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by 1st Sail
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ventura 2300 actually gonna be built?
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Ventura 2300 actually gonna be built?

With all the used X's and M's not sure an offering to move down has much value to existing owners. Considering the increased towing capacity of later models 1500 Ford, Chev, and Dodge a few more feet i.e. 28+ may tempt some to move up.
by 1st Sail
Tue May 25, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glidecoat Boat Wax Replacement Marine Shine & Shield?
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Glidecoat Boat Wax Replacement Marine Shine & Shield?

I have a CapSpray with 2 stage turbine, 3 tip sizes, and a pressure regulated feed to the all my tanks, 1qt, 2 qt, 5 gal. running a combination of 2-5lbs tank positive pressure with appropriate tip depending on viscosity I can spray anything from house paint to waterborne gloss finishes. Sure beats ...
by 1st Sail
Tue May 25, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bottom paint recomendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Bottom paint recomendations?

I'm at the same relative latitude as DL Anderson on the Miss. River. My M was in a marina from July 1 to Nov 15 last yr. All I had was a light coat of green algae which I kept wet at the ramp and scraped off. This spring I wiped it clean with Starbrite hull cleaner and the gelcoat is still smooth no...
by 1st Sail
Tue May 18, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Great Lakes/Canadian Laws vs. Thru-hull grey water
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Great Lakes/Canadian Laws vs. Thru-hull grey water

Regarding item C where does a composting toilet fall under this law?
by 1st Sail
Tue May 18, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 49
Views: 4970

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

Still have my make believe standing purchase order in by bucket list for and M/X, Highlander's specs, 28-30ft. I was on a X for the first time a few weeks ago. No questions the X interior is superior. Like the zero maintenance of the M dagger board....until you hit something then the X swing keel su...
by 1st Sail
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Single Axle Limitations?
Replies: 33
Views: 1270

Re: Single Axle Limitations?

Some questions from past experience. My '06 oem steel trainer is still in excellent condition as it has been stored indoors for most of it life. I plan to upgrade to a dual axle this year as we have several long distance trip planned and prefer the redundancy of two axles. I am considering a dual ax...
by 1st Sail
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: West Marine BOGO on Lexmar Winches
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: West Marine BOGO on Lexmar Winches

Really want self tailing winches. Unfortunately the smallest is the Lewmar #12 which will not quite fit on the M as they are 4.75" base diameter whereas the #6 are 3 11/16" base diameter. If had the ambition to rework the fiberglass pad under the existing #6 Lewmars they would fit. The price was def...
by 1st Sail
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: What holds the galley top on?
Replies: 43
Views: 4431

Re: What holds the galley top on?

I'm thinking of doing the same. IIRC my '06 has fiberglass tabs epoxied to the galley and top. Looks like I can get in there with an oscillating cutter and separate. For the top options: vertical grade Corian solid surface (only 6mm thick), Nida Core with fiberglass top, faired and painted, or hardw...
by 1st Sail
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: roller furling questions
Replies: 26
Views: 860

Re: roller furling questions

Schaefer CF500. Installs over the existing forestay. Easy to change head sails. I trailer sailed for 10yrs with hank ons and a foresail down haul. If I didn't keep it in a marina I would seriously consider going back to hank ons.
by 1st Sail
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Garmin UHD 73sv on sale at Bass Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Garmin UHD 73sv on sale at Bass Pro

BassPro has the Garmin UHD 73sv on sale for $449 starting today while supplies last. Just ordered on. Lowest price I have ever seen. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/garmin- ... tter-combo
by 1st Sail
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New 17 foot sailboat - not impressed
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: New 17 foot sailboat - not impressed

When it grows to 28-29ft, 8'6' beam, water ballast, up to 70hp OB capable , 6'0 cabin call me. $28k/17ft= $1647ft * 28 = $46,117 I'm in.
by 1st Sail
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rewire the Mast
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Rewire the Mast

I ran separate wires for each light to the cabin top. BWY sells a 4 pole stainless thru hull connector. Connected both to a double throw double pole switch. Anchor light 'up', off (power), running mast head light 'down'. I used the existing power wire to the mast head light connected to the power in...
by 1st Sail
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Thinking about painting the exterior of the boat above waterline

Herschel, What a coincidence. I was thinking of messaging you this. Boat Works Today on Youtube just posted an episode roller painting a hull using the new Alexseal additive for roll on applications. Excellent detailed video. Check 20:20 when the bubbles from the roller literally pop and retract int...
by 1st Sail
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Switching up foresails
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Switching up foresails

Facebook post by Cheryl / BWY a few days ago 110 jib, good main will point 30-45' apparent. With my BWY flat top main and performance jib I would agree. Totally different boat.
by 1st Sail
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Another Gelcoat Refinishing Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Another Gelcoat Refinishing Question

I started with all the marine compounds, i.e. from Star Brite, 3M, Meguiars etc. The best hands down is Presta cutting creme. Originally was using a Porter Cable 7424XP random orbital polisher switched to Dewalt DWP849X 7in variable speed polisher cut my compounding and polishing time by at least 50...