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by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction
Replies: 35
Views: 647

Re: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction

Sorry you had to make a new panel. 2 coats isn't much depth to work with. i would go at it by hand - if you feel the need to. Maybe 0000 steel wool and a light hand polish with fine polishing compound. 15 coats would definitely give you some wiggle room for cutting and polishing. But, geez that's a ...
by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: mast rising system, mast bail missing
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: mast rising system, mast bail missing

Approx 8cm.
by Jimmyt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction
Replies: 35
Views: 647

Re: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction

Yes. The oil-based spar urethane does darken with time. Like Kevin, I actually like that. I've never had it flake off, but it does have a finite life.

Looking forward to seeing how your polishing works out!
by Jimmyt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction
Replies: 35
Views: 647

Re: Inqism-02: Chart the Direction

Sorry I can't help on this one. Never used water-based finish on something I wanted slick. The oil-based Helmsman spar urethane can be cut and polished like an automotive finish. Don't know if you can do that with the water-based product you are using, though. Are you going to be able to see the dus...
by Jimmyt
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 811

Re: Lighting protection

Inquisitor wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:31 am
We could do a group buy and cut cost down to $4. :D

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https://www.amazon.com/YXQ-Stainless-Lo ... B07CGM3X1B
Looks like something I'd use to clean my guns... :)
by Jimmyt
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 811

Re: Lighting protection

I'm definitely not hung up on the idea, and I have done enough reading and research on the subject here and elsewhere to know that there is no solution to lightning strikes. It's a fickled, seemingly random, natural event that can't be prevented. My thoughts on it were - If it can't be prevented, t...
by Jimmyt
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 811

Re: Lighting protection

I have some experience with it... Sounds like an electrifying experience Jimmy :D Somewhat :D Hit the top of my chimney cap, caught the framing on fire, vaporized the wire for the deck lights. https://i.postimg.cc/VdXw8vmP/IMG-0713.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QV2Dw1Lq/IMG-1217.jpg We got a vent-free g...
by Jimmyt
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 811

Re: Lighting protection

I agree with Neo. I wouldn't give it a good, grounded target. Also, if you get a direct hit, I'm not sure anything can protect you. Best to stay out of that sort of weather, and stay away from your standing rigging if you get caught in it. What I have observed is; it doesn't always hit the tallest t...
by Jimmyt
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?

What a generous offer! You rock, Andy!
by Jimmyt
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Vee Berth Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Vee Berth Extension

Wow! That turned out nice! I like your material choice a lot. It looks clean and contemporary. Great job!
by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Suwannee River Trip by my wife
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Suwannee River Trip by my wife

I thought she was a trooper when you guys did the loop. Canoeing and camping in upper 20's lower 30's, well - that's just over the top! The gal's got game! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the trip!
by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1422

Re: Best sailing speed

6.8 knots max per Garmin chart plotter, but this doesn't happen a lot. 5 to a tad over 6 knots is typical when the wind is decent.
by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?

Would a porta-potty hold up to one overnighter? I'm mostly concerned with safety, I've read others having 7 adults on their 26, which seems like a lot to me. I'd never go out if conditions get or are projected to get questionable. ... and understand that the ballast tank should always be filled for...
by Jimmyt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?

Hello everyone, new potential owner here. I've thought about purchasing a trailerable boat recently. After some amount of research, I think a classic Mac will work well for my family. Boat/trailer/gear weight is a bit of an issue. My current SUV has a 5,800lb. towing capacity, however we are lookin...
by Jimmyt
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Trip report - Mandurah December 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Trip report - Mandurah December 2020

In any event, I enjoyed the Blog!

Thanks for posting, Richard!