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by KootsChewt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18732

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

I've read all your posts so far - great trip report :)
by KootsChewt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18732

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

Looking forward to following your updates Chinook :) We'll be in the Ucluelet area June 18-21, but I don't think you'll be around that far yet!
by KootsChewt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

Re: BVI 2019

Thanks for posting - very beautiful!!

Edit: just checked out the tracker, looks like you are getting in some sailing today.
by KootsChewt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: R2AK - a Macgregor entered!
Replies: 2
Views: 489

R2AK - a Macgregor entered!

Hey folks! I loosely follow the Race 2 Alaska every year, as it transits the coastline of my home province, BC. Partly I follow the race because whoever does the writing for that site is genius and I find almost everything hilarious. I also like to see what entrants come up with to meet the requirem...
by KootsChewt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Did anyone tried an electric outboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

Re: Did anyone tried an electric outboard?

I've owned an M for 2 seasons now. I definitely understand the OP's desire to get an electric outboard, and I have done some research myself. My reasons for wanting one included: - My boat came with a 20hp motor bolted through the transom; couple this with living in a townhouse and storing my boat i...
by KootsChewt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36099

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

snip Sure, the wind direction figures that now appear on my plotter are wrong, BUT the pilot simply doesn't care. All he looks for is the CHANGE in wind direction. Sure, whenever I tack or gybe I have to press those two buttons again, but hey...When I sailed from Falmouth to Scilly recently - 65NM ...
by KootsChewt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: where would you sell a sail and boarding ladder?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

where would you sell a sail and boarding ladder?

Hi - I'm wondering where people on the forum have had luck selling equipment? I posted a lightly used genoa on Kijiji but have had zero replies and almost zero views. Also a telescoping ladder that wasn't long enough to use on my M (darn high sides!) Anyways, I'm looking for feedback/suggestions (ie...
by KootsChewt
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 50
Views: 11375

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

We ended up with an M, partly because it is supposed to sail better (I haven't sailed an X), newer was nice, and my wife liked the looks better. What we discovered after (ie in 2017, less then one year of owning it) though is that our boat has lots of small blisters, like the pox, on the bottom, whi...
by KootsChewt
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar Panel Reinforcement and Outboard / Grill Mount Mod
Replies: 36
Views: 7229

Re: Solar Panel Reinforcement and Outboard / Grill Mount Mod

I mounted our solar panel almost the exact same way. Works quite well. I adjusted the angle for the winter sun and it kept my batteries nicely topped up, even with the 4 months of cloud and snow we get here (helped keep the snow off too without intervention). I did zap strap my wires to the arch tho...
by KootsChewt
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Furling Main
Replies: 31
Views: 12333

Re: Furling Main

I've been looking at my mandrel (the roller part), and I noticed a bushing on the mast end of it as well. Looking back at JimmyT's photos of his set-up on page 1, it looks to me like I could get a bracket fab'd up like his and add that to my system. All of the more expensive systems seem to use a br...
by KootsChewt
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cr@p dropped the mast
Replies: 40
Views: 10629

Re: Cr@p dropped the mast

Thanks Hardcrab!!
by KootsChewt
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Love My Heavy Sails
Replies: 24
Views: 7188

Re: Love My Heavy Sails

@Judy B, I'm looking for a jib sail, and am leaning towards a tri-radial Warp-Drive. In your reply, you note that the Warp-Drive will have a better shape and maintain it longer then any crosscut Dacron sail, but flipping through http://www.hydesailsdirect.com/Macgregor-26m-Headsails-s/38928.htm, the...
by KootsChewt
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M
Replies: 62
Views: 19000

Re: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M

Well, I went down the rabbit hole tonight reading all about different types of sail cloth, cuts, etc. :o and :? Now I kinda want to get a radial cut sail with either Warp Drive or Hydranet (I don't want a laminate - mildew etc) instead of the more typical crosscut Dacron. I'm not sure if I'm getting...
by KootsChewt
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cr@p dropped the mast
Replies: 40
Views: 10629

Re: Cr@p dropped the mast

. . . if those snaps are longer than the original factory screw pin shackles your baby stays are now too long and 1/2 inch length on the baby stays will add 1/2 foot of travel to the mast at the crutch. Tom could probably do a cad drawing to get the exact calculation that shows the ratio of travel ...