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by Russ
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spreader tube attachment Nut (nylon or not)
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Spreader tube attachment Nut (nylon or not)

C Buchs wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:32 am Total cost was less than $5. A new record low for a trip to West Marine 8)

Jeff
Nice idea to keep the pins attached.

No doubt a record low purchase at West.
by Russ
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Aft berth, stowage, ventilation
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Aft berth, stowage, ventilation

P.S. if you notice that the port is open, I did it so the kid would have some air. There are exceptions to every rule. Also the location of the opening porthole is above the gunwale. A safer location to install an opening porthole yet should still be closed when underway. Sad story of one installed...
by Russ
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:44 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Texas 200 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Texas 200 2024

That looks like a really fun event. Please document the "race" as you go here.
by Russ
Thu Apr 11, 2024 4:56 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 2678

Re: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024

How cool to be able to experience this and even better at your lake house.
by Russ
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:20 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 2678

Re: US Eclipse - April 8, 2024

I think we had 30% and it looked like an Apple logo.

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by Russ
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:13 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question

If it's original, my guess is that the main has stretched. Mine is 15 years old and has stretched.

One temporary solution might be to install a topping lift to keep the boom high and away from getting in the way.
by Russ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor setup
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: Anchor setup

Ah...splicing. My dad tried to teach me how to do it with 3 stranded line. He made it look easy. I never could get it right. I still have some dock lines he spliced eyes into. I buy dock lines already made. I don't know how to do braided. I'd love to learn how to "back splice". I usually b...
by Russ
Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor setup
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: Anchor setup

I've heard it said that if it fits in the Mac anchor locker, it's too small. I have a 22lb claw anchor that stays on the bow roller nicely. The claw anchor has worked nicely. It may be overkill, but I prefer too much rather than wish I had it. I do have a smaller fluke anchor as a backup in the anch...
by Russ
Fri Apr 05, 2024 6:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Upper shroud and forestay attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Upper shroud and forestay attachment

What is "normal" is what is pictured in the photo you attached. At least that's what I have. I don't know how to remove those "tabs" without re-swagging the fittings. Without them, the shrouds would be too short. Therefore yours might have been made custom or before Roger added t...
by Russ
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor setup
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: Anchor setup

First, that's a nice shiny anchor. :)

I've been known to pry links open to make stuff fit. I'm not sure how that affects strength.

As mentioned above, the deck hardware is probably weaker than that 1/4 shackle.
by Russ
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!

OverEasy wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:23 pm So Russ…..
Where do you want that 50 feet of 3/8” braided shoreline you ordered delivered?
shoreline?
by Russ
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!

NiceAft wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:52 pm Russ,

You don't mention anything about a barrier coat.Is there anything about a barrier coat offering better resistance?

Sorry Ray, you will have to look at the date of the original post for the answer.
by Russ
Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Questions on Blisters
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Questions on Blisters

Yep... barrier coat is what prevents osmosis or whatever it is that causes blisters. I may get flamed for this, but Roger used poor gelcoat and blisters happen. First year I pulled out and had tons of them. Still do. Some have popped. Mine aren't that bad and I haven't seen intrusion into the glass....
by Russ
Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: They’re Back and They’re Worse Than Ever!

Maraquita wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:44 pm I already got my booklet, Russ and am preparing to apply the preventative paint even though I only sail in Rocky Mountain lakes. Can't be to careful with something this dangerous!
Good on you. Same here. I'm going to apply that coating just in case they make it into our waterways.