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by RussMT
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Chinese have no shame
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

The Chinese have no shame

Blatantly ripping off the Mac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_EIuS ... e=youtu.be

--Russ
by RussMT
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip storage
Replies: 17
Views: 3283

Re: Slip storage

They are great to deal with. What are you waiting on? I had slides added to my sail and my bolt rope relaxed. Cheryl has been fantastic to work with. It should be heading home early next week. I am very excited about the halyards aft kit I ordered. In a few weeks, I will be adding lazy jacks to tak...
by RussMT
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip storage
Replies: 17
Views: 3283

Re: Slip storage

I have a midships cleat and it's very useful, not only for a spring line but for approaching and leaving the dock. It's well worth looking in to. 8) Good point. I wish our Mac came with one. I'm not sure where/how to install one at this point. Another good suggestion I learned from Ray at BWY (he's...
by RussMT
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip storage
Replies: 17
Views: 3283

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1) floating docks for a lake, there will be a 2 foot or so drop over the summer, but floating docks. Same here. Best kind of slip. Boat and dock always the same level. Removes the need to account for tide/drop. Based on your original post, you got this dock line stuff already figured out. 2) Single...
by RussMT
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip storage
Replies: 17
Views: 3283

Re: Slip storage

1) Snacks: Packaged beef jerky small package chips cases of bottle water coffee - Admiral loves her Starbucks packets, just add hot water We grill EVERYTHING. Magma grill is fantastic. Nothing tastes as good as food grilled on the water. 2) More info about your slip. Floating? Fixed pilings? Water l...
by RussMT
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4362

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

And since I was going on the boat to get curtain photos, I brought a drill and installed the swing-leg under the table. Works perfectly: had to cut a few inches off the leg with a hacksaw, but the rubber foot was simple to pop out and reinstall. https://n1k9ia.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mHrbTa5pRGEpueAuKu...
by RussMT
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4362

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

THANKS for the photos!! I'm still not sure what it is. Looks like a pulley wheel or something around a bolt. Which is also interesting. I was wondering how to attach to the fiberglass. Those seem to be bolted through from behind. That would certainly provide a solid mount. Mine now use a hunk of wir...
by RussMT
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida keys mid July
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Florida keys mid July

I just looked up bullynetting. It does look like fun. Very informative site http://floridalobstering.com.

Ixneigh lives in the keys. You should PM him.

--Russ
by RussMT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4362

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

This is about the closest thing I can find to what I have: https://www.jtsoutdoorfabrics.com/Stayput-Shock-Cord-Knob--White_p_15393.html with the springy cord running through the curtain and hooking onto the knob. I'm going to redo the "curtain rods" in our boat with your shock cord idea. Do you kn...
by RussMT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

5. Mount a clinometer on the cockpit bulkhead. Test your crew to determine what constitutes "excessive heel." Try to comply and use it as a tool to develop tolerance, heeling can become a mildly thrilling game. It also eliminates disputes about how far over you actually are. This is actually a grea...
by RussMT
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

I know some Mac M owners have loaded lead shot into the dagger. It creates lots of other issues. The board is flimsy and the weight requires beefing up the board all around so it doesn't bulge and break. Then the raising system needs to be beefed up to accommodate the extra weight. I believe it crea...
by RussMT
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

After reading more of Calder's book, I'm changing all kinds of stuff and redoing much of the wiring. I'm putting together a shopping list for some rewiring. Another question: Is there an easy path to route from the battery compartment (26M) under the ladder to the panel on the companionway port side...
by RussMT
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

I upgraded stock panel (measly 4) to an 8 switch breaker panel. I hate finding new fuses to replace a blown one. However, BOAT's post has given me some food for thought regarding breakers. MOST of my switches on the panel are for cabin lights and running lights (all LEDs) I also have: Washdown pump ...
by RussMT
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Yeah, what Bob said is true - wire too big makes for resistance and also will slow down the speed of breakers and fuses. Very interesting and informative post BOAT. I'm confused how thicker (larger) wire makes for resistance. I've always gone with the assumption that bigger is better with wire. Tha...
by RussMT
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

With that in mind the wire should also be sized to the load with minimal voltage drop @3% and not WAY oversized . Why should it be NOT WAY OVERSIZED? I think I have a 10 gauge wire going from the battery to the fuse panel. I assumed you can only go too small with the wiring. BTW, what sized fuse di...