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by Chinook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 4521

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: 1965

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: 1842

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: 1842

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: 4038

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: 1719

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: 73190

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: 73190

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: 73190

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.
by Chinook
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boarding ladders
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Boarding ladders

I tried a boarding ladder early on, and decided it wasn't a good option. With the curve of the hull in the bow area, your weight sways the ladder in toward the boat, leaving you hanging awkwardly backwards. The rigid ladder shown on the second post would be a better bet, however, I much prefer setti...
by Chinook
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: amas (outrigger on a mac 26)
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: amas (outrigger on a mac 26)

A somewhat legendary guy named MadMike, who posted here around 2004-2007, did exactly that to his 26X. His boat was named Xena's Arrow, and he fabricated retractable outrigger pontoons using a pair of retractable kicker motor mounts on either side of the hull, so he could raise or lower the pontoons...
by Chinook
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Land Macgregor spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: Land Macgregor spotted

Accuracy issues aren't surprising. When we went down there we had paper charts produced by Gerry Cunningham. He developed his charts, which offered very little detail, using GPS to map anchorages. He also recorded depth readings for popular anchorages. At that time the best (read that "only") charts...
by Chinook
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Land Macgregor spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: Land Macgregor spotted

No first hand familiarity with the Baja road down to Loreto and La Paz. I'm guessing that much of it is just 2 lane. It certainly is a much longer drive than trailering to San Carlos. The road to San Carlos is 4 lane divided highway for the entire distance, 250 to 300 miles from the Nogales border t...
by Chinook
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: In-hull transducer
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: In-hull transducer

Not certain about the 26M/Tattoo boat, but in terms of the 26X, I looked into installing a thru hull transducer and the conclusion was negative. I talked with Todd at BWY about the best place to install one, and he said there's really no good place for one on the X. The problem involves water ballas...
by Chinook
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Baja California
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Baja California

We cruised our 26X to the places mentioned in your post in spring 2008. The trip is detailed in our blog, which can be found at http://chinook.cecka.us. We trailered across the border at Nogales, then drove 300 miles south to San Carlos, near Guyamas, on the mainland side of the Sea of Cortez. San C...