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by DaveC426913
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor at Auction- bent mast?
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: MacGregor at Auction- bent mast?

The mast is supposed to be bent (albeit the other way) during normal ops, so I wouldn't get alarmed just from the pic.
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I got an :macx: for more than that; I'd have checked out an :macm: for that price for sure.
by DaveC426913
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking for mast and all other sail components
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Looking for mast and all other sail components

The thread immediately above this one in the New Posts forum (by SolarSailor6) was posted by someone who just removed their mast to go all power.
One skipper's trash is another's treasure? :D
by DaveC426913
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What did you pay for your Mac?
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: What did you pay for your Mac?

Boat type and year: 2000X Year bought: 2009 Collins Bay, Ontario Asking price and price paid: 20K/19K Motor: Honda BF50 Options included: Stern rail seats, extended mast crutch for waterway cruising, fenders for an ocean liner, main sail, 100% jib, 150% genny roller furled, all lines aft, full canva...
by DaveC426913
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What I like about the 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: What I like about the 26X

Dguy wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:57 pm
St.Clair river at the mouth of Lake Huron.
Did a drift dive (Monarch) in the St. Clair under the Blue water Bridge. (More like a drift scrape...)
Nothin' quite so terrifying as the rumble of a tanker over your head and the sun being blocked out.
by DaveC426913
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which wedge?
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Which wedge?

I had always assumed that the best thing for the prop was to keep it away from the surface, where it loses propulsion, so I always lower it fully.

But I guess compromise is the key, right? Between keeping it submerged and keeping it horizontal.
by DaveC426913
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which wedge?
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Which wedge?

Starscream wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:07 pm
The wedge does the opposite of helping, at low speeds. For long cruises remember to trim up to get the thrust parallel with the water's surface. That makes a big improvement in fuel consumption.
Really? Never even occurred to me.
Maybe I should not be dropping my motor all the way?
by DaveC426913
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 682

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

I believe the common vernacular is 'admiral'? Yes. I'm just wondering if this is a common or known thing? Or just jammed and I need to free it? I was actually going to ask if one is supposed to use the starboard winch to pull the thing up, but earlier when I mentioned the rope/wire was very tight, ...
by DaveC426913
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

I'm currently using the cockpit tracks and going back foward to the winches. ... So far I swing back and forth between too much sail and reefing the genoa because of gusty winds causing the boat to heal quickly and unpredictably. Aside from your primary question, I have some suggestions you might t...
by DaveC426913
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Switching up foresails
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Switching up foresails

Is there an easy way to figure out the size of the genoa that's on my X? Unfurled and pulled tight with the sheets outside of the shrouds, the clew ends around the last lifeline stanchion near the winch. How far is that aft from the mast? Looks like that is about 50% of the length of the foot from ...
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Switching up foresails
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Switching up foresails

I've never taken the genny off. It's just too darned convenient.

But it would be nice to point higher than 55 degrees. My no-sail zone is 110 degrees wide.

Does anyone find that a jib hardened up on the cabin-top tracks gives noticeably better pointing than their genoa?
by DaveC426913
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running lights Replacement bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Running lights Replacement bulbs

Thanks. Bought something that looked right. We'll see if they fit.
by DaveC426913
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running lights Replacement bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Running lights Replacement bulbs

Going shopping tomorrow before going out sailing.

It seems almost all my running lights are blown out. (And have needed them the last few weeks.)

Does anyone know, offhand, what the replacement bulbs are - specifically bow lights? Thread? Bayonet? Diameter? Wattage?
by DaveC426913
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:20 am
Whenever I see anything that is free, I always have to ask "Is that your best price?" Only once has someone offered to pay me to take it away.
My last boat went for sale at $1.
With a $1 discount if you come and take it away.
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow

Have you considered building a shelter independent of the boat? i.e. a shed?

Then you don't have to compromise anything for weight or whatever. Your shed is build to withstand the weather and you don't need to proctect anything else like mast or stanchions or what-have-you.
by DaveC426913
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail or Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 1566

Re: Sail or Motor

I wonder what the trade-offs (trades-off?) are though. To err on the side of power boat might cost you speed and pointing and such when you go sailing, but what compromises would one have to make to motoring for it to be a better sailboat? I suspect most of the powerboat concessions are for stabilit...