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by Duquette5
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got it up, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Got it up, now what?

dlandersson wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 am
I said nearly the exact same thing on my honeymoon. Just sayn'. :P

:D :D :D :D
by Duquette5
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)

Really digging your setup. Do you think adding a wind turbine would help with charging or is it a battery capacity restriction? Hows the headroom in the cabin of an X? In my 19 I have to sit and I still feel like a giant. My rack in the Navy felt luxurious compared to the 19!
by Duquette5
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got it up, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Got it up, now what?

I figured out the mainsheet setup but this brings up a new question and revealed the need to install a topping lift. If I use a boom vang do I need to also use the mainsheet block or can I just remove it and use just the boom vang with the lines run all the way back thru the cockpit? For now we'll j...
by Duquette5
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got it up, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Got it up, now what?

We've owned Dukling :mac19: just over 2 years now and have never sailed her, only power. Today I sorted out the shrouds, stays and halyards and used the mast raising system to get it up. Only took me 45 minutes on my first try. I feel good about that and with practice hope to cut that in half. Now t...
by Duquette5
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?

Seapup for the win! Seapup your profile says your in Va Beach. I grew up in Va Beach and went to Green Run before joining the Navy. Next time I'm down we should grab a beer at Lendy's
by Duquette5
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: What are the odds?

Full wallets?! if my :mac19: isn't demanding money, the wife and daughters are. Oh and the Chris Craft is gonna bankrupt me! Mac owners can spot each other in a crowd. Look for - big smiles on their faces - well tanned from actually being out enjoying the water - sense of peace that comes from havin...
by Duquette5
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?

Hmm... thats almost as good an idea as mine. I wanna take a 4 jon boats and make a big tunnel hull out of them. Weld two bow to stern and then join the two halves together with a deck and cabin structure.
by Duquette5
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: no plane, bow high
Replies: 2
Views: 679

no plane, bow high

Why? Because the combined weight of my Mercury and myself is 500#'s :o and the :mac19: has a flat transom and I forgot to install the wedges to compensate for the flat transom :x Figured this all out this morning when I went out to adjust the motor on the jackplate. Highlander - Did you set your cav...
by Duquette5
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2523

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

My hatch has been off for two years. I rebuilt it but still need to gel coat it. I like the crutch idea and am leaning towards a pop-top mod.
by Duquette5
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Almost ready
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Almost ready

Thanks! I tried to follow the hull lines and keep it neat. The Admiral is happy so I'm happy and she picked out the red. I wanted blue. If the weather cooperates we will be on the water all weekend!
by Duquette5
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Almost ready
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Almost ready

A little touch up on the boot stripe and new bilge pumps and Dukling gets wet on Friday!

Shared link for Duklings photo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kml19J ... sp=sharing
#MyMacisFancy
by Duquette5
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2523

*UPDATE* Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

So my kid brother works at a custom bike/jeep shop. I had them lengthen everything an extra foot to give me clearance over this fat 40 4 stroke. Here's a link to a photo of the stretched and rewelded steering on Dukling: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LiLCT1ipA5Lw4k_uPUDvwZZjnPXtdRLC/view?usp=shar...
by Duquette5
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 6912

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

I have to admit - I read the topic wrong and assumed this was about the BMW X5... I tow my 19 with a X3 and have been looking for other tow beastie options.
by Duquette5
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Shore Power
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Adding Shore Power

In preparation of slipping Dukling this season I'm adding shore power. I've got all the parts delivered and ready to install on Dukling. Now the million dollar question... where to put the shore power inlet? I know I have to keep it within 10' of the main panel or I'll need to add another breaker. I...
by Duquette5
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Resin
Replies: 16
Views: 3193

Re: Resin

Love his videos! He takes the time to explain the process and does a great job!
Spector wrote:This my go to for fiberglass info
https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday

His most recent video discusses poly vs epoxy.