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by jimmy alonso
Fri May 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Chain Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 619

Chain Plates

Inspected the chain plates last week and they look rusted and probably leaking also. So I better replace them before going out. Anybody ever replaced or removed them? Looks like it can be done on a 26M without cutting the liner. https://9r7ljq.ch.files.1drv.com/y4mpo44GdsfEMYOnMsbhc3eqJF3s097MgZr-6s...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: 26M mastgate

In the photo above with the 2004 mast, I noticed, that there are 4 pop rivets showing. Mine is a 2007, with only 2 on each side. Was this a modification to the mast... or what was in 2004? The gooseneck got loosened from accidental jibes so I added 2 more rivets and actually have a bolt going thru ...
by jimmy alonso
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: 26M mastgate

https://9b5ksq.ch.files.1drv.com/y4mcS26grjjKCaLVARbrVZsJyaMOnilo7W-A6w4UvjUJQcjuTznXArBJ9m-6opps5Hk9NlDbxoULmx4konAcfKvikcLZghV71OfPlHwpXG0MPd7TWnA-WMG7S3S5xhSbnQzqfkqk0EYCvcNcpTNSzot9Z6TJzS0tWSytB5VD1wkWsP-wwOezN4l_-wX-Jkm7y2Ge5ssTOLLbvypHZLJZro3og?width=630&height=414&cropmode=none This is a 200...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

Hadn't thought about storage. What do you mean about pinning? The mast would bang side to side while motoring in choppy seas or at a rolly anchorage. Drill a hole the base insert a 1/4 inch pin remove when sailing. Also keeps the mast from flopping on the side when trailering. https://9l5ksq.ch.fil...
by jimmy alonso
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

https://kaigpq.ch.files.1drv.com/y4myNL6GYiixvMl_iK-BGzeVBSX-emCQlwZlRpL6MoiFG2-CppBe0ZeMleWqsZNokkcK1kvltoJOwreRTtQFapb6CDuHDobDkSY1pqum7YVun93owvELhzskvbkdv0AL2lCzmu508xmVDcF0TqqQI_yVgSllwwjMsaQTHS4NU59G7iAyEzNgrDt8sI8W-86jEbnxNNy-b7n29EAhfY3JBGXGQ?width=2048&height=1152&cropmode=none I got these...
by jimmy alonso
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rubrail?
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Rubrail?

I brought locally the 5200 and 4000UV at West Marine(wasn't sure if they could mail that stuff here) Removing the old rubrail and cleaning the old 5200 took a while. I used the original end caps they were not available at the time. This kit also includes 2 fiberglass end caps and 3 cartridges of 3M ...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rubrail?
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Rubrail?



Did mine last year should have put tape before putting the last bead of 4200 between the top of the rubrail and the boat.
was a mess to clean up.
by jimmy alonso
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 6592

Re: COVID-19 just got real

I second that pictures please.
The island is on lockdown until March 30.
5 confirmed case 3 from cruise ships 1 arrived from NY.
37 suspect.
by jimmy alonso
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: gel coat and carnauba wax
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: gel coat and carnauba wax

Good to know. I just waxed last weekend using Collinite 925. Also used Collinite Cleaner wax 920 on the black strips. https://876vpa.ch.files.1drv.com/y4mNBYw7_hqwpYjQCRRchkQDOQ4tN0da1dCBLnsJUVhijEIns8ngsh1HG6rulJuTjIgesRtS8JFA6PRroyloi14Kw18QHMZbxgsXdNKcMVFcdMfQXrZLFHxLIdvIccxofpZDmklMqYa-rWEiJ7IXm...
by jimmy alonso
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: reinforcerd rudder posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: reinforcerd rudder posts

Are all the factory ones thin? Is the 5mm one a BWY item only?
Hi Boat,
My 5 MM rudder posts were from the factory. Most likely changed to keep cost low.

If they're not bent keep on using until so.
by jimmy alonso
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: reinforcerd rudder posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: reinforcerd rudder posts

For some reason the original posts on my 2004 :macm: had the 5mm posts I used them until badly rusted at the top of the tube. When I replaced them with the thinner ones, they bent. Replaced again only ones available were the thin pair, they bent too. Last year BWY had the 5 MM made got two right awa...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Hot water heater

https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/seguridad/nota/fuegoencatamaranenelquefalleciounmatrimoniocomenzoenlacocina-2538151/ Article In Spanish. A week ago a catamaran named Miss Adventure caught on fire the elderly couple onboard died one burnt the other from smoke. Report sad they had gotten a propane...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 2699

Re: 26M fuel tank

I installed the BWY aluminum tank I really like them and they are 17 gallons each vs 12 gallons also no leaks or smell when healed over sailing. https://vdwiug.ch.files.1drv.com/y4m2Pvtj0j8G9WqqPSseS30YGdqPa2zWsRLenId3kPsr8XRB0tFN_gEVmkUjNwUcQV3vf2AqHVVspQmgfntf12ZoIfZr_ng2eENiENYaJL0XiklvjWAJXdN6la...
by jimmy alonso
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 23
Views: 4187

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

Really lucky it didn't break. I've seen my forestay with a strand or two broken. Installed the larger forestay from BWY this year. l try to replace all standing rigging every 4 or 5 years now. Had a lower shroud break once while motoring. Not fun :cry: Put a toggle at the top too. I also use a line ...
by jimmy alonso
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 5545

Re: BVI 2019

This year had to replace the house battery (fell from ladder and cracked :( ) also the Blue Sea SOC meter would not read amperage. So got a Fullriver DC115 amp hour deep cycle AGM battery also a Victron MPPT SmartSolar 100/30 charge controller and installed a Victron battery monitor Smart BMV712 and...