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by March
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing keel nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Swing keel nightmare

Two weeks ago, we took the Mac 26X to another lake in the area-- four days of sailing and motoring around, camping on the water, the works. There were some minor glitches, of course (the mice had eaten through the dinghy over the winter, the auto-pilot worked only intermittently, etc). but, by and l...
by March
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Thinking of buying a MacGregor 26M

Aah! Missed an opportunity. I was ready to meet you at the Apostle Islands , lake superior, and introduce you to the pleasures of MacGregor life, aside from those of a unique sailing place in the world. Unfortunately, the summer vacation is over and I'm stuck in the MidWest for the rest of the other...
by March
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

I use Sailkote slug lubricant. Spray it in the groove at the beginning of each season. Works pretty well. With your mast down, you might want to double-check the groove itself and see if it's not kinked. Take a slug and slide it through, from one end to the other. Slugs come in different sizes and y...
by March
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 15
Views: 5581

Re: An alternative to the bump

The other possibility is, once you winch the boat all the way up to the "V" in the water, pull it out; as the boat settles on the trailer, there will be a space. Back the trailer up into the water and winch it more tightly. I have found that after two such attempts, the boat sits snugly almost all t...
by March
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got it up, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Got it up, now what?

If your boat is a Mac 19, you might want to post it under the "Ventura" heading. For a typical Mac 25, the boom attaches to the gooseneck at the lower end of the mast (but then again, if you've never set it up, some of the pieces of the gooseneck might be missing). The sail has "slugs" and you need ...
by March
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: What are the odds?

One in the remaining three?
by March
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 4852

Re: A few random questions

I am using a Bullwagga, in addition to the fortress (they don' seem to be available anymore, but it's the best anchor I've ever had) I keep the Fortress over the pulpit, in its own bracket. and the Bulwagga over the pulpit, too, on the other side. I just mounted a piece of a hose with two clamps to ...
by March
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Etec fuelpump
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Etec fuelpump

That's a toughie. The first time we did the Bahamas, the ETEC was exactly at the five year revision that I didn't get around to and still behaved impeccably. The second time, the full revision was done ahead of schedule--changed fuel pump and leaking oil tank. The other parts under the cowling, like...
by March
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands

Thanks!
I am still hopeful
by March
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Lake Superior, Apostle Islands

Hello, everyone! I was planning our traditional expedition to the Apostle Islands, northern Wisconsin, at the end of July. My first mate had an emergency and had to drop out. Is there any McGregor enthusiasm who might like to replace him? You don't even have to trailer your boat--just use ours I am ...
by March
Tue May 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Left side pedestal plastic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Left side pedestal plastic?

Replaced both (and the companionway door, too). Find a local plastic dealer (shouldn't be a problem in Chicago). Make a template, or bring him the original. You could determine the thickness yourself. Easy peasy and you don't have to worry about shipping costs either. Mine were done in a matter of d...
by March
Fri May 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 4302

Re: Continued Water Leaks

I removed all the plywood covers over the holes above the bilge and made sure the interior of the bilge was tolerably dry. Then I applied some "puffs" of talcum powder wherever I could. Then I hosed the boat. I could see that water was dribbling from the starboard chainplate and from the rear, where...
by March
Fri May 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 4302

Re: Continued Water Leaks

Replacing the rubrail is a huge project. It seems like an easy one, but reports suggest differently. It would be the very last thing I would attempt before making sure that the chainplates and the windows are well sealed. My rubrail is chaffed in a couple of places, but is still holding tight in the...
by March
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: Mac 26X front window leaking

Thanks!
I will first try the Autozone sealer. My windows are also crazed, but that doesn't bother me too much. More light inside.
by March
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Mac 26X front window leaking

Hello!
I have noticed that my front port window/windshield is leaking under heavy rain, and dripping on the forth berth.
Has anyone had this problem?
What is the best way to remove the window? Any warnings? What sealant is best?
Thank you