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by Matt19020
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 m price
Replies: 34
Views: 9035

Re: 26 m price

I have a 2007 M ....Extremely loaded...would not let it go for anything south of 26K....
by Matt19020
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery checker - thoughts?
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: Battery checker - thoughts?

I installed Xantrex LinkLite Features: Read your battery bank like a fuel gauge Internal programmable alarm relay, to run a generator when needed or to turn off devices when the battery voltage exceeds programmable boundaries Provides critical information about the status of your battery bank Displa...
by Matt19020
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: LED strip lighting - falls down..
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: LED strip lighting - falls down..

Mine have been in for 2 years 8 degrees to 101+ degrees...None have fallen ...my adhesive tape was labeled 3M..The colors are no longer accurate... wipe surface down with alcohol or acetone...still the talk of the dock.... http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20110&hilit=+lights
by Matt19020
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Several questions about my Mac 26M
Replies: 69
Views: 16718

Re: Several questions about my Mac 26M

Matthew, I placed mine in the battery compartment I went relatively small I believe it was a rule 360 but If I would do it again I would use 500 or higher. I have heard people using up to 3. 1 for port, starboard and center. More important I ran my bilge thruhole to my port side about 6" above water...
by Matt19020
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Upper Chesapeake Sailors (North of Bay Bridge)
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Upper Chesapeake Sailors (North of Bay Bridge)

Any Mac club/sailor forum for those who seek to meetup on the Upper-end of the Chesapeake? I launch out of Maryland Marina (Middle River) and frequent Hart-Miller Island, Fairlee Creek, and some coves along the Eastern Shore north of Bay Bridge. Just searching for those interested in linking up and...
by Matt19020
Thu May 29, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 12 Gallon Fuel Tank on 26M
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: 12 Gallon Fuel Tank on 26M

Not sure if your tank is the same as older ones but this is what I did 7+ years still holding up.......... From previous post: OK, I was able to snap some pictures of what I did for securing the fuel tanks. The longer 2X4 is really just a spacer so the tank does not slide forward. I used PC7 epoxy t...
by Matt19020
Wed May 21, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: RF sail line at the top
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: RF sail line at the top

I grabbed my mainsheet line at 30' with 2 long boat hooks and a hanger duct taped together....I know it was just luck but I got it! I also heard of someone using a fishing hook and a helium balloon but I do not have that kind of patience... Third option can you dock next to a high pier or another (t...
by Matt19020
Sun May 18, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gadget...RayMarine AutoPilot users...Wireless Remote Option
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Gadget...RayMarine AutoPilot users...Wireless Remote Option

I sailed with a friend this weekend who introduced me to this gadget...He sails solo and enjoys sitting on the bow. He controls autopilot remotely with a key Fob. He said it was worth every bit of the $200. cost. It allows him to sit on the bow at night with a spotlight to search for crab pots and s...
by Matt19020
Thu May 15, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tire replacement on trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: Tire replacement on trailer

It looks like tires are gonna be my next boat buck! :(
by Matt19020
Wed May 14, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tire replacement on trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Tire replacement on trailer

Is there a recommended age of the tires to just replace them? I trailer 200 miles a year 100 in beginning of season 100 at the end of season. Tires have good tread but are weather beaten. They are 7 years old...Time to replace?
by Matt19020
Wed May 07, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Sticky question
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: Sticky question

I am not sure if this is applicable but this stuff is amazing! They use it to install High-rise windows...... 3M Scotch Permanent Outdoor Mounting Tape,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BL ... UTF8&psc=1
by Matt19020
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Top 'o' The Daggerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2777

Re: Top 'o' The Daggerboard

Didn't think about that...try using foam :o
by Matt19020
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Top 'o' The Daggerboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2777

Re: Top 'o' The Daggerboard

Bob, If you put the knot on the daggerboard line no need for adding foam..Works great
by Matt19020
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boom Rivets... 3 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Boom Rivets... 3 Questions

Thanks, I will have to see if I can get Monel...I thought you were not supposed to use screws into the mast because of lack of strength..after "tapping" it would really only be held in with Aluminum threads
by Matt19020
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boom Rivets... 3 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Boom Rivets... 3 Questions

I need to replace the rivets for the boom gooseneck (very loose).
Should I use Aluminum or Stainless rivets?
Is holding power better with Stainless?
Are dissimilar metals a factor?