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by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Alabama Autopilot
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Re: Alabama Autopilot

Pardon my ignorance but I only count 2 reefs. What am I missing?
by Whipsyjac
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Now What?
Replies: 38
Views: 7055

Re: Now What?

It's half of a henway
by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising
Replies: 35
Views: 7957

Re: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising

Only 29 more views until we find out how our brave hero rescues his overboard crew and defies the forces of nature!
by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Testing Judy B Sails
Replies: 18
Views: 3476

Re: Testing Judy B Sails

Well, shoot. I already have a Genoa and Main from Judy B. Am I out of luck for Xmas? :( Great video. We have a one of her headsails. Good quality stuff. I think a new main will be under the Christmas tree this year. --Russ No way.. You've got to get one of her new Cruising Code Zeros!!! Then report...
by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising
Replies: 35
Views: 7957

Re: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising

Come on....127 views until the next exciting chapter

I'm drinking my Ovaltine and cutting out my proof of purchases to send in for my prize...
by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marine Boat Storage Victoria BC
Replies: 28
Views: 7360

Re: Marine Boat Storage Victoria BC

I can't wait to see you on the water here.

No specific storage suggestions for you sorry.

Try posting on mycbc.ca. You can get on the forum before you move here join up and fly our awesome burghee
by Whipsyjac
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac-less
Replies: 99
Views: 20754

Re: Mac-less

My guess is a Tayana 37... Currently in Victoria BC?

Based on the Westsail being on the right track clue
by Whipsyjac
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac-less
Replies: 99
Views: 20754

Re: Mac-less

Hi Bob,

I'm very curious to know which larger vessel you're getting...

Will you need crew for the trip north?

Willy
by Whipsyjac
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stable cruising speed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2951

Re: Stable cruising speed?

1. below hull speed.always have at least some center board or dagger and one or both rudders. Unlike power boats there are no hard chines or skegs on your hull to help you track at low speed. 2. These boats are meant to plane bow high, trying to trim the bow down is detrimental to handling on plane....
by Whipsyjac
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I Found an Oil Spot on the Ground? What The??
Replies: 15
Views: 2800

Re: I Found an Oil Spot on the Ground? What The??

Around here we have to buy 91 octane to be sure of no ethanol(alcohol). My boat runs better on high octane fuel from a regular gas station than from what you get on the gas dock or any marked fuel even marked premium. Regular 87 has the most ethanol and goes stale in months. I just bought a new smal...
by Whipsyjac
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do I really need a backstay on an X?
Replies: 10
Views: 1826

Re: Do I really need a backstay on an X?

My answer is Yes you do. The Shrouds on an :macx: are not far enough aft to support the mast properly when running down wind, therefore you need a backstay for downwind sailing. That's my opinion based on my understanding of how the rig works. To follow through with your plan you could get some engi...
by Whipsyjac
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: another, prob dumb, prop question Honda 50
Replies: 31
Views: 6412

Re: another, prob dumb, prop question Honda 50

A note about my props: The ones that came with the Whipsyjac (1996 fairly stock :macx: ) aren't worth discussing at about 50% slip. I'm running a 1996 Mercury 50hp 4-stroke ELPT carburated motor NOT BIGFOOT (1.83:1gears) with a recommended WOT rpm range of between 5500 and 6000 The michigan wheel Vo...
by Whipsyjac
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X - Centerboard Stopper Knob Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: 26X - Centerboard Stopper Knob Repair

Hi Darry, I'm sure I could drop my CB this winter and you could trace it if no one has the dimensions on paper.
by Whipsyjac
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The trouble with dry docking no electricity
Replies: 25
Views: 5462

Re: The trouble with dry docking no electricity

In your original post you asked about the switch. With a perko style switch you have 1 ,2, both, and off. The batteries are independent on 1, 2, and off. If a battery is not selected it is not charging. If they are combined "both" the weaker or damaged battery will pull your good battery down to its...
by Whipsyjac
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another Lesson Learned
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Another Lesson Learned

Ahoy Sailors, These last couple years I have been off the water almost as much as I've been off line. In 2014 we made 3 long weekend cruises for about 300nm total. In 2015 a day sail and a single overnighter for 85 or so NM. I did in that time find a prop which helped me over 15kts with my Merc 50. ...