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by Russ
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Shallow depth alarm

Inquisitor wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:11 am
Where do you all put the transducer?
Mine is mounted on the transom. If doing it again, I'd probably mount in close by inside the hull.
by Russ
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Epic Boys Trip VIII - French River Delta Georgian Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 39

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

Awesome video. How did you get past the music copyright flags on youtube?

Wonderful scenery and drone footage. What kind of drone are you using? Looks amazing.
by Russ
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Winterizing

When I had a keelboat in slip for winter I had a temp controlled bubbler. Basically, an air pump with a leaky hose under the boat to prevent freezing. It kept the ice from pinching the boat. It worked but caused worry.

I would find a way to lift the boat out. Not worth leaving it in.
by Russ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 55
Views: 4749

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

I've never owned a boat that I thought wouldn't sink. I've always planned on having lots of stuff to cling to if it ever did (see Drifter's story above). Throwables, life jackets, etc. If my boat got holed, I fully expect to be getting very wet and should be ready. I don't put much stock in the boat...
by Russ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Storage
Replies: 22
Views: 2491

Re: Adding Storage

You may want to test float your boat just to see how it sits on the water. Especially with yours being so modded. Maybe AFTER removing heavy windlass because that is the end goal. My boat (M) is aft heavy. 70hp motor, 2x12gal fuel tanks and my fat arse. So any weight I can put in the bow is a plus.
by Russ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 55
Views: 4749

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Inquisitor wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:54 am
Do you write professionally? Reads like a scene in a classic spy novel. Great imaging!
Agreed. Great story. I could feel your emotion. And the moral, something to cling to is a good take away.

There is a forum "Front Room" that might be a good place for your second story.
by Russ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline

ris wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Russ your product is not showing up on my computer.
I think members have to be logged in to see the links.
by Russ
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Storage
Replies: 22
Views: 2491

Re: Adding Storage

Wait, wait, tell me more? I was about to relocate a battery in my boat that the previous owner has fitted up under the V berth on the starboard side. I was going to move it back to the proper position next to the galley. :?: I bet the PO put that battery up there for your windlass. It needs power c...
by Russ
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Have you had enough of Facebook?
Replies: 17
Views: 164

Re: Have you had enough of Facebook?

When it comes to discussing the "in's and out's" of my Mac I have never been a great fan of Facebook. Sure it's great for sharing your selfies and trip photos but I've always believed a forum encourages a deeper more meaningful discussion and is a much better way of sharing technical information. I...
by Russ
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to keep your tell-tale cleared
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: How to keep your tell-tale cleared

To keep our tell-tale clear during storage /sitting for some time we insert a length of string trimmer cord into the tell-tale. It keeps those pesky mud-dauber bugs from sealing the hole closed. Just remember to remove it before to much start time. It works. How do you manage this issue? Okay...so ...
by Russ
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: 26x trailer for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: 26x trailer for sale

You should post in the classified section
https://macgregorsailors.com/classifieds/
by Russ
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline

Paint is certainly an option. Ray seems to have had great success with that Benjamin Moore product. My dad's boat got serious hull damage and they had no choice but to paint it. Looks great. Before painting, you will need to do some serious prep. I would give this a shot before going that far. I've ...
by Russ
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 5952

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

Awesome!

I'd be tempted to float it.
by Russ
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

So are you saying when under the boat you can manually lift it back into the slot but not from above?

The hole I believe is for water to fill the boat. At least on the M's dagger that is what it's for.
by Russ
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Shallow Draft - You miss it when it's gone
Replies: 4
Views: 344

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.