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by WinSome
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Self tacking jib

I’ve been admiring this auto job setup on stingy sailor site. Looks easy to try out.
https://stingysailor.com/2016/08/13/how ... -for-free/
by WinSome
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Roller Furler / Sail Question
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Roller Furler / Sail Question

Sounds like you have an interesting find! And a bit of research to do. Identify what sails you have. Might that new one be a spinnaker? Material would be much lighter! Measurements would help. I’ll assume you’ll want the Genoa on the furler. (My original jib sits in the bag). Sail protection is wort...
by WinSome
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Get your VW and modify the trailer to fifth wheel. This method will assist with launching your Mac.
by WinSome
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Lazy jack help
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Lazy jack help

Welcome to the group. I don’t blame you for being excited as a new owner. I was planning to add lazy jacks to Winsome as per pic from this thread. Am finding I’m doing ok without at this time. I suggest getting out there and sail for now. Can sort them out later. https://i.postimg.cc/5XtS31Rx/30-FB0...
by WinSome
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Uh oh what did I do
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Uh oh what did I do

You’ve just purchased a classic excellent sailboat. Be certain to use it. Your Johnson will likely be easy to get running. And parts are available. Info is available on-line for DIY. ( I’m self taught). Or find a senior who likes to putter with boats!!! Enjoy.
by WinSome
Fri May 29, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Hey Sovereign. Any updates/pics on what hardware you are re-installing?
by WinSome
Mon May 18, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1722

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Here’s a pic of boat name and registration. Ontario
Canada. Also have small block letters on transom.

Image

Agreed about the rubrail location. Hmmm!
by WinSome
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4551

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Last August sailing Hamilton Bay we had to out- manoeuvre a dinghy regatta of about 30+ boats. It was great as they had lots of spinnakers flying. https://i.postimg.cc/5j5D4LVg/03364-BF3-67-BA-4-C62-A713-66-B09049-F793.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Whn8K7vR/42-AABFDC-FB71-4177-8-E28-79179-AA19025.jpg htt...
by WinSome
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2720

Re: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread

We were going to cruise (mostly motoring a 26c) the Rideau canal from Kingston, Ontario up to Ottawa. 202 km. 45 locks. 6 days. It’s off for now. If you are interested in some history look up the story. It still uses the original locks and gates. Some are still hand operated. Check out the flight lo...
by WinSome
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Thanks for the horn info. Your switch location is confirmation of my plan. Puts it right where it can be instantly used. At local marine shop I inquired, and they figured there’s a lot of idiots out there who need to learn the ‘sound off’ rules.!
by WinSome
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26C original pdf’s of rails and stanchions
Replies: 1
Views: 393

26C original pdf’s of rails and stanchions

Here’s link to original pdf of drawing for railings and stanchions from the maker. They also have info on other Mac’s available. http://www.railmakers.com/yachts/macgregor/macgregor-26classic.htm I’m about to install a salvaged, modified stern rail on Winsome 26C. Will post pics as it progresses. We...
by WinSome
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

On topic of deck hardware: Here’s original pdf of rails and stanchions drawings http://www.railmakers.com/yachts/macgregor/macgregor-24-25.htm I’m ready to install a salvaged, modified stern rail on Winsome (26C) in the next weeks as I can’t sail as yet -southern Ontario-and stay isolated due to vir...
by WinSome
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Can you feel more about your choice of horn and install? I’ve wanted to install one and want to keep it minimal.
by WinSome
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

I agree with Freedom 77. Tell us what’s working well. What you expecting out of your boat? Sail condition and setup? Where do you want it to be? I’ve a 26c and interested. What’s your budget?
First Let’s pick three best things to improve.
by WinSome
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Onboard shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 1701

Re: Onboard shoes

Our family wear Keen Newport H2 sandals onboard. Great grip and no skiddies. Added toe protection is great. Personally I wear these for everything -until the snow comes in!