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by DaveC426913
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Me three. Dry lube in track and on slides at launch. Always head into wind when pulling down main to take off side pressure. Raise topping lift . I installed a main sail downhaul . Runs from sail head to a block on the mast boot and back to the pit. Very handy for single-handing when you can't be wr...
by DaveC426913
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M

Be sure it has a white hull. Faster than blue hulls.
by DaveC426913
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor Duck
Replies: 2
Views: 395

MacGregor Duck

Blades up when motoring.
https://i.imgur.com/uIHJpyG.mp4
by DaveC426913
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel

If you make your way to Lake Ontario, drop me a line! Lots of us here!



(Watch that last rapids though - it's a doozy!)
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by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: What are the odds?

Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for
- big smiles on their faces
- well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water
- sense of peace that comes from having the perfect balance of enough boat for fun but not so much to be stressed
- full wallets
by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Rudders up when motoring

And this is till 6kn. You also sail at these speeds. I don't have the skilz to know for sure, but I suspect there is a fundamental difference between sailing at 6 knots and motoring at 6 knots when it comes to forces involved. i.e. just because it's OK to sail at 6 knots with the blades down doesn'...
by DaveC426913
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Rudders up when motoring

Yes. Macs are like that. It's not you.
by DaveC426913
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: attaching a skeg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: attaching a skeg?

Will a skeg help track when motoring?

At anything above 7 knots, my X tracks like a sheet of plywood. It wants to go left or right, but never straight ahead.

Scares the Jesoosi Kristoosi out of oncoming boats.
by DaveC426913
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

vizwhiz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Sumner has a nice 33-ish foot long Endeavor that he has mentioned selling...if nothing else, you might be able to coordinate a day trip with him when he comes down to Florida to play in the fall...
Thanks. But I'm on the Great Lakes. And fresh water only.
by DaveC426913
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

Thanks guys. These are awesome links. I will check them out.
by DaveC426913
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Good place to compare boat makes/models?

I know it's heresy to discuss leveling up my sailboat game here, but I need a place to start. First mate needs something less tender and would like more overnighting room below. So, I'm considering moving up to something between 29 and 34 feet or so in the indeterminate future. I'll list my wants an...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

My X was bought in Collins Bay near Kingston, and was customized by the PO specifically for cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway. Mast crutch extension (to clear bimini), stern rail party seats, 11 fenders, including several that would have kept the Edmund Fitzgerald afloat. Today, for - I think - the...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

Ris, how are you dealing with the Canadian laws regarding cassette porta toilets vs marine heads set up with a pump out. Toronto here. Now I'm wondering if I'm legal. I have a porta-potty with a pumpout. (never use the pumpout, just carry it up to the club house). [ EDIT ] Sunuvagun. It looks like ...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Stiff steering

Is there any adjustment that can be made so I can leave the helm for a few moments to attend to other business. This is essential for me to singlehand the boat. I have a custom "tiller-tamer". It's just a bungie cord that holds the wheel in place and is easily engaged and disengaged while I tend to...
by DaveC426913
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

:waves from Toronto:

Welcome to Ontario.

Here's a gift basket of Zebra Mussels to take home and share with your friends. :)