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by hoaglandr
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Erie Canal Guide Book
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: Erie Canal Guide Book

We used the Skipper Bob guide as well as the NY Canal Guide and Active Captain when we were on the canal in September. You might also want to check out tug44.org Site. He has tons of pictures and lots of good info about the canal system. We throughly enjoyed our two weeks on the western end of the c...
by hoaglandr
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: West Erie Canal Launch and Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 701

West Erie Canal Launch and Storage

We are planning to cruise the western portion of the Erie Canal in September. Need someplace in the Tonawanda area to launch and leave the truck and trailer for a couple of weeks. Anyone have any recommendations?
by hoaglandr
Wed May 30, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Question about floor in head on M model.
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Question about floor in head on M model.

The problem is that under the shelf the hull starts to curve in towards the keel. You might be able to lower the shelf a little bit but you would also have to move the head closer to the center line of the boat. The purpose of the shelf is to provide a flat surface as close to the verticle part of t...
by hoaglandr
Wed May 23, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Gate
Replies: 23
Views: 2399

Re: Mast Gate

I took a hammer to mine and carefully closed the gate to about half its original size. Pretty easy and simple. I was worried about beating on my mast but then I thought of all the holes I had already drilled in the boat and said what the heck. :D

Russell
by hoaglandr
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: First Major Mod. Galley
Replies: 15
Views: 4594

Re: First Major Mod. Galley

Really nice. the more I see it the more I like the interior of the X. Oh sh$t did I just say that :P My thought as well. :? I'm not a big fan of the sliding galley in the :macm: and the head room in the head... My next major mod will probably be a replacement of the galley with something similar to...
by hoaglandr
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spring Repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Spring Repairs

Thanks Sum, Bob!

Any suggestions on the stern light?

Russell
by hoaglandr
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spring Repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Spring Repairs

Getting ready to put LazyDayz back in the water :), but first I have to fix a couple things and I could use some help! 1. It appears I have a leak around my starboard chainplate. What is the best way to seal this thing? Is it OK to leave it in place and just caulk around it or should I remove it and...
by hoaglandr
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Always Know Bridge Clearance - Check
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Always Know Bridge Clearance - Check

Apparently no rocket scientists were on board.

We sailed under the Eggner's Ferry Bridge while on Kentucky Lake last summer. Just glad I'm not commuting over that bridge every day. That will now be a long detour.

Russell
by hoaglandr
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What Did Santa Bring You This Year?
Replies: 51
Views: 4954

Re: What Did Santa Bring You This Year?

uh...I think you copied that from last year's post :D This new year will be 2012!

Russell
by hoaglandr
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: East Coast launch ramps ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: East Coast launch ramps ?

Active Captain is a great free resource. I also picked up the Navionics app for my iphone. It has access to nautical charts and includes all the active captain markers. As an aside - Active Captain has just released another free iphone app - "Drag Queen" - an anchor alarm.

Russell
by hoaglandr
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Outboard size for Mac 26M
Replies: 42
Views: 5539

Re: Outboard size for Mac 26M

FWIW my used :macm: came with a Yamaha 50. After having used it for a year, I sometimes wish it had more hp. Best I can do is around 15 mph w/o ballast. On the other hand, I don't really need to go any faster and WOT just burns though the gas that much faster. It's also a lot noisier at speed. Most ...
by hoaglandr
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Installing Yamaha 60 hi thrust on 26m
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Installing Yamaha 60 hi thrust on 26m

I've got the Yamaha 50 on my :macm: . This is what the PO had installed: http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x450/jrhoagland/DSCN0741.jpg This is not what you want! Because the unit didn't fit in the pedestal the throttle cables run down the hose on the side and then out through the back. Very ugly ...
by hoaglandr
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Raist the Mast Fast
Replies: 90
Views: 14680

Re: Raist the Mast Fast

I just ordered some quick pins with lanyards for my dodger and solar panel from these guys.

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/?gclid=C ... 4AodyQrLTw

Lots of good stainless parts at a good price. Very happy with all my dealings with them.

Russell
by hoaglandr
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Roger MacGregor needs u!
Replies: 82
Views: 9711

Re: Roger MacGregor needs u!

Gary I think you might be just a little bit paranoid, but I wonder too why they didn't just call a local broker that had one sitting on the lot. :?: I would think they would have been glad to work a deal. I know my local broker had one a while back and I'm in the middle of the corn belt not sunny Ca...
by hoaglandr
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast valve open or closed during storage on land?
Replies: 56
Views: 6507

Re: Ballast valve open or closed during storage on land?

My gate valve is currently open (I think!) but the next time I go out to the boat (backyard) I'm going to close it. If it hasn't dried out by now it's not going to and while I don't think any critters will crawl in there I'd rather not give them the opportunity.

FWIW

Russell