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by Todd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

I had to cancel my trip because of COVID quarantine restrictions in New Mexico. Looking forward to a trip next year somewhere-- Powell is still high on the list. By then I may even have a Snark to play with --- sailing when I'm not sailing.
by Todd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 47
Views: 1289

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Can't wait to see the photos. I dream of dragging my better half down some of those rivers and canals doing similar lounging.
by Todd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Vertical Thermocline?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Vertical Thermocline?

I saw a similar line when I took a sailing class at Saint Andrew Bay Florida-- we popped out into the Gulf of Mexico and there was a distinct line between the fresh and sea water.
by Todd
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

I was supposed to arrive at Lake Powell last night. Unfortunately the Governor put in a 14 day quarantine requirement if you go out of state so that would mean taking 3 weeks off of work. So now sitting around the house for vacation but trying to figure out how I can "fake" raise my sail in my garag...
by Todd
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Roosevelt Cruise
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Lake Roosevelt Cruise

that picture of your boat at the dock is framing worthy!
by Todd
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Lake Chelan to Stehekin
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Lake Chelan to Stehekin

That would be a great place to have a Mac Round-up. Every time I think I have google earthed every lake in the country I hear about another one like this. I also like that it is long and skinny with a few stops along the way-- it would be a great week to spend there. The pictures are great-- I love ...
by Todd
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Quick trip to the San Juans
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Quick trip to the San Juans

Sounds like it was a nice trip. How did your truck/trailer logistics go? Did you use a marina and just pay for the parking?
by Todd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..

Catigale wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:27 am
Just scored on the brake line

Eastern trailer had. Clearance on 19 feet of brake line flared, perfect for my trailer , for $5

I bought two
It's always great when you find these wins.
by Todd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 17098

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Update on the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Did a 1192 mile test towing a 1800 pound uHaul trailer. 15.5 MPG on a running AVG of 55MPH (according to the computer). I set the CC to 78 MPH on Interstates. The Diesel definitely reduced the driver fatigue by knocking the tops of some of the medium/small hill...
by Todd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

I booked a slip for ~$39 at Bullfrog marina labor day showing up Thurs night Sep 3 (hotel is $150-200 a night). Cavoite is that Bullfrog is mid-lake and I have at least 2 brothers showing up but they have ski boats, 1 has a house boat share as well so we have different experiences planned each day :...
by Todd
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BBQ options
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: BBQ options

I have the original (small) Magma kettle gas grill with a mounting rod I put on the rail. I also have the extension rod, which helps, as there's no good place to put it in a Mac power sailor. But I do store it below decks, upright in a compartment under the v-berth. One-pound gas bottles next to th...
by Todd
Mon May 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?

Sounds like a good plan. An extra benefit was the caulk absorbed vibration and if I want, I can use a knife to remove it. That is a good point. I might do that instead. It will be in an Inspectable location so to reduce the permanency slightly would probably be a good thing if I ever wanted to swit...
by Todd
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally In The Water
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: Finally In The Water

Great progress, a lot of work to get there. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dip in the water.
by Todd
Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?

I have a battery charger on the way. I want to make one of my bins under the seat as an Electronics / Power Center since I already have a charge relay and battery switch in there. Previous owner had to cut holes to mount the wood which has some of those parts mounted to it. I don't want to continue ...
by Todd
Sun May 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Just bought a 1987 Macgregor 25 HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Just bought a 1987 Macgregor 25 HELP

I was talking to purplethunder over on Facebook. i think he transposed the year 1987--- should be 1978.
It was in discussion over there that this may be a Catalina 22. Anyone know for sure?