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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: 19098

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: 5149

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: 3346

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

rsvpasap wrote:I'm going to give you a long-winded response.
Most everyone here value and appreciate wind. This response is the very best kind of wind. Excellent thoughts and advice.
by Chinook
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Suzuki 100BTL
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

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: 2555

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: 2555

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...
by Chinook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

Re: Narrow Dodger

Main advantages of the wide dodger include the ability to add BWY's full cockpit enclosure to it, which is like adding a whole room onto a house. Greatly expands the living space of the boat, especially when it turns rainy or cold outside. Other big advantage is the fact that it's much more effectiv...
by Chinook
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Spring is in the air - or radio
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: Spring is in the air - or radio

We just set a record for cold and snow accumulation for February. Our winter is nothing like what you guys in the Midwest and Northeast have experienced, however with 2 feet of the stuff still in the yard, spring seems like a tantalizing myth at this point. Excuse me while I go out to snow blow my d...
by Chinook
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.

If you notice I said start the Loop as you never know if you will make the whole trip. Life gets in the way of your adventures at times. How true. For us, life got in the way of our completing the last 150 miles of a 6000 mile Great Loop due to a serious illness in the family. Life also intervened ...
by Chinook
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.

Hi Richard and Jill, Your Loop plans sound great. What arrangements will you make to get into the Ohio River? Will you be continuing down the interior rivers to the Gulf Coast? Will you be posting a blog again? If so, I'll look forward to following your progress. I'll be doing a little loop of my ow...
by Chinook
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4843

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

We just stuck those round velcro "dots" (the hook half) on the plastic screw caps that surround all the windows. We then cut out window covers that match and fit over all the windows, sewed bias tape around the edges, and sewed velcro wooly pieces to connect with the velcro'ed caps. The adhesive on ...
by Chinook
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

They're kinda tricky to remove. I don't recall exactly how the screws work, but I think there's a compression fitting the screws set in, which can fall off. You might check with BWY on how to remove and replace.
by Chinook
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 75749

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

Your questions do cover a lot. Check out the blog, early posts, for pictures of storage systems. We used the bikes maybe 10 times. Nice to have when we used them, but a big storage space commitment and a chore to get out. I'd say they were worth having along, but we could have managed without them e...
by Chinook
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 75749

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

In order to prepare the boat to accomodate us as live aboards, we needed to maximize every possible scrap of stowage space. Being on the boat for that length of time, and through a wide range of weather and climate conditions, meant we had to have clothing for both very hot and very cold conditions....
by Chinook
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 75749

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

Doing the loop in a 22 would be a real challenge, if 2 people were aboard. I felt we were really stretching things, using our 26X on the loop for a full year.