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by BOAT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?

POTTY actually - is this post going to the potty - I have a question about the potty: :P I suppose this is sort of a poll: what kind of potty do you have in the head?? I ask because I am getting a new porto potty and I am considering something other than the tried and true thetford products that hav...
by BOAT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

okay - i will pick a spot along the rear side - first i will look over some of the other arch pictures on the site and see where other people have drilled holes and see if they had any issues.
by BOAT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

I was just looking to run the wire for a new wind sensor inside the tube. I just don't know if it would be better to drill the hole in the bottom or the front or rear sides - only one hole. i assume most the pressure up there on the top of the arch is downward from the mast crutch - so I thought a s...
by BOAT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

in the horizontal part (the top) about midway between the center and the bend. should the hole be on the underside? or should it be on the back? I was avoiding the top so water can't get in.
by BOAT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

aft mast support arch WILL I COMPROMISE STRENGTH IF I DRILL A HOLE IN IT?? I suspect Tom Foolery the engineer with the computer formulas would know this one - I was CONSIDERING drilling a 1/4 inch hole in the mast support arch on the bottom side to run a wire for a new wind sensor. Am I going to mak...
by BOAT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Single Line Reefing per Mike Inmon
Replies: 23
Views: 7250

Re: Single Line Reefing per Mike Inmon

i wonder what Mike Inmon is up to after all these years?
by BOAT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

there is no secret unfortunately - either your into it or your not. it's like sea sickness - there are two kinds of people - those who get sea sickness and those who don't.' my dad was one of those guys that had never been sea sick in his entire life. i meet people out in the ocean all the time that...
by BOAT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

im with mallard on this one - we crossed the san pedro channel under 25 knot winds (plus) WOT with no ballast in the tank - the auto pilot had a full half turn on the wheel all the way to Avalon - the wind was rare = blowing from directly due south - so it was a warm day. speed held steady at 15 mil...
by BOAT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

Yeah, I did forget to mention that 20 knots is a lot of wind. I start to reef the main at about 15 to 16 knots. The boat handles really well for me on the first reef in 18 knots - very fast and lots of fun to sail but without a reef in the main it would be sort of a pain because the boat would be on...
by BOAT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

seems odd to put a swim dock on a sailboat that has a fixed keel because you can't get into areas shallow enough for the kiddies to swim anyways. It seems like it would be a great feature to beach the boat aft in and walk off the swim deck but with 3 feet of keel under the boat that's not gonna happ...
by BOAT
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

The transom on that boat does look really slap happy noisy - I was unaware that the hunter 34 was like that - my brothers Hunter 34 did not have that. You can ask masreb about the Beneteau - he says the rolling at anchor is intolerable. The boats are SOOO wide and the interiors are more like apartme...
by BOAT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

The Beneteau 331 is a lot mo comfortable under sail but it's a real rockin roller under anchor. The Hunter 33 is a little more stable at anchor but it's not as fast as the B.
by BOAT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

Balboa 26 will blow the doors off a norsea 27 in 12 knot wind but the norsea is a a lot more comfortable in chop. Launching that norsea is ridiculous - in the video you can see that the boat was so heavy the guy holding the forward dock line had to let it go because it was going to pull him and the ...
by BOAT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

I think the posters idea was that he wanted to be able to sail travel in sloppy seas. It is possible - we do it all the time - but it's not comfortable. It is comfortable in a Cat 34 or pretty much any other boat larger than that, but there is no trailer boat that is comfortable in sloppy sea.
by BOAT
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: Upgrade already?

You will never get an even ride from any trailer boat - not one. There are trailer boats that do offer a ride that is a little bit better than the MAC but they are butt ugly slow slugs that will barely go 2 knots in 12 knots of wind. A small boat with a lot of ballast is a slug. The MAC is the faste...