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by bobbob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Severn waterway
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: Severn waterway

Great, thanks for the link. Looks like I’ll take the mast off. Some great suggestions for doing it as well, just need to find a couple of suitable trees :)
by bobbob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Severn waterway
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Severn waterway

Planning on taking the :macx: from Honey Harbour to Orillia over the Severn. Anyone know if I can do it with the mast up? This includes 3 locks and the big chute railway.

If I have to take the mast down I’ll probably just take it off the boat completely for the trip.

Cheers!
by bobbob
Tue May 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Properly cleaning out Mac 26X bilge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Properly cleaning out Mac 26X bilge?

Thanks everyone. Actually I do use those Boat Bomb's at the beginning of every season. I'm thinking due to this water penetration I should probably be more aggressive than that though. The issue I'm having is that any attempt to clean the bilge with liquid is difficult because of limited access poin...
by bobbob
Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Properly cleaning out Mac 26X bilge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Properly cleaning out Mac 26X bilge?

Got my :macx: ready today to put in the water and noticed a lot of water in the bilge. There was also a little puddle at the back of my aft berth so I suspect it’s coming through the steering pedestal. In the meantime, I’ve vacuumed out the water as best as I could, now I’m wondering what the best w...
by bobbob
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2nd hand report x rolling over and swamping
Replies: 16
Views: 5621

Re: 2nd hand report x rolling over and swamping

he reason it was knocked over is that his dingy was blown from the deck and caught in the rigging. The centreboard was down and the ballast was empty, as directed for motoring close to shore in the guidance Is that the guidance (to empty the ballast close to shore)? Seems like the opposite of the r...
by bobbob
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Finding good wind is a real pain...

Hmm - bad weather or wasting beer , now that's a tough decision :D

Don't get me wrong, I'm all in agreement that boat time is always good - but I'm itching to do some real *sailing*!
by bobbob
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Finding good wind is a real pain...

Yeah the Harbour is pretty sheltered, the problem is getting there. I'm about an hour away by boat from the east, and if it's too rough to sail comfortably it's too rough to get there. Trailering isn't an option - no boat launches downtown, and I wouldn't want to tow it through traffic anyways. The ...
by bobbob
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Finding good wind is a real pain...

If you get a white knuckle sail from winds 5kts or less, you shouldn’t be asking for advise, you should be giving lessons :D Start your motor, and idle at a 1,000 RPM’s. It’s a good assist. Ray That's not what I said - in fact I said exactly the opposite. I find those conditions far too unexciting....
by bobbob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Finding good wind is a real pain...

Unless your saying I can tweak my way into a 100%-200% speed improvement under those wind conditions, i'm afraid you're missing my point. I want to take the boat out with friends and have a spirited, exciting sail. But not so exciting that the crew is white knuckled terrified :)
by bobbob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Finding good wind is a real pain...

I have a 150, but in light winds it still feels like a whole lot of nothing (typically 1-2 kts VMG)

Actually this summer was much more problem #2, but we had an atypically unsettled summer. Usually July and August are hot and stagnant in Toronto.
by bobbob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finding good wind is a real pain...
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Finding good wind is a real pain...

I have had such bad luck the last couple years trying to find a nice day to sail my :macx: out of Toronto. Invariably one of two things is true: 1) avg wind speed is 5kts ( or less) and the boat doesn't move 2) avg wind speed is good (10+) but coming from a southerly direction (SE is the worst) caus...
by bobbob
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shroud tension
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: Shroud tension

No, it was three or four holes.
by bobbob
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shroud tension
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: Shroud tension

Thanks everyone. Just an update, today I adjusted the inner shrouds down to about 150lbs and left the outers at 500 lbs. how does that sound?

I didn't notice any change in the mast bend for what it's worth.
by bobbob
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shroud tension
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: Shroud tension

Isn't it the outer shrouds that create bow?
by bobbob
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shroud tension
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Shroud tension

I just picked up a Loos PT-1 tool and my 5/32" gauge shrouds are set to around 800lbs on the inner and 500lbs on the outers :o

Should I loosen them? That represents 25% and 15% breaking strength respectively.