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by Moe
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: iPad for remote navigation screen
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: iPad for remote navigation screen

If you can live without NOAA vector charts, iNavX is a standalone app for the iPhone and iPad. But as said above, I'm not sure I'd want to have my iPad 3G in the open cockpit of any boat. [edit] Regarding an external antenna for down below, we spent many a night at anchor in the 26X with the interna...
by Moe
Sun May 02, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: iPhone Apps
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: iPhone Apps

All I can say is that a 64GB WiFi + 3G iPad rocked on our highway trip to Louisville this weekend! 8)

I see the future of personal computing and it isn't like my IBM PC Portable. :D
by Moe
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boston Whaler Website
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Boston Whaler Website

Hi guys. Stephen, these are the Type 1, offshore vests Barb and I wore in the Whaler when Lake Erie was kicking up: http://www.luffshack.com/Whaler/PFDS.JPG With mirrors, whistles and strobes tethered on. We still have them, but they're too bulky to wear around sailboat rigging, so we now wear auto-...
by Moe
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: First Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: First Pictures

Congratulations, Rich! :) It's been a long time comin' and I know you're happy to finally be there!
by Moe
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: porta potti
Replies: 49
Views: 5465

Re: porta potti

The blue capped stuff contains formaldehyde . Not earth-friendly and you don't want to dump it into a septic tank system. It's banned in some campgrounds. You also don't need more than an ounce or so of deodorizer in a porta-potty bottom. You do need a cup or so of water with it before use to preven...
by Moe
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: N2LLM ?
Replies: 7
Views: 710

N2LLM ?

Came across this call sign in QRZ and noticed the photo background:

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Wonder if it's anyone here?
by Moe
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard depth on M
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Centerboard depth on M

For shallow water, especially if there's any upwind sailing involved, you should consider a boat with a long, low-aspect ratio, shoal draft keel. Take a look at the Com-Pac 19, 23, and 25. Our Catalina Capri 18 has a pretty shallow draft, but the Com-Pac 25 is only a couple of inches deeper, if you'...
by Moe
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The boat on its side in the Solent
Replies: 115
Views: 10439

Re: The boat on its side in the Solent

The boat in the pictures above is obviously full of air, not water. This is what a 26X that has been holed and taken on water looks like (Hurricane Katrina): http://www.luffshack.com/MacGregor/cOpalCapsize.jpg A LOT less boat (and no motor) above the water (ballast tank probably full and thus neutra...
by Moe
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor cockpit cushions yes or no?
Replies: 46
Views: 7992

Re: Macgregor cockpit cushions yes or no?

My wife liked the factory cushions in our X:

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by Moe
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Siting On Shore Power connector
Replies: 22
Views: 2276

Re: Siting On Shore Power connector

The circuit tester above will function just fine for checking 120VAC 15 or 20 amp outlets on docks. The neutrals and grounds on the dock outlets are all bonded at the on-shore breaker panel, just as in a residence. That tester offers no guarantee the 30 amp outlet is wired correctly. Where you will ...
by Moe
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Siting On Shore Power connector
Replies: 22
Views: 2276

Re: Siting On Shore Power connector

The ABYC required disconnect IS a double-pole circuit breaker, actually a ganged (interconnected) pair of breakers, one in the hot and one in the common line (AC lines aren't labeled + and -). It is required to be of the type that cannot be held "on" in a fault condition. It is required to be within...
by Moe
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Opportunity

Got this in the Trailer Sailor email: Greetings, Hope you are enjoying the North Channel this year in spite of the somewhat nippy temperatures. Jan and I hope to join you next year for the NC Cruise. A friend of mine here in Dayton, Ohio, decided to put his 1988 MacGregor 26D on the market. Marlowe ...
by Moe
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop Pitch on 14" prop's???
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Prop Pitch on 14" prop's???

The stock prop on the 60 BigFoot EFI (2.33:1) on our 15 foot Whaler was roughly 14" in diameter and 15" pitch. When loaded up with all the stuff Momma wanted aboard, and the bimini up, it would only turn about 5400 rpm max. I bought a 14" diameter, 13" pitch aluminum Merc prop for it (also painted s...
by Moe
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No fuel to my Big Foot Merc 60 hp HELP?
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: No fuel to my Big Foot Merc 60 hp HELP?

Happened to my Big Foot 60HP on the Whaler after letting it sit a year while playing with the 26X. It was high pressure fuel pump in the bottom of the fuel/vapor separator. $250. One month out of warranty.

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Moe