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by TJCormack
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

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: 3451

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: 3451

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...