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by Russ
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

Everywhere is different for anchoring needs. A side effect I noticed of chain is in normal conditions, say under 20 knts wind, chain kept my :macx: from sailing at anchor or swinging in the wind. When I had a short amount of chain it was constantly sailing left and right, when the rode is mostly ch...
by Russ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 185
Views: 8288

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Hindsight 8)

Well, you did install a BIG sink also.

What are you planning on using for water storage?
by Russ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 61
Views: 2224

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Both my previous boats, with multiple fishfinders, have had problems with transom-mounted transducers failing after being cooked by the sun when the boat is on the trailer. So I'm reluctant to just throw yet another expensive transducer on yet another transom, just to watch it melt under the equato...
by Russ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kudos for Blue Water Yachts
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Kudos for Blue Water Yachts

Jimmyt wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Always had good luck with them. Never hesitate placing an order with them. Very pleased with their service.
Ditto. They are a first rate outfit.

Bought my boat from them. They rigged it first class.
by Russ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home

NiceAft wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:02 am
Russ,

Thanks, but if I am not logged in, how am I posting :?:

Post script: now I see it. Strange.
Of course, you must be logged in to post. :)

Post script?
by Russ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home

I pressure washed my X once. I noticed that the wastewater flowing off the boat was a chalky white and I got scared that I was removing the gelcoat. Does anyone know if that is a legit concern, or was I just seeing the dirt in the water? Great question. I also saw white stuff running down. I guess ...
by Russ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home

NiceAft wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:15 am
Herschel ,

Am I the only one who can't pull up the image you posted? Is it of the unit you purchased, or of the clean Mac?
Ray,
You need to be signed in to the forum to see uploaded images.
by Russ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 61
Views: 2224

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Tomfoolery wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:47 am
Glad to see it got there safe and sound. I have to admit, I was a little concerned. I guess I'm just not the trusting type. :|
I didn't want to say anything, but I was thinking the same.

That bow looks like it needs some TCL. And the windlass. I'd love to see how that's rigged.
by Russ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 185
Views: 8288

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Wow! Looks amazing!.

I see you have your trailer on jack stands. Is that recommended? Especially while storing for the season.

Image
by Russ
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

BOAT wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:27 am
electric 12 volt water heater
What I've learned is that 12v and heater don't mix.
by Russ
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: First sail on 26X
Replies: 28
Views: 975

Re: First sail on 26X

Looks great!

It will be nice to hear more comparisons between the boats.
by Russ
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Thanks for documenting this cover. It's quite possibly the best/strongest cover I've seen.
by Russ
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow

That reminds me of a question I had about how much play should be in the rotating mast base. If there was a lot of snow load on my mast last year (before I bought it) could the aluminum base of the mast that the hex head cap screw goes through get bent or damaged? I have looked at mine, and in addi...
by Russ
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow

Look good Jeff.

The slope is important. I've had about a foot of wet snow on mine and the only time my arches failed was when one of the arches collapsed. It pulled the mast down to the deck. I thought I was about to buy a new mast. Once I shoveled the snow off it snapped right back. 8)