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by sailor stan
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tenn Mac Rendevous Yes , No , Maybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4042

Re: Tenn Mac Rendevous Yes , No , Maybe?

I am quite happy to help in any way I can. I must say that I am not a reliable helper until after June. After that I am pretty open an can commit. But if you asked me today to commit to a meeting next weekend, I would have to say "Maybe". I am working logistics for a new contract for my company and ...
by sailor stan
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners
Replies: 52
Views: 14619

Re: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners

Guys.......sorry for the radio silence the last few months. I have had some major changes in my work life. I now have additional duties that require more of my time. I do not see any light at the end of the tunnel until July. I wont even be able to attend a meeting let alone help plan. Sorry, but th...
by sailor stan
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 80462

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

Hey Guys, Neven meant to sound like grumbling, but as I re-read my post it does sound like grumbling. Musta been a lousy day at work that day. Sorry if I offended, but will still poke you often until you get one of your units in my hands !!!! I am a low tech sailor anyways. For now my auto-pilot is ...
by sailor stan
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice for first summer moorage
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Re: Advice for first summer moorage

I spent years flushing the salt out of the head of my 25HP evinrude. Like one othe poster said just tilt her up far enough to put the muffs on and let her run while your locking up. But then I started leaving my sails on with covers and I found that I as waiting for the motor to clear. So I stopped ...
by sailor stan
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 80462

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

I would be happy if we could just get an honest date. "Sometime in 2014" seems like a never ending carrot in front of the horse. I wish nothing but success to your product. I am very jealous and wish I could work under the relaxed circumstances that you do in my own business. You are fortunate to ha...
by sailor stan
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tenn Mac Rendevous Yes , No , Maybe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4042

Re: Tenn Mac Rendevous Yes , No , Maybe?

Yes, I was going to help set up something near Decatur with a run around Wheeler lake, But he winter brought me more responibilities at work this spring I am up to my head in alligators at work with no end in sight until afte June, So I am out of a spring run.......especially if I am organizing !! M...
by sailor stan
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 80462

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

When is production predicted to start? I too would be in line to buy as soon as possible
by sailor stan
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another silly question !
Replies: 11
Views: 3097

Another silly question !

Still getting my first Macgregor 26X into shape and pulled the mast off the boat to replace the spreaders and tips. I was checking the wind direction gizmo trying to figure out how it works when i noticed that there is no cap on the top of the mast. Just an open tube. Is this right? Just seems that ...
by sailor stan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners
Replies: 52
Views: 14619

Re: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners

Guys I am IN !! I am game for the meet to plan the meet. Maybe in late December. I would LOVE to come to Memphis and see Beale street. I am a big blues fan. I have to tell you though. I am pretty darn good at throwing a party. But I lack the experience to choose the sailing plan. I would need at lea...
by sailor stan
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners
Replies: 52
Views: 14619

Re: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners

Guys, I am still in for a meet !! Tenn river area is exactly what I am looking for. 1 April is too funny for a time. But I agree spring or after is a good time since it gives us plenty of ime for planning and scheduling time away from work. Agree that it is too late for this year as we have all made...
by sailor stan
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners
Replies: 52
Views: 14619

Re: Mid-South Macgregor 26X or M owners

SO hey Tim !! It looks like the count of interested tenn, river gathering participants is up to 6 and counting. Perhaps we should start a new thread that lets the forum see this topic and post.
by sailor stan
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 39169

Re: Calendar

Guys,
New to the forum. WHERE IS THE CALANDER?/??
by sailor stan
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26X
Replies: 19
Views: 5231

Re: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26

Thanks for all the great comments!! I was hoping for a spirited debate on the best auto pilot to buy for the mac with differing points of view and pros and cons for each model, But I guess what I am hearing is that there are really only a couple to choose from that suit the MAc, and that hydraulic i...
by sailor stan
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26X
Replies: 19
Views: 5231

Re: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26

Thanks for the great info guys !!
I thought about Hydraulic steering, but seems like that is just something else for a battery drain right? Dont you need a pump to keep the system operational? If you lose power you lose steering? Am I right about that?
Stan
by sailor stan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26X
Replies: 19
Views: 5231

Re: What is the most popular/Best auto pilot installed on 26

Thanks for the posts guys !! I will definately replace the impeller. Finally someone that has my motor and can tell me that there should be a stream out the back !! Thanks ! I find the whole auto pilot thing just so coonfusing !! It seems like you should be able to hook up an actuator to a GPS and b...