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by atzserv
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Finding a facory trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 656

Finding a facory trailer

I have seen the Loadrite trailers that others have upgraded to and I would be interested In your factory trailer. I Don't need the carring capacity of the Loadrite. I would just be using it at a marina for launching. The 26M trailer is what would be needed. Just a way help tidy up your space and hel...
by atzserv
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boards up vs down, motor vs sail
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Boards up vs down, motor vs sail

I am not an expert, but I remember reading on here that it is the motor and the pressures created by it towards the rudders that are the reason for not going over 6 kts.

Gary
by atzserv
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: marine-tex white color match
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: marine-tex white color match

As usual the responses from the Mac folks are a great help.

Based on Duane's comment about the white turning grey after some time and Dave's comment explaining that epoxy doesn't adhere well to polyester resin I went with the white gel coat paste that they offer at BYW.

Gary
by atzserv
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: marine-tex white color match
Replies: 4
Views: 426

marine-tex white color match

This is a question about the marine tex 2 oz putty. I just wondered if the white color was a really close match to the hull of the 2006 26M. Also if it matches the topside area like the seat where the stanchion rubs. I would be awful at matching colors and would buy the gelcoat from BYW if there is ...
by atzserv
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Slug Gate....
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: Slug Gate....

The gate cover that BYW offers is not made for the flared type opening on my 26M. I am saying this after talking to the folks at BYW and sending a pic of my mast gate. The explaination I got was that some mast gates on Macs were a cut out slot. That is the type setup their gate is for. I use a pin t...
by atzserv
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Question on installing a block on M mast
Replies: 11
Views: 2223

Re: Question on installing a block on M mast

I added the Harken block that parrothead shows a picture of. I drilled and used nuts and bolts with washers ( SS of course). I was concerned about the load the block would take. The block is low enough on the mast to allow reaching inside to place the nuts and wrench. One of the other posts mentions...
by atzserv
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched her for the first time , a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Launched her for the first time , a few questions

The mast issue is again another difference from what I understand from the X and the M. I have babystays that help with that sway from side to side while raising. If on the water and it is kind of rough raising can still be a handful. I have heard of an M mast raising on an X in the posts , so do so...
by atzserv
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched her for the first time , a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Launched her for the first time , a few questions

Yes, run with rudders and some daggerboard at slower speeds for control! I have an M model so my daggerbosrd is straight up and down but the X model guys can tell you how much daggerboard you need to help out.

Gary
by atzserv
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?

I am very frugal when it comes to buying products like this and to go to West Marine it adds to the cost alot. But I must say the (Marine Spray Nine) is a great product. I had a spray bottle and tested an area a couple years ago. This season after never washing the boat and I leave it out in the wea...
by atzserv
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?

I clicked submit too many times, sorry
by atzserv
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: Bleach & soap for cleaning deck & hull?

I posted to many times, sorry
by atzserv
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rigging a ChuteScoop
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Rigging a ChuteScoop

Brian, I can't be alot of help as I am new to the chutescoop also. Thank goodness mine didn't do what yours did. I think you need to run the lines through the green stripe portion of the scoop ( that is how you know the lines aren't wrapped around the whole chutescoop). That info might also help you...
by atzserv
Mon May 31, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Raymarine S1 Autopilot
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Raymarine S1 Autopilot

I have a Raymarine st6002 autopilot. I was in the prosess of installing the wheel part when I had to take the regular crome wheel off and I used a puller to do it. Somehow I had pressure against the raymarine wheel part and it separated. It didn't break anything but I remember it has 26-27 ball bear...
by atzserv
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Solar panel to recharge 2 batteries
Replies: 49
Views: 5412

Re: Solar panel to recharge 2 batteries

AZSteve,

When you installed the diode for your HF solar collector did you install it on the positive or negative line? Also is there a direction the diode must face? I lookede up a diode that is for solar collectors and it is an ATM type fuse and holder, that is why I am asking.

Thanks Gary
by atzserv
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rigging for assymetrical spinnaker
Replies: 38
Views: 7532

Re: Rigging for assymetrical spinnaker

hans,

Glad i could help. I had the part number in an email from when I was looking at spinnaker mods.

Gary