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by cestlavie
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: south east Qld Macgregor Muster 8-Dec Peel Island
Replies: 1
Views: 2191

south east Qld Macgregor Muster 8-Dec Peel Island

Dael has set up a SEQ Macgregor owners Facebook page - Peel Island 8 - Dec

https://www.facebook.com/groups/210165629763146/

4 confirmed so far......
by cestlavie
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Future Concerns.
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Future Concerns.

i like the qld Mac 'roundup idea' - maybe an overnighter at Peel Island ?
by cestlavie
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Lady Musgrave Island trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Lady Musgrave Island trip report

http://users.tpg.com.au/lpsalter/Lady%20Musgrave%20Is/PICT0000.jpg Many had awesome plans for the the last 2 weeks so hopefully everyones had a good time- the FB pages seem chockas full of great shots. I had 30-Sep to 6-Oct available for this trip and had been hanging off WindyTy, Weatherwilly and ...
by cestlavie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5643

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

I'm hoping the weather will hold for a 1770 to lady musgrave island trip 1-5 Oct, if its no good we will head to sandy straights as well...
by cestlavie
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions

Hey Dennis Paul M has a good YouTube on Fraser west side. No dogs allowed but i've seen them in every trip in the back of 4wds at kingfisher barge queue and running on the beaches everywhere. I've also read a lot of blogs with Live aboard types cruising all the way up and out with dogs, excersing an...
by cestlavie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5643

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

So clean!! Looks brand new - congrats!
by cestlavie
Sun May 06, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5643

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Ditto for my recent trip into Dennis territory, trap. They are unbelieVable value for money boats, in order of $$ issue to look at when buying 1. Trailer - rust on critical joints - mine looked ok but collapsed on Airlie beach ramp, where the frame joins main drawbar at front, rust was hidden inside...
by cestlavie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: aargh that was rough,, AKA Scarborough to Mooloolaba return
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

aargh that was rough,, AKA Scarborough to Mooloolaba return

1-2m swell, northerlies 10-15knt with strong gusts, rain. 12/13 April. Haven't been for a sail in 6 months and looks like another 3 before the next so come hull or high swell it was on like donky kong. Should have gone south into Moreton bay around the islands but wanted to cross this trip off the l...
by cestlavie
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Non sailing (snow skiing) question
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Non sailing (snow skiing) question

She's a legend, lovely down to earth but committed professional. We have 2 snow fields on the mainland, and it snows all over Tasmania (island at bottom, think tassie devil and Sydney to Hobart Yacht race _ Hobart is the state capital of Tasmania. I've seen them practice at all Australian resorts ( ...
by cestlavie
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Outboard confusing issues
Replies: 29
Views: 7418

Re: Outboard confusing issues

I was also was able to 'create oil' in my 2003 F60. I was told its quite common and You diagnosed it correctly, the fix is normally just new feul pump diaphragm. I was also told it can happen if the thermostat is missing or is running the engine cold, or Valve\ring wear, both issues letting unburnt ...
by cestlavie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: quick Great Sandy Straight trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: quick Great Sandy Straight trip

thanks dennis will take you up that soon, keen to see your trailer as well. The northerlies have made me chicken for this week tho.....
by cestlavie
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: quick Great Sandy Straight trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

quick Great Sandy Straight trip

A quick monday to thursday trip from Tin Can Bay to Kingfisher and back, approx 80NM all up. Monday; drive up from brisbane about 3.5hours,the road to TCB from Gympie was much better than i expected with just the odd bridge or repair causing concern and heaps of parking at rampwith a good pontoon. 4...
by cestlavie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Macgregors and Moorings
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Re: Macgregors and Moorings

I've looked at this myself and couldn't honestly say if it had a positive impact to the bobbing and rolling we experienced on a mooring on a busy trafficable section that gets wash from the clowns who ignore speed limits. Some huge cruisers in and out past us really belted her around on the buffers ...
by cestlavie
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: short table for 26M
Replies: 0
Views: 1430

short table for 26M

2003 26M with the sideways galley up against head, adding a shorter table that can be walked around and not too much of hassle to leave up. 2 pieces of 450mm x 180mm pine glued together, 25mm pipe from an old trampoline net holder,10mm bolt, flat steel, some cold galv spray paint and my dodgey welds...