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by Seapup
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Hunter 23.5 over 26C - talk me out of it?
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Hunter 23.5 over 26C - talk me out of it?

I had a 26x and my nextdoor neighbor a hunter 23.5. I towed his 23.5 for him and helped set up take down a few seasons and we kept the at the marina together during the summer. It trailered well. He later towed it with his honda CRV. I have some pics of us rafted together, but woudl have to dig for ...
by Seapup
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?

I recently found a power washer makes it easier. I agree, I was hesitant a long time but not sure how I lived without it now :D I picked up a little ryobi thats easy to carry to the boat. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRijWpxTmWFLILnvoKt0Pd2LCBvL_gbcYnkmW8aybjx4r0RnmMFrbkC_3c...
by Seapup
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Learning Materials on Pamlico Sound Area
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Learning Materials on Pamlico Sound Area

Take a look at the abermarle loop, Manteo is a stop on it. We have spent a week doing parts of it every spring for about 10 years. Its more than 2 weeks of free marinas. Cuts out the need for a dinghy, we liked taking bicycles though. https://www.albemarleloop.com/cc-slideshow-07fc43d0/images/large/...
by Seapup
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 1915

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

Everywhere is different for anchoring needs. A side effect I noticed of chain is in normal conditions, say under 20 knts wind, chain kept my :macx: from sailing at anchor or swinging in the wind. When I had a short amount of chain it was constantly sailing left and right, when the rode is mostly cha...
by Seapup
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favourite youtube sailing channels
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Favourite youtube sailing channels

I generally don't get into youtube, but I met a couple via another usergroup that purchased the same boat I have last summer. He said they were going to make a youtube channel as a job and live on the boat. I was skeptical, but they are great people so tried to help them and worked on it with them. ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Launched

It’s a dometic. The power plug had gotten hot, and the tip no longer seats correctly. Time for a replacement plug, maybe a better quality one. Maybe replace the plug with a heavier duty connector like SAE https://images.autods.com/ebay_images/393-Sparking-10Awg-Sae-To-Sae-Extension-Cable-Dc-Power-A...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 16
Views: 2537

Hot water heater

Wanted to share this since I have tried a few options and this one has worked out well over the past year and half. Its small, fairly light, and comes in a bag so there is nothing to install and easy to leave at home if its not needed. Not much setup, pump drops in a water container and use. I just ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Throttle assembly upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Throttle assembly upgrade?

I have been told by our marina that since the wires and electrical system are built in to it that a replacement isn't easy to find. Depends on your ability level. If you just want a single OEM connector that you plug in and are done then there is a bit of truth to that. If you are willing to connec...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 35
Views: 9606

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

I'm guessing that one stanchion (attaching at the base) alone is not really up to the job in higher winds Thats exactly what I did on the :macx: Just used two mainsheets from stantion bases to a bale in the middle of the boom. Never had issues in heavy winds. Gets the sheets and lines out of the co...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question
Replies: 30
Views: 4544

Re: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question

I wouldn't overdo the thickness, better off with a thinner better quality foam IMO. If you go thick those inches cut into clearance quickly. Maybe look into the dimensions of premade folding mattresses, there are a bunch of places selling them on amazon and such for $100-$200 with upholstered zip co...
by Seapup
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates

Thanks for sharing. I was reading about them elsewhere last year and everyone was very negative before trying them. Then a few people installed them in their boats and had glowing reviews of them. If I had a diesel boat I would try one. We use heat a decent amount and I have experimented with multip...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

Re: Code zero sail

I had two different cut nylon drifter/gennakers on my :macx: as well as a factory spec doyle jib, genoa and asymmetric. The drifters stored compactly and allowed me to leave the 110 jib on the cdi furler all year since they were free flying from the spinnaker halyard. I used them instead of the geno...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?

Worth a try. Maybe just run a line or webbing around the mast and through the clew for a test.