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by Francis
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: hard time docking
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

hard time docking

It is a bit frustraing. When I go out to the boat this weekend I will look into the idle too. I heard if you over adjuste the idel then your gears will grind and you won't go anywhere. I guess you have to get it just right. I will try some of the suggestions and hope for the best. Thanks for the adv...
by Francis
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: hard time docking
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

hard time docking

The other day, or I should say for a couple of days I have had a heck of a time trying to dock. I had the outside winward side slip and and tight fit with a boat next to me. I was trying to come in with arund a 15 mile an hour wind I would estimate hitting me at a 90 degreee angle. When I slowed the...
by Francis
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Radar reflector review
Replies: 9
Views: 936

radar reflector review

a few people have mentioned the right orienation of a radar reflector, but they don't say what it is. So what exactly is the right orientation? Since I hardly sail in places other than lakes, when I do get an opportunity to do so I have a reflector up on my left spreader. Is there something else tha...
by Francis
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Helm pedestal bent. Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 979

helm pedestel bent

when I took my boat out for the winter I noticed my pedestel rocked just a little bit, so I took off the sides and checked the bolts that held it to the deck. I noticed that a couple of them were a little loose, so I just tightened them up. Now it's back to being sturdy again. Maybe one side of your...
by Francis
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac Stays in Water or on Trailer?
Replies: 26
Views: 3586

mac stays in water or on trailer

I use to trailer all the time as well and now for the last 2 years I have mine in a slip. It use to take me 1.5 hours to rig, but as delevi mentioned, it depends on what you have on your boat. Mine also has all lines running aft, puls I always rig my reef line in and I also have electronics that I p...
by Francis
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Slimey (SlimyGrimy) Boat Bottoms
Replies: 43
Views: 12348

SlimyGrimy

I had my boat in the lake for about 5 months and when I pulled it out it also had alot of green on it. I tried to rub it off at the dock with a boat bush but it wouldn't come off. So after I got it home I ordered some SlilmyGrimy and about a week later I got it. I then sprayed down the bottom of the...
by Francis
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Row, row, row your Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 5258

row row row your boat

I did see an old guy one time rowing in his boat into Mission Bay in San Diego, as we were motoring out. I was with Timmy Z and we were just talking about a guy that did that, and then here he comes around the point and into the channel. I am thinking he had a 32' or so boat. I'm not sure, but it wa...
by Francis
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Row, row, row your Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 5258

row row row your mac

Instead of using 2 paddles, why not use just 1, and opperate it like a gondola in italy?

Do you think that might work?
by Francis
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter Battery Storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

winter battery storage

Ok that sounds good!!! Yes they are wet cell batteries.
I will do as you all suggest.
Thanks for your advise
by Francis
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter Battery Storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Winter Battery Storage

I have heard and have been told to remove the batteries from the boat and put them in the garage on wooden blocks for the winter. But I kind of hate to pull my 2 batteries out if I don't have to. My question is, is that I have them both in plastic battery boxes, and I don't think it gets any colder ...
by Francis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: trailer ball
Replies: 16
Views: 4068

trailer ball

Thanks for the info. That did clear up some things I wasn't sure of.
Like always, the help on this board is greattttttt.
You guy got back to me before my dealer did. I doubt I will hear from him for a few more days. I knew I could count on you.
thanks again
by Francis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: trailer ball
Replies: 16
Views: 4068

trailer ball

I talked to the dealer and I had asked them about the harness and hitch. I told him that I have surge brakes on my trailer and I thought that all you needed to do was hook up the harness and plug it into the trailer and your good to go. But he was saying that you also need some kind of electric trai...
by Francis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: trailer ball
Replies: 16
Views: 4068

trailer ball

Thanks for the fast reply.
It's always good to know the size of your ball
by Francis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: trailer ball
Replies: 16
Views: 4068

trailer ball

I just bought a new truck and I have to put a new hitch and ball on it. I cannot remember what size ball goes with the trailer. I have a trailer for the 2001X. Does anyone know what size ball fits?
Thanks
by Francis
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Aligning Hull on Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

alaigning hull on trailor

I like the idea of the boards mounted to the fender and post, but I am wondering would heavy duty pvc like 4" or 5" pipe work just as good? Maybe that would be a little more giving in case the boat bumped into the guides. It seems that when the boat bumps into the wooden type it could hit pretty har...