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by Alexis
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Code zero sail

Thank you all for the good ideas! You are making me think a lot and as usual I need to "digest" before I can answer to each comment... A question though... How do you guys set a 150 genoa or a "code zero", do you run the sheets inside our outside the stays? Actually I am pretty sure it is outside, ...
by Alexis
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Code zero sail

Thank you all for the good ideas! You are making me think a lot and as usual I need to "digest" before I can answer to each comment...

A question though... How do you guys set a 150 genoa or a "code zero", do you run the sheets inside our outside the stays?
by Alexis
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Code zero sail

I just received a nice explanation from Masthead Enterprises regarding Code Zero sails: "If you have 5 spinnakers on your boat, then a Code Zero should be one of them." I understand now that I don't need a Code Zero which is a too specialized sail. What I need is a versatile gennaker. To the moderat...
by Alexis
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Code zero sail

Alexis wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:10 am
Who is Judy B? Is that a real person or a company?
Found that... http://www.hydesailsdirect.com/default.asp it looks like she was a Hyde Sails distributor but is not in activity anymore...
by Alexis
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Code zero sail

Who is Judy B? Is that a real person or a company?
by Alexis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Code zero sail

I think this question was debated in the past but I would like to have a new vision on it. I am thinking of having a light sail for next season and I am debating between a code zero and a spinnaker. As a reminder, a code zero is a very light genoa that can be hoist without a stay and will behave som...
by Alexis
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Were you near shore where there are buildings and a change in landforms? Just outside my harbour there are several wind tunnels shaped by the landscape and the prevailing westerlies. We sail on a lake, the winds are constantly affected by the shape of the shore. I think that the wind we were sailin...
by Alexis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

Thanks for sharing your experience! I don't like the WOW setup. I practice it sometimes but I never stay a long time with it, just because it is so unstable and requires constant attention. I always prefer having a succession of tacks on a safe broad reach. I also feel that the boat behave better on...
by Alexis
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1828

Re: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?

Hi, My 1996 Mac 26X came with an old 9.9 2-stroke Nissan. I sail my boat on a lake, which sometimes have pretty strong winds and short waves, but no swell of course. I am quite happy with the OB. It pushes the boat at hull speed and has enough power for my needs. I like the extreme simplicity of the...
by Alexis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa

Hello Doug, congratulations for this nice purchase! Where are you from? A couple of ideas for your trailer: I changed the bunks as soon as I could with some 2x6 instead of the initial 2x4 and some thick carpet (it is an easy job, totally worth it!). The rust problem with Mac trailers happens because...
by Alexis
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

Ahoy and welcome! There are plenty of Macgregor experts in this forum, I am pretty sure they will manifest themselves soon and give you the best advice you can get. I will give my opinion anyway: - You want the gelcoat to be in an acceptable state from your point of view. I would not recommend ones ...
by Alexis
Thu May 30, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Mainsail halyard rerouting

Very valuable information Beechkingd, thanks!

So, I understand that the turning block can be located right above the table light, and that the nuts would be hidden behind? It is great that Roger Macgregor did thought about little things like that...!
by Alexis
Wed May 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Mac19 restoration

Hello, Welcome to the forum! Here are my two cents answers, I am not a pro by any mean but this is what I would do: 1) I don't see why an electric pump would be a bad idea... though you might realize that the bilge compartments have convoluted shapes and it may be hard to access the bottom, even wit...
by Alexis
Tue May 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Mainsail halyard rerouting

Probably ok as long as you attached the block to the bottom of the stanchion - if you attached it to the middle it would bend the stanchion and make a tripping hazard on deck.. A nice spring block would work. Lead it to a cam lock on top of the deck. I do not think there would be too much pressure ...
by Alexis
Tue May 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Mainsail halyard rerouting

Alexis, Getting ready to install the halyards aft kit on my 26D. I need to look to see if I have access to the space between the the deck and the cabin liner. The instructions say I should. Looking forward to other answers. Curwen I forgot to precise my boat is an X. I have no idea how the liner is...