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by WinSome
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: First sail on 26X
Replies: 28
Views: 1996

Re: First sail on 26X

The extrusion should straighten if laid out in the warm sun and given a bit of persuasion after a couple hours of warming. It sort of has a memory. Just don’t overdo it the back-bend. ( it’ll be a bit brittle due to age. ) Re: furler not letting sail out! Is the furler line filling the drum and stop...
by WinSome
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1949

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

1200# winch is perfect. To load our 26c, we back down the ramp until rear wheels are near to the waterline. Boat should float onto trailer and need about 2-3’ of winching Tip: use a bowline to tug boat into trailer. Works great and easy. I used to have crew use dock lines and pole to push boat out f...
by WinSome
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 158
Views: 5588

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

Re: windlass location.
Wondering if in former life, it was used to lower mast frequently due to bridges etc
by WinSome
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Keel swings forward?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Keel swings forward?

Hi
Good news. The keel does swings forward and rests on its stop. When you ground out (for example) it can kick back and clear. When you lift, it swings back and up into its trunk. You can sail with it down only partway.
Go and enjoy
by WinSome
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 29
Views: 1668

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

We’ve an Origio alcohol burner that works fine -follow instructions- and a propane bbq on the rail. Alcohol is a lot less ‘hot’ than propane Remember propane is heavier than air and sinks down! Ventilation? When/If it leaks! Do some research as at https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f91/propane-vs-...
by WinSome
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Canada Group
Topic: Let’s rendezvous at Hamilton Bay Ontario
Replies: 0
Views: 805

Let’s rendezvous at Hamilton Bay Ontario

Hi Mac sailors I noticed this underused section of the site. Anyone care to meet up and sail Hamilton Harbour and adjoining Lake Ontario during August/September? In this quieter COVID season I’ve noticed there’s lot of sailing spa ce. Consider a day sail from Fisherman’s Pier -under the Burlington S...
by WinSome
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Installing permanent gas tank in 26C lazarette
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Installing permanent gas tank in 26C lazarette

Finally offering some pics of my tank install. We enjoy having the cockpit cleared of gas tank. New install is working nicely. The install of tank and air blower all went as planned. Launch here in Hamilton Ontario was delayed due to COVID etc. Actually we’re dry sailing ‘Winsome’ this season due to...
by WinSome
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 3840

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

Curwen, you mention cleats popping sheets. Our port side pops often. Starboard never. I was going to put angled wedge under one side or replace the workings (what’re they called). What’s the best solution?
by WinSome
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

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: 1332

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: 2277

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: 2
Views: 880

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: 1677

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: 17
Views: 3840

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: 35
Views: 3880

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

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

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Agreed about the rubrail location. Hmmm!