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by Chinook
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who has the oldest Macx boat
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Who has the oldest Macx boat

You pose an interesting question. Wouldn't it be great if hull number 1 was still out there somewhere. We bought our X new in 2002, which was the last full production year, so we have one of the higher hull numbers for an X. Our hull number is 4853B202. I assume the 202 refers to the year 2002, and ...
by Chinook
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing keel nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Swing keel nightmare

A few days after weighing in on this topic, wife and I took off for 2 weeks on Lake Roosevelt. Before leaving the dock after launching I pulled the centerboard release line so I'd have better steering control and guess what. It refused to drop. De ja vu all over again. We motored a few miles uplake ...
by Chinook
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Roosevelt Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Lake Roosevelt Cruise

We have the 36 quart size. It just fits in the table seat locker closest to the head on our 26x. For this 2 week trip, we prepared 13 prepackaged, frozen entrees (2 steaks, 2 pork chops, 2 strogonoffs, 2 chicken curry, 2 hamburgers, 2 sausage, 1 pulled pork) plus 2 premade frozen omelets. I set the ...
by Chinook
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Roosevelt Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Lake Roosevelt Cruise

Sample pictures from Lake Roosevelt: https://i.postimg.cc/687yscrJ/DSCF3448.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2bY6ZfPr/DSCF3475.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d7PQbYQr/DSCF3499.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hc3p88w9/DSCF3503.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JGs1tnGj/DSCF3506.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0zmPdBGQ/DSCF3526.jpg https...
by Chinook
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Roosevelt Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Lake Roosevelt Cruise

This past Monday we returned from our 2 week explore of Lake Roosevelt, on the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam. We cruised to the head of lake influence on the main Columbia River portion of the reservoir (120 river miles - missed the stretch just above the dam, since we launched at Keller Fer...
by Chinook
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repurposing Teak
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Repurposing Teak

About a year ago my son replaced his hardwood flooring. The front and back entries had wood gratings with nice wide framing pieces, which he held onto. He asked me if I wanted the material, and after I realized that it was all solid teak, the answer came easy. I've just finished several projects, in...
by Chinook
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing keel nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Swing keel nightmare

Yes, it is truly an amazing place. You motor up to the dock on Ootsa Lake, tie up, and the BC Parks ranger drives over in a gator type vehicle. He attaches a cable to the flatbed trailer, which is mounted on rail wheels and sitting on the track, and he backs down so the trailer goes under the water,...
by Chinook
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing keel nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Swing keel nightmare

Wow. Something very similar happened to me. Your story is the first one I've heard of along those lines, other than my experience. I had launched on Ootsa Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the Coast Range of central British Columbia. We motored 35 miles up the reservoir to the hand car portage, ...
by Chinook
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 48
Views: 5595

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

Regarding sail purchase, I recommend you give BWY a call and talk with them before you buy. Todd and Cheryl know the boat better than anyone, and they have a nice range of sails available. They can advise which way to go, based on your sailing desires. I have bought both main and jib from them befor...
by Chinook
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anchor rode damaging bow running light
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Anchor rode damaging bow running light

It's a nice bow roller, and looks fairly straightforward to install. Just be aware though, that it's mainly designed to provide a pulley for the anchor rode, and isn't intended for exterior bow anchor storage. It's too short for holding anchors such as the Rochna, and maybe not the Bruce either.
by Chinook
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: First time out this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: First time out this season

Columbia River trip report, as promised: Wanapum Pool Cruise, June 15 – 18, 2020 The reach of the Columbia River between Vantage (where I-90 crosses the river) and Rock Island Dam is about 30 miles in length, and is known as Wanapum Pool. This stretch of the Columbia winds through rugged basalt form...
by Chinook
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

Not that familiar with the 26d, but if you're in the mood for upgrade, you may want to consider going with a composting toilet. More expensive than porta-pottis, but with substantial advantages, which have been thoroughly discussed here.
by Chinook
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: First time out this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: First time out this season

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. On that day at Banks Lake I was definitely lucky. Boat went ashore on soft sand beach, with gnarly rock piles 20 feet away both fore and aft. Nary a scratch, from that incident at least. I can walk around the boat and show you minor scratches and nicks pi...
by Chinook
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: First time out this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1571

Re: First time out this season

Got back around noon. Great trip, and as soon as I get the chance, I'll provide some details. Also, I'll do a journal for the Lake Roosevelt trip later this summer. It was great to be back on the water. That lagoon you mention, across from the Gorge Amphitheater, is where we spend our second night. ...
by Chinook
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 2821

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

I'll weigh in on trailer bunks, with a couple ideas I haven't seen referenced in previous posts. When my bunk 2x4's rotted out, I broke off most of the rusted bolts taking things apart. I decided to use that plastic wood that outdoor decks are built with, instead of any kind of wood. Stuff cuts and ...