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by sunshinecoasting
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Steering Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Steering Upgrade

Hi Dave, In relation to your sails, I still have the original main and it is pot bellied also although I can remove some of that with the vang, however about 2 years ago my original Gyb exploded in the wind and I had to replace it, I found a like for like replacement at Evolution sails on the gold c...
by sunshinecoasting
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 3623

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

Please don't ever use an impact driver on your engine case or leg as suggested in this post, it is cast aluminium (or aluminum for you in the US), do this only at your own peril, you run the risk of cracking the case and man is that expensive to fix.
by sunshinecoasting
Sun May 19, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia

These guys did mine, I highly recommend them.

https://www.dazmac.com.au/
by sunshinecoasting
Sun May 19, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 3623

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

I can help here, I just had the same problem with my engine flush screw, I used big square shafted screw drivers with a shifter on the shaft but it wouldn't budge. So I came up with this idea, I used a large perfectly fitting screw driver bit from an impact set, I fitted this in to my AEG cordless s...
by sunshinecoasting
Sat May 04, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transport or no....
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Transport or no....

I transported mine from the US to Australia back in 2013, I engaged a specialist company to do this for me, this is all they do, they have done it thousands of times for many years, RORO was the only option they make available, it is easy and cheap, you only pay for the boat and trailer, you don't p...
by sunshinecoasting
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Micron Extra anti-fouling?
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Re: Micron Extra anti-fouling?

These comments are all good information but what I really want to know is how are you guys getting access to the bottom of your boat? Mine is on a dual axle multi roller trailer, 48 rollers are all in the way to try and paint on trailer so what is the best way to do this? Mine needs doing this summer.
by sunshinecoasting
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New members not able to join
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

New members not able to join

Hi Moderators, I have a mate who has been trying to join the forum for months now but the Captcha security field is not working and he is not able to get past that point, he tells me this has been going on for months so maybe we are missing many other potential new members too? In any case can someo...
by sunshinecoasting
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Future Concerns.
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Future Concerns.

Hi Ray, Im always happy to catch up with fellow Mac sailers, Australia is a big place, about the same size as mainland USA but with only 25 million people so very spread out, three weeks wouldnt get you out of my area let alone around the country so plan and budget for three months minimum if you ca...
by sunshinecoasting
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hey Chris, Well if you end up in the bay or Straits keep an eye out for an :macx: and maybe we can catch up, I doubt there are many of us so its bound to be us :) I have a solar panel mounted on a rocket launcher at rear of cockpit so pretty unique and you can see it from a long way off with binocul...
by sunshinecoasting
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions

Hi Ken and Christine, great to hear from you, sorry to hear about the scare and the boat but sounds like you are having fun with the couta boat. We have decided not to bring the dog now so that is no longer an issue, we launch at TCB on Saturday and leave heading north on Sunday stopping at Garrys a...
by sunshinecoasting
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hi Chris, i have been wondering how the new boat was going. Good to see you have it under control.
Im just about to spend 2 weeks doing Sandy straits and Fraser with the wife, we depart Tin Can Bay on 23rd. Hope to see you up Mooloolaba soon. Cheers, Dennis.
by sunshinecoasting
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Sailing Sandy Straits, some questions

Hi All, I am planning a two week trip in September from Tin Can Bay to Wathumba and back and have a few questions I am hoping someone can answer, I know a few of you have done this trip. 1. Fraser is a National Park so its a no go for pets/dogs but I am thinking of taking my small dog and wondered i...
by sunshinecoasting
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Genoa - repair/replace
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Genoa - repair/replace

About 2 years ago I had these guys make me a Gyb for my :macx: and was very happy with both the price and fitment, having used it for a couple of years now I can say that it performs very well and furls nicely. Give them a call, they were pretty good to deal with too. https://www.evolutionsails.com....
by sunshinecoasting
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Hey Chris, she's a clean looking boat, I look forward to seeing her up this way soon. :wink:
by sunshinecoasting
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

No worries Chris, Probably Sunday would be best but I do intend to pull the boat out of the water by 1pm at the latest so it would need to be no later than a 9am start to give us a few hours good sailing weather permitting. Let me know, cheers. Den.