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by JohnCFI
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X Fitting a Liferaft
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

Re: 26X Fitting a Liferaft

We are not planning on sailing for the next season (Oct to April for us). So I have no mast fitted. We have had a short mast made (as seen in another post, I would post pics if I could figure out how on here). I have found a box about the right size and am putting a bit of weight in it to replicate ...
by JohnCFI
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X Fitting a Liferaft
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

Re: 26X Fitting a Liferaft

Thanks for your comments, you both highlighted my worry, the overall height. A quick measurement suggests it would be OK, but there is nothing like experience. Perhaps I will strap it into place temporarily and try it out first, instead of mounting the bracket based on measurements. The Idea of havi...
by JohnCFI
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X Fitting a Liferaft
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

26X Fitting a Liferaft

I have bought an Avon Coastline 6 person canister life raft to put on my :macx: I am not keen on putting it on the stern as that space is already too cluttered. I was thinking of mounting it on the sliding hatch over the companion way, because its out of the way, but also easy to get at if needed (w...
by JohnCFI
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Tow Vehicle: V-8 or V-6?
Replies: 138
Views: 30028

Re: Tow Vehicle: V-8 or V-6?

How does the nursery rhyme go? There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid. - H.W. Longfellow Now I always thought the last word in that ditty was 'better'..... Must have been m...
by JohnCFI
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 101
Views: 18136

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

Just to throw the cat among the pigeons :idea: How about delete the white circle and the puffin (or M & T or Winnebago), and just stick with the MacGregor Tartan bordered with the yellow (gold). It then represents everything MacGregor and potentially Tattoo (assuming they adopt it). It would then be...
by JohnCFI
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 101
Views: 18136

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

Drop the M and the T altogether, reduce the size of the white circle to suit the puffin's head, and you have symmetry. You could add a single large white star directly on the tartan ahead of the puffin for Admins, and again Symmetry is achieved. The great 'unwashed' will soon figure out it means Mac...
by JohnCFI
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 101
Views: 18136

Re: The new Tattoo

Why not just put two blue stars on for the admins, one below the M and behind the Puffin, and the other below the Puffins beak. Or is there a significance in the five stars....
by JohnCFI
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 101
Views: 18136

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

As long as you guys wouldn't mind posting one this far (I would happily pay $30 plus postage).. :)
by JohnCFI
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit anti-skid & bracing
Replies: 15
Views: 4134

Re: Cockpit anti-skid & bracing

bartmac wrote:Only one thing for it....a TALL blond girlfriend
Now this is an appealing idea.... I wonder how I get it past the admiral :o
by JohnCFI
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit anti-skid & bracing
Replies: 15
Views: 4134

Re: Cockpit anti-skid & bracing

Me being totally un-PC and irreverent.... Have you considered the medieval rack stretching method 8) 8) On a more serious note I will follow this with interest, my admiral is also 'vertically challenged', although she spends most of her time in the cabin and flatly refuses to go on the cabin top. Wh...
by JohnCFI
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Coastal Sailing Capabilities
Replies: 64
Views: 8750

Re: Coastal Sailing Capabilities

I'm glad you took that well, I'm never happy criticising like that. polite suggestions if I may (which you may already have done):- At sea (certainly beyond the harbour) wear a PFD on deck always Does the dog have a life-jacket (they swim OK but tire soon) If you don't already have one, get an EPIRB...
by JohnCFI
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Coastal Sailing Capabilities
Replies: 64
Views: 8750

Re: Coastal Sailing Capabilities

I certainly admire your spirit of adventure, and I also hope that it never ever goes bad for you. But do please consider the other lives you will put at risk if/when it does.... It is not just your ass on the line, because when you call 'mayday' others will feel obliged to try to rescue you. You hav...
by JohnCFI
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looks like someone needs some setup help
Replies: 15
Views: 2196

Re: Looks like someone needs some setup help

Perhaps someone was leaving you a new boat...... The MacGregor Fairy perhaps....... :D :wink:
by JohnCFI
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Coastal Sailing Capabilities
Replies: 64
Views: 8750

Re: Coastal Sailing Capabilities

I confess on a really smooth sea, I often leave the PFD hanging on the head door. But at the first sign of bumpy every one on board puts one on!! Basic sea safety!!
by JohnCFI
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Windfinder
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Windfinder

It even works down here, with more details than from most of these weather systems. Thanks for the link :)