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by Jimmyt
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Epic Boys Trip VIII - French River Delta Georgian Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Epic Boys Trip VIII - French River Delta Georgian Bay

Very nice! Looks like a lot of fun!
by Jimmyt
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Replacing Mac 26S jib, considering drifter.
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Replacing Mac 26S jib, considering drifter.

Love the insignia! Congrats on the new sail.

I've never used the twist on hanks before. My buddies with Hank-on sails have the clip on type. Thanks for the review of twist-on type. Good to know that they are to be avoided.
by Jimmyt
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 37
Views: 4592

Re: MacGregor 19

That's a nice looking boat! Have you picked it up yet?
by Jimmyt
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Have you had enough of Facebook?
Replies: 17
Views: 163

Re: Have you had enough of Facebook?

Might belong in "the front room", which is the catch all area for stuff that doesn't fit the other categories...

But, I agree. Social media can get toxic, and overwhelming, if you aren't careful with the dosage. :wink:

This is a nice group of folks.
by Jimmyt
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MX-4: Master's Cabin Going North
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: MX-4: Master's Cabin Going North

Cool concept!
by Jimmyt
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working

WinSome wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 am
Here in Ontario, the mud dauber like to clog our telltales during lengthy storage or sitting around. To keep them out we insert a piece of cord string trimmer line into the tell-tale. Remove when you start it up. How do you manage this issue?
Great idea!
by Jimmyt
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 62
Views: 10126

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

I would not mount these until you have the boat on the new trailer. They need to be fitted with the boat in place - especially with a different trailer manufacturer. They are aluminum tube, 48 inches long, 1-1/2 inch OD, 0.135 inch wall. The angle is about 33 degrees off straight, and the radius is ...
by Jimmyt
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MX-3: Electrifying
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: MX-3: Electrifying

Just going back through your components, and I see your battery monitor/meter is 100 amp. You also discuss the possibility of running a 1500 watt inverter load. Although you didn't specify your bank voltage (and since you're building it from scratch it could be anything), I'm assuming it won't be ov...
by Jimmyt
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MX-3: Electrifying
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: MX-3: Electrifying

Great project! Thanks for posting the details. Very informative! :idea:
by Jimmyt
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Shallow depth alarm

In a recent topic by JimmyT he described a wonderful sailing day in a J while in occasional areas of shallow water. Some years ago I discovered that same issue while trying to sail my Mac in the larger expanses of the ICW here and small bays and inlets. I was watching YouTube sailing one day long a...
by Jimmyt
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Shallow Draft - You miss it when it's gone
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Shallow Draft - You miss it when it's gone

The fact that you are out sailing and my boat is in deep storage makes me envious. Gotta start scouting southern retirement towns. It may not be a perfect place to live, but I do like the mild winters. Since I was born and raised here, I'm used to the heat and humidity of summer (or used to trying ...
by Jimmyt
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?

Since my :macm: is a 2005, maybe yours is a later model :?: There were changes made. What are the two bolts for :?: Limber hole could have been a dealer or PO mod, too - don't know. You are my first reference to another M that doesn't have it. The two diagonal bolts are my battery selector switch m...
by Jimmyt
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 5948

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Looks like you're making good progress. It's really cleaning up nicely.
by Jimmyt
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?

This caught my attention. My :macm: is wrapped up right well for the winter, but I had to check for myself to see if indeed there was a limber hole at the base of the cabin ladder. Not in mine. I had to fight my way back into the boat, start moving things around the sole, but I cleared enough stuff...
by Jimmyt
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Limber Holes for the Mac 22?

Since you’ve added a garboard drain, I can’t think of a down side for adding a limber hole or two. The 26m has one at the base of the cabin ladder. I can throw a cat through the gap below my sliding hatch, but my fore hatch is gasketed and seals tight. I would encourage you to work on the forward ha...