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by geminiI-Can
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 7253

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 1:21 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Replacement Trailer Axle for 2008 MacM
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

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 1:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Member in B.C.
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

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 3:40 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Bearings Quandry
Replies: 10
Views: 4245

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 12:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2308

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 12:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2308

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 10:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2308

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 8:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canadian radio station license
Replies: 19
Views: 2308

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 6:21 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: San Juan Islands, WA 7-28 to 8-7++
Replies: 3
Views: 788

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 8:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

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 9:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Main Sail Cradle (MacStack) from Blue Water Yachts.
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

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 11:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mailsail Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

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.
by geminiI-Can
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Composting toilets
Replies: 143
Views: 101993

Re: Composting toilets

C-Head works as advertised The wife and I just spent 9 days on Gemini around the MYCBC Rear Commodores Cruise to Saltspring Island, BC. I can now report that our new C-Head performed to perfection. Easy install, no venting, no smells and still room for more use. No more Yucky splash back from dumpi...
by geminiI-Can
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: MacGregor Yacht Club of B.C. 2013 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3620

Re: MacGregor Yacht Club of B.C. 2013 Season

MYCBC Rear Commodore Cruise Report June 28 – July 1, 2013 Location Ganges Marina, Saltspring Island, BC 16 boats attended : Highlights: Friday Smooth sailing across the Salish Sea 2 Classics, 3 M's out of Blaine, Wa 1 Classic out of Calgary, Ab via Annacortes, Wa 2 M's, 1 Hunter out of Point Robert...
by geminiI-Can
Sat May 25, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: MacGregor Yacht Club of B.C. 2013 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3620

Re: MacGregor Yacht Club of B.C. 2013 Season

MacRendezvous 2013 May 31 - June 2nd Union Steamship Marina at Snug Cove Bowen Island This will be our 21st MacRendezvous this year. We are hoping for another big turn out this year. Other than the sailing, eating and drinking the focus this year will be learning to use your DSC radio. How many of ...