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by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storing Kayak in MacX
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Storing Kayak in MacX

"Maximum Capacity in Whole Persons" :O
by DaveC426913
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Website bug login

Agreed.

I hate coming to a place and finding out that I'm already there.

This is one of the few sites I can come to where I can be assured I'm not already logged in.

Kudos MacFo for your superior user experience!

:D
by DaveC426913
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Website bug login

Hamin' X wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:06 pm
This is a known problem and occurs across all platforms.

~Rich
I know the first one has been around a long time. Doesn't bother me.

Didn't know about the second one.
by DaveC426913
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: 26M fuel tank

i am in the process of making an aluminum fuel tank that goes under the stern berth, in ali, with fill and venting to the outside, so no smells trying to get the weight lower, and free up some space in the cockpit. found plastic ones that would fit, but really didnt like the idea of them not being ...
by DaveC426913
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Website bug login

Ixneigh wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 am
... the site makes me relog in constantly.
This happens to me every time.

And yes, I check the 'Remember Me' .
Ixneigh wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 am
... reply to a post and get sent to the log in page again...
This does not happen to me.
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to rig the spinnaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: How to rig the spinnaker?

I'm too chicken to try the spinny - esp. since I'm singlehanding most of the time.

I'll get by on my 150 Jenny.
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Photo uploading easy

opie wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:55 am
Image
Cape Lookout, NC.
:)
(I guess I don't get a prize for sleuthing, since your profle sez you're in NC...)
by DaveC426913
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

By the way, I experienced a very strange phenomenon this weekend: we were sailing on a beam reach setup when suddenly the wind turned 90 degrees and blew from the bow. There was no warning and the change was so sudden that we almost fell from the cockpit seats. It felt like bumping into an invisibl...
by DaveC426913
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

An auto pilot surely helps in a lot of situations. Or so I imagine. :)
by DaveC426913
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Advice needed

I figured if I took some courses the wife would be more at ease I found a marked difference in the mate's comfort level correlated with my own ease. On my first boat I was jumping all around the boat like a rabid squirrel - up to the mast, back to the pit, up to the jib, back to the pit, throwing h...
by DaveC426913
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

When my preventer is set, you could imagine a line from the end of the swayed out boom running to the bow pulpit and pulled taut. So that I don't have to go up to the bow of the boat to set it, I just run the free end of the line through a block which attaches to the pulpit (it just lays on the dec...
by DaveC426913
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Whenever I sail WOW, even in light air, I set a preventer. I have preventer lines rigged at all times on both sides of the boat, so I can easily set a preventer without having to go out of the way. I attach 50 foot lines to the rear stanchions on both sides of the boat. The lines run along the boat...
by DaveC426913
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Single-handing, heading home, up L. Ontario coast, wing-on-wing in 20 knots wind. I saw 7.8 knots downwind on the GPS! No question I was planing. But my jenny just would not stay full, flopping back and forth, making the whole boat shudder every time it filled. So I went to the mast to jerry-rig a b...
by DaveC426913
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Why does PVC flex hose love mould?
Replies: 0
Views: 892

Why does PVC flex hose love mould?

My head has 2" PVC flex pool hose. It turns black after a season. In the bilge, it's even worse. Gawd, I hope it isn't the dreaded black mould - in which case I'm slowly killing myself every time I sleep aboard. I went to clean it all but gave up and just ripped it all out, to be replaced with new p...