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by Herschel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Hurricane Dorian

Thanks for asking. Since Dorian stalled over the beleaguered Bahamas and slowly turned northward, the strongest winds we got at my marina were in the 45-50 range. The only vertical resistance other than the boat itself was the mast. All other items were either stowed below or collapsed and tied down...
by Herschel
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Hurricane Dorian

Well, my Admiral and I went up to Monroe Harbor Marina in Sanford Florida (just north of Orlando) on Thursday where we keep American Spirit (26X) and stowed the Bimini, dodger, boom and mainsail. Doubled up all four mooring lines and filled the ballast tank. Wound two of those large rubber covered t...
by Herschel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: New to sailing - Need help in the Orlando, FL area
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: New to sailing - Need help in the Orlando, FL area

Herschel, here. Sorry it took me so long to see this. Admiral and I have had some health issues, but both of us on the mend. Yes, I slip on Lake Monroe in Sanford. My boat is a 1998 26X with a 2013 Yamaha 50 HT with a lot of mods and upgrades. Will be glad to help as I can. Feel free to PM for discu...
by Herschel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: advice on new sails for 26x
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: advice on new sails for 26x

The standard jib is 110% and genoa 150%. There have been debates on which is preferred. My experience from having both is I much preferred the smaller 110 jib most of the time. The 150 on the has a lot of compromises for a few gains reaching. How and where you typically sail is a large factor of wh...
by Herschel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Backstay and Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Backstay and Cars?

Moving the cars forward takes some of the twist out of the jib/genoa. Think of it like stepping on the accelerator - forward is more power, back is less. Back in my racing days, I was taught that you moved the cars back the stronger the wind, and correspondingly, as the wind slacked off, the cars w...
by Herschel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

I don't have any curtains at all :( Am I supposed to? Is it Mac mandatory? Because the windows are tinted I have never felt a need to also if it get super hot outside I put wet towels on the outside of the windows to cool things down. It's like an instant air conditioner kicking in but don't forget...
by Herschel
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.

If you notice I said start the Loop as you never know if you will make the whole trip. Life gets in the way of your adventures at times. How true. For us, life got in the way of our completing the last 150 miles of a 6000 mile Great Loop due to a serious illness in the family. Life also intervened ...
by Herschel
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?

Hi, IT professional here ! I may be able to help but I would like to ask a few questions about the way it is owned, organized, hosted, maintained... before going any further. I can be contacted at alexis (dot) g (dot) robert (at) gmail (dot) com I wish you well. I hope you can get the info you need...
by Herschel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: Fuel Additives

I use Sea Foam, just because it seems like a better name for a fuel additive on a boat. But I also put in the highest grade gas available (91, typically). It costs a lot more, but since I probably burn 5 gallons all season it is not really an issue. I can hear the difference in the motor, and feel ...
by Herschel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boarding ladders
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: Boarding ladders

I have good luck with this. You might want to look at 5, 6 steps also 8) https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--4-step-portable-boarding-ladder-11-gunwale-width--P005_158_001_525?pCode=9278466&mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3252486974&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%3EBrand-_-9278466&product_id=9278466&adpos=1o...
by Herschel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Life at my boat ramp
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Re: Life at my boat ramp

Outstanding humor. God bless that ole boy! He DID stay in his truck...I hope! :D :D :D :D :D
by Herschel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: Fuel Additives

I have used marine Stabil, along with an injector cleaner recommended for my brand of engine (Yamaha), non-ethanol gas exclusively, kept my tanks topped off pretty well, run my engine faithfully every three weeks or sooner at speed, and do my 100 hour service on time by a qualified marine tech. I ha...
by Herschel
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: cutting a vent hole in the fuel locker
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: cutting a vent hole in the fuel locker

Are you interested in venting the cabin through the gas lockers to improve circulation of air in the cabin? If so, I would worry that gas fumes would infiltrate the cabin as much as it would ventilate the cabin. Since I am currently battling a bat in my sails who also slips into my gas locker to hun...
by Herschel
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Slip usage?
Replies: 24
Views: 4359

Re: Slip usage?

Three words. Fabric Softener Sheets. I keep my :macx: in my driveway, cracked open to improve air circulation. This Fall/Winter it's been stored mast up with boom, sail, & cover in place, as I'm working on it. I have problems with wasps, ants, spiders, Bumble Bees, rodents, and bats. I stuff a shee...
by Herschel
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Slip usage?
Replies: 24
Views: 4359

Re: Slip usage?

Turns out that Oxi-clean with its enzymes for organic stains worked miracles and got the bat poop stains out really well. We took the mainsail off the boat to take it home to do a more thorough job and do it more comfortably. Turned out that despite my efforts to plug up access to the sail (cover pl...