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by DaveC426913
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

By the way, I experienced a very strange phenomenon this weekend: we were sailing on a beam reach setup when suddenly the wind turned 90 degrees and blew from the bow. There was no warning and the change was so sudden that we almost fell from the cockpit seats. It felt like bumping into an invisibl...
by DaveC426913
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

An auto pilot surely helps in a lot of situations. Or so I imagine. :)
by DaveC426913
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Advice needed

I figured if I took some courses the wife would be more at ease I found a marked difference in the mate's comfort level correlated with my own ease. On my first boat I was jumping all around the boat like a rabid squirrel - up to the mast, back to the pit, up to the jib, back to the pit, throwing h...
by DaveC426913
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

When my preventer is set, you could imagine a line from the end of the swayed out boom running to the bow pulpit and pulled taut. So that I don't have to go up to the bow of the boat to set it, I just run the free end of the line through a block which attaches to the pulpit (it just lays on the dec...
by DaveC426913
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Whenever I sail WOW, even in light air, I set a preventer. I have preventer lines rigged at all times on both sides of the boat, so I can easily set a preventer without having to go out of the way. I attach 50 foot lines to the rear stanchions on both sides of the boat. The lines run along the boat...
by DaveC426913
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Single-handing, heading home, up L. Ontario coast, wing-on-wing in 20 knots wind. I saw 7.8 knots downwind on the GPS! No question I was planing. But my jenny just would not stay full, flopping back and forth, making the whole boat shudder every time it filled. So I went to the mast to jerry-rig a b...
by DaveC426913
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Why does PVC flex hose love mould?
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Why does PVC flex hose love mould?

My head has 2" PVC flex pool hose. It turns black after a season. In the bilge, it's even worse. Gawd, I hope it isn't the dreaded black mould - in which case I'm slowly killing myself every time I sleep aboard. I went to clean it all but gave up and just ripped it all out, to be replaced with new p...
by DaveC426913
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Awesome. I found my original schematic. This is my lazy jack setup. It is pretty much out-of-the-box system you can buy at BWY: http://www.davesbrain.ca/miscpix/sailing/lazy-jacks-2.png (I think the cam cleat for the bitter end might be an addition but I can't remember) The only change I've made to ...
by DaveC426913
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

kurz wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:44 am
DETAILS! Thanks!
Remind me tomorrow when I go to the boat. I'll take a pic.
by DaveC426913
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Hey Me Three? Along With your down haul , do you use lazy jacks to assist when solo. I’m trying to determine if it’s useful. I do. At first, I would not have put them on myself - It was the mate's idea. I envisioned it as unnecessarily complicating mast stepping and unstepping. They're somewhat use...
by DaveC426913
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Me three. Dry lube in track and on slides at launch. Always head into wind when pulling down main to take off side pressure. Raise topping lift . I installed a main sail downhaul . Runs from sail head to a block on the mast boot and back to the pit. Very handy for single-handing when you can't be wr...
by DaveC426913
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M

Be sure it has a white hull. Faster than blue hulls.
by DaveC426913
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor Duck
Replies: 2
Views: 566

MacGregor Duck

Blades up when motoring.
https://i.imgur.com/uIHJpyG.mp4
by DaveC426913
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel

If you make your way to Lake Ontario, drop me a line! Lots of us here!



(Watch that last rapids though - it's a doozy!)
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