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by Herschel
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida

Actually, there isn't. I saw a photo of this, and took on the challenge. Watercolor is the hardest of all painting mediums. The colors are transparent, so you can't just paint over a mistake, and there is no white watercolor. Anything white is the paper. Like most of my paintings, I saw something t...
by Herschel
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida

NiceAft wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Thanks, I appreciate that.

I am glad you didn’t have a sail like this. :wink:
Image
Unless I miss my guess, there is a sea story behind that painting. Would love to hear it...or read it. 8)
by Herschel
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida

Russ said: Herschel, your perfect day sounds PERFECT. I'm enjoying living vicariously as my boat is safely tucked away for the season. Ditto :!: Your photos reminded me of a couple of my watercolors. I tend to look at them during the winter up north. https://i.postimg.cc/k6Pp12vY/sailing-by-Tongue-...
by Herschel
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 163

A day sail on Lake Monroe Florida

This past Sunday, with the Admiral along, I enjoyed a near prefect day sail on Lake Monroe near Sanford, Florida. I know many of you in the north have closed up shop for the year until warmer weather next spring. I enjoy your exotic cruises in various venues such as the Pacific northwest, the mounta...
by Herschel
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Nice team work with the Admiral. Teachable moment regarding jam cleats! 8) I went through my old pics and found one pic of my centerboard from 2008 when I had the bottom painted. I'll throw it in in case it can be helpful. The perspective is tough here; the pic is not perpendicular to the board. I d...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Actually I just removed a lot of Japanese stuff from a transparent folder fixed to the head door. I was thinking it would make a mess to pull it off, and it would be a great place to put a checklist :) Perhaps a Dropbox or similar link, so others can benefit too? Thanks! Working on it. Drop box not...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:39 am
Looks like it belongs there! Good choice.
Thanks. Still haven't gotten out for that test run. Maybe later this week. :cry:
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

I said Excel file.
I can't help with a video, but I do have some checklists I have used in the past on Excel files, if that could help.
Just realized it is a word file. I can email it if desired. It covers the complete launch at a ramp of a 26X (well, mine at least). :)
by Herschel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Hi guys, sorry I didn't get around to replying yesterday, was busy with some painting and hatch making, while removing some of the PO's fittings. The posts did cheer me up though, thanks! Yes, I absolutely would like to see a photo of a block arrangement :) Perhaps a block and tackle..? :D Regardin...
by Herschel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

In the odd chance my story might be useful, I did encounter difficulty getting my board up and down at one point a few years back. After diving under water to dislodge it a time or two (which is NOT advisable around a pier that has electric hookups), I tried running a line under the hull and snaggin...
by Herschel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Got my rearview mirror installed today. Will get underway tomorrow for a trial run. I bought a set of two mirrors, but I only used the one. I'll see how that works. I installed it on a Bimini support tube on the starboard side in such a way that it is outboard of the head room for folks sitting in t...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Thanks to the Members....

BRAVO ZULU...Kevin. 8)
by Herschel
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Passing (dropping) of the torch
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Passing (dropping) of the torch

Herschel said: I observe that the trend in many activities seems to be toward opportunities for quicker, faster gratification and briefer attention spans. The America's Cup is now raced with 50 m.p.h. hydrofoil catamarans. I agree with the crux of your post, except for the above quote. Whenever two...
by Herschel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Passing (dropping) of the torch
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Passing (dropping) of the torch

I cannot speak to anything Tattoo, but to the general topic of the future of sailing I do have an opinion. I observe that the trend in many activities seems to be toward opportunities for quicker, faster gratification and briefer attention spans. The America's Cup is now raced with 50 m.p.h. hydrofo...
by Herschel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Well, apparently the ATV roll bars described in the previous mirror option above is 1 7/8 to 2 inches in diameter and so are the clamps for their rear view mirrors. But, these have 7/8 inch clamps and appear to be just right for the Bimini frame tubing and would probably fit the main sheet "stanchio...