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by Mistral
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Trailer re-assembly from container
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Trailer re-assembly from container

Glenn, I agree with you in regards to the custom inspectors. As I said before my boat was on the trailer and trailer part assembled, when I picked it up. That was after the custom inspectors knocked the boat back 3 times before. 1. bird sh~t, 2. packing wood (either fumigate it, burn it or return it...
by Mistral
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Paynesville at Easter
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Paynesville at Easter

Hi BB,

We are planning to be at the GL this Easter
by Mistral
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Teflon Strips
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Teflon Strips

I spray my bunks with olive oil out of an aerosol can. Works a treat.
From waht I can see the bunks are covered with normal marine carpet and I have replaced several of them.
by Mistral
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: 26M Original Steel Trailer Specs
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Re: 26M Original Steel Trailer Specs

Peter,
I was not requested for these papers. I needed change of ownership papers (Bill of Sale) with VIN number of boat and trailer listed.
by Mistral
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Trailer re-assembly from container
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Trailer re-assembly from container

Peter,

My trailer was part assembled, i.e. enough for the boat to be put on the trailer, so axles and wheels and boat on trailer. I had to assemble the rest at the yard, but they lent me their tools. Double checked their work though, before I drove off. All in all it took me about 3 hours.
Dirk
by Mistral
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: 26M Original Steel Trailer Specs
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Re: 26M Original Steel Trailer Specs

Depending on the weather we might put the boat on the trailer this weekend for a clean. If we do I will take a close up picture of the label.

Dirk
by Mistral
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: front mast stay pin
Replies: 21
Views: 3244

Re: front mast stay pin

Dave, looks like you have a furler, so suppose a genoa. I found that the genoa sat below the bow and lifelines, so moved the whole lot up 200mm and purchased a special hifield lever. Now it is a breeze to connect the furler to the bow with a pin and wingding. Also the genoa goes over the bow, etc. I...
by Mistral
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Mast bolt

I did some maintenance on the boat today and decided to check the 3 rings for the rotating mast and the connecting bolt. Was I glad I undid the plate, found that the nylock nut had worked itself loose somehow. A few more times of mast rotation or lowering or raising the mast and we could have had a ...
by Mistral
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: MacGregor Owners Association
Replies: 41
Views: 14131

Re: MacGregor Owners Association

Brian,

I agree, we need to get moving again and now is the time. We should be fine for those dates.
by Mistral
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: The Australian 2010 Calendar
Replies: 15
Views: 3617

Re: The Australian 2010 Calendar

Brian,

Good idea. Queensland trip is planned for us next year at some stage. To busy this year.

GL sounds pretty good though as do the Docklands.

Dirk
by Mistral
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Follow jessica around the world
Replies: 65
Views: 11972

Re: Follow jessica around the world

kadet, It is hype, because she is 16 and female (ok, so it is sexist) and the internet is now more of a factor. Jesse Martin had virtually the same support and at that time (10 yrs ago) was also the youngest to sail solo around the world. No matter what others think, I think it is a major achievement.
by Mistral
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Follow jessica around the world
Replies: 65
Views: 11972

Re: Follow jessica around the world

As one subscriber stated on another website: Go Jess, show all those naysayers and armchair experts how it's done! You've got more guts and talent in your little toe than all of them put together. Too many whooses in the world today and of course here parents dearly love her and support her, as do s...
by Mistral
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all Aussie members

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope we get lots and lots of sailing in during the break.
by Mistral
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Products for Australian Macs
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: New Products for Australian Macs

Hi Cam,

Looks very professional. Well done.
Will need to talk to the boss about that one.

Dirk
by Mistral
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: IS THIS NOT THE UGLIEST BOAT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: IS THIS NOT THE UGLIEST BOAT?

Puggsy,

$1.00 for the rigging and sell them for a good profit and buy another MAC.

Dirk