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by sunshinecoasting
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie

LOL, don't listen to the naysayers, no these are not blue or green water boats but they are very capable in a three or four foot swell, the worst I have been in is 2 meter swell (about 6-7 foot) and was not in fear at all, they are very sturdy and slam down the face of a big wave well, I wouldn't su...
by sunshinecoasting
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Walk through transom usage
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Walk through transom usage

Watching one of the original Macgregor 26X promotional videos the other day and they said something that surprised me, they said that the concept behind the tilting captain seat and walk through transom was for easy boarding while at dock, simply step off the dock on to the transom and walk aboard. ...
by sunshinecoasting
Sun May 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Permission issue
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Permission issue

Hi Mods, I have a weird problem, I have been a member of the Australian group for many years no problem, however just now I have no permission to access it when I am logged in, if I stay logged out I can read it no problem? Any ideas? Cheers, Den.
by sunshinecoasting
Sun May 24, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BWY Mast Track Gate Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: BWY Mast Track Gate Cover

That's odd, it works for me, oh well, doesn't matter, every chandler has them, try this one https://www.sailrite.com/Sail-Track-Stop-Round

If that doesn't work just google "Sail Track stop", many come up when I do it, go to Google images and you will see them.

Cheers, Den.
by sunshinecoasting
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BWY Mast Track Gate Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: BWY Mast Track Gate Cover

Maybe I'm misinterpreting what you are after but I cant imagine why you would go to that much trouble when you can just buy one of these, I have been using these for years and they are perfect.

https://www.whitworths.com.au/sail-track-stop-round

Cheers, Den.
by sunshinecoasting
Fri May 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

I'll say it, no one else wants to, the X is better than the M, there, I said it. :D Now for why (for me).... I live in a tropical area, cabin size is moot, here we spend far more time in the cockpit, therefore, a bigger (and it is much bigger) cockpit is relevant to us here. Next, easier access to t...
by sunshinecoasting
Fri May 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 2331

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

Have a look at these guys and what they achieved in the early 70's, they landed right where I live and we have named parts of our local area after their rafts and crew. In fact I launch my yacht just near "La Balsa Park", fascinating story and truly gutsy (albeit psycho) effort by these guys. You ma...
by sunshinecoasting
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 5341

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Here's my favourite place I visited this summer (so far, still summer here), it is south Moreton Island, Queensland Australia, a place called the big sand hill. My boat is in the middle of the second picture, the water is soooo blue and sand is sooo white, even better than the pictures. https://driv...
by sunshinecoasting
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom Fairlead replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Transom Fairlead replacement

Thanks Jeff but I already have replacements, just don't know how to go about fitting them yet, yes when I find out how they are attached I will let you know.
by sunshinecoasting
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom Fairlead replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Transom Fairlead replacement

Hi People, After a recent severe grounding on a sandbank with my rudders tied in the down position I need to replace the two fairleads on the lower transom that help hold the rudders down while travelling. They are completely broken and luckily wore the brunt of the force and no damage occured to th...
by sunshinecoasting
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Steering Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

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 3:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

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 2:43 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Shipping 26M from Central Coast NSW to Malaysia
Replies: 8
Views: 4050

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 2:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

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 5:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transport or no....
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

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...