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by DaveC426913
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Onboard shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Onboard shoes

Bare feet.

Is it much easier to steer from the highside corner in bare feet.

"Breeze's pickin up. Better put 'nother toe on the wheel..."


For formal occasions (such as ... I can't think of any), Sperry Docksiders with the heels collapsed to make flip flops.
by DaveC426913
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.
Replies: 121
Views: 20143

Re: Any interest in a Mac burgee for your boat.

Er. Jog my memory of the Puffin reference again?
by DaveC426913
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: 'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up

Dave, Not everyone knows why (me included) a 3D printed Mac is desired. Please explain. Thanks, Ray Oh. Because I would make and sell them. I don't know what will happen with it yet - depends on the practicality and interest. OK - ultimately it depends on the price point. If you got a tiny 3D model...
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

One question still exists; does leaving the motor foot in the water increase anode deterioration? Would tilting it up be advisable? I think it's a function of the motor running, but I don't know. Regardless, it should not factor in to your decision of how to tilt the motor. There's a lot bigger fac...
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up
Replies: 8
Views: 471

'bout time for the ol' 3D printed Mac dream to be dredged up

Every couple of years or so, this question comes up. Are there any 3D digitizations of Macs out there. No. Does anyone want to do it? Yes. Will anyone do it? :crickets chirping: So, if you were going to digitize your Mac, how would you go about it? On a shoestring budget, of course. None of these 6-...
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

I have the exact experience Yukon bob addresses above. Straight slow, straight planing, drunk duck a little above hull speed. I employ his suggested solution - avoid the odd behaving speed. My boat is light (not a lot of water storage or fuel storage), without a lot of heavy mods. No auto pilot. We...
by DaveC426913
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

It's strange that Honda makes it so difficult to replace them. You have to pull so much apart to access. This raises the question of how often they need replacing. Those anodes, while clearly eroded, still have quite a bit of bulk to them, but I have no idea how surface deposition affects efficienc...
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

Cool.

Uh. Is there a way of checking that that doesn't involve cracking open my service manual?
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: 26M fuel tank

I assume that 17 gal is fixed in place? You don't need to haul it out onto the gas dock to fill? That's the downside of my 2x12 gals. My 12 gal tanks never come out. How do you lift them? Aren't they super heavy? I only lift them when they're empty . ("What do you do when they're full?") That's wha...
by DaveC426913
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shore power cord
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: Shore power cord

Agree with 50ft. Consider the downside of having more cable than you need. Consider the downside of having less cable than you need. You can't cross a canyon in two jumps. YMMV of course. If you always visit sites where you know the distance to the post, then you're fine - but if that were the case ...
by DaveC426913
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure
Replies: 41
Views: 1825

Re: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure

I don't really get what URL is doing. It shows as macgregorsailors.com, with a "lock" icon. If I click on the address bar twice, the URL changes to https://www.mac... but won't stay that way, and reverts to plain old mac... with tke lock. I interpret that to mean I'm actually secure, but by default ...
by DaveC426913
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure
Replies: 41
Views: 1825

Re: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure

Does not work for me. Remember has never worked in as long as I can recall. My address bar says 'Not secure', and starts with 'macgregorsailors.com...' No prefix at all. Heck, if I simply go to the homepage by clicking on the banner, and follow the link back to the forum I'm logged out again when I ...
by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storing Kayak in MacX
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Storing Kayak in MacX

"Maximum Capacity in Whole Persons" :O
by DaveC426913
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Website bug login

Agreed.

I hate coming to a place and finding out that I'm already there.

This is one of the few sites I can come to where I can be assured I'm not already logged in.

Kudos MacFo for your superior user experience!

:D
by DaveC426913
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Website bug login

Hamin' X wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:06 am
This is a known problem and occurs across all platforms.

~Rich
I know the first one has been around a long time. Doesn't bother me.

Didn't know about the second one.