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by Québec 1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: I have an electrical question.
Replies: 24
Views: 9023

Re: I have an electrical question.

My wife and I don’t buy batteries,sailing gear,anything that touches a sail or anchor together. I do that by myself. You must have an interesting wife if you discuss new tech battery gear.
by Québec 1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anybody still sailing?
Replies: 57
Views: 11343

Re: Anybody still sailing?

I'm going sailing on Friday,Saturday,Sunday and Monday. I'll take her out around September 10th,depending on the tides. On the Saint Lawrence around Quebec City where I sail there are 2-13 to 20 foot tides twice a day with 4 to 5 knot currents under the bridge. We watch the forecasts to see how the ...
by Québec 1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: The sailing season is expanding in the northern US & Canada.
Replies: 30
Views: 10074

Re: The sailing season is expanding in the northern US & Can

If I understand correctly:The oceans in the world are getting warmer, consequently the air is getting warmer,subsequently the warmer air holds more humidity yet California is burning and we have had a really cool summer this year in Québec. I think we should try to control and reduce our pollution o...
by Québec 1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water ballast well mod, safe or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 7735

Re: Water ballast well mod, safe or not?

The original set up works for me and I am moored in a bay with a five knot current and 15 foot tides.
by Québec 1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water ballast well mod, safe or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 7735

Re: Water ballast well mod, safe or not?

Nine years with my 26M without the slosh. I close the valve when there is an inch of water in the well.
by Québec 1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: batteries - charge or replace?
Replies: 32
Views: 9575

Re: batteries - charge or replace?

I got a 750 amp booster at Canadian tire for 100$. (On sale) It's the size of 3 bars of soap. I've used it twice this year as I'm on a mooring and had to learn to be battery smart. It started the Honda 50 at the first turn and still marks 100% charged. It holds its charge for 12 months. I no longer ...
by Québec 1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mooring Difficulties
Replies: 15
Views: 5675

Re: Mooring Difficulties

Québec 1 wrote:I did this to aid Le Zephyr return to the trailer. I don't care about the height of the guides. This rope system costs 20$ and assures le Zephyr of a gentle return to her trailer absolutely every time.

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by Québec 1
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Added an anchor
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Added an anchor

Thanks
by Québec 1
Mon May 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Added an anchor
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Added an anchor

It'll do until I get a hen-way.
by Québec 1
Sun May 21, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Added an anchor
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Added an anchor

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by Québec 1
Thu May 18, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New steering cable length
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: New steering cable length

The 12 footer is perfect. Just roll the excess cable in the wheel helm housing. I think that's what you call it.
by Québec 1
Sat May 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What beats it?
Replies: 107
Views: 19726

Re: What beats it?

Everyone who doesn't have a boat thinks my 2003 26M is worth a fortune. Image
by Québec 1
Fri May 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy again..
Replies: 35
Views: 9539

Re: Dinghy again..

MYOB.....,,;-) shipping and customs included. I'm going to try to patch and repair mine. Notice, I said try. A back up plan was needed. I have all the necessary stuff to repair but I'm a jack of all trades...
by Québec 1
Thu May 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy again..
Replies: 35
Views: 9539

Re: Dinghy again..

The inexpensive Mariner 3 looks like a good deal.Image