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by opie
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Photo uploading easy

Ha... gotcha... The pic is of my boat in a corn field on a trailer and photoshopped onto a water scene I found online....... ........😉 ... just kidding, just kidding..... yeah, my daughter and I took a trip. What memories. Now, she is into her life and opportunities like that are gone or going fast....
by opie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

Re: Where is everyone?

dear kmclemore, and others..... It seems that times have changed, that's almost all the problem. After being inactive on this site for a long time, I tried hard last week to post some stuff and only got a couple of responses from some other die hards that want better times for this site. I remember ...
by opie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Photo uploading easy

:D Such flattery...... ok...... here is an experiment.......I have 3 pics to put below. They are in my boat folder on my device. I will start my stopwatch and time how long it takes for me to get them posted...... Start Now! ...... https://i.ibb.co/rv2Dd14/beach-thanksgiving-2009-040.jpg https://i.i...
by opie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchoring in Municipal Waters
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Anchoring in Municipal Waters

Do you ever anchor overnight, attended or unattended, in municipal waters? I do in NC. For some years I have followed the boating news articles from down in Florida about the gnashing of teeth of water-side property owners about their view of anchored boats nearby. The laws went from complete freedo...
by opie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Photo uploading easy

A complaint comes up often that this forum needs a built-in easy photo uploader. But, just maybe, it is not affordable here in terms of maintenance and the spare time of volunteer moderators. I recommend the easy photo site below. I have used it for years. I'm not sure how it survives without ads or...
by opie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storing Kayak in MacX
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Storing Kayak in MacX

oopps, looks like I bought kayak in 2009, so only 10 years of doing this, not 15.
by opie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storing Kayak in MacX
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Storing Kayak in MacX

Seapup, Thanks for the question about my kayak on another thread. I will expand my answer here: (have no idea if M can do this, I only know my 26x will..) Kayak is 10 ft long, sit-in. I bought it at Dick's for $199 on sale. I have seen it cheaper. It is a bit of a struggle to store in under stern sp...
by opie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: Just Rambling....

Seapup, Regarding my kayak, (have no idea if M can do this, I only know my 26x will..) it is a 10 ft, sit-in kayak. For an easier time storing it, I recommend a 9.5 ft or less, sit-in kayak. That's all I will write here under this rambling thread. I will expand the subject in a new thread soon. (pic...
by opie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

Re: Where is everyone?

Kevin,
We, who are still fans, salute you!
by opie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Just Rambling....

With no particular order at all, here are a few items about what I know or don't know or learned in about my MacGregor 26X. 1. When lowering mast and if you intend to keep your spreaders attached as I do, release your lifelines. 2. In 15 years of ownership, I have seen my mast raising time go from 3...
by opie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Routing Electrical Wire 26x - What type of black magic does this require?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Routing Electrical Wire 26x - What type of black magic does this require?

Go to Home Depot or any supply store and buy an electrical fish tape. You can go anywhere with that tool. Other hints are you can run wires down inside the wall from electrical box and extract it inside hull below. From there you can get to both sides of boat. Another hint, I installed led surround ...
by opie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

Re: Where is everyone?

Ris, Love your tongue in cheek reply..... But the fact remains that the old feeling we all had of love for this whole forum of MacGregor aficionados is gone, or at least damaged. I used to read the posts several times a day with great interest. Now, I come here a few times a month. Maybe nothing las...
by opie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?

This topic is interesting since my 1999 Honda BF50A is getting old.
The admiral enjoys going about 6 kts. She says she gets to see more things....
One question: We have inlets with swift currents at peak times, maybe 4 kts.
What is max speed of 9.9 hp? Of 25 hp?
thanks.
by opie
Tue May 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: CD Furler raising sail
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: CD Furler raising sail

It should NOT be hard to raise the foresail with the FF2. The furler head does not last forever. There is line-on-furler-head friction each time you raise or lower the foresail. This friction eats slowly away at the black phenolic furler head until eventually the inner chase is deformed and line has...