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by Herschel
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Trip out west without the boat
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Trip out west without the boat

Enjoy the trip. And secure the dishes, glasses, and anything else breakable when you’re on I-10 east of TX. That’s one crummy stretch of road. :( Looks like we’ll be heading back to Houston in a few weeks, or maybe in September. Not sure yet. No boat, though. No time for that, and I may do it in th...
by Herschel
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Trip out west without the boat
Replies: 37
Views: 2231

Re: Trip out west without the boat

If I can piggy back on this thread, my wife and I are, also, headed west with our travel trailer and not our Mac. We head out Monday, August 2nd from Orlando headed to Escondido, CA. I-10 to I-20 to I-40 eventually. We will visit some friends in Tyler, TX and Abilene, TX and stop by the National Vie...
by Herschel
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newest owner of a 26X
Replies: 40
Views: 752

Re: Newest owner of a 26X

because of the light use, the trailer is looking pretty good too. not a huge fan of black trailers in New England but we'll see how it holds up. I recently rehabbed my '98 Mac trailer. Since these trailers are not galvanized, I recommend using the POR15 system of rust prevention when you do decide ...
by Herschel
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newest owner of a 26X
Replies: 40
Views: 752

Re: Newest owner of a 26X

dlandersson wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:14 am
FYI, the newest owner has to buy everyone pizza. My kids like thin crust cheese. :P
TheLandlady wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:22 pm
hello group
picked up a 2001 model 26X yesterday :macx:
We allow substitutions for pizza with Krispy Kreme donuts. I like the jelly ones. :D
by Herschel
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newest owner of a 26X
Replies: 40
Views: 752

Re: Newest owner of a 26X

Welcome, I am a 18 year owner of a '98 X. Obviously, I think you made a good choice. Having gone from small boats like you (Hobie's) to my X, I have to admit I did have a learning curve on the additional systems---batteries and interior wiring, water tanks and plumbing, outboard engines, chart plott...
by Herschel
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley

I'll keep my eyes open but I try to stay at home during the weekend this time of year. It's amateur hour down at the ramp on the weekends. :D First, my apologies for taking over the "cushions" thread. Hopefully, Ken will not add to the ramp drama too much up there. He is Mac trained! 8) https://i.p...
by Herschel
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley

Thanks. Everything is back to normal here. Even the scallop hunters are back in town for the weekend. They are great for the local economy but they sure do clog up the boat ramp. If you see a 22-ft center console named Mai Time II out scalloping this month, that is my son, Ken, and his wife, Mai. T...
by Herschel
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley

The eye went right over us. Lots of rain but the wind was much less than what the reports led me to expect. Low areas around here are still flooded but not much damage otherwise. If I had not put a tarp over the boat I would not have to have gone out in the rain at all. The tarp was holding water i...
by Herschel
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: 97 X port cushions just forward of the galley

I can see the boat from here but the hurricane is hitting right now. I'll go out and measure after it passes if you still need it. Sounds like you and your Mac came through Elsa OK. Your neck of the woods has been on our news down here a lot the past couple of days. I had mine button up pretty well...
by Herschel
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Sad Day

Sorry you have to take that step. Hopefully, there are many, many memories that will remain forever in your thoughts. Hopefully, the next person who can enjoy your boat will step up and keep it sailing with pride. If we take care of these "puppies" we are just place holders for the next guy for whom...
by Herschel
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 28
Views: 4209

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

Russ remarked: For years I've tried every form of wax. Fleet wax, Marine Wax, Carnuba wax, you name it. Nothing was satisfactory for my new shiny blue hull that the polisher made. It looked amazing in the driveway until the boat got splashed. Water spots quickly dulled it and the side that got sun w...
by Herschel
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 28
Views: 4209

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

Good to see the thread "reactivated". I still haven't painted anything, although my front hatch is a good candidate. I found a boat detailer that will clean and wax everything from the rub rail up including the cockpit for $200 at the slip. So, I had him do the Fleetwax in early spring. Will probabl...
by Herschel
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: repainting original stock trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: repainting original stock trailer

This is what I call the full POR 15 experience! :D
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by Herschel
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: repainting original stock trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: repainting original stock trailer

I think it's going OK. I'm actually having the shop kids at the high school where I teach work on it. Our school year runs until the end of June, and the shop teacher was looking for some projects for the kids to work on. Our sailing club (the MacGregor Yacht Club of BC) purchased a Go Hoist a coup...
by Herschel
Mon May 31, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: repainting original stock trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: repainting original stock trailer

Physics Teacher, I hope your trailer project is going as planned. I am in the process of putting POR15 treatment on the springs, axles, U bolts, and adjacent areas of my travel trailer. I prepped today by sanding the surface rust as much as possible. It was my Memorial Day project. Did a lot of refl...