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by DownSouth
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 4174

Re: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!

Well you went to the top of the tree with your first trailer sailer! There is an experienced :macm: owner in your area. He has a you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trN3_E3UdQ8 You should join the Trailer Sailer Place forum (Australian) http://www.trailersailerplace.com.au/ He is 9erPa...
by DownSouth
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Refrigeration options for a mac
Replies: 30
Views: 7211

Re: Refrigeration options for a mac

We live in the 21st Century not the 19th so why not take advantage of the technology available if you can afford it, it's no hassle really. Do you still navigate with a sextant and a chronometer :?: :P Fair point, I was only spurring the conversation on really :wink: I do read on other forums and h...
by DownSouth
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Refrigeration options for a mac
Replies: 30
Views: 7211

Re: Refrigeration options for a mac

Every time a fridge on a boat topic comes up I feel compelled to put the alternative view... Sailing since the 70's we of course never had a fridge and still don't - we seem to have survived quite nicely. In fact with the range of foods available now inc long life 'UHT' milk & custard, and everythin...
by DownSouth
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: it broke..:(
Replies: 8
Views: 2652

Re: it broke..:(

"I have a little, light Danforth that is great for lunch in calm conditions, but it drug when I needed to sit out a squall...not fun when alone. I got a much bigger Danforth "

Interested in Danforth weights - how heavy is the little and much bigger ones?

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by DownSouth
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast

In Australia we use fencing wire - but then again we use fencing wire for everything.................. :D :!:

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by DownSouth
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bow light keeps getting ripped off
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Bow light keeps getting ripped off

Mount a single split nav light on the pulpit (bowrail) or even better one on either side of the cabin behind rear windows is my suggestion.

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by DownSouth
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bow light keeps getting ripped off
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Bow light keeps getting ripped off

Pic required - what sort of anchor roller do you have?

Obvious answer is place naviation lights on side of the cabin.

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by DownSouth
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Experience with soft decks or flexing spots on the deck?
Replies: 26
Views: 6704

Re: Experience with soft decks or flexing spots on the deck?

sailboatmike wrote:Yes the Hoods are sort of renown for being trampolines, if my memory serves me they had a plywood core being a 1970's boat.
Yes you are right - plywood - terrific boat building material where you can see it!
by DownSouth
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Experience with soft decks or flexing spots on the deck?
Replies: 26
Views: 6704

Re: Experience with soft decks or flexing spots on the deck?

Mike, balsa cored decks in good condition all feel stiff (hard to sell a new boat that isn't) just don't drill any holes in your deck and check and fill any that are there or it may get the Hood yacht issue (older Australian 20 and 23ft flush decked boats notorious for spongy decks).

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by DownSouth
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do you have a tender - what size?
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Re: Do you have a tender - what size?

Yes I am aware that we do tend to skirt around similar issues - but then again this is a very specific forum for just one brand of boat all engaged in one broad activity so its bound to happen...... In my defence we (Australians) tend to call them tenders (small boat to service a larger boat) rather...
by DownSouth
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do you have a tender - what size?
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Re: Do you have a tender - what size?

Interesting guys, I saw the poly castaway - could be a good solution though how would they go with 2 occupants? Sumner, yes bigger is better with inflatables (though I would like to be able to drag it over the transom and stow below - though I know bigger and stowable are mutually exclusive!) I have...
by DownSouth
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do you have a tender - what size?
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Do you have a tender - what size?

Anyone have a tender for their :macx: or :macm: ?

Inflatable? How long? how heavy?

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by DownSouth
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 2000 Watt Generator mount for Macgregor 26M
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: 2000 Watt Generator mount for Macgregor 26M

Nice handiwork but I do hope you don't operate a generator anywhere near other boaters or campers, I don't want to cause offence but a boat moored/berthed/anchored near me with a generator banging away is very annoying, a great way to turn a sublime place into noisy unpleasant place to be. Do you ha...