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by DownSouth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

Sadly electronic flares still not a legal substitute for pyrotechnic flares in Australia yet...…….

Is the US the only place you can use them?

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by DownSouth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker motor mount 26x
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Kicker motor mount 26x

Thanks for posting I have a new Honda 2.3 and a very old bracket and I am looking to replicate your efforts!

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by DownSouth
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac 26x Swing Keel
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Mac 26x Swing Keel

I did a 'not as bad as that one' similar repair of an X board. It was a bit of glassing but the centreboard could benefit from a bit of extra weight so I used the marine fibreglass impregnated two part epoxy putty. May be used for car repairs where you live - but not what I think Canada / US calls '...
by DownSouth
Sun May 31, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do you have a tender - what size?
Replies: 21
Views: 5431

Re: Do you have a tender - what size?

I have 2 about to get a third :) I want something light like a kayak but that can be stored in the davits and powered by the 2 stroke. So soon to be No 3: which will be as Goldilocks said just right 8) Is a 19kg poly 2.4 meter Finns Castaway cary capacity is 180kg so will carry me and one other or ...
by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 41
Views: 3293

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

You could add to your list for Fran "it was 100F and we worked on putting the mast on and rigging without shade for an hour before sailing" - frying your brain is not a good start to the day and clear decision making....
by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

DownSouth wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.
for storage purposes only ;)
by DownSouth
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.
by DownSouth
Mon May 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Capsized My 26X
Replies: 120
Views: 33963

Re: Capsized My 26X

Starscream wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Just to bump this thread. It's worth a read.
Thanks for the bump it was a good read, I bet the 40C / 100F for an hour played a big role.
by DownSouth
Mon May 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 41
Views: 3293

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

You can use pool noodles (the type kids use to help them swim in pools) or gym balls (the thick rubber blow up type you sit on for exercise).

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by DownSouth
Mon May 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 58
Views: 10794

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

rolled up and ready for bed.....
by DownSouth
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice

Thanks!
by DownSouth
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 58
Views: 10794

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

Just sold a Hartley TS21 built 1974 had roller furling around boom like that but it had slab reeefing for actually reducing sail.

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by DownSouth
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice

Where did you source it?

I have a 26X mast with a dint in it.....

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by DownSouth
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?

I got a freebie ride on the largest sealeg craft they have made legs were over $100k Australian. As we launched on the maiden passenger trip we entered the water, you could feel the boat float off the wheels, the engines wouldn't start, a 6ft plus wave hit us and drenched the first four rows of pass...
by DownSouth
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

By a freak of the wind that couldn't get far enough south it was 44 degrees C 50km north of here and a nice 26C here thanks to an easterly wind - that was nice...... But it will soon be scorching hot even this far south soon .......