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by Obelix
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again
Replies: 41
Views: 9034

Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Thank you for your continuing support.
This forum is the most valuable resource for Mac-Gregor owners.

Obelix
by Obelix
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Leaking front windows on the 26M
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Leaking front windows on the 26M

My front looking windows are extremely leaking. :evil: I put a beat of silicon around them and that stopped most of it. The real fix is obviously to take the windows out and completely reseal them. Here are my questions for all of you that did that repair before: • Are the 4 screws holding each wind...
by Obelix
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M sink faucet
Replies: 37
Views: 6091

26M sink faucet

I need to replace my faucet in my 2008 26M
Has anybody any positive or negative experience (i.e. leaking or not holding prime) with the replacement sold by BWY?

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Thank you for your opinions

Obelix
by Obelix
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: When the rust grows
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Re: When the rust grows

@ romden35,

I paid $900.00 for the repair, including the new coupler and painting of thecut-off pieces.

Obelix
by Obelix
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: When the rust grows
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

When the rust grows

We discovered very heavy rust-damage inside the trailer tongue on our 2008 trailer. :cry: We had these mods done, in preparation for our trip to the B.E.E.R. Cruise in Pensacola, FL. Not trusting it for another 900+ miles, we had Renz trailers build us a new tongue from larger, galvanized steel-tubi...
by Obelix
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering rod end bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: 26M steering rod end bearings

@ Tomfoolery, Yes, the end-pieces are stainless and are sold by McMaster-Carr. I made the tube-inserts from aluminum stock, turned to size and cutting the threads for the end-pieces. The thread is fine enough, to adjust your rudders perfectly parallel, if you shim the rudders on each side with 1/16t...
by Obelix
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1983 Macgregor 25 Sailing capabilities?
Replies: 10
Views: 3087

Re: 1983 Macgregor 25 Sailing capabilities?

@jollyroger47, We sailed our 26M several years on San Francisco Bay, out of San Raffael and later out of Ballena Bay. The SFB is a great venue to get your feet wet in the Mac and build your own confidence and experiences. We sail now on the Florida West Coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, island hopping a...
by Obelix
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering rod end bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: 26M steering rod end bearings

I turned and tapped the female inserts, they're glued in with the set-screw as safety.

Obelix
by Obelix
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: iPhone GPS?
Replies: 17
Views: 5061

Re: iPhone GPS?

Nothing beats the Navionics app, love the features.
The prices you're quoting are not for the app, they are for the chart-plotter charts.

Obelix
by Obelix
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering rod end bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: 26M steering rod end bearings

I made my rod-ends adjustable to get the rudders parrallel and take out some slop.

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Obelix
by Obelix
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 80417

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

I've broke down last year on a sub $1000 offer for the new wheel-pilot and installed it. But I still think that Vic's drive-unit is a superior design and communicated to him that I would be more than happy to purchase his drive-unit, as an upgrade to my system, if he made it available. my $0.02 Obelix
by Obelix
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 38698

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

Boat, thanks for the reply.
I'm using an official RM adapter cable, so there should be no wiring issue.
Do you use NEMA2000 or NEMA0183 for the actual communication?

Obelix
by Obelix
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 20
Views: 4542

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all members and their families

Obelix
by Obelix
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 38698

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

Boat, I'm reading full of envy, how your chartplotter is communicating with the Raymarine backbone. :cry: :x My Lowrance is connected to the RM via a NEMA2000 to RM cable, but they just don't talk to each other. :( So, what's the secret Master? Do I need additional components? Merry Christmas and ha...
by Obelix
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 38698

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

Boat, I think Capt. Victor is back to make progress on his system. He had emailed me, because he was replacing one of his earlier beta-systems and was asking if I wanted the older system. I suggested to him in a recent email communication to make his drive-mechanism, that in my opinion is the best o...