Rumdirty
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing the Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Replacing the Fuel Line

Fuel line is 11 years old. Figured with all this ethanol stuff going around ruining and melting things that I should replace my line this year. Any (cheaper) recommendations than the OEM line? Figured I better replace the bulb, line, and possibly the connectors. Honda 50 if that makes a difference. ...
by Rumdirty
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New member, new owner!
Replies: 61
Views: 16644

Re: New member, new owner!

Your mods, ideas, and boat are beastly. Welcome (probably late) to the best sailing forum on the net. This group was one of the single largest reasons I got a Mac instead of a generic sailboat :)
by Rumdirty
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook is posting their trip on their blog
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: Chinook is posting their trip on their blog

I've been reading it nearly daily. It's a great read and well worth adding to anyone's blog list. Heck, it's a great read and he hasn't even started sailing yet!

:D
by Rumdirty
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another Noobe!
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: Another Noobe!

Just wanted to welcome you from another 2005 26M owner. I bought mine this year, blank like yours, but didn't even have a name. Named it Tipsea now and she seems to like it.

P.S. Your turn to buy pizza :D
by Rumdirty
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Boat load of new cushions
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Boat load of new cushions

Well I'm impressed! Those cushions look great. I can't even sew a button back on :P
by Rumdirty
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drain?
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Battery drain?

As others stated. Check the battery. No way would I ever consider my gps alone draining a battery. Either it wasn't charged, something else has drained it, or it's dead.
by Rumdirty
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Good Old Boat wants Reviews of Mac 26D's
Replies: 18
Views: 5105

Re: Good Old Boat wants Reviews of Mac 26D's

Unless I win the lottery I will never buy a new boat. Good old Boat is a fantastic magazine giving some honest reviews on boats and boating equipment. While you may find great articles on the newest anchors, you won't find any reviews on the next mega yacht that 99% of us will never own. Therefore, ...
by Rumdirty
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Good Old Boat wants Reviews of Mac 26D's
Replies: 18
Views: 5105

Good Old Boat wants Reviews of Mac 26D's

From my email... We are looking for input from current and former owners of 1987-90 MacGregor 26Ds and Ontario 32s for our upcoming boat reviews. Do you know someone who owns or has owned one? If yes, please forward this message to that sailor. Please send your comments to Dan Spurr at: danspurr@aol...
by Rumdirty
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Lying beam to
Replies: 15
Views: 4265

Re: Lying beam to

kadet wrote: Why does a wind vane point into the wind :?:
To get to the other side? :D
by Rumdirty
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Mast upside down
Replies: 17
Views: 7947

Re: Mast upside down

I just jimmie my spreaders under my life lines. Don't think I'd want to deal with having to rotate the entire mast and furler.
by Rumdirty
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering - It's Crazy!
Replies: 27
Views: 6285

Re: Steering - It's Crazy!

My boat refuses to steer a straight course. I think it's just the nature of the beast. I've also over-tightened my rudders which has prevented me from turning hard either to port or starboard. I keep my dagger down about 6 - 8 inches for slow speed (4-5 knots). If anything higher than that I have it...