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Many years ago the Macwester Owners Association set up a Facebook Group so that Facebook users could exchange comments on their beloved Macs. This page takes a ‘feed’ from that source and shows the ‘posts’ and comments from that site. The posts are organised in latest-first order,  go to the end of the page and click ‘Load More’ button to see the next in the list.

Note, getting a ‘feed’ from Facebook allows you to look at the posts but not to respond to them. If you want to do that you’ll have to have a Facebook account, and through Facebook, apply to become a member of the Facebook Group.

For those readers who do not want to join Facebook remember you can open discussions and post questions on this website by going to our own Forum Page or Members Posts  pages.

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7 hours ago

Got the lower furler apart and new bearings. Question is what's going on at the top? ... See MoreSee Less

Got the lower furler apart and new bearings. Question is whats going on at the top?Image attachment

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Is it springing when you furl it

1 month ago

Selling my Macwester Viking 28 foot, engine siezed during lock down, its out and ready to drop a new one in. It is a Junk rig so a single handed setup with powerful sail.

Sellling without the engine so price reflects this, it includes aerogen power, for charging off grid, shore power and charger. A wind auto steering system that would cost £1300 on its own, big anchor and lots of chain.

Needs cleaning and a bit of tlc as it’s stood over winter but it’s all there apart from the engine.

Due to engine selling as a project.

£1500 a bargain but flexiable.,
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Where is she.

Is the old engine available with the boat?

Dean Eyre it is but the head is not coming off.

That's cheap and looks good!

Where is she now?

Ring me. my number is 353 87 2187626

What type of engine is it?

what draft is she

Is she ready to sail?

does she need a gearbox etc,

I have covid at the moment and can't travel but we should talk soon.

I am interested in the boat if she has the 2.75ft draft

What horsepower engine was in the boat?

are there marine mechanics near you that can install an engine?

So tempting......but boats are like good sex....availibility and timing are EVERYTHING!

is she still for sale?

Wow!

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9 hours ago

I'm thinking about putting a bow sprit on my Macwester 26, just wondering if anyone has pictures to give me a few ideas.

Tia.
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This is on my 22, not sure how much different it is

Macwester 26

This photo was before it was wrapped with rope, showing the plate

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2 days ago

hi guys i need some advice please

seems like the area where my mast sits has started to sink down about 10mm i’ve made steel bracket up for some extra strength.

my plan is to loosen the rigging and use a bottle jack and some wood to push it back up and fit my bracket i made.

has anyone experienced this before?
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hi guys i need some advice please

seems like the area where my mast sits has started to sink down about 10mm i’ve made steel bracket up for some extra strength.

my plan is to loosen the rigging and use a bottle jack and some wood to push it back up and fit my bracket i made. 

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Mine has a compression post fitted

The first thing to check is to make sure your standing rigging isn't too tight. Nine times out of ten this is the cause for mast compression.

yeah was told to check it going to loosen it off tomorrow after work push it up and fit the bracket anyway then retention the rigging and see where i stand thanks

When we took our tabernacle off to do some work on it, we discovered that there was an interestingly large osmosis blister under it. On the advice of a friend who is a fibreglass specialist, we peeled and drained and dried the blister then patched with several layers of fibreglass above and below before replacing the tabernacle

I had this on my 27 when I bought her so had a new compression post fitted but make sure you have a good solid pad for it too sit on. Mine drys out which I think makes the situation worse especially if there is any swell.

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5 days ago

So on friday after over 10+years on the hard this 1964 mac26 was back in the water. Hope to come across fellow macwester owners on our journeys ... See MoreSee Less

So on friday after over 10+years on the hard this 1964 mac26 was back in the water.  Hope to come across fellow macwester owners on our journeysImage attachment

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Yr graphic on the bow is MOST cool. 🌠

The Tarsier Logo is a Symbol coming to UK 🇬🇧🥰🫣and She Floats….

2 days ago

I have put some old cockpit canopy stainless on the pulpit this morn in prep for mounting a solar panel … bit flexible but I think that’s best when in heavy weather … take always the rigid stuff that snaps ,,, what’s the thoughts ? ... See MoreSee Less

I have put some old cockpit canopy stainless on the pulpit this morn in prep for mounting a solar panel … bit flexible but I think that’s best when in heavy weather … take always the rigid stuff that snaps ,,, what’s the thoughts ?

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I would suggest two extra struts as attached. All depends on how heavy the solar panels are.

Looks like it's had a tiller pilot on at some time!

With a 20kg panel on top and in a decent side swell, I would have concerns about the lack of cross bracing and it just buckling.

Think you will lose the lot in a swell. Will pull Pulpit out the deck. Macs are famous for lack of support under cleats , stanchions and any other deck fitting.

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4 days ago

What’s this also ... See MoreSee Less

What’s this also

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Tiller extension

Yep, tiller extension

You appear to be indulging in the ‘other’ sort of Marine Archaeology… Not so much revealing what’s at the bottom of the seas, as discovering what’s in the bottom of the lockers…

It's a special two man tiller extension used to counter the weatherhelm of the original macwester rig 🤭

I assume you’re joking but. The way to counter weather helm is : 1. Set the rig up correctly. 2. Reef when you have excessive weather helm.

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2 weeks ago

I am selling my Bermuda rigged Wight 30.
It is fitted with a Beta 35hp engine/gearbox/shaft and propeller, that has only 40 hours run time. Full set of sails. All the fittings have been changed to stainless steel, it has pressurized hot/cold water system, macerator electric head, new hydraulic steering, new SP800 electric windlass, new shore power marine battery charger, two good batteries plus a spare. New Standard Horizon VHF radio, with remote station, it has all new glass fibre sheaved cockpit locker covers and stainless steel hinges that require fitting, two gas bottles, new large stainless steel boarding ladder, plus older small one, lots of fenders, diesel heater to be fitted, head lining material, carpet, lots adhesive, 5 litres of antifouling paint, tins of anti slip paint, part made cockpit canopy, a large roll of canopy material, Husqvarna 18e heavy-duty sewing machine, with heavy-duty canopy thread and needles. The hull has been epoxied, below the water line. You could launch the boat and work on it on a mooring, or it can be left at the yard until you are ready. I am asking £2950.00 ONO, for everything. The boat is located at Treluggen Boat Yard, Landrake Cornwall, around 10 miles west of Plymouth along the A38 from the Tamar bridge/tunnel. For any more information, contact me at G8LXI@yahoo.com
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Still for sale ?

Is it a ketch ?

4 days ago

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What’s this ?

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Fender board?

Is it for mooring against piles on a jetty? Using 2 fenders 1 at either end off the plank 🤔

Looks like a fender board

Drying out board

I wondered if it was some sort of sea anchor?

Fender board, very useful if coming alongside a post; two fenders behind it and the board against the post

A piece of wood with two holes in it.😄

Fender board, but doubles up as a cheap passerelle!

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