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by armadillo
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Land Macgregor spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Land Macgregor spotted

Thanks. I really appreciate your information and advice. I use to navigate in US using a Lowrance 4x HDI but I think that wont help me in Mexico. What do you use to navigate?
by armadillo
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Land Macgregor spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Land Macgregor spotted

Do you know the condition of the road? Im looking for a place to stay this February. I want to stay in airbnb's with WiFi (Working) Monday to Thursday and sail the rest of the week. My first idea was driving from Dallas to Mulege, Loreto and La Paz. But my biggest concern is the condition of the roa...
by armadillo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Baja California
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

Baja California

Im planning a trip driving to La Paz, Baja California. Launching the boat in Loreto and La Paz. I need to be connected to Internet most of the time, so Im thinking about renting an airbnb and use the sailboat 2 or 3 days every time. Does anybody has experience in the area? How difficult is to find a...
by armadillo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the minimum HP recommendation for a 26D
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: What is the minimum HP recommendation for a 26D

I have a 26S and I love the 2 stroke tohatsu 8 with starter and generator. I think 99% of the time I use it at max 60% of his power. But sometimes docking or putting the boat in the trailer needs more power. Its heavy but still under my limit. I also have a Tohatsu 8 without starter for my dinghy th...
by armadillo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17363

Re: Is this the boat for me?

If you are not thinking in a big engine why not a 26s? 2 years ago I had a laser2. I had a lot of fun, but I wanted something bigger where I can sleep, easy to prepare and sail single handed. After some research I decided the Macgregor 26 was the best choice. At that time a macgregor 26 X or M was a...
by armadillo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak links in the macgregor
Replies: 162
Views: 40865

Re: Weak links in the macgregor

Im having the same dream. One day, checking what could be the nightmare, I focused on the crossing of the Gulf Stream. If the best way to pass is with no wind, the engine wont have a backup. I decided to attach an additional engine mount for the dinghy motor. That also makes easier to move the engin...
by armadillo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?
Replies: 14
Views: 5208

Re: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?

I had the same idea dive4it had. I have a tohatsu 8hp stored in the front of the boat (I dont use the triangular bed in the front) in case that the main engine fails. That helps a lot on balancing the weight of the trailer. (The mac26s trailer needs weight in the front). It weighs 60 pounds that is ...
by armadillo
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Any MacGregors on Eagle Mountian Lake Ft. Worth Texas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Any MacGregors on Eagle Mountian Lake Ft. Worth Texas?

I live in Hurst, but I have my sailboat (M26s) south Fort Worth. I use to sail at Grapevine lake every two weeks. I really enjoy full moon nights there. If you want, we can plan something for next full moon night. Katies wood should be really close to Euless. I really recommend visiting Grady one da...
by armadillo
Fri May 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing in Pensacola Fl.
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: Sailing in Pensacola Fl.

Blue Angels will practice may 29 and 30. I loved watching them while I was sailing near Fort Pickens.
by armadillo
Thu May 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Places to visit before Bimini
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Re: Places to visit before Bimini

Thanks guys for the suggestions. I never heard about 1000 islands. Im excited that I have a new place to discover. Maybe I can sail in both places. Those don't look too far. Maybe I can start in key largo, using marinas while I learn how to survive without services and then travel to 10.000 islands....
by armadillo
Wed May 17, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Places to visit before Bimini
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Places to visit before Bimini

I have had my Mac26s for a little more than a year and I have sailed in lakes around Dallas, Port Aransas/Corpus Christi, Biloxi/Cat Island and Pensacola Bay. I have slept only in marinas. I want to take a week o two to sail around one ore two areas in Florida to learn more and prepare a trip for ne...