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by Starscream
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Honda BF2.3 Kicker
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Honda BF2.3 Kicker

Yeah, I don't have any expectations on the motor doing anything more than giving a push to the sails and making the last few hundred feet to the dock in an emergency. Where I sail there are currents and prevailing winds, but nothing crazy and there is always a marina downwind of wherever our motor h...
by Starscream
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Honda BF2.3 Kicker
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Honda BF2.3 Kicker

I pulled the trigger on a Honda BF2.3 Long-Shaft kicker motor at the Montreal Boat Show a couple of weeks ago. I've had too many "adventures" with a dead motor for my liking. From memory, I've had at least five motor failures with the E-tec: 1) During service, the shop poorly reinstalled the master ...
by Starscream
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 81
Views: 5926

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

The GX looks like a great vehicle but if I compare base-models I can get TWO pathfinders for the price of one GX and still have enough left over to buy a new trailer and a new dinghy, and the annual fuel savings on the Pathfinder would pay my marina fees :D But yeah...Pathfinder = kinda boring. GX i...
by Starscream
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 26X trailer swap
Replies: 28
Views: 876

Re: 26X trailer swap

Looks like the arm holding the bow roller should be moved forward. Looks to be held on by a couple of U-clamps, so should be easy. Then a simple Mac-Bump to bring the boat forward?
by Starscream
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: 'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up

Well right now, if you could just find a way to lift my mac straight up and put her down in the back yard, you could use the hard-packed snow stacked up to the rub rail as a mold.
by Starscream
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Here's another one, taken on a rainy day inside. https://opmkhq.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mdx1tEnUYIlhtUZs65C-TsON60T6x51eQnvbkhWVjASE_BwD7ogP-WNm_12IQJDxmRkZ4Ry9PH0qVlMwVztj5SSUBOabFccK059NqlSLxq8iWwtiAbIpydW60X6fMUiwGwEldzamMRPSK4TWnwZEsPsrfmfGk3dGQ7OWTL1u8qNHzNQoV-1HoEVqPrzt1AeCGGki754TRUp8E75PKa4JqLg?...
by Starscream
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Typical conversation at a public dock: Member of the general public: "How much water do you need for that boat to float in?" Me: "Yes." https://pzmkhq.bn.files.1drv.com/y4m3mqwMPhSy2yWyFrBKH4xKWfaGOyUFmxp-v-TEffYM5qzg-71sTL_WcyZN2MDXomqlttnym0plzrwKabjn3DOWmxuJFMpox3DOjOkqdw74lZvZP44W0examSctYRqhD3o...
by Starscream
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Having a hard time getting you guys to post photos! C'mon!!! There are a few things I enjoy more than looking at boat photos in the middle of the winter. Not many though. Some marinas we have been to frown on hanging laundry from the lines...lol. Don't let US in. This is the marina equivalent of sta...
by Starscream
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Let's see some photos! Here is Bear Hunt with the legend, the one and only, the Jill Kristy. https://z2lzbg.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mkYNnCPthgMpm02U09LVDpb94aq9x8D-HhEWOiVFMIVqzvVNBcOzA5elTsHKxujgtnliO8OfdYBpd80SQ__YRCoiHK09Y9M0W8PN8fhVCvyI9653n_RrP62PzkYeFX23nxm0gUamwqkskzdrIefetApDjlEyxWRwrxxn1Tu0NCXq...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 1738

Re: M forestay

I follow a few sailing channels on Youtube: Bums on a Boat, Atticus, Rigging Doctor, UMA, and GBU. Way better than watching TV. Love the Rigging Doctor: down to earth, very "human", funny, and fully electric, as is UMA. Here's a rigging doctor episode on synthetic rigging: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Hmm, maybe I should have started a "Peaches" thread. The admiral after 25 years of marriage, four kids, and totally 'au naturel' after three days of mac-camping. Been together since she was 18. https://qg7nna.bn.files.1drv.com/y4m189UBaa4_2ZGAwSPdXOQgj6vd4i1a_NmJhheCw5fV-DzttuKF-p3BjFjptVYuqVOBZBtEf...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Photos - Summer 2019

Every year at about this time I create a thread and ask everyone to post their favorite photos of the past summer (or current summer for our down under friends). Son 1 in the foreground, sons 2 and 3 playing on the beach behind Bear Hunt, on Lac des Deux Montagnes, Quebec. https://qw7nna.bn.files.1d...
by Starscream
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 81
Views: 5926

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Respectfully disagree on the lighten up...I love listening to other owners' opinions of their vehicles, and of others. Vehicles are kind of like a projection of the self, so people take them very seriously. And that's OK, according to me. :D There is no better complement than people buying the same ...
by Starscream
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 81
Views: 5926

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Here is what Canada does to vehicles. Our '88 pathfinder with 400,000km on the clock. She was tired. We replaced her with a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer that was a total POS, then the Durango in 2006 which was the most reliable vehicle I ever owned (weird, I know, Dodge & Reliability?), and then the Pathf...
by Starscream
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Classics Across the Gulfstream
Replies: 27
Views: 1357

Re: Classics Across the Gulfstream

On the old Mac site, there was a tab where there were a few owner stories posted. One of them was about a trip to the Bahamas by a new X owner and his son. They ended up dragging anchor a couple of times, and running the full range of emotions from "Sell the boat now" to "boat was best purchase ever...