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by Chinook
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: A few random questions

My primary anchor is a Rochna, which I store on the bow roller. Secondary bow anchor is a Danforth style Fortress, which I carry on a bow pulpit bracket. Both anchors are rigged with chain and rode, which are stowed in the anchor locker. I've installed a partition in the locker, to keep the two sepa...
by Chinook
Fri May 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: A few random questions

In my opinion, the anchor locker is totally inadequate for stowing an anchor. While a danforth will fit, it's hard to get adequate chain and rode in with it. I carry a danforth as a second anchor on a bracket which attaches to the bow pulpit. Just hang the stock bar in the bracket and bungee the sha...
by Chinook
Thu May 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18017

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

I took the boat out first time this season, for a shakedown cruise prior to the mid-June circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Put in on the mid-Columbia River, on the Wanapum Pool a little downriver from Wenatchee. It's a pretty stretch of river, roadless on both sides, and with steep basalt cliffs...
by Chinook
Mon May 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 2704

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

I would also suggest making sure that your screwdriver precisely fits the slots in the drain plugs. Slippage often occurs because the screw driver isn't the exact right size, or because the edges of the blade have become worn. Touching it up on a grinder to square it off and adjust fit should enable...
by Chinook
Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Gap in main hatch

I well remember the spiders of Illinois, while cruising through that region while doing the Great Loop. Starting in Chicago and during our passage down the Illinois River, we started finding turquoise blue spots all over the boat. We were told that they were spider poop, and very hard to scrub off. ...
by Chinook
Sat May 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Gap in main hatch

The posted photo shows an opening gap at an angle. Not sure why that would be. When the sliding hatch is fully pulled back, it should overlap the removable companionway hatch, thus keeping rain out under most conditions. The biggest problem we have had with the gap between the two hatch panels invol...
by Chinook
Thu May 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Auto Pilot fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Auto Pilot fixed

Six years back I installed a Raymarine Smart Pilot 6002 on our boat. I really loved it, and missed it badly when it failed to work last year. Turned it on and after a short time, the control display went blank. I checked the fuse and it was blown. New fuse wouldn't hold, however. Turns out, I was ge...
by Chinook
Thu May 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18017

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

Hi Phil, Your plans sound great. You should love Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands. On your way up, you may decided to spend a night at Port Renfrew, which is about the only place to pause between Sooke and Ucluelet. Not a lot of protected anchorages there, but we did find a nice Mac nook behind ...
by Chinook
Wed May 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18017

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

What does your cruising plan look like? What portion of the west coast of the island do you plan to visit? We've been up as far as Hot Springs Cove, cruising out of Port Angeles, on the outside. It was rough going north, especially between Ucluelet and Tofino, but the trip back south was very smooth...
by Chinook
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is
Replies: 59
Views: 18017

Re: Thinking of Circumnavigating - Vancouver Island, that is

The much anticipated but twice postponed cruise around Vancouver Island is back on the plate. Planning is well underway. A buddy and I expect to depart from Oak Harbor on June 16, with a projected return date of August 1. I'll be posting a blog on the trip on my website, http://chinook.cecka.us. Tho...
by Chinook
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 4521

Re: Narrow Dodger

Regarding comment from the original post about having to go with the narrow dodger because of previous owner mods, I do recall seeing an X with a narrow dodger, where the owner had a pair of deflector wings sewn onto each side of the dodger. He was looking for a bit more protection from spray when u...
by Chinook
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

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by Chinook
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Suzuki 100BTL
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Suzuki 100BTL

As I understand it, the big risk in running fast with a larger outboard in choppy conditions is hull damage due to the pounding at high speed. Transom is plenty strong enough to hold the engine, but other problems can emerge.
by Chinook
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: For those who like music while sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: For those who like music while sailing

Awesome info, Yukonbob. I'm printing it off for reference. Now, back to the music.
by Chinook
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: For those who like music while sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: For those who like music while sailing

I don't want to hijack this thread, but the mention of halibut fishing is more than I can resist. I'm planning on cruising around Vancouver Island this summer, and am considering giving halibut fishing a try. Any suggestions regarding rigging, depth you fish, how hard it is to get down to depth with...