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    Advice on loading a boat on the trailer

    No Ringmaster, It has the Shoal draft of 4.5'.
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    Anyone who doesn't post a photo today, will be barred from SBO.

    Wonderin' if we'll ever be able to get back on the water.
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    Self Isolation

    In keeping with the theme of this thread... I stopped by the grocery store on the way to the boat this past weekend to restock a few basic essentials. After hearing reports of empty shelves at several stores, I was a little concerned. But no worries, I was happy to find the basic essentials...
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    Activities between Sailing

    When I am not sailing I am either competing on horseback, flying, raising cattle, or building a nuclear waste disposal site.
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    Would a 110 jib be a good addition for macgregor 26C.

    My 26S has a 110 jib hanked on. I am quite happy with it. However, I aslo have a 150% genoa and there are times that I am glad I do. For a single headsail, the 150 would be too much at times so stay with the 110.
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    On '95 MacGregor 26C, which halyards would you put on port, and starboard side.

    My 26S also has the jib halyard on the port side, with the down haul right next to it. The main is on the starboard side as well as the spinnaker halyard.
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    Good lead for hydrohoist info

    By hydrohoist if you are referring to a boat floater, it works like a ballast tank on a submarine; Open area on the bottom with a air line going to the "tank". Put the floater in the water, open the air (vent) valve to submerge tanks enough to allow your boat on and start pumping air into the...
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    Best boat transport? Key questions to ask?

    Nah, it can be done. I've done it. I will admit it was quite a bigger challenge than I was counting on. Even though posters on this forum tried to explain it to me, I couldn't fathom how much more effort trailer launching a 30' boat was over the 26' that I had done many times. A tongue...
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    Halyard selection

    Now that you have the size selected, double braid polyester with a dyneema core would be one choice to consider for your application. Low stretch but still good handling characteristics.
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    Why is my sail coming apart?

    Well, I had hoped to take the boat out today and get some more pics as suggested but projects at home kept me off the water. I have been in contact with National Sail Supply for a new Rolly Tasker mainsail. They gave me a quote that is well within what I would have expected with delivery in...
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    Why is my sail coming apart?

    That is what I am hoping. It is satisfying to get conformation prior to spending the amount of money a new sail will cost.
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    Why is my sail coming apart?

    It has some hand written numbers near the head of the sail, one of the numbers is 1991. Although the PO hadn't used the boat much before I bought it two years ago.
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    Why is my sail coming apart?

    So I went out for a midwinter sail the other day. Since the wind was forecasted to be light, I shook out the reef from the previous sail. (I frequently leave a reef in because the boat seams to balance much easier with the first reef in the main.) Upon close inspection, I noticed the sail...
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    garage anchor evolution

    Would that be what Noah used to prepare for his 40 days and 40 night "cruise"?
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    Do tell, where would I find examples of this gifted writings you speak of?