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by jstyers
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: My Rebuilt Helm Box
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: My Rebuilt Helm Box

Beautiful Work
by jstyers
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 16812

Re: YAY!!!!! IT"S BACK!!!!

Yea! Great to see you back. Thanks!
by jstyers
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anybody still sailing?
Replies: 57
Views: 10340

Re: Anybody still sailing?

Sailed yesterday on the Chesapeake near Annapolis, great day but unfortunately my marina is shutting down for the season. Winterized the boat today and moved to it's winter storage. Sounds like you must be the fellow we met who swung by Leesylvania State Park just a while back to size it up. That A...
by jstyers
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anybody still sailing?
Replies: 57
Views: 10340

Re: Anybody still sailing?

Sailed yesterday on the Chesapeake near Annapolis, great day but unfortunately my marina is shutting down for the season. Winterized the boat today and moved to it's winter storage.
by jstyers
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to store cabin door?
Replies: 24
Views: 7397

Re: Where to store cabin door?

Like HuzurPapa, I slide mine between the sliding galley and the wall, it's never moved regardless of heel angle.
by jstyers
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any MAC owners in the Baltimore / Chesapeake area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Any MAC owners in the Baltimore / Chesapeake area?

I'm sailing http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=9&t=26290#out of Mayo, MD. Casa Rio marina. I was headed that way this evening to launch, spend the night on the boat and sail all day tomorrow. I was willing to battle the rain but not the traffic. Couldn't get out of Alexan...
by jstyers
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Full face snorkel masks - new to me
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Full face snorkel masks - new to me

We took a trip to the BVI last december and the other couple brought some of those masks. They are very nice for snorkeling at the surface, since you can't reach your nose, you can't clear the pressure in your ears so diving down any significant depth is out of the question. My wife, with no snorkel...
by jstyers
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photos from Suffolk
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

Re: Photos from Suffolk

Thanks for posting. I love KTL, Dylan does incredible work, exceptional quality. I was stationed at RAF Woodbridge back in the 80s, lived in Trimley St Mary. My son was born in the Ipswich hospital. Unfortunately I hadn't discovered sailing yet but spent a lot of time cycling through East Anglia.
by jstyers
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Monday Never documents mid Atlantic rescue
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Monday Never documents mid Atlantic rescue

Speaking of sailing with out a rudder. I'll see if I can find the Youtube channel about the guy that left Hawaii for the US. Three hundred miles + off the HI coast he sheers the rudder shaft. Using only his sails he turns the boat around and sails 24/7 back to HI. Once in radio range he calls ahead...
by jstyers
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Real rescue with 26X
Replies: 79
Views: 15792

Re: Real rescue with 26X

Very interesting discussion that I haven't given much thought to previously. I don't have a vang presently, I think I could drop the main, secure the boom to the aft cabin stantion on the opposite side from the victim, and use the main sheet tackle, still secured to the traveler, to pull them either...
by jstyers
Wed May 25, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: single handed main reefing pre-hoisting underway
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: single handed main reefing pre-hoisting underway

I have taken the advice to reef early to heart and am able to knock it out in just a few minutes. I'll echo BOAT's words on the autopilot, makes it a simple matter to keep the boat headed into the wind. I installed the BWY single-line reefing system and while there are some downsides to it (extra li...
by jstyers
Wed May 25, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregors near Mayo, Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: MacGregors near Mayo, Maryland

Will do. I'll arrive in early June and expect to get some sailing in within a couple weeks.
by jstyers
Tue May 24, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregors near Mayo, Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

MacGregors near Mayo, Maryland

I'm on the move from Alabama back to the upper Chesapeake. Any MacGregor sailors near Mayo? I'm planning to use Casa Rio Marina.
by jstyers
Mon May 09, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation removal
Replies: 20
Views: 5249

Re: Oxidation removal

I never tried Bar Keepers Friend but I did use a host of marine waxes and then rubbing compound with marginal success. I ended up wet sanding and it came out looking like new but it was a lot of work.