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by DaveC426913
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which wedge?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Which wedge?

Starscream wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:07 pm
The wedge does the opposite of helping, at low speeds. For long cruises remember to trim up to get the thrust parallel with the water's surface. That makes a big improvement in fuel consumption.
Really? Never even occurred to me.
Maybe I should not be dropping my motor all the way?
by DaveC426913
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 390

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

I believe the common vernacular is 'admiral'? Yes. I'm just wondering if this is a common or known thing? Or just jammed and I need to free it? I was actually going to ask if one is supposed to use the starboard winch to pull the thing up, but earlier when I mentioned the rope/wire was very tight, ...
by DaveC426913
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

I'm currently using the cockpit tracks and going back foward to the winches. ... So far I swing back and forth between too much sail and reefing the genoa because of gusty winds causing the boat to heal quickly and unpredictably. Aside from your primary question, I have some suggestions you might t...
by DaveC426913
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Switching up foresails
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Switching up foresails

Is there an easy way to figure out the size of the genoa that's on my X? Unfurled and pulled tight with the sheets outside of the shrouds, the clew ends around the last lifeline stanchion near the winch. How far is that aft from the mast? Looks like that is about 50% of the length of the foot from ...
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Switching up foresails
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Switching up foresails

I've never taken the genny off. It's just too darned convenient.

But it would be nice to point higher than 55 degrees. My no-sail zone is 110 degrees wide.

Does anyone find that a jib hardened up on the cabin-top tracks gives noticeably better pointing than their genoa?
by DaveC426913
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running lights Replacement bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Running lights Replacement bulbs

Thanks. Bought something that looked right. We'll see if they fit.
by DaveC426913
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running lights Replacement bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Running lights Replacement bulbs

Going shopping tomorrow before going out sailing.

It seems almost all my running lights are blown out. (And have needed them the last few weeks.)

Does anyone know, offhand, what the replacement bulbs are - specifically bow lights? Thread? Bayonet? Diameter? Wattage?
by DaveC426913
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:20 am
Whenever I see anything that is free, I always have to ask "Is that your best price?" Only once has someone offered to pay me to take it away.
My last boat went for sale at $1.
With a $1 discount if you come and take it away.
by DaveC426913
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow

Have you considered building a shelter independent of the boat? i.e. a shed?

Then you don't have to compromise anything for weight or whatever. Your shed is build to withstand the weather and you don't need to proctect anything else like mast or stanchions or what-have-you.
by DaveC426913
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail or Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 1270

Re: Sail or Motor

I wonder what the trade-offs (trades-off?) are though. To err on the side of power boat might cost you speed and pointing and such when you go sailing, but what compromises would one have to make to motoring for it to be a better sailboat? I suspect most of the powerboat concessions are for stabilit...
by DaveC426913
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3450

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

OK, I checked out the oil pressure light.

It comes on just a few seconds after the motor starts and stays on.

The second time I tried it, after going out for a spin, it did not come on at all.

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by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3450

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

Good news:

New rectifier installed. New battery (starter) has 12.5v charge. Goes up to 13.5 when I start the motor. Deep cycle battery has 13.2v charge, Does not change when I start the motor.

Bad news:

Did not fix the alarm.

The only thing left, I think, is the low oil pressure sensor.


D.
by DaveC426913
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: cable supports for mast fitting in gale? in 7 hrs
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: cable supports for mast fitting in gale? in 7 hrs

"There's only three ways into Juneau: by boat, by plane and by birth canal."
- Juneau Tour operator on our 2018 Alaska Cruise.
by DaveC426913
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who has the oldest Macx boat
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: Who has the oldest Macx boat

We could figure out how many Macs were built by utilizing the German Tank Problem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_tank_problem. :D