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by Night Sailor
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Had a great sail on Saturday, just watch out for branches
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Had a great sail on Saturday, just watch out for branches

I'm told by a Canadian Sailor that branches crack and break off in winter due to cold, ice, or snow. and fall onto the ice of the frozen rivers. If there's a rapdi melt, even big branches get dragged or floated out to the big lakes and rivers.
by Night Sailor
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Small Craft Advisory - 3rd Reef
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Small Craft Advisory - 3rd Reef

Good for you. There's no substitute for practice. You can't prepare yhourself for sailing in heavy weather without actually doing it to learn what's needed of yourself and for yourself.
by Night Sailor
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Reef at what wind speed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1358

Re: Reef at what wind speed?

Congrats on a successful first sail. My answer to your question about reefing is this: 1. Reef when you, or any of your crew feel uncomfortable. 2. Reef when you have wind or sea conditions that require tight control of the boat. 3. Reef when you think about it, not when conditions demand it. Happy ...
by Night Sailor
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard pivot pin repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Stupid me...

Ah, yes. Every sail has the potential for adventure. Because we are human, no matter our experience.
Congratulations! You are not likely to repeat that error again, and only damaged the boat in an easily repairable way.
by Night Sailor
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Common leaking points on the 26X?
Replies: 25
Views: 2069

Re: Common leaking points on the 26X?

Try searching the archives on this forum. Dozens of posts about leaks and the cures are there for you.
by Night Sailor
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom Coat and Leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Bottom Coat and Leaks

A picture would help to establish if its' factory made or something added on. My '98 X should be similar but I don't recall anything like that.
by Night Sailor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dry Dock Support to Expose 100% of Hull
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Dry Dock Support to Expose 100% of Hull

I think that is a question the factory best answer. Some boats can be lifted by their chainplates and that's what those factories do during construction, but i've never heard of a finished boat being done that way. All the yards I know of have used slings front and rear to lift, paint, shift the sli...
by Night Sailor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Crowded channel, no engine, worried......
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Crowded channel, no engine, worried......

Congratulations on the happy ending. Things like that can happen to anyone, no matter how much experience they have. I call it Neptune's sailor's test for resourcefulness. When embarking on a sail, anywhere, anytime, any boat, any weather, I never guarantee expected results. Sailing is an Adventure....
by Night Sailor
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: It Can Happen on a Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: It Can Happen on a Mac

The PFD that inflates when you don't want it too is a problem. I have the self inflating kind and realize that risk, but assume I would remove the PFD to swim out if needed. I also accept the risk for I calculate my chances of being knocked or swept overboard unconscious are greater than being caugh...
by Night Sailor
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High wind movie, 35+ and 20' waves
Replies: 48
Views: 3533

Re: High wind movie, 35+ and 20' waves

Yes, one can know it intellecutually, see it in films or photos, hear first person accounts, and explain it with science, engineering and math, but until one actually experiences it personally, the fact that little boats can just ride right up and down waves as tall as they are just doesn't seem rea...
by Night Sailor
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: Anchor

Everyone has a different opinion you'll find, Even engineers and maritime authorities. In my experience, 8lbs of any anchor is definitely too light for a high windage boat like our Macs. But you have not mentioned a few things, and assumed it was the anchor's fault. How high were the winds and can y...
by Night Sailor
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Need to buy new trailer lights...What's Required?
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Need to buy new trailer lights...What's Required?

To answer your question as I read it, all trailers that size need the following: RED: tail light, brake light/turn signal, "over 80" series, (meaning three lights together signifying the trailer load is over "80" wide") and right and left side rear side marker lights. You only need one tail/brake/tu...
by Night Sailor
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flexile Furler... How flat is flat enough
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Flexile Furler... How flat is flat enough

As Inmon says, do give CDI a call. I found them very pleasant and understanding of the problems trailer boaters have in securing the furler for travel. My foil was replaced for no cost except shipping, when it was over a year out of warranty. Yours is still in warranty as far as age goes. Give them ...
by Night Sailor
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Safe?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Safe?

Only those who have compromised the original factory sealing of the fuel compartments in some way as far as I know. Of course, some have installed properly vented marine fuel tanks below decks in the read berth area to use the original fuel lockers for other storage and as long as those filler and v...
by Night Sailor
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wanted- motor feedback.
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Wanted- motor feedback.

Congrats on your boat gift. I have run a CM30 with a 9.9 Johnson and it did fine except once in very bad conditions, (3 ft chop stuff, 35mph head wind) but it still got us home, just slowly. I think the 9.9 is a good choice for the 26S. Just be sure to get the long shaft length so you have the top o...