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by BK
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...

Another thing, Scott is a lifeguard and our disdussion is about being in the water with other people which you article is about; Identifying people in the water who are having trouble. In surfing, diving, sailing, swimming or just walking along the water and a wave grabs you, it all the same thing. ...
by BK
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...

To tell the truth, I thought your article was one of the most important things I've seen on here considering we are all on the water in our boats and see a lot of people in the water and so thought it should not be put out to pasture so quickly. I was just keeping it in the forum eye. I go to Hawaii...
by BK
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Excellent, *MUST READ* Article on Drowning...

I fell off while sailing a Hobie 14 in the winter without a wetsuit and went into freezing 45 degree water. Instant freezing of all parts of the body icluding breathing. I know there is a Polar Bear club that does this every year but they are expecting the cold.
by BK
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Computer Crashed. Hackers
Replies: 34
Views: 3538

Re: Computer Crashed. Hackers

I lost 2 computors to hackers. I now only use public library computors that reboot with no storage after each user. Also its free.
by BK
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun
Replies: 13
Views: 2491

Re: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun

I game accross a remedy for over exposure to the sun (Sun Sickness or Haole Rot) which causes sores on the body. Selsum Blue shampoo! It has zinc in it and heals the sores.
by BK
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Minny's marine swap meet June 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Minny's marine swap meet June 6th

Allison Suzuki Marine accross the street from Minnys has had their parts dept. burned down. I was there on Saturday and they recomended me to another Suzuki dealer on 17th street near Placentia in Costa mesa.
I am looking for a dock step for my X at Minnys this weekend. Has anyone built one?
by BK
Mon May 03, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: backstay question
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: backstay question

Mine is loose as a goose. I like it that way so I can get the mast easy up. I talked with Bill at Macgregor and he said (and you can call and ask) that the back stay is not even needed.
by BK
Sat May 01, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Visiting L.A
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Visiting L.A

Minny's used marine store in Newport beach is a good place to check out.I go there first before I go to WM and 75% of the time I find what I want at a fraction of the cost at gold plated WM stuff. Our Walmart in Huntington Beach has a pretty good section of basic marine stuff.
by BK
Sat May 01, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Need Spreader/ Throu-the hull depth finder
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Need Spreader/ Throu-the hull depth finder

I used plumbers putty to push the transducer into. It has worked for 10 years now. I put the transducer below one of the wood storage lids in the cabin area under the cockpit. I put the screen on a swing out arm on the left inside as you enter the cabin on my X.
by BK
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Anchor Light Installation
Replies: 84
Views: 12545

Re: Mast Anchor Light Installation

I use solar Malibu lights that I attached to a 3/4 PVC pipe. Then I put these into fish pole holders that I bought used from Minny's in Newport Beach for a couple of dollars. It lights up my cockpit so when I arrive back at night I can see. I also hoist up the mast a light that goes on a personel wa...
by BK
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Minny's marine swap meet June 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Minny's marine swap meet June 6th

I was just at Minny"s again and bought some Salt-Away for .50 cents. There was only one but it shows the bargins.This is $12 at Tiffanys (WM).
by BK
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun
Replies: 13
Views: 2491

Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun

I JUST FINISHED READING jACK lONDON"S "VOYAGE OF THE SNARK." He ended the around the worlds voyage in the S. Pacific after he and the crew got sores on their bodies that never healed. After spending 4 months in Australia trying to get well he returned to California and finally healed. He found out t...
by BK
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Minny's marine swap meet June 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Minny's marine swap meet June 6th

SoCal residents, Minny's annual marine swap meet is June 6th. It is quite an event. No charge for buyers and sellers Is $30.
I weas there today and bought a batten at 25 cents a foot. So 50 cents for a Magregor sail batten. WM charges $15.
by BK
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Engine Flush Bag for boats in water
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Engine Flush Bag for boats in water

I saw a Bar-B-Q cover at Home depot that I think would work. It was for a tall round Bar-B-Q. Also maybe an army canvas duffel bag might work. I have also seen large sail bags that would work. I used the flush bag twice so far and it really needs a pole to attach it from the boat. While the engine i...
by BK
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Engine Flush Bag for boats in water
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Engine Flush Bag for boats in water

I used the new flush bag yesterdsay and saw a lot of grime come out of the engine. I was using the ear muffs for the last 10 years. I used alot of Salt Away with the bag. The instructions say that with using the flush bag there is no back pressure as with the ear muffs and operates with the correct ...