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by Jim Bunnell
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marine FM and NOAA Weather Radio for less than $30
Replies: 21
Views: 6236

Re: Marine FM and NOAA Weather Radio for less than $30

Thanks - I'll just play it safe with the 5+ then.
by Jim Bunnell
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marine FM and NOAA Weather Radio for less than $30
Replies: 21
Views: 6236

Re: Marine FM and NOAA Weather Radio for less than $30

Bilgemaster, I realize this is an old thread, but I hadn't seen it before and thought "why not?" – so I went shopping. There seem to have been several updates to the radio, the latest I found being UV-6R, with several in between. Will the update program and file work on these, or should I make sure ...
by Jim Bunnell
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Head for a New Boat
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: New Head for a New Boat

If your wife likes a door, you can always add 1 or 2 panels to the door so that it encompasses the passage midship. Here is my solution on an early M - your existing door may differ, but the concept will still work. http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=605
by Jim Bunnell
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Plans and life
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

Re: Plans and life

Look at it this way - if things had gone as you planned, you would have been in the middle of your cruise when you fell ill. It may have been much more dramatic and dangerous. God does know what He is doing, even if we don't. One of the rules I live by: "Make your plans in pencil, and remember that ...
by Jim Bunnell
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: using ipad with Seaiq for navigation
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: using ipad with Seaiq for navigation

The iPad GPS situation is really simple to understand. True GPS is only on the chip that carries the cellphone circuit; therefor any iPad that has cellphone capability has GPS, any WiFi-only iPad only has cell tower location service (The cellphone service does NOT have to be activated for the GPS to...
by Jim Bunnell
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Time Has Come....
Replies: 18
Views: 3288

Re: The Time Has Come....

EZ wrote:So that's 7 people total? Isn't the X rated for 6?

I guess overloading a boat is not a big deal for some.
Your boat is X-rated? Overloaded with Peaches?? :D
by Jim Bunnell
Sat May 09, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rotating Mast on 26M - how sticky is it supposed to be?
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: Rotating Mast on 26M - how sticky is it supposed to be?

I've got a loos gauge if you need to borrow it. PM me if interested. I put the bearings in and have used them for several years without problems (haven't done much with the boat the last three years, but they still rotate fine)
by Jim Bunnell
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello from SE Michigan - a New 26M owner
Replies: 16
Views: 3187

Re: Hello from SE Michigan - a New 26M owner

Welcome to MacGregors and to the board. I and my 26M are in Southfield, if you want to chat or need a hand. I haven't been on the water much the last few years (health) but hope for a fairly active summer. Best times I've had with Tanstaafl were cruises with the Trailer/Sailor group in the North Cha...
by Jim Bunnell
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: what would you recommend as a Dinghy for my 99 26x
Replies: 78
Views: 10867

Re: what would you recommend as a Dinghy for my 99 26x

I've used a 10' porta bote for 10 seasons and been pleased. If you think you'll need to bring the dinghy aboard for long open passages, you probably want a good inflatable, otherwise the port bote has several advantages. I tow the porta bote when cruising and have never had a problem even when caugh...
by Jim Bunnell
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Macgregor 26M Sticker Rollup.......Again!
Replies: 46
Views: 10111

Re: Macgregor 26M Sticker Rollup.......Again!

So I turned to Plan B, the graphic design brother. I sent the graphic he sent me to several online bumper sticker websites and the quotes I received were anywhere from $250 to $400. The high price is due to the irregular size of the oval sticker (3" high x 13 1/2" wide). If it was one of their norm...
by Jim Bunnell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacTrawler Avatar
Replies: 163
Views: 26234

Re: MacTrawler Avatar

How about one on the trailer, since that's where mine, at least, spends most of its time. :( I do try not to park on those slippery slopes, though - :P
by Jim Bunnell
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Medical Emergency While Cruising in the Broughtons
Replies: 25
Views: 4146

Re: Medical Emergency While Cruising in the Broughtons

I, too, will be praying for you and Sandy. Thanks for posting, and God Bless.
by Jim Bunnell
Fri May 30, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2015 Vacation Planning for Lake Michigan. Need some input
Replies: 14
Views: 2783

Re: 2015 Vacation Planning for Lake Michigan. Need some inpu

Since this is your first long cruise, you may want to consider joining the Trailer/Sailor group cruise in the North Channel of Lake Huron, a few more hours driving. They have a two week cruise every year (essentially the last two weeks of July - though you can join or leave whenever). They are frien...
by Jim Bunnell
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 15743

Re: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

Works fine on a Mac in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Congratulations on 50!

Jim
:macm:
by Jim Bunnell
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: NOAA RNC charts with map named folders
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: NOAA RNC charts with map named folders

mastreb wrote:Seriously dropbox? Sorry guys. 2GB downloads are hard to find a simple hosting solution for.

Matt
Coincidently, on the next site I browsed after reading this -
http://www.macnn.com/articles/13/11/19/ ... es.faster/