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Search: Posts Made By: mackconsult
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,592
Posted By mackconsult
skipper should bear done and then furl, while...

skipper should bear done and then furl, while they are keeping tension on the sheet.. If you have a backstay put the backstay on max will allow the forestay to tighten and furl nicely.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By mackconsult
Good basic transportation for a cruiser

YouTube - YikeBike - Urban Freedom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X813eTuZJkc&feature=player_embedded)
Forum: Racing 07-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By mackconsult
Here is my take on it .... Thursday around 1...

Here is my take on it ....

Thursday around 1 pm I suggested we put a 2nd reef in on Rage. We waited for 4 hours to put that reef in. Orizaba only beat us by 4 minutes over the 190 mile race, so...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By mackconsult
The slowness is a combination of my comcast...

The slowness is a combination of my comcast connection and my server. Will soon have a newer/faster server, but there is nothing I can do about the slowness of the upload speed of comcast.

Sorry....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2010
Replies: 2,868
Views: 331,592
Posted By mackconsult
2010 Oregon Offshore

I few boats had to retire because of "chronic seasickness" .... :eek:

Oregon Offshore 2010 - McCormack's (http://www.mackconsult.com/?p=903)
Forum: Racing 05-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By mackconsult
2010 Oregon Offshore Sailboat Race

This was one of the best Oregon off shores I have done .....

http://www.mackconsult.com/?p=903
Forum: SailNet FAQ 04-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,477
Posted By mackconsult
Polyester is mostly used because it cost less and...

Polyester is mostly used because it cost less and is easier to sand after setting. Epoxy is superior to polyester because it sets up a little harder, but it is harder to sand. If you repairing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-05-2010
Replies: 569
Views: 138,036
Posted By mackconsult
I have another one to share. 1997-2000 I...

I have another one to share.

1997-2000 I partnered on a melges 24 (hull #38) campaign here in PNW. "Rental Car" as it was named was on its second regatta up in Seattle doing a PSSR's regatta so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By mackconsult
Use 5200, although getting things back off after...

Use 5200, although getting things back off after using this can be very difficult.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-24-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 5,214
Posted By mackconsult
Coastal Pilot, GPS, radar, RDF, local knowledge...

Coastal Pilot, GPS, radar, RDF, local knowledge from others, dead reckoning with chart, binoculars .....

To bad they stopped Loran ...... because this did fit nicely between GPS and radar:mad: .
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-24-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By mackconsult
You should also mention the "Bar's and Jetty's"...

You should also mention the "Bar's and Jetty's" of the PNW. These are the most dangerous areas of navigation, and were the most loss of property and life occurs.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-22-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By mackconsult
sailnet forum box

Sprinter-Source.com - The best reSource for Sprinter van owners and enthusiasts. (http://www.sprinter-forum.com/) is another one of the forums I visit often for my sprinter van. It has what is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,697
Posted By mackconsult
Having a helm inside is not an issue. I have...

Having a helm inside is not an issue. I have worked on several big fishing boats that just solved this problem by putting a seperate "jog" stick and extra engine controls in another location.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,312
Posted By mackconsult
For one don't just depend on your motor. A boat...

For one don't just depend on your motor. A boat under sail is a much better way to do it. Come in under main and go bow to into the wind slowing down to catch the ball, then go drop the main.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,312
Posted By mackconsult
Any experienced person who tows knows you don't...

Any experienced person who tows knows you don't go to a cleat. They probably had the tow system distributed amongst several points of the boat including the base of the mast.

I doubt that boat...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-19-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,337
Posted By mackconsult
1 gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs So a 55...

1 gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs
So a 55 gallon drum when submerged displaces 55 gallons of water. Which means it takes 55x8.35 = 459.25 lbs to submerge the barrel. I would go with 400 lbs for a...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-19-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,337
Posted By mackconsult
Hey, maybe see you in May after Oregon Offshore. ...

Hey, maybe see you in May after Oregon Offshore. I will be on the big blue 70 footer called Rage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 13,263
Posted By mackconsult
That is funny :laugher

That is funny :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 13,263
Posted By mackconsult
From and to Hawaii. It was not a delivery. ...

From and to Hawaii. It was not a delivery.

We sailed out of Waikiki yacht club to Lahaina and back over a period of 3 days as a practice shake down cruise. His mistake for arranging this .... if...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By mackconsult
Funny .... I used to be a ASA sailing instructor...

Funny .... I used to be a ASA sailing instructor at ISC. I took that Zap 26 down to Astoria one summer to race in six pac with a bunch of ISC people. I spend quite a lot of time down int he gorge...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By mackconsult
Accept for lack of wind :mad:

Accept for lack of wind :mad:
Forum: Racing 03-16-2010
Replies: 253
Views: 16,412
Posted By mackconsult
Look at my signature ..... its my moto when...

Look at my signature ..... its my moto when racing.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2010
Replies: 253
Views: 16,412
Posted By mackconsult
Wow look at those racing sails :laugher . Nice...

Wow look at those racing sails :laugher . Nice work on the wife, drink, & food.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2010
Replies: 253
Views: 16,412
Posted By mackconsult
You have to love sailing on rivers. 99.9%...

You have to love sailing on rivers. 99.9% percent of my sailing is on rivers
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,547
Posted By mackconsult
Both of my boats are under 20 ft, so they fall...

Both of my boats are under 20 ft, so they fall under USAA home owner policy :cool: .
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