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by Indulgence
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ok, it's not a Mac video
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Ok, it's not a Mac video

I have been busy this winter refitting my "other boat" on Vancouver Island so my usual pointless, long winded Alberta winter posts have been sorely lacking. There is little more I could do to the Mighty Mac to improve or make her more comfortable where we sail her. On the other hand, this 27 year ol...
by Indulgence
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: To PoliGlow or Not to PoliGlow
Replies: 19
Views: 3720

Re: To PoliGlow or Not to PoliGlow

Well. I did my 26X with PoliGlow. It still looks good two years later and I feel it was worth it. But it was a huge backbreaking job. I know it took over 40 hours of concentrated hard work to strip the hull and clean it. Then if I'm not mistaken I covered it with at least five coats of the PoliGlow,...
by Indulgence
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering wheel holder
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Steering wheel holder

In spite of the hoots of derision from the bungee cord crowd, this works ridiculously well:

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ?view=1143
by Indulgence
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tender is the night...
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Re: Tender is the night...

That's the ever gusty and constantly icy Ghost Lake. I slip out there from Calgary to practice sailing badly. Spend lots of weekends "boat camping". The Okanagan was absolutely great. The water is nearly bathtub warm, big fish swimming near shore, lots of picnic sites ashore to use. Slept out in the...
by Indulgence
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tender is the night...
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Re: Tender is the night...

If you can find a way to launch from your trailer at Sylvan or Gull Lake you don't need a tender and won't have to pull the darn thing behind you wherever you go. We get along fine without one in Alberta http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp335/Indulgence_photo/MacGregor%20website%20images/IMG_0374....
by Indulgence
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: You saw it here first!
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

You saw it here first!

The final photograph in the BVI trip report I posted here appears on
the inside cover of this month's Lattitudes and Attitudes. Pretty cool.

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Laurie Hanna
by Indulgence
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Canada Group
Topic: Boat purchase and registration ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7914

Re: Boat purchase and registration ?

The BC Government monitors boat registrations. If you don't trot on down to Government House on Pandora St they will assess you and send a bill in the mail. I haven't registered my boat in my name yet. The tax bill for the privilege of owning my boat in BC comes to $5,200 (It's not a Mac). I'm not s...
by Indulgence
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Canada Group
Topic: Boat insurance in Alberta
Replies: 13
Views: 9824

Re: Boat insurance in Alberta

I'm revisiting this thread because I've had some advice and some experience with boat insurance since I posted my original information. I have been told there are numerous outstanding claims with Premier Marine and their track record is the worst in the business. If you want cheap insurance they are...
by Indulgence
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question for Salt Water Sailors
Replies: 16
Views: 1730

Re: Question for Salt Water Sailors

Divecoz, My marina buddy, Marvin, pulled this mess out on the dock this summer after one year in the water, Sidney BC in the PNW. Mine has a hefty 15hp Yamaha on the stern so I run it up on the beach every once in a while and scrape the little buggers off. Fortunately my sailboat has very good ablat...
by Indulgence
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question for Salt Water Sailors
Replies: 16
Views: 1730

Re: Question for Salt Water Sailors

As you can see in the photographs below, bottom paint is really not necessary.

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by Indulgence
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Was I ripped off?
Replies: 45
Views: 5035

Re: Was I ripped off?

I think it's fairly clear your question is not really so much whether you paid too much for your boat, which you did not, but rather a call for help with a reluctant admiral. I have a suggestion: see if she'd be willing to take sailing lessons with you. The knowledge of good boating skills will tran...
by Indulgence
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: steering geometries between engine and rudders...
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: steering geometries between engine and rudders...

My opinion- if you think about rudder function and motor thrust function wouldn't you want the rudders to move through a lesser arc? If the rudders throw all the way over they just stall the boat. The motor on the other hand will provide thrust and control in whatever direction it points. So if the ...
by Indulgence
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wine stain
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Wine stain

I was nagging at Janet's girl child, and Janet, to be careful and not spill pop/juice in the cockpit during dinner afloat a month ago. Then I proceeded to upend a nearly full glass of radish wine. It looked like there'd been an axe murder in the cockpit! I cleaned it up as best I could, but yes, it ...
by Indulgence
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Light Kit -- Looking for Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

Re: Trailer Light Kit -- Looking for Recommendations

Weellll, here in the great white rainy miserable bloody north, I replaced mine with a complete set of submersible lights, wiring and harness from Princess Auto for $19.95. Mind you they were on sail and that's in Canuckbucks, so... $20.53 Americoin. Not fancy, not LED, but will last longer than I'll...
by Indulgence
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Single handed sailing
Replies: 18
Views: 3600

Re: Single handed sailing