Hello All, and Thank You

A forum for discussing topics relating to MacGregor Powersailor Sailboats

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DancesWithLogs
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Hello All, and Thank You

Post by DancesWithLogs » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:54 am

Hello,

Just a quick post to let all you Mods and Members know how much you are appreciated. So much helpful information, thank you.

I recently acquired an :macx: and am in the process of making ready for next season. Every question I have had so far has been addressed in the archives, now I only question myself. I suppose Russ (snow today!) is the nearest member, beer and pizza on me if our paths cross.

Thanks again!

DWL

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Jimmyt
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Jimmyt » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:04 pm

Welcome to the forum DWL! Congratulations on getting an X! Post pics when you get a chance.
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2013 26M, Etec 60, roller Genoa, roller main
Cruising Waters: Mobile Bay, Western Shore, Fowl River

DancesWithLogs
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by DancesWithLogs » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:25 pm

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The other day...I didn’t have any tarps on for last nights snow as I was messing around with rigging into the evening...

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Jimmyt
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Jimmyt » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Looks to be in pretty good shape, from what little I can see of it. I feel for you guys that have to put up with that stuff. We are just waiting to see where ETA is headed. Otherwise, the weather is pretty good here.

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Jimmyt
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Cruising Waters: Mobile Bay, Western Shore, Fowl River

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Russ
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Russ » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:53 pm

Congrats. Yea, we are getting snow today. 10+ inches and our Mac is in storage.

Where are you planning on taking her? I've never been to Flathead, but that looks like a great place to sail. We are berthed on Canyon Ferry Lake.

--Russ
--Russ

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kmclemore
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by kmclemore » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:03 am

Welcome! (And thank you!)

I take anchovies and mushrooms on mine.

DancesWithLogs
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by DancesWithLogs » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:27 am

Jimmyt- Yeah, she’s in pretty good shape, a 20 year old time capsule with only minor battle damage. Purchased from the original owner.

Russ- Flathead is nice, but I hope to base out of the house and go “everywhere”. I may have been rendered obsolete by recent events, I’m getting better with that, and this is part of the “cure”.

Kmclemore-Combined with smoked oysters and bacon. Uh huh!

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NiceAft
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by NiceAft » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:23 am

Danceswithlogs said:
Kmclemore-Combined with smoked oysters and bacon. Uh huh!
I'm sure Kevin doesn't care, you're buying :D
Ray ~~_/)~~

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Dougiestyle
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Dougiestyle » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:34 am

Congratulations!! Hmmm pizza ill have canadian bacon and black olive. Glad to have ya here.
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1998 26X , Nissan 50D, "Water Buffalo"

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Highlander
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Highlander » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:27 am

Congrats , but u might want to tie up that furler with a broom pole or other to the mast to support the foil :wink:

J 8)

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Jimmyt
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Jimmyt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:07 pm

Highlander wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:27 am
Congrats , but u might want to tie up that furler with a broom pole or other to the mast to support the foil :wink:

J 8)
Good eye Highlander! It will take a nasty set or possibly crack in that cold weather. :|

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Jimmyt
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Cruising Waters: Mobile Bay, Western Shore, Fowl River

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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by DancesWithLogs » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:50 pm

Caught me with my furler out...I try to be good, I even slid the whole assembly aft while towing it home, mostly to keep the drum out of the tow vehicle. I think I will go the pvc pipe route....

The mast is raised now while I ponder the rigging. Kinked shrouds, bent spreaders, tensioners, and mast carrier. I’m thinking about a fresh set of standing rigging. The boat came with a minty fresh 20 year old never used RF jib, so perhaps I’ll use it after inspecting the furler and deciding on the well used Genoa

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Jimmyt
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Jimmyt » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:05 pm

DancesWithLogs wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:50 pm
The boat came with a minty fresh 20 year old never used RF jib, so perhaps I’ll use it after inspecting the furler and deciding on the well used Genoa
I'd pick the fresh jib over a flabby Genoa.
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Cruising Waters: Mobile Bay, Western Shore, Fowl River

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dlandersson
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by dlandersson » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:40 am

Just wait till you get the bill :wink:
DancesWithLogs wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:54 am
Just a quick post to let all you Mods and Members know how much you are appreciated. So much helpful information, thank you.

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Tomfoolery
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Re: Hello All, and Thank You

Post by Tomfoolery » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:34 am

Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:05 pm
DancesWithLogs wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:50 pm
The boat came with a minty fresh 20 year old never used RF jib, so perhaps I’ll use it after inspecting the furler and deciding on the well used Genoa
I'd pick the fresh jib over a flabby Genoa.
Mine was the same. Bed sheet for a main, but a new, virtually unused jib, so the genoa lives in its bag most of the time.

Gotta get me some new sails one of these years. :|
Tom
Be seeing you . . .

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