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by tlgeddes
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: An introduction... and request for advice.
Replies: 31
Views: 4838

Re: An introduction... and request for advice.

My wife and I are also recent purchasers of an :macm: . You have several things going for you. First is the info and sharing on this forum. There are also Mac forums in groups on Facebook. Both post pictures of mods and boat setups that are priceless especially if your not the type to think things u...
by tlgeddes
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unintended rudder modification
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: Unintended rudder modification

DaveC426913 wrote:Finally got a good pic to show line layout.

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That's a great pic. Thankyou for taking the time to do that.
by tlgeddes
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unintended rudder modification
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: Unintended rudder modification

BOAT wrote:Rudders ALL the way up in shallow water - no exceptions.

When people ask me what the heck I am doing I just tell them I trained on a Clorox bottle and don't know how to drive a boat when I'm off my meds. That seems to make people leave me alone.

....I'm still laughing
by tlgeddes
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 9335

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

How would I tell what size my Genoa is? Are they labeled?
by tlgeddes
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unintended rudder modification
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: Unintended rudder modification

....so I stared at that self releasing cleat and then went and stared at my boat. I would have to see his in action to finish the visualization that I'm not getting to on my own. However it seems like if I mount the cleat the opposite direction of what would be normal it would then serve the purpos...
by tlgeddes
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unintended rudder modification
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: Unintended rudder modification

One thing you can do is employ a self-releasing cleat. It holds until the rudder gets a kick, then it pops out. At least one member has them: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=2004 (pic1: that's not a normal cleat - it pop open under pressure) ....so I stared at that self releasin...
by tlgeddes
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unintended rudder modification
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Unintended rudder modification

So my port :macm: rudder has some new gouges in it from the prop after last week's trip to the lake. Why the port and not the starboard? Well, because I was using the port rudder for steerage when approaching the dock and shores. I put the rudder horizontal with the water so it was submerged bit not...
by tlgeddes
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: HOW COME THEY DON'T TALKS TO US?
Replies: 54
Views: 8516

Re: HOW COME THEY DON'T TALKS TO US?

I will admit that I read more than I post. I have "fear of asking a question that has already been asked a thousand times over the years and it's in the archives somewhere but I can't find it" disease. Plus....I am still wondering what all the ropes and cables on this run-about ski-boat are for. Onc...
by tlgeddes
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Newbie, retrieving a 26x
Replies: 20
Views: 5433

Re: Newbie, retrieving a 26x

Oh, and when you open the stopcock in the transom, don't deny yourself a Mac tradition. As onlookers point at 1150 gallons pouring out of your tail, be sure to look at them, deadpan, and say "Oh, just dumping my blackwater". :) That is so funny. I actually said it this weekend to my neighbor camper...
by tlgeddes
Tue May 31, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Ever launch from a lake shore?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Ever launch from a lake shore?

I definitely don't want to be that guy. Of course if the water in this lake starts moving around like that we probably have bigger problems :o
by tlgeddes
Mon May 30, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Ever launch from a lake shore?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Ever launch from a lake shore?

I am going to the lake for the first boat trial Wednesday. I would like to launch the boat from the campsite where I will have my camper. This is a logistics problem in that I want to camp on the beach but also need the Truck nearby. Have any of you launched the :macm: or :macx: from the beach of a ...
by tlgeddes
Sat May 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello Mac forum.
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Hello Mac forum.

Hopefully next week we go to Elephant Butte lake which is south a few hours. My hunch is you're gonna love it there. I camped at the State Park there in Elephant Butte about 30 years ago while on a Texas-to-California Ghost Towns camping tour, and almost didn't want to leave. As it was, I stayed se...
by tlgeddes
Sat May 21, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello Mac forum.
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Hello Mac forum.

Herschel. I am speechless picturing you rowing around Lake Powell in that rubber raft. Must have been quite the workout!
by tlgeddes
Wed May 18, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello Mac forum.
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Hello Mac forum.

Hopefully next week we go to Elephant Butte lake which is south a few hours.
by tlgeddes
Wed May 18, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello Mac forum.
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Hello Mac forum.

I will go ahead and admit we are guilty of indulging in sopapillas within the last 7 days.
Todd