Originally Posted by sailingdog
The older MacGregors were much better sailboats than the newer ones...The venture is a pretty good one...have fun with it. Probably geting chilly in Colorado.
It's getting wayyyy chilly here
We're headed out at dawn tomorrow to go from Colorado Springs over to Gunnison - which is over the top of Monarch Pass. The pass is about 12000 feet. My Jeep won't have any problems hauling the boat and trailer on relatively flat land, but it isn't going to go over that pass with the boat on it.
Taking my son's Dodge Ram truck... man that's a big truck. Anyway, the owner has offered to bring her over the pass anyway, so we should be fine either way.
We plan to clean the boat up - it's is good shape, and I need to build a new tiller and rudder for her this winter, plus do some major rewiring. The original wiring on some of it is there, and it uses open fuse blocks sitting near gas tanks. Ummm no thanks
I don't need a floating bomb going out in the water with me.
Anyway, my wife has some plans, and Camradarie already suggested I change out the existing alcohol stove (since it's one of those pressure stoves).
He said they are incidents of those stoves with blowby or something. (They are similar to those you use on camping trips with a tank that is pressurized using a hand pump). I've never had trouble with those sorts of stoves (and I do a lot of camping with various types of small gas/alcohol stoves) but, I'll take the advice.
The rudder appears to have been snapped in half on this boat - probably hitting something. The tiller arm is well worn and starting to become a very dry kindling.
Anyway, I can do woodworking so the tiller arm is easy. Have to do some research on the type of rudder I should build though (be it wood, or some other material).