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by Sea Wind
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dodger Design for 26M
Replies: 3
Views: 2113

Re: Dodger Design for 26M

I Have a 26X and would have used the wide dodger from BWY but based on where deck hardware and a nicrovent is located it did not work, so I did my own from the sailrite kit. We have done other sailrite projects including bimini, sacrificial headsail cover, stackpack and pedestal cover, this was the ...
by Sea Wind
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: Swing Keel rope replacement

Whgoffrn’s suggestion is the easiest way. I have never detached the centerboard to replace the line. Tape the end of the old rope to the new one in the cockpit and just pull it from underneath. I tie the bitter end of the new rope to the mast and use the extra length to do the figure 8 knot while I ...
by Sea Wind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Second Battery location
Replies: 28
Views: 5841

Re: Second Battery location

As to the panel, I would not put it on the aft-facing surface of that seat cavity. Stuff back there tends to slide around, and you can't see there without sticking your head in there anyway. I have my two-bank battery charger there, and I have to be careful about not letting cockpit cushions lay up...
by Sea Wind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Second Battery location
Replies: 28
Views: 5841

Re: Second Battery location

I have the bus bar, fuse panel and Perko switch on the aft side of the seat where you have the battery. My other batteries are on the settee in front of the galley. With the electric fridge I have two house batteries forward plus a starter battery in the original location.
by Sea Wind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2018 B.E.E.R. cruise
Replies: 0
Views: 1444

2018 B.E.E.R. cruise

The 17th annual 2018 B.E.E.R. Cruise will take place from June 15th thru June 19. The plans are Friday night to be the skippers meeting with a skippers dinner provided by the Pensacola Shipyard. Saturday we sail out for three days of fun and excitement. Check the details page for the full scoop. BEE...
by Sea Wind
Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storms on the Chesapeake
Replies: 27
Views: 5221

Re: Storms on the Chesapeake

were you anchored in the inside basin?
could it be that the bottom was soft mud?
by Sea Wind
Mon May 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Any tablet users for navigation
Replies: 17
Views: 5347

Re: Any tablet users for navigation

whgoffrn,
what kind of antenna are you using to get xm weather?
by Sea Wind
Tue May 01, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Size and type of water tank
Replies: 24
Views: 7746

Re: Size and type of water tank

I have a Plastimo 13 gallon water tank under the forward settee. Yes, it is not used for drinking but washing. It is connected to an electric water pump to the sink in the galley, head and transom shower. I remove the tank once a year and clean it at home. I also add small parts of Chorine tablets e...
by Sea Wind
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ready for spring and summer
Replies: 65
Views: 19938

Re: Ready for spring and summer

I think your missing the point, America is supposed to be the bastion of the "Free World" yet its gun murder rate is over 54% of that in Mexico (USA 3.5 / 100,000 population, against Mexico 6.4/100,000) . While I'm sure some of Mexico is "First World" the greater majority is "Third World", with tha...
by Sea Wind
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ready for spring and summer
Replies: 65
Views: 19938

Re: Ready for spring and summer

Not getting into politics, but just stating figures, the number of gun deaths in Mexico is just about on a par with the USA historically USA 10.45 deaths / 100,000 people Mexico 11.23 deaths / 100,000 people https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate those figures...
by Sea Wind
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: What Are Your Top 5,10,15 Mods Or How Do I Love Thee- my Mac
Replies: 27
Views: 7737

Re: What Are Your Top 5,10,15 Mods Or How Do I Love Thee- my

1. Suzuki DF 90 2. Double-axle aluminum trailer 3. Sail pack 4. bimini and Dodger 5. VHF with AIS and mic 6. Fridge 7. 2-house batteries plus solar 8. MRS upgrade to 26M system 9. Lifeline netting to keep boys and toy on board 10. 25 feet of ¾ chain on each anchor, main is currently a 16lbs claw. 11...
by Sea Wind
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Here We Go Again - February Florida Keys or Bust 2018!
Replies: 65
Views: 21622

Re: Here We Go Again - February Florida Keys or Bust 2018!

Nice trailer, do the spare tires help to guide the boat back into the trailer?
Any chance that the hitch is too high and that is why your back tires are rubbing?
by Sea Wind
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Epirb vs sat phone
Replies: 30
Views: 7721

Re: Epirb vs sat phone

I rented an epirb from BoatUS when I crossed to Bimini last year. If/when I do it again I will buy a personal locator beacon for the boat. This is really an extra level of precaution if the DSC on the VHF cannot be used. I would rent a "bahamian" sim card for communications for a longer trip like Ch...
by Sea Wind
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Custom or stock bimini replacement?
Replies: 17
Views: 4469

Re: Custom or stock bimini replacement?

could you use the old one as a pattern to make one yourself? That is what we did with ours, we did not have the zippers for an enclosure, but you can get those from sailrite.
by Sea Wind
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: unused jib
Replies: 25
Views: 6552

Re: unused jib

more than happy to take one of those jibs off your hands, would paypal work to pay for shipping? please send PM for details