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by Chinook
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

Lake Powell is a fascinating place to cruise, but it has its challenges. Lake level causes many issues. It hasn't been anywhere near full pool for decades. It was 130 feet below full pool when we cruised there in 2004. Launch ramp was 1/2 mile long just to reach water. The low level made us cruise t...
by Chinook
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Plate and cup storage unit
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Plate and cup storage unit

We switched to paper plates and bowls years ago. They stack very compactly, and the trash factor is more than compensated for by water and time saved in washing. Disposal is not really a problem. I just row ashore with the trash container every 5 days or so and build a small fire below the high tide...
by Chinook
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Are there baffles in a 26M Ballast tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: Are there baffles in a 26M Ballast tank?

A trip out onto salt water will also do the trick, if you have sea water within reach.
by Chinook
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst weather and waves
Replies: 16
Views: 1718

Re: Worst weather and waves

Just to prove that the previous photo was taken by rowing out in the dinghy, here's a picture of the dinghy out there, in case any of you out there still doubt.https://ibb.co/XCxkcFK
by Chinook
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst weather and waves
Replies: 16
Views: 1718

Re: Worst weather and waves

I just rowed out in my dinghy to get the shot. :wink: Well, just a day late for April Fools Day. The picture of the wave is genuine, showing what the Pacific swell does when encountering a reef, just south of the Brooks Peninsula. It was taken from a safe distance, with help of a substantial zoom. S...
by Chinook
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst weather and waves
Replies: 16
Views: 1718

Re: Worst weather and waves

Richard, your story about rough water was impressive. How does it compare with what we encountered last summer on the west coast of Vancouver Island?





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by Chinook
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4607

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Got an email from Waggoners cruising guide with update on the status of cruising during Covid 19 thing, here on Northwest waters. Waggoners reports that the Canadian border is closed, as are all Washington State and BC park and marina facilities. Fuel docks are considered essential facilities for co...
by Chinook
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blue Water Yachts, COVID
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Blue Water Yachts, COVID

Hi Todd and Cheryl,

Good to see your post. This Covid pandemic is causing so much hardship everywhere, and I'm sure it's hurting your business. Thanks for being there, and available to ship parts. Hope you're both well, and that business will rebound strongly when things open up again.
by Chinook
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)
Replies: 26
Views: 1024

Re: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)

I have one of those thermo cell things, and have used it a few times. It was first recommended to me by Richard and Jill, of Jill Kristy fame. Coming from Florida, they know a thing or two about mosquitoes. In reading the fine print, that thing does give off some rather toxic fumes, so I've never tu...
by Chinook
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)
Replies: 26
Views: 1024

Re: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)

Slight correction. Mosquitoes are a big problem in the Northwest. Drier down in California, but try leaving the hatch open, even just a crack, in a quiet Northwest anchorage. You'll regret it.
by Chinook
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)
Replies: 26
Views: 1024

Re: Sliding Hatch gap (companionway)

We have fought valiant battles with that gap over the years. Left unattended, it's a virtual mosquito funnel, and can make trying to sleep in the cabin a disaster. We made a flap out of sunbrella, attached from the inside with Velcro sewn onto the flap edges and attached to adhesive Velcro strips, t...
by Chinook
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: family of 5 on 26M feasable?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: family of 5 on 26M feasable?

Yup, Duane is the guy. I think his boat was named Allegro. Remarkable family. It was really fun seeing all those kids emerging from the boat.
by Chinook
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: family of 5 on 26M feasable?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: family of 5 on 26M feasable?

We knew a family here in the northwest, who had a 26X, and they cruised all over the Salish Sea, up as far as Desolation Sound. They had 3 kids, including 2 boys in their early teens, and a large dog, and they went everywhere together. They were super organized, and had thought out space utilization...
by Chinook
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4607

Re: COVID-19 just got real

I'm wondering what folks are thinking about this coming boating season. Are marinas operating in your area? How about fuel docks? Anyone moving forward with plans for major trips? Covid 19 seems to be a real wild card. What strange times.
by Chinook
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii
Replies: 26
Views: 3442

Re: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii

Storms can blow in any month of the year. July is just the most reliable month in Northwest waters. 30 knots is definitely a "no go" condition, even on a shorter passage. Key thing is having time on your side. Stationary fronts aren't too likely in that area, so a storm should pass in a few days. If...