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by markkuti
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 7744

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

Ok so here's the clincher.... Knowing now how it's constructed inside would you recommend this unit to others? Grass is greener on the other side of the fence. So I could try the Wheelpilot instead of the Sportpilot. But, could first like to see that in action if it is any quieter and if it works b...
by markkuti
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 7744

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

Well done... were you able to find a replacement spring from somewhere? I am working on it. Not sure is the spring is causing the issue or some other parts of the mechanism. In addition I have some other problems with the connection to the drive. It is either the cable or something on the electroni...
by markkuti
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 7744

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

Hmmm ... That's interesting Markkuti ... What does the spring do?... Is it a clutch component? Function of the spring is a bit hard to explain but it basically ties the drive to the steering system. As there is worm gear on the drive, the wheel won't turn if the drive is connected. So when you turn...
by markkuti
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?
Replies: 36
Views: 7744

Re: Sportdrive X-5 ... Ok or not for a Mac?

I have the same issue as geminiI-Can with the sportdrive, becoming very hard to turn the wheel because of the seized spring inside the drive. I believe it is/was a manufacturing defect on some units and there was a factory recall for repair. As my Macgregor is second hand boat, I didn't figure out t...