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by Chinook
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Mike & Sandy Cecka...We liked the travels and beautiful pics shown at your site: http://chinook.home.dyndns.org You made some nice family memories. I liked the incident when the humpback whale surfaced right in front of your MacGregor. That was something indeed :!: It's a well written series of eve...
by Chinook
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: Mackenzie Trip

Chinook, There are River charts available for the Mackenzie and 2 CCG flat bottom ice rated buoy tenders the Dumat & Eckiloo (sp?) work the river putting in and tending fast water channel markers in the summer (current can get to 10 knots in places). There are also range markers on most of the bend...
by Chinook
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: Suggested Trip

Chinook, Here's an idea for a trip you might find interesting, given you experience with the MAC; Trailer to Hay River on Great Slave Lake, NWT. take the Mackenzie River from Hay River (down stream) to Inuvik, ship your car and trailer on the barge that runs from Hay River to Inuvik, then once you ...
by Chinook
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Browsing in a candy shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Isle Royale cruisse

You asked for it!! My first cruise - Isle Royale http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/mprouty/Cute%20Pictures/32118ef1.jpg Apostle Island Cruise - last year North Channel - last year North Coast - This summer Hi there, Quite a first cruise. My wife and I did a similar cruise out of Grand Portage ...
by Chinook
Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Radar reflectors
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Radar reflectors

What are some of your thoughts on radar reflectors? Im talking about the simple, inexpensive ones. Im thinking, make myself as visible as possible, but honestly have no idea if the <$100 ones are even worth it. Do they work? Are they worth their weight in gold? Should I save my money? Comments? Tha...
by Chinook
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: considering it

The Great Loop trip sounds like fun, especially being joined occasionallly but other Mac owners. But I'm also thinking of doing the Great Northwest Inland Passage to Alaska. That is absolutely gorgeous country, if challenging sailing. Convincing the Admiral to leave the grandchildren and go along o...
by Chinook
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ICW maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Do you have a website where we can read about your trip and see pictures? Hi there, Sorry, I haven't written that cruise up in a web/picture description yet, but your inquiry may motivate me yet. I did keep a detailed journal of last summer's cruise up the Inside Passage through Southeast Alaska an...
by Chinook
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Hi Mike & Cindy Cecka...I enjoyed reading your post. I'm curious about the trailer and towing for such a long distance, especially with all the added weight mentioned...did you modify the trailer, ie add an extra axle, etc. ? I ask this because we would like trailering the Mac also, sorta venturing...
by Chinook
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Long distance cruising in a Mac

My wife and I have taken 2 extended trips in our Mac. The first involved trailering it 16000 miles around the US in 2003-4, and cruising it about 2000 nautical miles. We spent over 4 months aboard, on various cruises ranging from 4 days to 2 months in length. This past summer we cruised the Inside P...
by Chinook
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ICW maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Cruising the ICW in a Mac

My wife and I cruised down the ICW in our MacGregor 26X in late fall, 2003. It was a terrific experience. We launched on the Dismal Swamp Canal, just south of Norfolk, VA, near the town of Chesapeake. We found an RV park 8 miles from the ramp, and we were able to rent long term storage for our truck...