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by Chinook
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Digital Logbook, App, PC or...?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Digital Logbook, App, PC or...?

I'm an old fashioned ink and paper guy, so when I first got our boat I bought a small 3 ring binder Log book. I was never happy with the stock information entry pages in the book, so I made up a custom page which included things I was most interested in recording. Stuff like departure time, arrival ...
by Chinook
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Topic - cheapskates and fenders for trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Topic - cheapskates and fenders for trailer

That's nothing compared with the economy version fender I crossed the border into Mexico with, while heading for the Sea of Cortez. I hit a mammoth pothole on I-5 in the Sacramento Valley while heading south. The shock broke the fender weld and a short while later, the whole thing fell off. Before c...
by Chinook
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: End of season approaching
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: End of season approaching

We were planning to go up this Monday (we avoid weekends) and then this SMOKE came in and we scrubbed our plans. Visibility is horrible and it's hard to breathe this stuff. Gone are our blue skies. I can't imagine what it's like further West for those people dealing with these fires. We could use s...
by Chinook
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Birthday gift from my 9 year old granddaughter
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Birthday gift from my 9 year old granddaughter

I thought I'd share a picture of the birthday present my 9 year old granddaughter give me this year. As you can see, she's quite the budding artist. She worked off a photograph of our boat from one of our trips. She picked enough detail for me to even guess which trip. The red courtesy flag and the ...
by Chinook
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question about interior carpets
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Question about interior carpets

We have a 26X and have replaced our carpets a couple of times. We find that, without taking some measures, the carpet pieces can slip when stepped on awkwardly, which happens in a boat. I installed a pair of snaps up front, on the narrow piece in the aisleway which runs in front of the table. This s...
by Chinook
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Roosevelt Cruise
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Lake Roosevelt Cruise

Yes, it is one of our favorites from the trip. Not showing, but docked right next to us was another 26X, owned by a couple from Colville. Always fun visiting with other Mac owners.
by Chinook
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sea of Cortez out of Puerto Penasco
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Sea of Cortez out of Puerto Penasco

The above referenced trip blog covers our cruise from the Midriff Islands south to La Paz, departing from San Carlos. We did not sail north of the Midriffs, but our trip experience would probably be of some help in a general way.
by Chinook
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Quick trip to the San Juans
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Quick trip to the San Juans

We closed out this strange sailing season with a short 5 day trip out to the San Juan Islands in the final days of August. We launched at Anacortes and crossed Rosario Strait, where the current can run 2 to 3 knots, in comfortable conditions, and selected Thatcher Pass for our entry into the San Jua...
by Chinook
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: old Mac 26X thread I am unable to find
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: old Mac 26X thread I am unable to find

We used to see Frank and his wife at the annual BWY rendezvous. Great guy, and his 26X was a great looking boat, very distinctive and lovely with its teal green bimini and dodger. Frank was the first Mac owner I heard of who sailed his Mac around Cape Scott at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. ...
by Chinook
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: launching/recovery of X/M with Class C motorhome
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: launching/recovery of X/M with Class C motorhome

My best suggestion is to have a towing receiver installed under the front bumper, so that you can mount a trailer hitch ball there. Then, after you've towed the boat to the ramp and rigged up, you can unhitch the boat from the rear and hitch up to the front bumper. That will allow you to push the bo...
by Chinook
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Airhead Composting Toilet Integration Project
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Airhead Composting Toilet Integration Project

Several years ago I installed an Airhead in our 26X. I had previously installed a Nicro solar fan in the little lexan window that's in the head. I connected the vent hose from the Airhead to the solar vent, adapting the elbow housing for the fan which comes with the Airhead to the inside of the sola...
by Chinook
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Best sailing speed

You're right in the ballpark in comparison with my experience in the 26X. I only exceeded 6 knots under sail once, and that was an extraordinary day, sailing across the Yellow Banks from Nassau to the Exumas. We had about 15 knots of wind on the beam, but the seas were moderate. I had the main and g...
by Chinook
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Lake Chelan to Stehekin
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Lake Chelan to Stehekin

Just returned from a 4 day trip up Lake Chelan to Stehekin. For those who are unfamiliar with this remarkable lake, it's the largest natural lake in the State of Washington, at 55 miles it's easily the longest, and it's 1600 foot depth makes it the second deepest lake in the US. At its deepest point...
by Chinook
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

I use the Wallas stove, which burns kerosene. It offers a number of benefits, including the following: kerosene as a fuel is readily available, and produces higher heat than alcohol; it is very fuel efficient (2.5 gallon tank will last a month); stove is externally vented, so no potentially harmful ...
by Chinook
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who has the oldest Macx boat
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Who has the oldest Macx boat

You pose an interesting question. Wouldn't it be great if hull number 1 was still out there somewhere. We bought our X new in 2002, which was the last full production year, so we have one of the higher hull numbers for an X. Our hull number is 4853B202. I assume the 202 refers to the year 2002, and ...