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by bobbob
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Two minutes too late... dropping the sails
Replies: 28
Views: 5832

Re: Two minutes too late... dropping the sails

Also with those new inflatable life jackets how can you not wear your life jacket anymore? before at least you could say they were uncomfortable or whatever but now you can hardly tell that you are wearing them. Anyway, more adventures coming up Thought it might be useful to remind folks that the s...
by bobbob
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 9312

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

Whoops! I read that as 3/32". I am 99% sure I am using 5/32" right now. I was contemplating going down to 1/4". Never thought about decoring part of the line though, that might be worth a try too. Bob, 1/4 = 4/16. That is larger than 3/16. If you're at 5/32 (2.5/16 :D ) now, going to a 1/4 is large...
by bobbob
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 9312

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

Whoops! I read that as 3/32". I am 99% sure I am using 5/32" right now. I was contemplating going down to 1/4". Never thought about decoring part of the line though, that might be worth a try too.
by bobbob
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

CCZ is $800 from HydeSails, and the required furler is only about $600 because the anti-torsion cable is built into the sail. Pretty good price overall as long as it doesn't require a bowsprit...
by bobbob
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 9312

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

If that's the case I am positive my furling line is thicker than that now, I'll swap it out this weekend.

It'll be nice to see the telltales! :)
by bobbob
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 9312

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

I just haven't had a chance to look at my furling line yet :) You are using a 5/16" line?
by bobbob
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

Note the description from Hyde Sails page: "With almost twice the power of a 150% genoa, you can get your boat sailing smartly along in just a knot or two of breeze. In as little as 5 knots of wind, you can get moving at hull speed on a broad reach" I do like the sound of that. Seems ridiculously ea...
by bobbob
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

Pricey though! And I like being able to furl the CCZ.
by bobbob
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bow Roller & Tool Kit
Replies: 15
Views: 3708

Re: Bow Roller & Tool Kit

What a coincidence - did mine this weekend too! I found that my wires weren't long enough and I had to splice in extensions. I'm not a huge fan of the fact that the wiring is now exposed a little bit, but I guess it can be tucked out of the way. By the way, anyone know what the part number is for th...
by bobbob
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

We know Macs are not great sailers but lightly loaded they do pretty good, I would suspect at the lower wind strength up to 1/2 wind speed for boat speed would be more realistic, at 6+ knots better than half wind speed might be achievable. Remember the downside of a code zero is it is not reeferabl...
by bobbob
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

I guess my idea would be a code zero and a 100 jib, instead of a Genoa. If I could get 4-5 knots of speed in 5-8 knots of wind (at any angle)
by bobbob
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Cruising Code Zero?

No, but here's a link to one that Judy sells for the Mac:

http://www.hydesailsdirect.com/Macgrego ... z-fm64.htm
by bobbob
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruising Code Zero?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Cruising Code Zero?

Is anyone using one of these sails? I'm curious how much of an improvement they are on our boats relative to a 4-6oz 150% Genoa in lighter winds (5-8kts).
by bobbob
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing sticky Rack and Pinion steering
Replies: 26
Views: 8494

Re: Replacing sticky Rack and Pinion steering

By the way, if anyone has pics or videos of how I might install the Baystar hydraulic system in an :macx: , I would be very interested to see them :)
by bobbob
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing sticky Rack and Pinion steering
Replies: 26
Views: 8494

Re: Replacing sticky Rack and Pinion steering

I just had another thought worth mentioning. I *think* there were two flavors of the steering mechanism with the early :macx: s: - one where an 8' steering cable comes out a little more forward and connects to the tubular bracket, and then the bracket moves both the motor and the rudders. - one wher...