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by geminiI-Can
Tue May 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

Depends on who you ask. I would say the X seems to have pretty sturdy rudders and mounts. I have heard of them breaking. The M is a totally different story. I believe the rudder mounts on the M are the weakest part of the boat. Mine have spread apart allowing the rudder to wobble a fair bit. Think r...
by geminiI-Can
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hard top Dodger
Replies: 24
Views: 2316

Re: Hard top Dodger

Boat, Wow, you have spent a lot of time and thought on this. It looks good. You have addressed the issue with stepping the mast. Have you considered the view from behind the wheel? Would the shallow height and slope of the windows hinder being able to see through the "pilot house"? Or would you have...
by geminiI-Can
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hard top Dodger
Replies: 24
Views: 2316

Re: Hard top Dodger

I like the idea of hard top dodger but how do you deal with raising and lowering the mast? I have measured on my :macm: and when the mast is lowered to the stern mast crutch, there is about 8” clearance above rear of sliding hatch. I see 3 options: 1. Mast lowers onto dodger. Requiring raising rear ...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 8854

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

I had one and loved it for a couple years then the clutch mechanism seized up. It worked well as an autopilot but became “Armstrong steering” when trying to manually steer. My wife could not steer the boat and I struggled. The squawking (of the wheel, not my wife) was also embarrassing around the ma...
by geminiI-Can
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Replacement Trailer Axle for 2008 MacM
Replies: 6
Views: 2776

Re: Replacement Trailer Axle for 2008 MacM

Gemini has been putting on weight over the years as we all seem to do. My original axle on 2010 aluminum trailer looked bowed under the weight so I replaced my stock axle with a 5200 lb axle. I had to replace everything from tires on down to higher specs. Six Robblees Seattle was great. I understand...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Member in B.C.
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: New Member in B.C.

Hi Dave, welcome to the MacGregor Lifestyle. Check out the MacGregor Yacht Club of B.C. http://www.mycbc.ca You should drop in on our Club Night this Friday at the ABC Restaurant, Fraser Hwy, Surrey. Meet some of our members and this nights presentation features Jeff Côte of Pacific Yacht Systems an...
by geminiI-Can
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Bearings Quandry
Replies: 10
Views: 4633

Re: Trailer Bearings Quandry

Just replaced a leaking inner bearing on 2010 trailer. I feel your pain. It took me several try's until I found a parts guy who could find something. He used the Service Information booklet that came with the boat. Seal Conversion Information Seal description. Trailer Buddy. NOK. CR. National 233-16...
by geminiI-Can
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Canadian radio station license

Windchime, You are one of the fortunate ones?? There is no question for you regarding the Station License. As a Ham (radio qualifications not personality :wink: ), you do not meet the exemption qualifications if you have your ham radio on board. You have the capability to access frequencies other th...
by geminiI-Can
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Canadian radio station license

Even though you need the station license in US waters, apparently you don't need to use the assigned call sign as you have a choice according to the following quote from RBR-2 Technical Reqirements..... The operator of a ship station shall identify the station using: the call sign assigned by Indust...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Canadian radio station license

I am glad to see that I am not the only one to have been baffled by this. Kevin, I see from the links you posted that the US requirements seem to be as messed up as the Canadian ones. I have read in the Canadian regulations that US pleasure craft do not need a station license in Canadian waters unle...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Canadian radio station license

I appeal to the wisdom of the group to settle this issue. According to the Canadian Power Squadron as stated in the June issue of Pacific Yachting Magazine "A radio station is not required for Canadian boaters in Canadian waters...however, you will need a Radio Station License if you plan to cruise ...
by geminiI-Can
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: San Juan Islands, WA 7-28 to 8-7++
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: San Juan Islands, WA 7-28 to 8-7++

The MaGregor Yacht Club of BC would like to invite you to join us at our annual Rear Commodore's Cruise to Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island the weekend of August 1-4, 2014. It is only another hour north of your Prevost Island stop. We are expecting at least a dozen of our member boats and w...
by geminiI-Can
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.

Yes the sail is loose footed with the bolt rope of the stack pack sliding into the boom. A slider (included) to attach the clew is attached to your outhaul line. Todd at BWY suggests the improved sailing characteristics of the loose footed system is probably counteracted by the effects of the Stackp...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.

I saw the Mac Stackpack on the BWY boat at the Seattle Boat Show last year and immediately ordered one. We have used it all summer on our :macm: and love it. Sail handling is so much easier. No more wrestling with all that fabric up on the deck. Now I just give a little tug on the downhaul and every...
by geminiI-Can
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mailsail Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Mailsail Cover

Blue Water Yachts has a new combination sail pack and lazy jacks. It doesn't seem to be on their website yet. I bought one at the Seattle Boat Show and am very happy with the look and the new lazy jacks system. Contact them if you are interested.