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by DrV
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 8902

Re: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed

Hello, I am back. How are you guys? How's sailing? Is anybody visiting fora during summer time? It is summer and I am installing all that stuff I bought to my :macm: . Installed new rudders from Ruddercraft (great thing by the way!!! already tried them out), installed custom steering kit from BWY (g...
by DrV
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

Hello, I have found the best lubricant to be dry teflon spray (Sail Coat at West Marine). Wet type lubes will collect dirt very quickly. Forgot to order that one from West Marine, had bought this one instead. http://www.rei.com/product/634908/finish-line-teflon-plus-dry-lubricant-8-oz-aerosol It is...
by DrV
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m sailing performance
Replies: 107
Views: 22630

Re: 26m sailing performance

My favourite sail is the spinnaker up to probably 15knots of wind Wow! That's all I can say. Already have anymmetrical spinnaker, your post gives me a push to start thinking about how to rig a spinnaker. (Came from official :macm: dealer even with proper line, but no manual whatsoever how to rig an...
by DrV
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m sailing performance
Replies: 107
Views: 22630

Re: 26m sailing performance

I found this displacement hull speed graph. You need to use the length at waterline. It needs to be noted that the Mac is capable in certain conditions to partially plane and break from the displacement hull speed rules. Thanks, RussMT. It made me even more confused - what are the units for length?...
by DrV
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m sailing performance
Replies: 107
Views: 22630

Re: 26m sailing performance

It's important to point out that no 26 foot boot has a hull speed higher than 7 knots, and the Mac is one of the very rare boats capable of potentially doing better than hull speed when running. <...> It's a difficult boat sail well, which makes it all the more rewarding when you do. And what's the...
by DrV
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m sailing performance
Replies: 107
Views: 22630

Re: 26m sailing performance

Highlander wrote: I have no issues with my boat sailing up-wind as seen in this vid
http://s844.photobucket.com/albums/ab1/ ... 0_2494.mp4
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Do you have TWO jibs? Or shall I skip next beer? ;) Wow.
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

What do I do now? :? I mean, reading some other topic, I got sure that I really need sail slugs, because SOMETIMES I sail single-handed... Also, because people are lazy. And sail slugs make life easier, as I understood. But!!! I didn't even think that installing sail slugs means that there is some g...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

Are you kidding or what? Mine (2011 make) arrived without any kind of slugs whatsoever :? Okay, so how is your main connected to the mast? I just feed the rope which is inside the front side of mainsail to the feeding slot. Then I pull the line that goes to the top corner of sail. In calm weather I...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor retrieval
Replies: 45
Views: 2741

Re: Anchor retrieval

I pull the anchor out with hands, and it is always OK, except for two cases 1) when the bottom is with rocks and stones... sometimes the anchor gets caught between stones, and it is real PITA to pull it 2) once, I tried to anchor in the sea where there was a strong current along the shore, and also ...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 8902

Re: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed

I will have to take a photo for you, because there is a little more to it then we've said in the thread so far. My memory slowly coming back - you have to realize it is winter here and I have not seen my boat for 4 months! So I forget how I even rigged it. On the standard boat when you are using th...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 8902

Re: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed

Ops, yes I see the link did not account for my "sort" entry :? but yea you found the correct part :) Somehow I did. I wouldn't call the site most friendly on the NET, but people are nice there, nice to deal with them. I know there is a lot of little riging things that are hard to describe :x esspec...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 8902

Re: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed

...Be aware that adding slugs will move the sail back along the boom a bit, so a twisted shackle should be used at the tack fitting at the base of the boom to allow it to move back also, so you don't distort the bottom of the sail. That's right! I forgot about the twisted shackle. If you don't inst...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

If you look at this picture, you see that the rope on the luff side of the tack must go DOWN the slot. The rest of the main goes UP the slot. Am I making any sense?? http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u636/boat26/slot_zps5857fadb.jpg You see? there is a big area (the "bunch of space from here to h...
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

mika wrote: It sounded like some of you implied this man's new boat was delivered without slugs on the main. Is that possible? My new M came with them and I don't recall that having been an upgrade when I ordered. Hmm.
Are you kidding or what? Mine (2011 make) arrived without any kind of slugs whatsoever :?
by DrV
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mainsail raising issues
Replies: 122
Views: 19383

Re: Mainsail raising issues

Some of the advises, I already tried after my first sail. The halyard indeed seems to look for that bolt in the top to get stuck. I had the mast down and visually check if there is anything stuck in the groove, I point her straight in the wind to prevent any load, etc... However, I did not try to r...