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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By anthony1
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

Hi Bruce
I have a mac25 that I trailer to the slip and then home at the end of season. As a day sailer or an overnighter it works for me and my wife.
The boat is light @2100 lbs. then you have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,814
Posted By anthony1
Re: Splash 2015

Hi courish
Not as bad off as you are with the snow banks, but the boat and trailer is still buried in snow and ice, it's going to be a while before it melts.
I'm up in sheet harbour on the eastern...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By anthony1
Re: Fair Wind Sails - reviews?

Same question but different company, Somerset sails? They have given me an excellent price, for a furling genny, I was just enquiring if anyone has used them and there experience, plus quality etc....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By anthony1
Re: what is this 21' trailer sailor?

Hi
looking at the boat and trailer, it looks like a MacGregor, I have a Mac 25, you sure its a 21footer? My trailer is almost the same as yours, and looking at the winch that's looks the same too,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 7,531
Posted By anthony1
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

Hi All
I pay $300 for my 25ft boat for the season , May to October mind you I do not have any power, water, Wi-Fi. Nothing really in the way of services, but that's fine. What I do have is a safe...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By anthony1
Re: Thoughts on this Macgregor 25

Hi
I too have a Mac 25, your keel like mine is cast iron and it is a bit thicker at the bottom, might look bent in a photo. It weighs somewhere in the 600-650lb range, check the wire that raises...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,937
Posted By anthony1
Re: Macgregor 25 or Ranger 26

Hi Learningtosail
I can only comment on the Macgregor 25, as that is what I have. To start with she is easy to trailer, even when she is loaded with what you need for the day or weekend you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,266
Posted By anthony1
re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Hi AlaskaMc
Just took a quick run outside to check my mast head and as I thought it is the same as yours. (I too have a Mac 25) My sheave blocks are just through bolted so just undo them and replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By anthony1
Re: comissioning

Hi All
Well up here in Nova Scotia at this very minute it is freezing rain and then more rain for tomorrow.
"Nanna" is still tarped over and it does not look good for next week either.
But I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,049
Posted By anthony1
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

My main sail cover is burgundy which matches the no slip areas on the boat I like it and so does the admiral.:) All is good
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2013
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,253
Posted By anthony1
Re: Mold

here's another mold question. Both the Admiral and I wear our life jackets religiously, anyway this past summer they got wet in the cabin (leaky window) and now I have black mold on them. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By anthony1
Re: whats the best way to clean a fouled bootstripe?

I use a product called FSP I get it from my local chandler. Its a blue gel product and I find it works great. Just brush it on with an old soft 3" paint brush and let it sit for a few mins and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By anthony1
Re: Styrofoam everywhere!

Hi Scott
I too have a mac 25, and yes the Styrofoam is for flotation. As was said just in case you get holed. In my boat I have a few good sized blocks under the cockpit area and under the V berth...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By anthony1
Re: List of wish lists

More time to go sailing, this working for a living gets in the way.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,803
Posted By anthony1
Re: Paceship PY23 thoughts/opinions

Hi Swatem
Paceship are a good boat, some the older models were built in Nova Scotia up here on Canada's east coast. There is one that is moored next to us at the marina though a 24footer, not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,821
Posted By anthony1
Re: New to sailing - MacGregor or other is best?

Hello
Here is my 2cents worth
I curently own a McGregor/Venture 25 built in 1975, and it has a swing keel, and an 8hp honda outboard. I use it for day sailing like you would be and find it just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8,427
Posted By anthony1
Re: James Bond sailboat for sale

I have enough money to buy it(haha I wish) but if it doesnot have flame throwers, stinger missles, computer guided machine guns and an ejection seat I do not want to even consider it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By anthony1
Re: Last weekend

nice to see the Red Dragon flying. I also fly one, I was born in Cardiff, lived in Barry and Dinas Powis, now living in Nova Scotia along the eastern shore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By anthony1
Re: Beginners Boat

I had not done a lot of sailing when I first bought "NANNA" a 1975 macgregor 25 with a swing keel. For me a good first boat. Loaded about 3500lbs including trailer so pulling it with my Aztec was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,969
Posted By anthony1
Re: Honda 8HP outboard to charge 12V

I too have an 8hp honda for my boat. Like you no nav lights and I have a bilge pump and depth sounder fish finder combo. I make sure that my battery is fully charged at the begining of the season. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By anthony1
Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.... Your Input Please

Hi Fred
Like bnaylorsaid I would go a bit bigger, I have a Mac25 swing keel and love it. We day sail mainly but have done a few over nighters she comfy and as for coastal cruising I don't think we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 13,883
Posted By anthony1
Re: considering a ferro cement boat

Hello All
My 2 cents worth.
On the hard at the marina we use there is a ferro cement boat and for sale I might add and has been for quite some time (5years+). Reason, its got a crack and it leaks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,072
Posted By anthony1
Re: Fishfinder vs depth sensor

Hello
I have a macgregor 25 and I have my fishfinder mounted to the bulkhead just off to the side of the companian way highly visible and not in the way. I can remove it after sailing and stow it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,026
Posted By anthony1
Re: CDI Furler jams

Hi Mariner
I too have a cdiff2 furler on my boat. Trouble free for all the time I have owned it.
If I were you I would drop the mast so you can see were the problem might lie. Took mine off last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 1,859
Posted By anthony1
Re: Spring fever: I'm just dying to splash!

Hello All
I too am getting itchy feet to splash my boat but the weather up here on canada's east coast ( Halifax, Nova Scotia) is still not conducive to either putting the boat (Nanna) in the water...
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