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by Stickinthemud57
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Solution for winch fouling? Looks good so far!
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Re: Solution for winch fouling? Looks good so far!

Just a follow up and a bump for what I hope will help others who may be dealing with this issue.

Thus far, no fouling either in casual sailing or racing.

Another possible project for those with 3D printers? PETG would be the filament of choice for this, I think.
by Stickinthemud57
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Old geezer stanchion mod
Replies: 25
Views: 1857

Re: Old geezer stanchion mod

n3nowham wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:24 pm Would it be possible to get those files? I have access to a 3d printer and that could work on our Mac nicely.
You bet. For all interested, I could email you the STL files or the f3D file if you are working in Fusion 360. @n3nowham - I will PM you so we can exchange info.
by Stickinthemud57
Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blocking my 26M up for first coat of bottom paint
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Blocking my 26M up for first coat of bottom paint

Shane anthony wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:35 am ...safety with plenty of redundancy.
You can say that again!

I was brave enough to do what I did only because I saw some photos where someone used cribs like the ones in my pics to block up their keelboat. I figured if I went with that design I would be OK with my 1650 lb boat.
by Stickinthemud57
Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Replies: 25
Views: 2759

Re: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024

kmclemore wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:05 am
Russ wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 4:56 am How cool to be able to experience this and even better at your lake house.
It only could have been better if my younger son could have made it out from Boulder, but his research work (active experiments) presented it.
Dang. That must have been prostrating. :wink:
by Stickinthemud57
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tacking performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1168

Re: Tacking performance

I did BWY's Big Jib rigging and sail mod, and have since traded my 150 genoa for a 150 drifter. What is a drifter that a genoa is not? It sounds like a cross between a genny and a spinny. I wonder if I could run one up the spare halyard in a light wind. A drifter is essentially a lightweight genoa....
by Stickinthemud57
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Option for Portable Boat Air Conditioning!
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: New Option for Portable Boat Air Conditioning!

A very ambitious product. I hope it does well. Things I would be concerned about on a boat: -As Niceaft alluded to, lack of insulation would challenge the ability of the unit to cool to a comfortable temperature. Like any device that uses electricity to cool or heat the air, it will drawn down the b...
by Stickinthemud57
Tue Apr 09, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Replies: 25
Views: 2759

Re: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024

@ kmclemore

Love the first video. "The darkness is here!"

Couldn't access the second one. Needs permission?
by Stickinthemud57
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Replies: 25
Views: 2759

Re: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024

We live in Grapevine, Texas (Northern tip of the triangle formed with Dallas and Forth Worth), so we were in the path of totality for the event. We were afraid that clouds were going to ruin the whole thing, but we got lucky and were able to view the eclipse through its totality (with appropriate ey...
by Stickinthemud57
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question

Again, welcome!

When I got my S the mainsail had a rope luff and foot, both of which had shrunk considerably. The boat could be sailed, but did not sail well until I replaced it with a slug-feed loose-footed sail.
by Stickinthemud57
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

I see now. Thanks for the clarification. I agree that it most likely contains flotation given Roger MacGregor's tendency to maximize usable space.
by Stickinthemud57
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter Projects 2023-2024 -- Post Yours
Replies: 42
Views: 10789

Re: Winter Projects 2023-2024 -- Post Yours

Projects I managed to complete: -Dousing sock for my drifter -3D printed sheet guides -3D printed boat hook holders -3D printed wine glass holders -3D printed can holders As I type I am printing parts for a folding can holder with a modular design that will accommodate different container heights, c...
by Stickinthemud57
Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area. Where were these speakers installed? Oops, I think I was unclear. I'm referring to the space between the seat and the stern berth. It seems totally sealed, and I'm assu...
by Stickinthemud57
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area. A lot of people put wiring, lights, etc. in the liner that runs below the windows since there is a gap at the bottom that allows for access. I would guess that once the ...
by Stickinthemud57
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tacking performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1168

Re: Tacking performance

I'm not sure it would even be possible to put a 150 genny on the cabin top tracks. It would billow like a spinny! I did BWY's Big Jib rigging and sail mod, and have since traded my 150 genoa for a 150 drifter. I used to run the sheets to a block on the track, but my tracks ran aft almost to the win...
by Stickinthemud57
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blocking my 26M up for first coat of bottom paint
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Blocking my 26M up for first coat of bottom paint

Welcome to the forum! Full disclosure - I own a 26S, so your mileage may vary... First question - Are you keeping it in fresh water or salt water? If in fresh water, my advice would be first to see if keeping it in the water will lead to blistering of the gel coat. I keep mine in fresh water, and pu...