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by TexasDan40
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to name my boat
Replies: 101
Views: 9133

Re: Time to name my boat

impinnacr wrote:Nice. From where did you order the letters. I want to order letters also.
Chris
Sorry for the long delay...just saw your post tonight.
Here's what I used.

http://www.boatus.com/boatgraphics/default.asp
by TexasDan40
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to name my boat
Replies: 101
Views: 9133

Re: Time to name my boat

It's done. My boat name is Alpha Sail.
I ordered the lettering last night.

Alpha Sail
by TexasDan40
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to name my boat
Replies: 101
Views: 9133

Re: Time to name my boat

It's been a long time coming, but I decided to name my boat
Alpha Sail

Thanks for all the ideas.
by TexasDan40
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: front mast stay pin
Replies: 21
Views: 2190

Re: front mast stay pin

Concern - Is this secure enough :?: I have replaced the bolt and locking ring with a toggle pin as per photo. This I have done to simplify the operation while on the water. eg ease of use, less parts to fall overboard. (I put an SS washer on the end of the pin to hold on a piece of plastic hose whi...
by TexasDan40
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How did you find your boat?
Replies: 26
Views: 2450

Re: How did you find your boat?

I think there's at least a few of us that are trying, unfortunately, to sell our boats. I am wondering where you guys, that didn't buy em straight from the factory, found em!? I have mine on craigslist in my area and have had just few calls over the past month or so. I think it's WAY underpriced an...
by TexasDan40
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m 2004 or 2000 26x Your thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 3828

Re: 26m 2004 or 2000 26x Your thoughts

Need help. Looking at two used boats. Leaning towards the 26m 2004 and 26x The table inside the 2004 26m boat seems it would be hard to get around. Other than thAt I like both boats. All things being equal. Your thoughts. I like the center board of the :macm: vs the swing keel of the :macx: . I lik...
by TexasDan40
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering failing in F8-9
Replies: 41
Views: 2920

Re: Steering failing in F8-9

Well said Dave B. I wouldn't put my :macx: in the North Sea...during any time of the year. I actually sailed a 38' Westerly across the Gulf of Mexico in 1994...got hit 1st night out by a northern front moving through. It was scarey and exciting; 10-15' seas, 30-50 mph winds...and definately beyond ...
by TexasDan40
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Auto bailer idea
Replies: 21
Views: 1868

Re: Auto bailer idea

pokerrick1 wrote:In the THREE YEARS I had my :macm: in the water - - - I NEVER had a drop of water in any of the bildges :!: What's wrong with me :?:

Rick :( :macm: Less

PS Don't answer that :P :!:


What's a bilge?
:P :P :P
Te :macx:
by TexasDan40
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Name Competition
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

Re: Name Competition

"Still Nameless"

Te :macx:
by TexasDan40
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay locking pin
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Forestay locking pin

Mac Folk, I am looking for a user friendly forestay locking pin. Secure and straight forward. With this set up it is hard to find the hole while pulling the forestay down to line things up. And the hex bolt head is hard on the fingers. This set up has the forestay running up inside the front sail. ...
by TexasDan40
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: single handed sailing
Replies: 37
Views: 3874

Re: single handed sailing

Good morning all, I have a 26m and am new to sailing. I have been out a few times & starting to get the hang of the basics. My problem is getting a crew as its not convenient for people to drop everything just when the weather is right. Realy what im asking is there anything I can do to rig the boa...
by TexasDan40
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: "Safety" cables - replace them with chains!
Replies: 41
Views: 7085

Trailing docking guide lines...

For C130king...A nice setup, and I am now very jealous, but those chains are just too slack. Only my 2 cents worth, but cross and shorten them so there is just enough slack to turn corners...and even if they are TOO short, it will only skid the trailer a bit and will prevent a slow motion jackknife...
by TexasDan40
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Actually Hit 16.5 knots
Replies: 25
Views: 2881

Re: Actually Hit 16.5 knots

I took a long weekend this week and after meeting all family obligations :wink: I got the day to myself out on the water yesterday. I decided to experiment a little because usually I have the Admiral and two kids onboard. First, I sailed with no ballast in, I know several of you have done this alre...
by TexasDan40
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1999 26x Swing Keel line distance
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: 1999 26x Swing Keel line distance

I agree with the 24" of line travel. Mine is knotted at that mark, and then I have a little more than 12" to the next knot at the end of the line. Both knots help to grip the rope when raising the swing keel. I'll measure mine next time I get down to "Nameless". I don't remember it looking like 24"...
by TexasDan40
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1999 26x Swing Keel line distance
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: 1999 26x Swing Keel line distance

MadMacX wrote:Tahoe Jack posted this info to the Mods section. I have found it to be very useful.

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=841

Pat

Thank you very much. This is great information.
"Straight Tales"
Te :macx: