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by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to keep your tell-tale cleared
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: How to keep your tell-tale cleared

I use cassette tape tied to the shrouds for tell-tales, just above the shroud covers. I use rock and roll tapes, but if you are concerned about mud-daubers I think that disco tapes would keep them away.
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL :mac19: :macx:
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 32
Views: 4474

Re: MacGregor 19

The Mac 19 currently for sale on ebay has a lot of similarities to another Mac 19 that was for sale recently, that were not on the standard Mac 19: mast carriers fore and aft, sliding hatch, ruders, aft gas locker lids removed (it says removable bench seat), clear plastic screw-in ballast tank cover...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

We start out with the same part(s) from Garhauer, I think, but then I modify them.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Thanks to the Members....

Thanks Kevin, and all of the other members.
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

I prefer hanked-on sails, because of the amount of trailering that I do. It's a lot easier to get the mast up and down, especially at my age (77). I do have a 26M mast raiser for my 26X. I carry a jib, Genoa, and spinnaker. When I'm by myself I just fly the jib, in addition to the mains'l. The sugge...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 32
Views: 4474

Re: MacGregor 19

I compared my Mac 19 to the one on ebay. The hinged tops of the gas tank lockers were removed, and there's a bench seat all the way athwartship at the aft end of the cockpit, which would make for much more comfortable sitting leg room, in pics 8 and 11, but it looks like it was removed in pic 12. Th...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Anyone want a free MacGregor 21?

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.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transom Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Transom Plate

"Big Foot Bill at Boats 4 Sail is my Hero"
WHAT???????
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1910

Re: Dinghy!

I have a "Porta-Bote" (you can google that for info). Folded up, I can carry it inside the shrouds of my 26X, lashed to the stanchions. The first time(s) that I used it, I thought that I was going thru the bottom of it when I stood up, but I got used to it. I'd thought of using an electric trolling ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My Mac 19/26X
Replies: 1
Views: 377

My Mac 19/26X

:macx: :mac19: I had decided to keep my Mac 19 and sell my 26X. After spending many hours and dollars getting my 2002 26X with a 50HP Suzuki 4-stroke OBM, halyards aft to cockpit with rope clutches, etc. ready to sell, I just decided that it's too nice of a boat to sell. Double axle aluminum trailer...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie

I ran into some huge waves on Lake Michigan, once, trying to get back into port. I don't really recall how big. I was the wheel-man. My buddy was the throttle-man. We made it into port (obviously). One time when I did the Strictly Sail boat show in Chicago, I talked to a man that lived on his Mac 65...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 32
Views: 4474

Re: MacGregor 19

OK, I was wrong on the price of the boat by 0, in the initial listing. Did/can you find the price of the trailer? Was it $100, but you had to take the boat with it? Or?
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 32
Views: 4474

Re: MacGregor 19

Last night, there was a Mac 19 for sale (in Winthrop Harbor,IL, I believe, on craigslist) for $200.00. A tree had fallen on the foredeck and did major damage. There were about a dozen pictures. This morning, the listing had been changed to a trailer for sale, for $100, but you also had to take the b...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Mon May 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1649

Re: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!

Delete "cheap"
Insert "inexpensive"
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 2817

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

My wife said that she liked the 26X better than the 26M, so we have the 26X. Therefore the 26X must be better.