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by March
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: What are the odds?

One in the remaining three?
by March
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

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 8:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Etec fuelpump
Replies: 3
Views: 354

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 9:00 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands

Thanks!
I am still hopeful
by March
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Superior, Apostle Islands
Replies: 2
Views: 295

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 11:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Left side pedestal plastic?
Replies: 2
Views: 816

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 4:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2536

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 10:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2536

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 6:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

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 4:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

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
by March
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Checking the forestay tension
Replies: 19
Views: 2108

Re: Checking the forestay tension

I guess I never bothered with a "properly" tensioned forestay, Since every time I attach the forestay, I keep yelling to my helper: "Come on! Crank it up two more inches! You can do it!" and I have a merry old time attaching the pin, duly celebrated immediately after with the first beer, I have alwa...
by March
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

Makes sense. The enclosure does protect the cushions, but most of the times the sogginness comes from daytime sailing rain and dew. When it starts raining, we throw the cushions in the back berth. I would still like to follow Ray's advice and replace them with sunbrella fabric and keep them in place...
by March
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions - Again
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Cockpit Cushions - Again

I have had my shares of cockpit cushion woes: first patching and reinforcing the snaps (that lasted for about 3 years) then ordered a new set from a local upholsterer, using the old ones as "templates" (he botched the job terribly, changing the place of the zippers and leaving them fuilly exposed to...
by March
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hate to say it...
Replies: 28
Views: 6284

Re: I hate to say it...

Well said, Ray!
by March
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

Instead of wrapping the rudder lines around the cleat, I have been making a small loop which I thread through the cleat itself and let it dangle on the other side. Granted, the size of the loop is dependent on the size of the rope... but in my case. the rope can be easily threaded through and still ...