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by Ixneigh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Composting Head, roller furling and roller main worth it?
Replies: 50
Views: 4833

Re: Composting Head, roller furling and roller main worth it?

I have the roller furling but am ambivalent about it. Sail shape suffers when rolled halfway. A nice stout working jib would set better. I once had a jib that had a reefable section in it just like the main. That worked well. The m sails herself pretty well by any standard and a lot better then many...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: We were boarded this morning...
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: We were boarded this morning...

I use the wag bags but ive not been boarded lately to see if they meet the potty patrol approval. I add a splash of west marine green head deoderant to mine and it helps keep the smell down. I always have the flares, numbers documents ect. also. While cruising i try to anchore in water so shallow mo...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Speed test results
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Speed test results

Point taken about stressing the boat. I have seen what the boat will do with the set up as per the intruction manual she came with. From now on if i really want to go fast, i will empty the ballast tank. I did look at the videos. They are going faster then my boat was, but here, i only get glassy co...
by Ixneigh
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Speed test results
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Speed test results

I did the speed test with the ballast full because that's how I intend to run the boat most of the time, esp. On the days where I will be under sail and power on and off. The instructions mention that leaving the ballast in only knocks a few mph off the speed. On a nice calm day I will run it withou...
by Ixneigh
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Speed test results
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Speed test results

Boat: "Shoal Idea" Mac M model 2011 bottom paint otherwise stock Engine: Stock etec 60 Sails and rig: Stock as it comes Added weight over empty boat: 5-600 pounds Conditions for sailing: 15-18 k in shallow open bay area. Moderate chop no greater then 2 feet Sailed under full main only. (stock as the...
by Ixneigh
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lower shrouds rub on mast
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Lower shrouds rub on mast

Thanks everyone who looked at the video. Those marks appeared after just one blustery afternoon sailing, so i did want to find a fix for the issue, esp. since the boat lives in saltwater. My fix for now is white plastic wire covers from west marine. Twelve bucks for four. Two on each wire. Those sho...
by Ixneigh
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lower shrouds rub on mast
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Lower shrouds rub on mast

Ok I posted the video. Please check out YouTube username lastlionmonday
And tell me what you all think of the wire rubbing on the mast issue. Thank!
Ixneigh
by Ixneigh
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Minor repair. Was it from dealer or factory
Replies: 19
Views: 2066

Re: Minor repair. Was it from dealer or factory

EveryOne, thanks so much for the opinions so far. I guess now is the time to detail my adventures. Long) I demoed this boat in miami, six weeks ago. I had looked at used :macm: s and decided that since you dont get much of a pricebreak by buying late model used, plus used engine, ect, plus less favo...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing without the water ballast
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Sailing without the water ballast

I have a new staysail from one of my past boats. It would go from the bow chainplate to about between the mast head and the spreaders. Its bigger then those two there. I called it the mule, when i was using it. The boat was never without it. My instinct would be to set it up with running backs, but ...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lower shrouds rub on mast
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Lower shrouds rub on mast

I noticed some chafe on the mast where the lowers contact it as it is rotated to leeward. A quick check of the manual makes no mention of a way to limit the amount the mast rotates. As always i did site a search before bugging anyone with this question. Clear tubing with my fav repair materials, zip...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing without the water ballast
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Sailing without the water ballast

Well ok how does that work? I think I would only use the stsysail and only in windy conditions. Did you just attach a block to the mast or do you have runners to support the middle of the mast when the staysail is up?
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Minor repair. Was it from dealer or factory
Replies: 19
Views: 2066

Minor repair. Was it from dealer or factory

While holding onto the boat from the dinghy, trying to fix an anchor line, I noticed an area on my new :macm: where the gelgoat on the edge of the boat just above the black rubber rub strip looks like it has been patched or repaired. Its about eight inches long. To my eye it looks like perhaps the b...
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Indiana boat registration $900???!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: Indiana boat registration $900???!!!

I had to pay a florida sales tax of 1600 dollars but the actual registration fee was under a hundred. Next year i will just have to pay the under a hundred part. Florida has an interesting program whereby boats over 35 years old can be designated as antiques, and only pay a reg fee of a few dollars....
by Ixneigh
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing without the water ballast
Replies: 15
Views: 2162

Re: Sailing without the water ballast

Well, ok. The trailer issue was a good point. I think i have six hundred pounds on the boat already, and i dont want to have to buy another trailor. I took the bot out yesterday for what was really her first solo sail in real world conditions. ( not the sheltered harbor of the demo sail) It was fair...
by Ixneigh
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Oem plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Oem plywood

I went to the suppliers corner, and found the wood, but it does not list the supplier. Perhaps they deleted that info after you bought your axle :D