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by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Macgregor 26... Hate it or Love it
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: The Macgregor 26... Hate it or Love it

The wife of a man that I sold a Mac26 to said: "What are we going to tell our friends at the yacht club?"
I said "Tell them that you got a better boat".
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor locker too small, so...?
Replies: 35
Views: 1075

Re: Anchor locker too small, so...?

I don't keep an anchor in my 26X anchor locker (my Mac 19 doesn't have one). I don't recommend keeping your anchor on the bow pulpit as there is a chance that you'll snag your headsail on it (speaking from experience). I have a 26M mast carrier on the stern of both boats, with a SS Sealux Stanchion ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Admiral
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Admiral

I've been on this site since 1/10/2004, and I'm only a captain. I should be at least a 2 star admiral by now. Why is that?
One of life's mysteries.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

Re: MacGregor 19

Hi Marty - I unhinge the top - kind of like me. I don't have a photo and I can't put the top up with the mast down for the winter. See my previous post about how I do it. The tubing is vertical. Send me a private message and I'll send you a photo and diagram in the spring when I get the mast up.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

Re: MacGregor 19

I liked his steering set-up without a tiller. And the way the gas locker lids were removed so that you had some leg room, with the bench seat so that you are facing forward. I don't need a sliding hatch as I can lift my whole hatch up 2', with aluminum crutch tubing into 1" flag pole holders at all ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 1104

Re: Lighting protection

I wasn't serious about the 100' of #4 copper wire (110' in Canada) that would protect your boat from a lightning strike, in my post above, obviously. I talked to the guy, that I knew from where he had worked previously, at the Strictly Sail show in Chicago, who was selling those bottle brushes that ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lighting protection
Replies: 33
Views: 1104

Re: Lighting protection

I've heard that if you have a #4 copper wire, in the water, the length of a football field, attached to your mast, it will protect your boat from a lightning strike. The length of a football field in the U.S. is 100 yards. However, the length of a football field in Canada is 110 yards, so there you ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hison 26: How Good?
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Hison 26: How Good?

I thought that I had a terrific idea several years ago. Instead of trailering my Mac 19, or 26X to Florida and back every year, why not just buy a boat that is already in Florida, and fly back and forth. I found a boat on craigslist that looked an awful lot like the Tattoo 22 that I had seen at the ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

Re: MacGregor 19

I went back and looked at the Mac 19 that sold on 10/13/2020 for $5,500 after 56 bids. It is the same Mac 19 that sold on 12/2/2020 (as Marty said) for $8,000, buy it now, which I thought was interesting, for a 25 year old boat. The list price for a new Mac 19 was $7,990 + $995 freight to Wisconsin....
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to keep your tell-tale cleared
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: How to keep your tell-tale cleared

I use cassette tape tied to the shrouds for tell-tales, just above the shroud covers. I use rock and roll tapes, but if you are concerned about mud-daubers I think that disco tapes would keep them away.
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL :mac19: :macx:
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

Re: MacGregor 19

The Mac 19 currently for sale on ebay has a lot of similarities to another Mac 19 that was for sale recently, that were not on the standard Mac 19: mast carriers fore and aft, sliding hatch, ruders, aft gas locker lids removed (it says removable bench seat), clear plastic screw-in ballast tank cover...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

We start out with the same part(s) from Garhauer, I think, but then I modify them.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 23
Views: 4335

Re: Thanks to the Members....

Thanks Kevin, and all of the other members.
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: JIB OR GENOA?
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: JIB OR GENOA?

I prefer hanked-on sails, because of the amount of trailering that I do. It's a lot easier to get the mast up and down, especially at my age (77). I do have a 26M mast raiser for my 26X. I carry a jib, Genoa, and spinnaker. When I'm by myself I just fly the jib, in addition to the mains'l. The sugge...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

Re: MacGregor 19

I compared my Mac 19 to the one on ebay. The hinged tops of the gas tank lockers were removed, and there's a bench seat all the way athwartship at the aft end of the cockpit, which would make for much more comfortable sitting leg room, in pics 8 and 11, but it looks like it was removed in pic 12. Th...