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by Chinook
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruise Food
Replies: 41
Views: 4534

MRE's etc.

Hi Scott, For a 9 day trip, you'll probably want to take all provisions from the start. On our 75 day cruise of SE Alaska last summer we loaded up on provisions, but did grocery shop a lot along the way, especially for fresh stuff. We did try a couple of MRE's (son in the military insisted we give t...
by Chinook
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

Re: Do the Loop in a Mac

Thanks for the details Mike....appears that your exploits, and those of Maddmike, are the proof test of getting the most out of our Macs. BTW, am thinking that a Suzy/Johnson EFI may have faired well on your Alaskan voyage re fuel burn and not requiring oil.....any thoughts? Looking forward to your...
by Chinook
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

Chinook, In one of you entries you mentioned a nice warm boat during the rain etc. What do you have for a heater. Hi Idle Time, We ordered our boat with a really neat stove. It's called a Wallis stove, and it uses mineral spirits (translate: kerosene or paint thinner) as its fuel. We try to consist...
by Chinook
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

Re: Mackenzir River Info.

Chinook, Your questions in order: (1) If you scan through the Zeno's Arrow thread or look up Bill at boats-4-sale's info. under Modifications, most of your questions on oars are covered. (2) Fuel is usually available (but expensive) on the Mackenzie at the following settlements; Ft. Hope, Ft. Simps...
by Chinook
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

Re: Do Loop in Mac

Hey ....I strongly recommend reading Chinook's excellent Alaskan trip diary! See his link earlier in this thread. Very interesting and well written. :) Sure would be interested in some of your gear choices....e.g. number and sizes of fuel tanks, water system, GPS preferences, etc. Ground gear...e.g...
by Chinook
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 5599

CB full down for the smallest turning circle. Unlike some, I also find having the rudders down with the motor makes a BIG difference in control. I always use at least one around docks. The outboard really has very little surface area compared to the rudders. Having them down will increase you contr...
by Chinook
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

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: 11187

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: 11187

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: 1747

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: 1319

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: 11187

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: 1176

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: 11187

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: 11187

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...