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by Ixneigh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: reinforcerd rudder posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: reinforcerd rudder posts

How do I get one of these!
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by Ixneigh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

I installed my set of skews primarily for low speed motoring, and added sailing performance. I never had any complaints about planing. But I hardly ever do that. Almost never. I sail or use the engine at 7 knots or under.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst weather and waves
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

Re: Worst weather and waves

While I love these boats as sailboats, I think that for using as a power cruiser, they are subpar due to the concessions made to the design to enable a certain degree of sailing ability. They roll horribly with out the stabilizing effects of the mast. Glad you made it in safely.
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by Ixneigh
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Down wind in strong conditions
Replies: 21
Views: 2554

Down wind in strong conditions

20-30 knots w/ maybe a few higher gusts. Sea state 3-4, steep. Course: 15 degrees off a dead run. Sails: storm jib. It can be seen in the picture. Forecast was for wind. Left the main covered, boom lashed to cabin. Set storm jib only once out of harbor (Caesar creek, Fl. Keys) speed on shallow reach...
by Ixneigh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Mac19 / mac26X mast splice

You could also make your own fiberglass sleeve. I’d make the walls of such about 3/8 thick. Probably use west epoxy. Bond it into one half of the spar. I’d Make it about 2 ft long that’s what’s I’ll do if I ever have a broken mast.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Classics Across the Gulfstream
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

Re: Classics Across the Gulfstream

I took a v222 to grand exuma and back to Fl. I’d been there before on a heavy keel boat. I upgraded the rigging on the venture as well as all the centerboard handling gear. Fixed all the little leaks those boats are notorious for. Installed a brand new Honda 5hp. Beefed up the transom where the moto...
by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anyone purchased BWY rudders for an M somewhat recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Anyone purchased BWY rudders for an M somewhat recently?

If you are asking me, yes they are pretty heavy with the fiberglass. They still need the down haul rope though.

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Launched

It’s a dometic. The power plug had gotten hot, and the tip no longer seats correctly. Time for a replacement plug, maybe a better quality one.

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 88
Views: 15220

Re: Where is everyone?

New site looks great. Thankfully it seems to function well.

Image

Here’s a view off the back this morning. Picture posts are a great additional feature.

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Classics Across the Gulfstream
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

Re: Classics Across the Gulfstream

These boats are too light to take to the virgins unless you have a serious deathwish or have already won the lottery three consecutive times. In which case buy a more suitable yacht.
With care they have explored the Bahamas with little issue.

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Launched

So I’m back in the water Finally. Yay. New year. New website. New adventures. Already had to fix my freezer and the yachts been wet all of 34 hours :D :D :D

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Corrosion?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Corrosion?

Hi. I added addition zinc to the bracket. That stopped it in my case. Make sure your electrical engine wiring has no breaks. Make sure the connections are sprayed or sealed.

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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hard top Dodger
Replies: 24
Views: 2773

Re: Hard top Dodger

I have put a lot of thought into the hard dodger concept. Mine would only be about 14 inches high. It would fit onto the sliding hatch rails and be removable with a few bolts.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: WELCOME BACK!

So glad to see the site will continue. I haven’t launched the boat yet due to work and some health issues but hopefully soon!!

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by Ixneigh
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Yay new start for website
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Yay new start for website

While I appreciate the effort people have made to keep this site up, I also appreciate it when people realize it’s time for changes. The new site format looks promising and is much easier to use. https://i.postimg.cc/LgYH03HW/D6-A2299-D-E828-4-EC8-9-F0-C-3-C962-F0-ADA49.jpg The picture posting abili...