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by C Buchs
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to rig the spinnaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: How to rig the spinnaker?

I also got a spinnaker with my :macx: . I'm pretty sure it was never used. I purchased the rigging from Blue Water Yachts. I mounted 18 inches above where my roller Furler attaches. No problems. A friend helped me fly it one time last year, but the rest of my crew are too nervous to try it again and...
by C Buchs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Window Trim
Replies: 35
Views: 2997

Re: Window Trim

I'm pretty sure at least some of it is structural. There's a compression post on the galley side that supports the deck on that side of the hatch. The head incloser supports the other side.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5125

Re: Where is everyone?

I have also sent links to this site with answers to people's questions on FB, but for a long time they couldn't sign up to be a new member. Did the process to become a new member on this site ever get fixed? I also miss just being able to go to the home page and see all the new posts. Now I have to ...
by C Buchs
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Triducer at stern with ev-100 raymarine display
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Triducer at stern with ev-100 raymarine display

I've been planning to do something similar on my :macx: . I have an in-hull transducer for sonar, but I don't get water temperature or speed over the water. I'm hoping I can get that data with a sensor off the back.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Garmin GPSMAP or ECHOMAP
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

Garmin GPSMAP or ECHOMAP

I'm pretty sure all the instruments on my 2002 :macx: were added when it was new. So I'm looking to upgrade. Starting with a new GPS unit. I then want to add a wind instrument to the top of the mast, autopilot (probably this: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22520&hilit=auto...
by C Buchs
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5283

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

I found these "Adhesive Male Snaps" via MJ Sailing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBX8U6S/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_7?smid=A1AOWPZ2RHW3DL&psc=1 I used them to hold my new cushions in place. So far they've been working great. I think I ordered them from somewhere else. $20 for freight is robbery. ...
by C Buchs
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boarding ladders
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Boarding ladders

We've got an over-sized bow line that we tie to the rail to use as a foot hold to climb up the bow rail. Sorry, I don't have a picture of anyone climbing, but in this picture you can see how we have the lines tied on our bow.

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Jeff
by C Buchs
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Leak in stern storage area
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: Leak in stern storage area

There are two layers in most sections of our boats. There's the outside (the hull and deck) and the inside liner. I think that crack in on the inside liner, not through to the outside. The water that's leaking in around your helm (and/or somewhere else), could be getting onto the liner and then runn...
by C Buchs
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac staying all winter in the water...
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Re: Mac staying all winter in the water...

I left mine in the water last winter for the first time. We got some snow, but the water around my boat didn't freeze. We've had some really cold winters where we get some freezing around the shore, but last year wasn't one of those years. I did tilt the motor down, empty all our fresh water, and em...
by C Buchs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7923

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

I replaced the spreader bar bolts after 1yr of trailering and Mac dancing. Nickle plated square or round bail hitch pins from the farm supply store. Done. What's the difference? Pull the spreader bars, tuck them under the spreader pivot hound grab the topping lift, main halyard, spinnaker halyard, ...
by C Buchs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Summer 2018 Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4813

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

One more, Swift Reservoir, Near Mt. St. Helens
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Jeff
by C Buchs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Summer 2018 Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4813

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

San Juan Islands Washington:
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Good View of The Space Needle (broke down in Seattle):
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Maryhill, WA:
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Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again
Replies: 41
Views: 9095

Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

I just saw someone on FB who said he was unable to register as a new member. The CAPTCHA wasn't working he said. Is there a way to test this or get Heath to take a look at it? http://i67.tinypic.com/zc0t3.png I was working on my boat in front of the house and had a guy stop. He has an :macx: also. ...
by C Buchs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement

When I saw the estimate of 4-5 hour of labor, I thought it would take me way longer to take the motor off the transom. I'm sure it would take me that long just to get the bolts off. I'm sure they haven't been removed, ever.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement

Depending on what numbers you look at my Honda 50 is either a 2000 or a 2001. Last week I have getting an alarm when I pushed the throttle past an idle. I found out it was because of the tilt sensor. To solve that problem, I unplugged the sensor as described in this post: http://www.marineengine.com...