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by DownSouth
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Rigging

Blue Water Yachts will send whatever you like to Australia. Let us know how you go.

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by DownSouth
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mast Section in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Mast Section in Australia

Anyone have or know where you could buy a new mast or mast section for a 26X in Australia?
by DownSouth
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Steering Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Steering Upgrade

Any update on the steering? Still impressed? How much was it landed? I am thinking about an upgrade to my X (not far from you in Sth Gippsland).
by DownSouth
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hate to say it...
Replies: 28
Views: 6653

Re: I hate to say it...

Thanks for the efforts in keeping the forum going - I also found it very hard to join and have had to assist at least two other prospective members here in Australia who could not join up easily,

regards

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 7921

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

And so the measured weights for a 26X or M make a mockery of the standard steel Mac trailer....... It is likely to be overweight (illegal) on any real 26 out there, adding an axle of course makes things worse legally as you have just added more weight to the trailer and not increased its legal capac...
by DownSouth
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Lady Musgrave Island trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Re: Lady Musgrave Island trip report

Great report thanks!

When Mobile 'Phone and VHF dont work the HF Radio network is still active (and works everywhere sometime during the day/night)

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by DownSouth
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5664

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Pictures are required of course!

Well done on the purchase.

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: broken hinge
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: broken hinge

I suppose you could use a local hinge an bog up / cover the old holes? How much is a suitable local / ebay hinge?

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by DownSouth
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Foul weather gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Foul weather gear?

I think you should draw one up for the X Boat :wink:

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by DownSouth
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3593

Re: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!

[/quote] My memories of sailing western port were sitting staring at mud waiting for the tide to come up, and French Island. ........, or Turtle Head, 4 knot tidal runs. Good times. [/quote] Tortoise Head - you've been in Queensland too long....... ! :D All this experience - you will be fine on your...
by DownSouth
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3593

Re: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!

Well you went to the top of the tree with your first trailer sailer! There is an experienced :macm: owner in your area. He has a you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trN3_E3UdQ8 You should join the Trailer Sailer Place forum (Australian) http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/ He is 9erPa...
by DownSouth
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Refrigeration options for a mac
Replies: 30
Views: 6363

Re: Refrigeration options for a mac

We live in the 21st Century not the 19th so why not take advantage of the technology available if you can afford it, it's no hassle really. Do you still navigate with a sextant and a chronometer :?: :P Fair point, I was only spurring the conversation on really :wink: I do read on other forums and h...
by DownSouth
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Refrigeration options for a mac
Replies: 30
Views: 6363

Re: Refrigeration options for a mac

Every time a fridge on a boat topic comes up I feel compelled to put the alternative view... Sailing since the 70's we of course never had a fridge and still don't - we seem to have survived quite nicely. In fact with the range of foods available now inc long life 'UHT' milk & custard, and everythin...
by DownSouth
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: it broke..:(
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: it broke..:(

"I have a little, light Danforth that is great for lunch in calm conditions, but it drug when I needed to sit out a squall...not fun when alone. I got a much bigger Danforth "

Interested in Danforth weights - how heavy is the little and much bigger ones?

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by DownSouth
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Re: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast

In Australia we use fencing wire - but then again we use fencing wire for everything.................. :D :!:

DownSouth