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by NiceAft
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

If shooting off out of date flares on the 4th was legal I would never complain! Herschel, sent you a PM let me know if you received it. I don't seem to be able to get admin to change my email address associated with this web site. Have emailed admin multiple times but no results. If you receive the...
by NiceAft
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swallow Coast 250
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Swallow Coast 250

I just don’t get it :?

This is just another Mac wannabe. It’s filling the void left by MacGregor’s closing, but there are still plenty of Mac’s out there to be had.

As Russ has pointed out;
Sill, I can buy 4 Macs for the price of this boat.
by NiceAft
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: All the best for the 4th of July
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: All the best for the 4th of July

Thanks. Brian :!:

In case you missed it, I had sent greeting and well wishes to you on the 1st.
Happy Birthday Canadian’s
Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am

Today is your day. Happy Birthday.

Especially Highlander; John, in your pictures, you don’t look a day over a hundred.
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Trouble on tacking

:| Jimmy, “Back Winding”, that is what you named it, isn’t it :)
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Trouble on tacking

First, as you are coming about, let the jib fill and billow out before you pull the leeward jib sheet, and be certain the now windward sheet is loose. Second, As the jib is coming across, start rapidly correcting to windward. It just takes timing, and a feel for the boat. And pay attention to the t...
by NiceAft
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Trouble on tacking

Might this help? CDI roller furler.
by NiceAft
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Happy Birthday Canadian’s
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Happy Birthday Canadian’s

Today is your day. Happy Birthday.

Especially Highlander; John, in your pictures, you don’t look a day over a hundred.
by NiceAft
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

I understand Idiotfool’s pain, but I could not agree more with K9Kampers reply. It’s time to take action. Get on the water.
by NiceAft
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Trouble on tacking

First, as you are coming about, let the jib fill and billow out before you pull the leeward jib sheet, and be certain the now windward sheet is loose. Second, As the jib is coming across, start rapidly correcting to windward. It just takes timing, and a feel for the boat. And pay attention to the te...
by NiceAft
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Crosses the Atlantic in a 29’ sailboat
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Crosses the Atlantic in a 29’ sailboat

This story from The NY Times, is of a fellow who sailed from Portugal to Argentina, alone for 85 days during the Coronavirus pandemic. Extreme self isolation. “With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90 An Argentine man stuck in Portugal because of the virus travels for ...
by NiceAft
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Planing
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Planing

So Toms question (RPM’s), when answered, will give a hint to identifying the problem.
by NiceAft
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..

On a brighter note, I just won the battle with the last of the 7/8 inch bolts on the 2002 steel trailer and got the rusty goal posts and fenders off The last one took an hour with Dremel and chisel to reach Nirvana Im replacing with plastic fenders and also clamp on goalposts so taking crap off jus...
by NiceAft
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anchor rode damaging bow running light
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Anchor rode damaging bow running light

Is there a reason for not wanting to instal an anchor roller? It does make it easier to drop and retrieve an anchor. Especially when the anchor chain comes out of the water.
by NiceAft
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Roller Furler / Sail Question
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Roller Furler / Sail Question

https://i.postimg.cc/64pVYqk9/843-D54-FF-3716-4290-8525-B0-E6459-FC993.jpg Leaving the main on the boom all summer is not a problem, if you have it wrapped in a good sail cover. The one in the photo is Sunbrella. You will notice that the furled Genoa has no protection, that was a mistake. My new Ge...