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by c130king
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wheel Autopilot Questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Wheel Autopilot Questions...

I have had an S1 Wheel Pilot (with rudder sensor) installed for about 4 years. Works great under sail or slow motoring (boards down). Won't work with a crap motoring at high speeds...but I find my boat a little bit hard to handle at full speed anyway (lots of steering corrections). I have used mine ...
by c130king
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Coast Guard or ASA training or?...
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Coast Guard or ASA training or?...

Windy - Colonel Jim King retired from the USAF last year, after many years of service to our country, and has set up a charter/certification business in MS....you can probably get some understanding of the process through his website http://www.northstarsailingcharters.com I dont have any associati...
by c130king
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Yes it does. And that was the first place I advertised. That is how I found my Mac many years ago.

4 months for $35.

Jim
by c130king
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Sea Wind wrote:how about ASA101 taught on the Mac for the buyer?
Hey Pedro,

Definitely do-able if it is a local that buys it.

Cheers,
Jim
by c130king
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Jim, Sorry to hear that you are selling your Mac,now that I'm Macless I'm looking again, when I sold my :macx: I listed on boattrader.com in a free ad, graiglist, and a couple of other places. By far I got the best response was from boattrader. It was finally sold to someone that saw it on boattrad...
by c130king
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Hi Jim, Sailingtexas has a Mac-specific section of their classifieds, but it didn't do us any good this spring (perhaps because we're so far from Texas?) -- we also listed here on the MacGregor Sailors site,but got the most traffic, and actually sold Blue Heaven due to a "featured" ad on sailboatli...
by c130king
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Since you asked... My new business: http://www.northstarsailingcharters.com http://www.facebook.com/northstarsailingcharters (would appreciate any and all "Likes"... 8) ) ... okay, that was blatant begging... The move to Mississippi from the Pentagon was initially "unplanned" and after we bought my ...
by c130king
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Time to sell my Mac...looking for tips/advice

Fellow Mac Enthusiasts, After 6 years of enjoying my Mac, König, I have decided to try and sell. :cry: As several of you are already aware I have recently retired from the USAF and I bought a bigger boat and a sailing charter/school business on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I really enjoy sailing on K...
by c130king
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26m sailing performance
Replies: 107
Views: 22631

Re: 26m sailing performance

Big factor in pointing on a Mac...IMHO...is the foresail. I don't point nearly as high with my 150 Genoa as my buddy TFlight with his Jib. Furling in a Genoa does not help very much...furled genoa is not very efficient...IMHO. But I wouldn't give my 150 Genoa up for anything as I like the reaching a...
by c130king
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Re: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy

In Mississippi it is only if dinghy has a motor. But the cost is only $10.20 for 3 years... 8)
by c130king
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Re: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy

I could probably get away with that since the registration is a plastic ID card that goes in my wallet. So if stopped I would have proof of registration on me.
by c130king
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Re: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy

I had heard about that...wasn't sure of the legalities. Not sure how I would hang a "board" unless it was on the sides (rather than up at the bow). Here are some pics: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/c130king/SANY3662-1.jpg http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/c130king/SANY3661-1.jpg http:/...
by c130king
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Registration markings on inflatable dinghy
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Registration markings on inflatable dinghy

I have acquired a 10' inflatable dinghy (and 2.5 HP Mercury). Sent in the registration paperwork to Mississippi Dept of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and now have the registration. Need to apply the registration number decals to the dinghy. So just wondering if there are any issues with applying the...
by c130king
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Furling Mains'l and photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Furling Mains'l and photos

I don't have furling main on my Mac ( I do on my big boat...very nice) but my boom will not go over my bimini. But my bimini is pretty easy to disconnect at the front end. So if I want to tack or gybe I simply reach up and disconnect and pull the bimini back for a moment...tack/gybe...then pull the ...
by c130king
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Halyard Shackle
Replies: 33
Views: 3249

Re: Halyard Shackle

I don't even use a shackle. Just a bowline tied through the headboard. Nothing to bend or mangle...or break or fail.

Just a thought.

Cheers,
Jim