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Old 16-05-2011, 16:06   #61
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Man am I glad I decided not to try it... doubt she'd have made the trip
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Old 16-05-2011, 16:49   #62
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

the hull and deck are pretty much bullet proof,but at the end of the day,with the shallow draft,2"9' she is basically a motor sailer,for any wind fwd of the beam.

i intend changing her back to bermudan rig as the macw allways had problems with weather helm.
so putting a large gaff main,without moving the mast fwd only makes her more unbalanced.

for you boaty it would have been an expensive exercise to get her up and running,with out access to workshops and boat stuff,and transport etc.

for me i'm just recycling stuff that iv'e accumulated over the last few years off my other 3 yachts,the new engine i just swaped for a smaller one that i reconditioned over the winter!
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I'd have brought the O/B and bracket of my Corribee so the engine side no worries but the rest... and the description of the cockpit was a killer.. especially knowing how unpredictable the 'Bay' can be... set off to many times with so called 4 to 6 day windows only to get clobbered 1 day past Ushant... and if its a SEly blow I'd be up $hit creek without a paddle....
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Looks like you are moving along nicely with this project, have you set a timeframe for her?

Oh and Twinkle Toes is going to kill you for posting pics of her asleep lol
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Oh and Twinkle Toes is going to kill you for posting pics of her asleep lol
And she got a pillow? I think Atoll is spoiling her, that doesn't end well . One day she will ask for all manner of luxuries - like her own bucket..........
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And she got a pillow? I think Atoll is spoiling her, that doesn't end well . One day she will ask for all manner of luxuries - like her own bucket..........
Haha no draw the line! She has to lean over the side like the rest of us!
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engine rebuild and token blonde

luxuries,i had to re-train twinkle toes to use a bucket,as she would only pee over the side,but a bit dodgy on small boats with wobbly life lines......

latest photos of engine rebuild,managed to get the thing un-siezed and turning nicely with the help of the "token blonde",another of my long suffering crew......
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

Alex, that's a better engine

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Alex, that's a better engine

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yes should push her along nicely,was hoping to find a 12-15 hp to fit the existing prop,which i took off when we beached her on thursday morning.

this one is a yanmar ysb 8 and came with the prop to suit,so should be much better than try ing to push her with the dingy!!!!
had some interesting moments coming back through the bridge on saturday,towing from the bow with dingy in reverse wirks well!!!

warren allowed us to leave her for at least a month on the pontoon whilst we get ready for the next attempt,and is organsing free harbour fees!!!.
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

engine is now running sweetly,after,freeing the rings and re-seating the valves.

just need to service my 4 hp out board so i can get hina to the dock to lift out and fit the engine.

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Your moving along a lot faster than I expected! Good work
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She looks nice and clean. I like that in an engine
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found a £30 pound auto pilot and have fabricated brackets for mounting on the tiller.

also found a roller furling boom and a main sail to replace the over size gaff rig just need to change the foot a bit to suit.


the propellor is getting resized for the new engine,so when that is ready will prolly head up the coast and haul her out and fit the new engine,and re-rig the mast and paint the topsides and antifoul.
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

When I lived on my boat I was happy to have the size and it takes a pretty good blow and doesn't do anything to make me nervous but when I see the size of that engine and sail and hear the price of used parts for her it sure is obvious the benefits of a smaller boat.
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When I lived on my boat I was happy to have the size and it takes a pretty good blow and doesn't do anything to make me nervous but when I see the size of that engine and sail and hear the price of used parts for her it sure is obvious the benefits of a smaller boat.

ha ha!! much less painful than working on my other boat!

just spent $2000 building an auto pilot for the big boat,and still need a few more bits......
next months haul out and paint,new anodes for a 63 ft ally boat work out at about $4000...........and that is doing the work myself
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