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by C Buchs
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 31
Views: 1268

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

My Honda 50 had the same problem and it turned out the be a bad tilt sensor. I found some instructions somewhere on how to bypass it with a jumper wire. You could at least try the jumper wire to see if it solves your problem.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swallow Coast 250
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Swallow Coast 250

Definitely sits higher on the trailer. It has a flatter bottom and doesn't fit between the fenders. It sits above them.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: First time out this season
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: First time out this season

We went to the Gorge Amphitheater for the first time last year. I think we could anchor in the cove behind the stage on the other side of the river. We were going to go up for another concert this year, but COVID. Looks like the amphitheater is on the north end of Wanapum Pool. I'm looking forward t...
by C Buchs
Tue May 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.

Is that second picture some kind of bracket that attaches to the railing?

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu May 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

I was trying to find a picture, but couldn't. My rudder lines have two fairleads on the transom for the rudder lines, but only the top one is used. It was like this when I purchased the boat and I wondered why, until I realized that the rudder can kick up when I run them into stuff. Been working gre...
by C Buchs
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: family of 5 on 26M feasable?
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: family of 5 on 26M feasable?

We have a family of 4 (two boys). Both are in their teens. We've taken a couple of week-long trips. We've also done some 2-3 trips with 5 onboard (we brought a female cousin). There's not much privacy, but we got along fine. Just make sure that you have places to get off the boat and do some explori...
by C Buchs
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favourite youtube sailing channels
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Favourite youtube sailing channels

I've been following MJ Sailing.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap
Replies: 29
Views: 2845

Re: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap

You'll probably want to get an engine hoist. You can rent one, but if you have other uses you should probably just buy one. I know a few people who have this 1-ton harbor freight version and like it: https://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-capacity-foldable-shop-crane-61858.html They also have a 2-ton v...
by C Buchs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom Fairlead replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Transom Fairlead replacement

I replaced some on my deck for my roller furler, but I haven't looked at the ones on the back. The ones on the deck are just screwed down like you expected. If someone doesn't chime in, please let us know what you find so that we have the answer here. Blue Water Yachts has the fairleads for super ch...
by C Buchs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 5190

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Not too many trips on the boat this year. We had planned a trip down the Columbia River from our home (The Port of Camas/Washougal) to Astoria, but there were some nasty storms that moved through the weekend that we were planning to go. Therefore we took a day trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Be...
by C Buchs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 5190

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Not too many trips on the boat this year. We had planned a trip down the Columbia River from our home (The Port of Camas/Washougal) to Astoria, but there were some nasty storms that moved through the weekend that we were planning to go. Therefore we took a day trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Bea...
by C Buchs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rope diameter rudder
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Rope diameter rudder

Here's what BWY recommends: http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/l209-1v4.htm

Jeff
by C Buchs
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 13375

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I'm looking at the Highlanders, 4Runners, and Sequoias. Don't get me wrong, I like my GL450 a lot, but at 153,000 miles, I'm not sure how much I trust it. Just replaced the front airmatic shocks (can the rear be far behind? And when they go, you basically can't drive the vehicle over 25 mph). Even ...
by C Buchs
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 13375

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

We bought a used ML500 (5.0L V8 engine) 8 years ago when I first started thinking of getting a :macx: . I would never want to afford a new one. So we paid $23k for for a used one. It has the air suspension package that really helps with towing. Our longest trip was 700 miles and we averaged 14-15 MP...
by C Buchs
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 3083

Re: M forestay

The other issue with Dyneema that hasn't been brought up here is that it's susceptible to UV damage. For that reason, I don't think it will last as long as stainless. I put "Dyneema" in the new search function and found a few historical threads here specific to Dyneema.

Jeff