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by FishyFabs
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Whisker pole
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Whisker pole

I can recommend getting one. Just remember that by using one u will not get the warning before an accidental jibe.
by FishyFabs
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Good sailing books
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Re: Good sailing books

Reading A Storm Too Soon. By Michael J Touglad. So far do good based on a real rescue.
by FishyFabs
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook's Great Loop
Replies: 157
Views: 56923

Re: Chinook's Great Loop

It is my bed time story every evening. A great job on the write up. Tx so much.
by FishyFabs
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6120

Re: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013

I have the 04 model and it spacious inside because of the galley position. I agree, the table is too large and we hardly have it up. I will be replacing it with a small one which I can leave up all the time. Regarding the mast cruch on the pedestal, mine does not have one. I have the arch at the bac...
by FishyFabs
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacTrawler Myth Busted !
Replies: 14
Views: 2963

Re: MacTrawler Myth Busted !

The funny thing is that a mast (without sails up) decreases your chances of capsizing from a breaking wave. The initial inertia it provides keeps u upright for a few seconds longer improving your chances. Hopefully nobody on this board will ever experience that :?
by FishyFabs
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: mac vs hunter edge ????
Replies: 34
Views: 5369

Re: mac vs hunter edge ????

You can look at the Odin too...I believe there is a dealer in Florida. There used to be a dealer in Canada but not sure if they close up shop. The Odin is a power sailor but a bit pricy compared to the Mac but you get what you pay for. I considered getting one as an upgrade to the Mac but there is n...
by FishyFabs
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Back on the water again, finally.......off to the Bahamas
Replies: 242
Views: 35335

Re: Back on the water again, finally.......off to the Bahama

Sumner, thanks so much for the detailed and well written write ups....I found myself always checking the site daily for updates. You are an inspiration!

Welcome back and I am glad you are safe!
by FishyFabs
Sat May 30, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: More Ms than Xs?
Replies: 45
Views: 10483

Re: More Ms than Xs?

i have a 2004 :macm: with fixed galley. At first I was disappointed that it was not the sliding type seen on the marketing video but now I would not change it and it took a few week long cruises with three large men to realize the fixed galley configuration may even be better for my style of cruisin...
by FishyFabs
Mon May 25, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying new sails
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Advice on buying new sails

BWY said they have a new custom Square Top Main sail designed for the Macgregor made of 5.5 oz. Dacron...(I am wondering if it is the same one which shipped with the Tatoo 26??) Anyway, I have ordered it to replace my standard mac sail. It should arrive this week and I can give you my thoughts after...
by FishyFabs
Sun May 24, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best. Boat Name. Ever.
Replies: 32
Views: 6316

Re: Best. Boat Name. Ever.

I saw a boat with the name....At Work. Honey I am still At Work... 8)
by FishyFabs
Thu May 21, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who has a BBQ? Which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 5390

Re: Who has a BBQ? Which one?

I have Sports BBQ Extreme. I just bought my second one last month...it appears to be an improvement over the previous model with better and larger cover too. My first one lasted for 10 years and still works great...the igniter knob did break off 2 years ago so I turned it on using pliers...I wanted ...
by FishyFabs
Fri May 08, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bugs!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: Bugs!!

I went out for my first sail of the season in Lake Ontario at Bronte yesterday. There were hardly any bugs around and this was not the case over the weekend when I launched the boat. Yesterday's sail was stunning and I think the summer like weather we are having is killing off the bugs fast. 29 deg ...
by FishyFabs
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ST1000 tiller pilot - anyone installed one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: ST1000 tiller pilot - anyone installed one?

Which drive system would you use for a 26 M :macm: ? would that be the EV-100 WHEEL?
by FishyFabs
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Don't take it personally
Replies: 48
Views: 7783

Re: Don't take it personally

I have only received compliments and never needed to defend the Mac. Perhaps it is the smile on my face :D when I talk about the Mac.