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by Jedaro
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: dual axles, worth the money?
Replies: 26
Views: 2229

Dual Axles

I lost a wheel at 80kph 3 years ago when one of the wheel lugs came loose and then the others sheared off. Luckily we were able to bring the Explorer and the trailor to a safe stop although it was a little on the highway. A travelling garage was called and we had the setup fixed within a few hours a...
by Jedaro
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Getting rain water out of Bilge areas.
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Bridgenorth Bailer-a fun, easy, way to empty your bilge

We have occasionally had small amounts of water in our bilges, usually from a minor leak, leaving the hatch open during a rainstorm or having water spill from our water container when it's too full or we heel over unexpectedly. This spring we purchased the Bridgenorth Bailer- a combination 1. hand p...
by Jedaro
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Extended Cruising - 26X or M?
Replies: 30
Views: 4253

Extended Cruising

We have taken a number of trips of more than one week-the longest 31 days in the 30000 islands of Georgian Bay. We have found Jedaro our 26X to be well outfitted for longer trips. Jedaro is set up in a manner similar to Duane Dunn's Allegro/ We have a cooltron AC/12 volt lashed to the galley seat an...
by Jedaro
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Full Enclosure
Replies: 29
Views: 4162

Dowsar Enclosure

I agree with Duane about the enclosure. As well my wife swears by the full enclosure for many of the same reasons that Duane gives. We have used the bimimi frame to hold the 2 black portable showers and then it's off the end for a rinse. We have also made a zipper modification to the connector and h...
by Jedaro
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailering Sway Control
Replies: 20
Views: 4376

Trailer Sway

I had the same feeling of being on an icy road especially when going down a gentle hill with a curve near the bottom at speeds around 80kph or 50mph. The boat and trailor would begin to sway and I would feel like the boat was driving the Explorer. I also had the lugs shear off at 80kph and the wheel...
by Jedaro
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mast Raising Advice?
Replies: 38
Views: 8378

Mast Raising system

Hi: Your posts were very informative. On Jedaro we have used the mast raising system plus Speedy riggers running up the mast himself. We first close the hatch top and Diane operates the port winch. As the halyard upto the jib tensions and the mast lifts off I usually place my shoulder under the mast...
by Jedaro
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: V Berth
Replies: 39
Views: 4316

V Berth

We have used the X VBerth with extra foam and the extender such as shown in Duane Dunns Allegro. We have both found it to be the most comfortable place for us to sleep together. We tried our sleeping bags but they tended to wrap around us and we would be tossing and turning as we got caught during t...
by Jedaro
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing Lake Simcoe ... almost didn't make it.
Replies: 44
Views: 9610

High Wind Sailing Adventure.... almost didn't make it. Reminds me of the one and only time Jedaro surfed down a wave. Loved your post. :D It should be on the charts for Lake Simcoe, just below the warning that because of the shallow nature of the lake brisk winds can cause dangerous wave conditions....
by Jedaro
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Planning a trip up the Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 21
Views: 5193

Diane and I have been down the Trent Severn system from Trenton to Port Severn and the Lake Simcoe to Port Severn a number of times as well as the Rideau system 3 times. We posted this cockpit modification with photo. This has enabled us to step our mast as we go through the canals. The mast tip com...
by Jedaro
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Ontario Trailersailing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2841

You're located in an excellent for trailor sailing. We have driven and sailed the Rideau Canal and Rideau lakes a number of times --since we are retired May-June and September -October up to the closing at Thanksgiving around the 12 Oct to see the colours. The canal is empty and colour is beautiful....
by Jedaro
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BOAT NAME WANT IDEAS
Replies: 65
Views: 7234

Catigale (pronounced KATY GALE) is an amalgam of Caitlin and Abigail of course, my 9 year old FIrst Leftenants. The 45 foot Morgan we will retire on in 15 years will be called Abilynne of course Good idea: Our 26X is JEDARO named after our three (adult) children JEnniferDAvidRObert--unique, kids li...
by Jedaro
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Igloo Ice Cube
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

igloo ice cooler

We have had our igloo Kool Mate 56 on the galley seat for 2 years and have found it far more functional than the MacGregor cooler under the stern seat. We got rid of it after the first sailing trip as it was heavy, awkward to use when we were preparing food and needed an item). We replaced it and us...
by Jedaro
Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Crutch - if it had to be done again.
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Stepped Mast and Dowsar Enclosure

Hi: After 2 years we are still extremely pleased with our extended mast crutch. We still have the original but the extension is high enough to allow us to use the full enclosure when motoring in inclement weather along the Rideau and Trent canal systems. For a photo and a complete description see MA...
by Jedaro
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Rideau Canal Trip Information
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Ralph: Sounds like a good plan. If you have a lockage and mooring pass you can put in at Dows Lake ($10) and motor to the National Arts Centre by Parliament Hill. I believe you may moor there for 72 hours--ie a good cheap motel room in downtown Ottawa or moor at Hartwell's Locks across from Carleton...
by Jedaro
Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Rideau Canal Trip Information
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Canal Trip

We just finished a trip down the Rideau Canal from downtown Ottawa to Kingston Ont. We had a relaxing trip of 10 days then spent another 6 days on Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands. This was my fourth time and Diane's second on the Rideau. You may consider this trip for the historical aspect as ...