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by DaveC426913
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel

If you make your way to Lake Ontario, drop me a line! Lots of us here!



(Watch that last rapids though - it's a doozy!)
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by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: What are the odds?

Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for
- big smiles on their faces
- well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water
- sense of peace that comes from having the perfect balance of enough boat for fun but not so much to be stressed
- full wallets
by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Rudders up when motoring

And this is till 6kn. You also sail at these speeds. I don't have the skilz to know for sure, but I suspect there is a fundamental difference between sailing at 6 knots and motoring at 6 knots when it comes to forces involved. i.e. just because it's OK to sail at 6 knots with the blades down doesn'...
by DaveC426913
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Rudders up when motoring

Yes. Macs are like that. It's not you.
by DaveC426913
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: attaching a skeg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: attaching a skeg?

Will a skeg help track when motoring?

At anything above 7 knots, my X tracks like a sheet of plywood. It wants to go left or right, but never straight ahead.

Scares the Jesoosi Kristoosi out of oncoming boats.
by DaveC426913
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

vizwhiz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Sumner has a nice 33-ish foot long Endeavor that he has mentioned selling...if nothing else, you might be able to coordinate a day trip with him when he comes down to Florida to play in the fall...
Thanks. But I'm on the Great Lakes. And fresh water only.
by DaveC426913
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

Thanks guys. These are awesome links. I will check them out.
by DaveC426913
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Good place to compare boat makes/models?

I know it's heresy to discuss leveling up my sailboat game here, but I need a place to start. First mate needs something less tender and would like more overnighting room below. So, I'm considering moving up to something between 29 and 34 feet or so in the indeterminate future. I'll list my wants an...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

My X was bought in Collins Bay near Kingston, and was customized by the PO specifically for cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway. Mast crutch extension (to clear bimini), stern rail party seats, 11 fenders, including several that would have kept the Edmund Fitzgerald afloat. Today, for - I think - the...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

Ris, how are you dealing with the Canadian laws regarding cassette porta toilets vs marine heads set up with a pump out. Toronto here. Now I'm wondering if I'm legal. I have a porta-potty with a pumpout. (never use the pumpout, just carry it up to the club house). [ EDIT ] Sunuvagun. It looks like ...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Stiff steering

Is there any adjustment that can be made so I can leave the helm for a few moments to attend to other business. This is essential for me to singlehand the boat. I have a custom "tiller-tamer". It's just a bungie cord that holds the wheel in place and is easily engaged and disengaged while I tend to...
by DaveC426913
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

:waves from Toronto:

Welcome to Ontario.

Here's a gift basket of Zebra Mussels to take home and share with your friends. :)
by DaveC426913
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Stiff steering

nedmiller wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm
I replaced mine with a no feedback system and it holds steering wheel position and you can let go of the wheel and do something quickly without the boat going crazy. If your sails are balanced you can go get a cool drink.
What is a 'no feedback system'? :o
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello from San Diego
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: Hello from San Diego

Bobsquatch wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:33 am
I have owned at least one boat my entire life.
Your entire life? :)

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Welcome from T'rannah Canada.
by DaveC426913
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

The motor is a very large fraction of the worth of the boat. Like, 1/2. I bought my My 2000 MacX for $20K. When it got borked the next year by a neighbor in a storm, the insurance company valued the boat at (only) $10K. (Luckily the repair estimate came in at $8500.) So, you can compare this enginel...