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by Goldenist
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again
Replies: 41
Views: 7896

Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Great site, and thank you!

If money is a concern, why is there no advertising on the site?

The site definitely generates enough traffic for it to be of value to BWY, West Marine or others.

Just a thought..
by Goldenist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement

Thanks that did help... it made me feel better about not trying to do it myself :)

But mann, first big repair for the Mac.
by Goldenist
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

2003 Honda 50 trim motor replacement

Hi Everyone, Past few times I started to hear my trim motor really struggling when i knew it was getting power. Then it stopped working, then it starts then it stops. Sounds like its dying/dead? Marina says honda doesn't make the part anymore but they found another one for 150 and it will take 4-5 h...
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Helm failure 2001 26x
Replies: 12
Views: 3216

Re: Helm failure 2001 26x

Mine popped the other day too. For me, a bolt wiggled loose that connected the arm of the steering system to the attachment point on the starboard side of the stern (where the cable goes into the boat). I got another bolt and nut and tightened it up!
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

Thanks mines a 2003!
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

As a follow up, my difficulties 100% were coming from not securing the rudders in the down position. Feels like an entirely different boat. One that I have MUCH more faith in! Thanks.
by Goldenist
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

Thanks guys.. can't wait to see!
by Goldenist
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: CT/NY Mac Owners
Replies: 25
Views: 7184

Re: CT/NY Mac Owners

I'm in the great south bay on the south shore of long island if anyone wants to meet up!
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

And I still need to figure out what's bending these brackets up .. that is not normal right? I'm sure it helps and is better to disconnect the engine while under sail but I don't think thats the problem. Steering In those conditions was doable but it probably took literally 10x the physical effort o...
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

I totally agree, a broad reach, full main, 100 of the 150 genoa with 20mph winds got me to 7-8 knots of speed which was definitely the most alive ive seen the boat.

I did not have the rudders locked down. I would lovvvve for this to be the issue.
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast
Replies: 16
Views: 3412

Re: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast

OK, well that certainly makes sense... It seems like it'll be pretty challenging to get that tape out of tiny hole after traveling down the mast but If its been done Im sure ill get it. I plan to wire it up to a perko male deck plug, same as the steaming light and just use the existing deck plug. Th...
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

Yes, thats the bracket I'm talking about.. in that picture, the end closest to the left that connects with the steering arm is what always seems to bend upwards.

Yes, the motor is attached to the steering, no way to disengage.

My boat is a 2003 with the newer stainless steel brackets.
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast
Replies: 16
Views: 3412

Running wire for anchor light down 26x mast

Hi, I've tried to do my research on this here and the internet and can't seem to find clear information. How in the world do I run wire down and inside the mast for an anchor light? How can I snake the wire down the whole thing? When I do get the wire all the down how would I get it out of the mast!...
by Goldenist
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5406

Macgregor 26x steering limits

Hi Everyone, I've had my Macgregor 26x for 3 years and absolutely love it. I keep my boat in Long Island, NY about an hour outside of Fire Island Inlet. The majority of time the conditions are about 20-25 mph with 2-3 foot waves. I feel that this is about the most the boat can comfortably handle. I ...