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by Starscream
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cushion replacement Part II
Replies: 25
Views: 1119

Re: Cushion replacement Part II

Looking closer, I found this attachment on it and a piece of real leather in it. I know this attachment was never there growing up... any clue what it might be?][/url] Looks like your granny was keeping her antique set of medieval torture instruments with her sewing machine,or maybe she was a denti...
by Starscream
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailering Furled Genoa Ideas ??
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Trailering Furled Genoa Ideas ??

I don't know why I always feel like I do things in a lazy way when I read these posts. I just flop the furler on the cabin top and tape it to the bow pulpit with electrical tape. I don't disconnect anything. 11 years and thousands of road miles later, and...still good. One of the few benefits of a C...
by Starscream
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Will a Macgregor 26C be a good fit for me?

In the 26 foot trailerable sailboat range, the M, S and the D are the second best option for a family of 5 (in my opinion, of course). The best option is the X. There is nothing else out there that even comes close to the MacGregor line of products, for affordability and utility. With the X, the V-b...
by Starscream
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 41
Views: 3261

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

Found out some stuff about vinyl, a little late. First, you can't dry-clean vinyl. The dry cleaning chemical will shrink the vinyl. Second, you are NOT supposed to use magic erasers on vinyl. It removes the top protective layer. I suppose, in my case, it did more good than harm because I was ready t...
by Starscream
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-06: New Cushions
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Inqism-06: New Cushions

Interesting comment about the value of typing from Inquisitor...very similar to my experience. I learned to type in about grade 9, taking several classes with the girls, a secondary benefit to my plan. I topped out at about 60wpm on the old electric typewriters, and then offered my services to other...
by Starscream
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: Lighting protection

Lol. Every convo on this forum will eventually come back to Turbo Encabulators given enough time.
by Starscream
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: Lighting protection

https://i.postimg.cc/yWbrCrhq/image.png https://www.amazon.com/YXQ-Stainless-Long-Handle-Bristle-Cleaning/dp/B07CGM3X1B I'm not sold on these things. The idea is that they dissipate the "ground" charge, making a strike less likely. The problem is, that they need to be connected to a deep, conductiv...
by Starscream
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Western Islands of Lake Erie Summer 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Western Islands of Lake Erie Summer 2021

Can't help with Lake Erie. Our stomping grounds are the St. Lawrence River from Kingston to Montreal, and Lake Champlain . If you're ever around those areas, let me know and I can recommend a bunch of things for you. The 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence, between Kingston and Brockville is just...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-06: New Cushions
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Inqism-06: New Cushions

Hahaha yeah, sewing sound easy but it really takes some time to get your head around it. The first time my wife showed me how to thread a machine I thought she was fooling with me, it couldn't possibly be that complicated...but it was. I had to spend a half an hour figuring out how the heck the bobb...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 826

Re: Lighting protection

Hi, Everyone. I'm Chip from here in Havre de Grace, MD. First time posting after lurking for a few years. Not sure how this post will work out, but here goes.... So, I have a 99 X that I've had for a few years, and I've decided to do a complete overhaul to include the electrical system - wiring, li...
by Starscream
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-06: New Cushions
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Inqism-06: New Cushions

NiceAft wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:32 pm
I’m thinking you and starscream should get together and do a YouTube videos. :)
I actually thought of doing that. Most videos assume you know the difference between a cording foot and a zipper foot. I'd make a video for people like me who didn't even know there WERE such things.
by Starscream
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 41
Views: 3261

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

The idea of new cockpit cushions is officially delayed, for me, probably by several years. I tried a few combinations of cleaning products, all using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser as the scrubber, with a general purpose spray cleaner as lube. I couldn't be more impressed with the Magic Eraser. It's lik...
by Starscream
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 41
Views: 3261

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

Lol. My wife. She knows these things.
by Starscream
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 41
Views: 3261

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

I may have just found the most economical new cockpit cushion construction method. Magic Erasers! https://bn1301files.storage.live.com/y4mPikOevPyqa2c7YRvijuqsmiErFq_VyY2OLcVVTmROPmW9zjodhC0e0peINmjSYZG4s5g7PJaWYWJXWTYE-sMJTYM0U3KGv6_SmXdn8_zdsxK8Kyn967bUJhwvzQyz-f6TQFSDZpvEpU4V7YHImyQ68AZKHXw-DtO5P...
by Starscream
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 41
Views: 3261

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

I admire your tenacity in getting cushions done. I would have just found an upholsterer. :D Hahaa yeah...I thought about it. We are stuck in quarantine with all non-essential businesses closed, with an 8pm to 5am curfew, and it's cold as $%$% out there, so cushions it is! Plus, I somehow enjoy it. ...