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by Spector
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Buying used sails
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Buying used sails

$275 vs $700
by Spector
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Buying used sails
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Buying used sails

I'm looking at a used sail right now too. Can anyone help with this question?

Is the 150% Genoa the same for an :macm: and :macx:
by Spector
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mantus Anchors
Replies: 30
Views: 4522

Re: Mantus Anchors

I'm also thinking about the Delta but I was also looking at the Spade and Kobra. Interested in real world experiences on all of them
by Spector
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking Seriously About Doing the Great Loop
Replies: 61
Views: 15104

Re: Thinking Seriously About Doing the Great Loop

You might consider looking at this app for charts. I have not used it in the real world yet but they have been very responsive to my requests to add inland lakes etc.

http://gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/nauti ... app-videos
by Spector
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)
Replies: 39
Views: 6139

Re: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)

Has anyone installed the lever on the backstay on an :macx: ? Would this work to create the slack needed to pin the furler? I just don't see this as working as the backstay on our boats that have one is there more to tune the rig by inducing bend in the top of the mast or helping to support it goin...
by Spector
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)
Replies: 39
Views: 6139

Re: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)

I read on another forum recently..

"Arguing on a forum is like trying to teach a dog to talk"

Not that anyone is arguing on this one but still sums up most forums. I have to say this is the most well behaved forum I have ever been on. Most I get so frustrated with I quit going back
by Spector
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)
Replies: 39
Views: 6139

Re: easier pin'ing of the furler forestay (26X)

Has anyone installed the lever on the backstay on an :macx: ? Would this work to create the slack needed to pin the furler?
by Spector
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Thinking Seriously About Doing the Great Loop
Replies: 61
Views: 15104

Re: Thinking Seriously About Doing the Great Loop

I followed this guys blog over the last year as he did the great loop

http://kenandpatsgreatloop.com/Welcome.html
by Spector
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: EFOY fuel cell
Replies: 18
Views: 3028

EFOY fuel cell

Anyone have any experience or comments on the EFOY fuel cell? http://www.efoy.ca/en/marine-benefits.html

Seems to have a lot of benefits for our application
by Spector
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Forestay failure
Replies: 94
Views: 10557

Re: Forestay failure

The way I read it, that is what he (Hamin X) is saying
by Spector
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RgDkPIX5KWA/UNkh63xjbQI/AAAAAAAAChM/6QkQER_uJSQ/s144/DSCF2637.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bXwRZdFHr68/UNkkI6liFXI/AAAAAAAAChs/mhbHnCcCeuk/s144/DSCF2638.JPG Had a chance to temporarily hook up the GPS receiver on the desk. Here's a shot of the radio disp...
by Spector
Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio

It is a NMEA 0183 receiver/antenna, 12-channel receiver. Up to three devices can be connected and receive gps data

I believe a NMEA 2000 version is available but not positive Here is an article on wiring it to a DSC radio http://portky.com/articles/dsc2.php
by Spector
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Inexpensive way to add GPS to your DSC radio

I was reading recently that the vast majority of DSC distress calls that the coast guard receives do not have imbeded GPS info. So it got me thinking it was time do do something about it.. I have the DSC radio and an MMSI but I'm not ready to invest in a chartplotter just yet ( things change so quic...
by Spector
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing with technology - Ipad
Replies: 53
Views: 4714

Re: Sailing with technology - Ipad

P.S. I'm not by any means a "windows hater" or an Apple apologist. I've written 16 books about Windows and make the vast majority of my income supporting Windows: http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Strebe/e/B000APFRU8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1351914215&sr=1-2-ent Hey I have some of your books in a box in the ...
by Spector
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Suspension help
Replies: 22
Views: 4899

Re: Suspension help

Hello Hugh and Spector. I just wanted to send a quick shout out, and say hi, I sail out of ghost lake as well. Send me a PM if you guys ever want to head out. Kev. Sounds like we need to start the Ghost Lake MacGregor Owners Group! Lots of others there too. We'll be renting a mooring next year and ...