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by Javboat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blowing down the ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: Blowing down the ballast

Thanks JT, that makes sense. I will do that next time.
by Javboat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blowing down the ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: Blowing down the ballast

Hi Ray, I’ve just updated that, thanks for the tip :wink:
by Javboat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blowing down the ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: Blowing down the ballast

Thanks all, very helpful info from everyone. Slowly learning more about my :macm: and enjoying the process :D
by Javboat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blowing down the ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Blowing down the ballast

Hi All, I’ve been searching the forum and found some comments on “blowing down the ballast” when back at the boat ramp and before recovering the boat onto the trailer. I want to have the ballast in while manoeuvring around the marina and up to the pontoon but then want the ballast out to aid in reco...
by Javboat
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Moreton Bay sail this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

Moreton Bay sail this weekend

Hi Brisbane Mac owners, We will be heading out from Scarborough this weekend. Anyone else going to be heading out in the area? I haven’t decided on the overnight location yet (Tangalooma depending on weather). Always keen to hear good anchoring location suggestions as we haven’t spent many nights on...
by Javboat
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Lady Musgrave Island trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: Lady Musgrave Island trip report

Wonderful trip report on what sounds like an amazing trip. Definitely one for the future for us (we need to do a few more sea miles first).

Love the photo too - Saw it on Facebook as well.
by Javboat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Future Concerns.
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Future Concerns.

Hi Ray, Sounds like a great plan. There seems to be quite a few active Mac owner/members based in and around Brisbane, Queensland (Just down the road from the Sunshine Coast). When the time gets closer it would be good if we could arrange a get together in a central spot (Scarborough or Wynnum?) for...
by Javboat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Oval Macgregor stickers in Aus
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Oval Macgregor stickers in Aus

Hi All, I’m after some replacement stickers for the oval Macgregor stickers on the side of the boat. I went to buy the ones off Bluewater yachts but the postage and handeling was significantly more than the stickers cost so wasn’t really worth it (and I didn’t have enough other stuff to buy to justi...
by Javboat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi All, We we finally got out on our new boat recently and it went fantastic - A great sail and a happy family so WIN. A few little things I want to do before next trip, such as get a mattress topper for the main berth but we are all looking forward to our next trip. http://i50.photobucket.com/album...
by Javboat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Bow Eye Safety Chain
Replies: 7
Views: 2937

Re: Bow Eye Safety Chain

I’ve added my safety chain, with Galv turn buckle, to that round support bar just off the winch post with a tight fitting D shackle. The safety chain keeps even pressure on the bow and stops it from working loose. You may see I’ve swapped my ladder to the other side to allow a new standard winch to ...
by Javboat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

So with a bit of luck, attached below will be a photo of our new :macm: I’ve been doing quite a few jobs to her and I will post some of the end results up soon. Also, hope to have her named this weekend, http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/The4876/26455E6E-AE26-4A33-BAB7-F86D79D9F95C_zpsar3dyjva....
by Javboat
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi All, We are now the proud new owners of a :macm: :) . Time for the elbow grease getting some maintenance done and then onto the water for some shakedown sails soon. Soon to be named, will let you know what’s she is called after that. When I work out how to post photos I will post one up. See you ...
by Javboat
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi Dennis,

With a bit of luck, I have managed to successfully PM you my details. On the off chance that hasn’t worked, could you PM me yours and I will give you a call. Thanks
by Javboat
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi Dennis,

That would be great. Saturday or Sunday would be awesome.

I’m looking at a couple of Mac’s at the moment so may even have one soon, but I’m still keen to come for a sail and “learn the ropes” so to speak.

I will PM you my mobile number etc.

Thanks and regards,
Chris
by Javboat
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 5659

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi Cestlavie, That info is gold, I have saved it to my phone, Thanks. I hadn’t realised there was the 2 different galley styles in the :macm: until last week when I saw one for sale in Sydney with the fixed layout (casting the net wide for the right one). As you say, both have their advantages/disad...