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Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By mackconsult
Columbia 34 Mark 2

Long time member but been away for a while ..... mainly working and racing.

So 10 months ago I started a non profit called go-sail.org. It's mission is give kids and challenged individuals the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2012
Replies: 2,995
Views: 381,252
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: 1,728
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: 1,501
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: 1,501
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: 2,995
Views: 381,252
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: 1,501
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: 5,157
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: 572
Views: 150,267
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: 1,606
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: 5,552
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: 607
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: 613
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: 8,766
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: 2,570
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: 2,570
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: 2,506
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: 2,506
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: 13,906
Posted By mackconsult
That is funny :laugher

That is funny :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 13,906
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: 483
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: 483
Posted By mackconsult
Accept for lack of wind :mad:

Accept for lack of wind :mad:
Forum: Racing   03-16-2010
Replies: 253
Views: 18,328
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: 18,328
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: 18,328
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
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