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by Mark Prouty
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best Inflatable Kayak for a Sailboat
Replies: 13
Views: 3207

Re: Best Inflatable Kayak for a Sailboat

Someone on this site suggested this one some time ago. Looks interesting. Q1 http://www.kaboat.net/inflatable-kayak-boats-12.asp That very well might have been me - I have a 12-foot Saturn KaBoat for my dinghy, and I discussed it in this thread a few posts up. I think it's pretty good as a tender, ...
by Mark Prouty
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best Inflatable Kayak for a Sailboat
Replies: 13
Views: 3207

Best Inflatable Kayak for a Sailboat

I don't have a MacGregor anymore. It is now a 23' O'Day but I've always found this site very informative. Can anybody reccommend the best inflatable kayak for a sailboat? I am taking an extended vacation and would also like to do some whitewater kayaking. I was thinking of a Aire Tomcat or maybe a S...
by Mark Prouty
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't get a Bulwagga anchor anymore
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Can't get a Bulwagga anchor anymore

I searched and can't get a Bulwagga anchor anymore. Too bad, the one I had was very nice. I wonder what happened to them? Was there a design flaw?

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by Mark Prouty
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: plagued by bad battery cable/low battery symptom
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

I wasn't going to announce it until the sale was finalized but I have a buyer for my boat. Sadly, I have probably had my last sail with my super boat. It sure was fun! :)
by Mark Prouty
Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: plagued by bad battery cable/low battery symptom
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

plagued by bad battery cable/low battery symptom

I have been having some trouble starting my boat because of what I thought was a low battery. This has been plaguing me for some time. On occasion, I'd accidently turn on my fish finder and not notice it. I thought this was running down my battery and causing the problem. This weekend with a battery...
by Mark Prouty
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Capsized My 26X
Replies: 120
Views: 36953

Fran, Very sorry to see your boat in that condition; but thank you for sharing your misfortune so we can learn from it. My son and I have been studying your photos and are speculating it was those portholes that caused your flooding. Forgetting to seal them would be too easy; I can identify, I've do...
by Mark Prouty
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bad fuel day
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

I wonder if your fuel had ethenhol. I have been concerned about the longevity of gasoline mixed with 10% ethanol. Could water have settled-out?
by Mark Prouty
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing Videos
Replies: 20
Views: 4695

MArk - that Dinghy video was inspired by 'Scanners' no doubt... Wasn't sure what a scanner was so I looked it up. It is an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer. I'm not sure how they used this technology to create this video but they did...
by Mark Prouty
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: $720 fill up
Replies: 40
Views: 6808

Re: $720 fill up

Just returned from a boys weekend at Catalina 2 harbors. Decided to leave Mac at home and ride in buddy's 42 foot sea ray sedan bridge 400. Fill up at Jankovic commercial fuel dock was 260 gallons at $2.70 a gallon = $702! Ouch. Great boat tho in rough seas, we had 5-7 feet and heavy wind confused ...
by Mark Prouty
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing Videos
Replies: 20
Views: 4695

Good idea! How about videos and pictures?

I always use a pump when I am Inflating the dinghy
by Mark Prouty
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fisherman found after nine months lost at sea!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Does this do anything to the Kon-Tiki experience?
by Mark Prouty
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Taming the X shrouds while trailering
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

I've found Canopy Ball Bungees work well to secure.

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by Mark Prouty
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Chopper Guns
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Chopper Guns

Discussed fiberglass repair with two shops. Both shops thought that the Mac was built with Chopper Guns Most of our competitors use "chopper guns" to build their boats. These are devices for spraying a mixture of resin and very short strands of fiberglass. We don't use them, even though they reduce ...
by Mark Prouty
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just dump it over the side . . . huh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Now ya got me going. :x UW-Madison limnology professor Stephen Carpenter discussed the lakes at the North American Lake Management Society symposium last week. James Lorman, a biology professor at Edgewood College, said leaves, road salt, erosion sediment, geese and fertilizer runoff all increase ph...
by Mark Prouty
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Burying the rub-rail
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Trees do have the right of way. I just wish they could be more malleable. :wink:

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