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by WinSome
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New boat (26S)owner in Texas!
Replies: 22
Views: 6528

Re: New boat (26S)owner in Texas!

We’re up here in Canada sailing our new to us 1990 26C in western Lake Ontario and wherever we care to. we have roller furling and really wouldn’t care to be without it. I’d say the roller system (cdi) doesn’t add more than 10 lbs. I don’t feel that weight Location changes anything. The ability to q...
by WinSome
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 13
Views: 4465

Re: Mac 26S: Removing the keel

The perfect answer to your question of getting the boat raised: it’s in the power sailor section entitled ‘coping with spring (from 2014). Has pics of the stand you can build, full descrip of method of getting boat lifted and off trailer. Although it doesn’t need to come off trailer to remove the ke...
by WinSome
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Installing stern rail on 26c. How high-five the legs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Installing stern rail on 26c. How high-five the legs?

I’ve acquired a used stern rail to install on 26c. It’s from a bigger boat, so will be making it narrower. Easy enough. Any suggestions re: height for the standing legs?
by WinSome
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Installing permanent gas tank in 26C lazarette
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Installing permanent gas tank in 26C lazarette

I just acquired a used 12.5 gal gas tank salvaged from a Hunter 27. In beautiful condition ( it was a diesel tank). Tank is going to sit on a leveling rack in lazarrete. Forward and centered. Am still acquiring parts needed to install a bilge blower and ventilation. Hoping to transit Rideau canal fr...
by WinSome
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to rig the spinnaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 2292

Re: How to rig the spinnaker?

I’m pleased to see this timely topic. We’ve a 26C and just acquired a used A. Spin. Planning to rig and ready it this winter. (S. Ontario,Canada). Don’t have a dousing sock. Has anyone made your own parrel beads and down haul? Info please. Re: main coming across! Install a preventor! See info on thi...
by WinSome
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Thanks Dave C4.
Those two diagrams are the best thing on the site recently. Now I know my first winter mod. You just cleared up all the fog I’ve been in about both topics.
by WinSome
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 15
Views: 7152

Re: An alternative to the bump

The “bump’ has always worked for us. It felt uneasy the first time, but it’s nearly fun now. Important info from earlier posts: 1. Have about two inches slack in winch line ( this takes the downward pressure off the trailer) 2. After a nice forward roll (about 5 mi/hr) heavy into brakes. And a satis...
by WinSome
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Hey Me Three? Along With your down haul , do you use lazy jacks to assist when solo. I’m trying to determine if it’s useful.
by WinSome
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

I just yesterday sprayed dry lube onto all slugs as raised the main. It dropped very nicely. Also found must keep the boom from dropping to much. All the tips were helpful.
by WinSome
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: Hurricane Dorian

So how did your boat survive? And you folks. Ok we hope. I’m sitting in a safe Harbour here in Burlington Ontario ,Canada. Some of us were wondering how and what we’d be doing after such a storm. Best regards from Canada. FYI. Our marina park has 3-4 M26s and a X.
by WinSome
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26D Mast Raising system
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: 26D Mast Raising system

I agree with Mike that the cleat can be used. Our 1990 S uses the same cleat. I think it’s nylon and tough. I see no sign of fatigue on the deck. The real load is not that huge and only pulls heavy for the first half of the lift. If you are concerned have a friend assist, by actually lifting on the ...
by WinSome
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: time for some upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

Re: time for some upgrades

You’ll never regret running lines to the cockpit. So much fun to sit back and haul the main up.
by WinSome
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED tape lights
Replies: 8
Views: 3110

Re: LED tape lights

Should be interesting to see how it goes for you. We're planning the same lighting as a winter project on our 26S. It'll work well, as we have two 16' tapes to install each with a remote on/off/dimmer. Found them on Amazon.ca. $25 each. 12V, so can wire in directly to new circuits going in at same t...
by WinSome
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 10164

Re: Our M26 appears in a music video...

That's a great way to use your :macx: Good Canadian music. Maybe some lyrics only to be appreciated by us Canucks. And what a load on board. Thanks for the posting.
by WinSome
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lowering the mast with the main halyard
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Lowering the mast with the main halyard

My CDI furler has its own block and internal halyard to raise the sail. We Have a single halyard block shackled to the mast at the furler shackle. Consider to Add a double-pulley block up top, and a second halyard line if you must. Actually my 1997X's MRS lifts using a block and tackle system which ...