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by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

I miss the trailer ability. Shallow draft. Steerable prop. Ability to go fast. Pull a tube or knee board. Low cost of everything related to its ownership or its use. Simplicity of its design and systems. But most of all, having a resource like this awesome Forum. I have not found anything like this ...
by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 3183

Re: Upgrade already?

Yeah, I was actually looking at a Beneteau 331 or a Hunter 33. The budget doesn't scare me as much as the rockin'! I do love the mac, especially for introducing me to sailing and good times in fair weather with the family. I have never been one for power boating, so the outboard advantage for me is...
by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Single Line Reefing per Mike Inmon
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

Re: Single Line Reefing per Mike Inmon

The OP is long gone from this site

Upgraded to a Catalina 380 over 10 years ago
by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: What size Spinnaker are you using? (26M)
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: What size Spinnaker are you using? (26M)

I use the Asym that was sold with the boat.

Works great

Perfect config for the mac is main, jib, asym

When its lite, use the asym

I also used a main and genny, does not work nearly as well

G
by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Great Lakes water level
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Great Lakes water level

Its really bad this year

Many marinas are closed and others have no power or water at the slips

This season will be rough on many

I'm lucky at my marina as everything floats and the office is well above water level

We've seen many this year that are under water :cry:

G
by beene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 4487

Re: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?

On my Mercaha 75, as people call it, I've tried a
14x11
14x13
13.75x15

Heavily loaded, like for a trip, the 14x13 is best

The 14x11 was great for water skiing

The hole shot was very impressive, if you weren't sitting down, you soon would be 8)

G
by beene
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: MacGregorSailors

Nice work Heath

Thanks again

G
by beene
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Spring is in the air - or radio
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: Spring is in the air - or radio

My season starts in May, but even then, the water is so cold, without a full enclosure..... the wind off the water is too cold to enjoy a nice sail.

G
by beene
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: We are starting the Great Loop for the second time.

Sounds like a great trip. I've done the Trent Severn, beautiful trip. This May, I'm going with Highlander and Delevi from this site. from Bayfield, down through Lake Huron to Sarnia down the St Clair river to Lake St Clair down the Detroit river to Lake Erie through Lake Erie to the Port Colborne Up...
by beene
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV show 9
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV sho

Oh ya

To answer the next question....

Yes

I still have my Mac 26M

Have not decided whether to sell her or keep her for boating on other lakes as there are thousands of them in Ontario.

With my new keelboat, I wont be able to move around like I used to.

G
by beene
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV show 9
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV sho

Gonna be a great trip John

I didn't go to the ORD boat show...

But I did go to several boat shows and did end up buying a little something 8)

Cheers

G
by beene
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV show 9
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV sho

Nice, but not a Seaward 26? :| Didn't fool you for a second eh.... I just bought it.... I was ready to upgrade from my Mac Kids are gone No need to go fast anymore I have a seasonal slip So boat doubles as a cottage Bought a Beneteau Oceanis 321 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F6FEv4neY4OktspKKRg...
by beene
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV show 9
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Is any one planning on attending the Chicago Boat/RV sho

When u see what u gotta pay for a Seaward 26RK & what u get compared to a 26 mac , I,ll keep my M26 thx U :) for a 75% less $$$$ & equally as much if not more cabin space , twice the dinette area table, plus an aft berth , two fuel lockers as to one ! & I could go on but why bother their,s no compa...
by beene
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Furling
Replies: 27
Views: 7374

Re: Furling

After reading all the posts

I have just 1 question

Who's on first?

:P

G
by beene
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M
Replies: 16
Views: 3538

Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

...don,t know how many times it,s almost decapitated me when my heads been down there ! Cantcha jus move the location of yer cockpit bar?! Jus sayin'... 8) Oh boy John, he knows you. :D Ray Nail on the head!!! ROTFL Just made my day! And ya, J, use a freekin rope to hold the dam seat up when going ...