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by TJCormack
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Window Trim
Replies: 35
Views: 2997

Re: Window Trim

Thank you for the replies. After closer inspection of the arrangement, I can see the wisdom of your advise. The head walls are more than just flimsy bulkheads. AND my wife chimed in that she liked and wanted the substantial enclosed bathroom space...that of course trumps all. Thank you for your inpu...
by TJCormack
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Window Trim
Replies: 35
Views: 2997

Re: Window Trim

Fascinating discussion! I see this is from 2015. I don't know if any of you are still monitoring this thread, or if this is the place to post a related but separate topic. But, I like all your experience and out of the box thinking. So...here goes. I just purchased a 1999 :macx: as a project boat (i...
by TJCormack
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Stiff steering

Thanks. I've been wondering about a lashing system. I used to lash the tiller on my old boat. This seems like a good system for lashing a whell. Is there any adjustment that can be made so I can leave the helm for a few moments to attend to other business. This is essential for me to singlehand the ...
by TJCormack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Stiff steering

My steering system is too loose in my new Mac26x. My previous Mac 26x had nice stiff steering that allowed me to leave the helm.to attend to other business as required for single banding.. With my current Mac26x, if l let go of the wheel for a fraction of a second it leans into a HARD starboard turn...
by TJCormack
Wed May 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

Re: Ballast leak

Tom Foolery, thanks for the thoughts on losing ballast when healed. I have only had the boat :macx: for 3 months and sailed it only 3 times, mostly winds 15kt with gusts over 20kts (we have a windy lake). I did note that under shortend jib only the boat would heel enough to lose control and round up...
by TJCormack
Thu May 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

Re: Ballast leak

I have a bit different ballast tank leak that I hope some of you can shed some light on. I just purchased my 1999 :macx: a few months ago. It is not in pristine condition. But, we are making progress in getting it seaworthy. Upon suggestions in this post, I filled my ballast tank and pulled it out o...