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by sailpsych
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pahn.Pahn.Pahn.This is Sailing Vessel Enterprise Sea.Over
Replies: 16
Views: 3979

Rich, You didn't have any flashbacks to the Irving Johnson sitting on the beach did you? Hard to believe that smooth running motor of yours would go belly up like that so quickly. Having watched your skills myself, I KNOW you could have sailed her right back in to the slip at CIL. I bet it was inter...
by sailpsych
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Beautiful SIGHT...
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Rich,
I thought that was you out there. Nice job on your boat. I didn't recognize you. I saw it was an M but didn't see the USS Enterprise on the side. Heck of a parade.

Bruce
by sailpsych
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Height
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

The other option is to eat a lot of food just prior to sailing.

Thanks for the info folks. I'll play it safe with 35'.

Underway,,,,shift colors.

Bruce
by sailpsych
Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What music do you sail to?
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

My top 3 choices are:

Earl Klugh Trio

Cranberries

Enya

BG
by sailpsych
Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Height
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

The boat is a 99 26X. I'm thinking that since the mast is pretty much from stem to stern when its in the highway position that it should be added to the 4' (+/-) from waterline to the mast step, thus ending up with an approximate height of 30'.

Does that sound about right?

Bruce
by sailpsych
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Height
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

Mast Height

Can anyone point me in the direction to find out the mast height when raised? I want to investigate the sailing on the other side of a bridge, but don't want to find out the hard way.

Thanks,

Bruce
by sailpsych
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Chevy Colorado Z71 Tow Vehicle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Terry and Moe,
Thank you both for the great explanations of capacities. I truly appreciate the time you both took. Will take some serious considering and lightening of the Mac to gain an advantage.

Thanks again.

Bruce
by sailpsych
Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: SHOCKINGOLD SAGGING HYDRO TRANSMISSION LINES
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

The additional deterioation of the insulation on the wires due to age may also be a factor.

B
by sailpsych
Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Chevy Colorado Z71 Tow Vehicle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Chevy Colorado Z71 Tow Vehicle?

Greetings one and all fellow Mac-ers. The Colorado with the 3.5 225 HP motor and auto tranny is rated at 4000 pounds trailer weight. Since the "max" loading on a 26X trailer should not exceed 3500 pounds per factory, am interested in hearing your thoughts on the Colorado as a 26X Tow Vehicle. Standa...
by sailpsych
Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Channel Islands, CA - July 2005 Loop Trip
Replies: 124
Views: 32054

You could/should be able to breast out and get 2-3 boats on one spot on the transient docks. Kind of like the old destroyers used to do in ports.

Bruce G.
by sailpsych
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Channel Islands, CA - July 2005 Loop Trip
Replies: 124
Views: 32054

Hey Ya'll,
Looks like I'm outta the Channel Islands cruise this year, but am standing by to assist if needed. Let me know when and where you'll be as well as your boats names so we can connect. fI will use call sign Paradox.

Regards,

Bruce
by sailpsych
Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Squirly Sailing?
Replies: 15
Views: 3066

Rich, You may also remember that when we were powering in after our outing to Anacapa, we were experience some sloppiness on the way back in at the mouth of the channel. When I came back from Santa Cruz, started with ballast full and opened the fill valve. As I watched the speed increase, the boat d...
by sailpsych
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transom mounted transducers - a venial sin?
Replies: 25
Views: 4186

MTC -
I've got a little hand held GPS - Garmin eTrex Vista - the neat thing about it is I can tell how far up and down the waves are taking me with the barometric altimeter. It is almost always showing a faster speed than my depthfinder. Knots or kno knots.

Bruce G.
by sailpsych
Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Honda 50 Throttle Control Crapped Out
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

It may be at either end. My experience with cables is that the little swage at the end will break off. If you have enough left over, you can try and tie it in a loop around the part that pulls the cable. You might also be able to take the cover off of the motor and manually adjust the throttle at th...
by sailpsych
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: First help, please
Replies: 66
Views: 11265

Another thought is that if you want to vent warm air out, the highest point in the boat will get the best bang for the buck. (No Bruce, don't put it on the mast.) Seems the sliding hatch would be best from this perspective. If it were a super low profile model, you may be able to install it just aft...