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by Alexis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa
Replies: 4
Views: 231

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 4:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 629

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 5:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 580

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 11:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 990

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 3:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 580

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 3:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 580

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...
by Alexis
Mon May 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mainsail halyard rerouting
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Mainsail halyard rerouting

Hello,

I am thinking about rerouting the mainsail halyard to the cockpit, but I am not motivated by the idea of drilling through the cabin deck. I was wondering if I could use the stanchions to hold the blocks? Would they be strong enough?
by Alexis
Mon May 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 25
Views: 2119

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

I live in the Prairies and sail on a lake, so the trailerability is an absolute necessity in my case. If I happen to live by an ocean in the future, I will focus on a 30 ft minimum with a stronger rig. Other place, other boat. But for now I am very happy with the Macgregor which is very well adapted...
by Alexis
Mon May 27, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Water ballast

Except that on later :macx: boats, if you don’t move some of the heavy stuff back after trailering and let the ballast fill without paying attention, you can get just a bit too much water at the vent. Or out the vent, I should say. Something you only do once. :| That would be a mistake you do only ...
by Alexis
Mon May 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Water ballast

You should take a look at the water line stripe on the hull, when you're at the dock. It should tell you whether your trim needs adjusting. I agree on the need for weight toward the bow, especially if you're trying to run at full throttle. That bow weight helps the bow to come down at speed. I inst...
by Alexis
Thu May 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Water ballast

Hi Baha, Yes you are right, but in my case I was wondering if I had too much water rather than not enough! :) Here is the thing: the ballast is made of a bow compartment and a stern compartment, which are connected by the starboard and port elongated "pipe"-shaped tanks. In a 1996 26X the vent is lo...
by Alexis
Wed May 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 2418

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

Ahoy! I owe you the last chapter of this story. I purchased all the tools I needed last week, including a small torch. Last Friday night I decided to test again the tightness of these oil plugs, half by curiosity and half by (bad) temper. I placed a wrench on my screwdriver, put on some gloves.... a...
by Alexis
Wed May 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 2418

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

Seapup wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am
I have been amazed what you can do with a manual impact driver.
:D

Luckily I can learn how to use my tools on this forum!
by Alexis
Wed May 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Water ballast

The more I am thinking about that water level in the ballast setting at the top of the vent hole, the more I believe is has to do with the weight distribution bow VS aft. The water in the ballast was maybe flowing from the bow ballast compartment to the aft compartment. So, my issue might not be the...
by Alexis
Wed May 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Water ballast

Hello, I finally could put our boat on the water this weekend! I brought her to the dock, and then filled the ballast. It was quite interesting while being in a quiet location, to see (and hear) the process of the water entering, as I usually do that on the lake. Because it took a few minutes, at a ...