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by Russ
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 989

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

I've seen that marine railway on TV. That is so cool.
by Russ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 121
Views: 19599

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

Hey Kevin, do you have the puffin design in a high res image. I blew it up and it got blurry.
by Russ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Raising Alterations 26M
Replies: 71
Views: 1604

Re: Mast Raising Alterations 26M

Fortunately, Kevin lives not far from me, and his metallurgy skills have saved the day. I have though, ordered a spare pair for the next time. Kevin may not be close at hand :D Ray https://i.postimg.cc/6ymR3PWG/1457953-A-4-D20-4094-BE82-870-E59-B6-BEE0.jpg Me getting instruction on how to temper th...
by Russ
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Onboard shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Onboard shoes

Thank you very much everyone for the insights into deck wear that works. Still winter here in North Idaho, but spring will come. I'll be ready and so will my Mac 26M. Larry Long winters provide lots of time for planning and dreaming. It's 11 degrees here in SW Montana. You should put your location ...
by Russ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

Looking forward to your posts. You have come a long way in a short time. Are you sure this is Gelcoat issue? Looks like some stubborn grime/mildew. I would bleach this heavily first to be sure. I'm a big fand of Mary Kate On&Off. It melts away stuff like magic. https://i.imgur.com/2BkU8gj.jpg
by Russ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Remember me button
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Remember me button

When logging in to this board, if you check the Remember me box, it will not require re-login each return visit. Also, the address bar on top should show a "lock" or Secure connection. (https://) If the system does not keep you logged in, it could be because you are using an old bookmark/favorite. T...
by Russ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Onboard shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Onboard shoes

Dark soled shoes leave marks.

I usually wear sneakers and kick them off when sitting in the cockpit. I hate wearing shoes. I know "deck" shoes are supposed to be for on deck. I sometimes wear them.
by Russ
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Lifting a Mac 26M
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Lifting a Mac 26M

If there is no bottom paint on the boat now, it is a bit more involved. Sanding, dewaxing, priming, epoxy etc.

When I had a keelboat, I would lightly sand before painting. Old paint habit.
by Russ
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Any one heading for the Seattle Boat Show?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Any one heading for the Seattle Boat Show?

interesting. Well, concerning achors, the Rocna might be good. But the Jambo is far way better. Wins all tests. Good holding power is for years standard. But the grabbing quality makes the deal. How easily the anchor holds. Comfort if it works the first time. Life saving if it digs in in strongs wi...
by Russ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap
Replies: 28
Views: 794

Re: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap

Some cool looking model aircraft back there.
by Russ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A Place to post your adventures
Replies: 0
Views: 289

A Place to post your adventures

We have a planning forum, but now we have a trip report forum. Share your ship's log with other sailors.

Here you can post stories and photos of trips with your boat. Share experiences with other owners be it a weekend outing or a long cruise of the great loop.
by Russ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 121
Views: 19599

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

I realize I’m [several years] late to the party here, but the Admiral has an embroidery machine, and I’m pretty handy with the ol’ Sailrite. A burgee seems a little simpler than cushions and boom covers, at least! More durable than silkscreen, and I’m content with the materials cost plus a l’il bit...
by Russ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wheel Brake
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Wheel Brake

Not sure - I look at the top and it says BOAT and there is a picture of my ugly face so I think I might be a log. Hey! I just noticed I have a Bell with a red 1 and a Notification! I will look in there. (Nope - that wasn't it) I guess PDF files no worky here for me - I don't rate high enough for th...
by Russ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 26X trailer swap
Replies: 28
Views: 813

Re: 26X trailer swap

Awesome.

The tweaks you mention should work well.

Now you can pull it out on the street and hose it off. I bet some bleach will do wonders. Marykate On & Off cleaner will remove stubborn stuff. Just be careful with that stuff as it's very toxic.
by Russ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 121
Views: 19599

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

Why no letter? I was thinking of Tattoo sailors. But there are VERY few of those boats manufactured and honestly, most feel the connection to the Mac brand. MY vote is for this one https://i.postimg.cc/JGWTCmtY/Pennant2-zps3374de77.jpg Simple and has the M (mac) connection. The Puffin is cute, but ...