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by Paul S
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 29435

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

When I joined this community a few weeks back I was still on the hunt for a boat. After looking at a few in the market and armed with research such as reading this thread my wife and I decided on a 26 M for sale in our state on a factory MacGregor aluminium trailer. While a little more expensive th...
by Paul S
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 29435

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

Our 2008 aluminum trailer is just working fine. We and probably many others on this forum, who have logged thousands of miles, don't understand comments like "broken after 2 launches". :? :) We only used our trailer, launching only in saltwater, for the first 4 years as delivered from the factory a...
by Paul S
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 29435

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

I actually asked my Mac dealer about that when I bought my 26M new, it has the aluminum trailer. They weren't allowed to make the tongue aluminum due to an outdated law still on the books in the United States requiring all trailer tongues to be steel. I suspect that was to avoid things like people ...
by Paul S
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 29435

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

Wife and I are currently in the market to purchase our first Mac so currently doing the rounds on second hand ones in the market and trailer condition and reliability is a big consideration for me. The weight and reduced structural maintenance of the aluminium trailer is appealing so I read the com...
by Paul S
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: bump from trailer when towing
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: bump from trailer when towing

Hello, Make sure the hydraulic dampener in the coupler is good. 1~2 seconds after applying the brakes you should feel the trailer begin braking. It is slowed by the dampener and a restriction orifice in the master cylinder which is activated by a spring. When all is working properly it shouldn't bu...
by Paul S
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rocna anchor
Replies: 25
Views: 9455

Re: Rocna anchor

have no problem with the fortress... I have had it holding well in most bottoms (providing the flukes are set right) its issue (like most) is swinging 90+ degrees and popping out and not resetting. The Spade is one of the only ones (if not the only one)which will not pop out (actually digs deeper). ...
by Paul S
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rocna anchor
Replies: 25
Views: 9455

Re: Rocna anchor

About the only anchor that wont drag, is light and works in most bottom conditions is the Spade. However it is not inexpensive. I have one on the bow of our Ohlson 38. It passes the wife sleeping sound test (really the only test that matters) It excels the best in swinging conditions (wind/current) ...
by Paul S
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: bump from trailer when towing
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: bump from trailer when towing

if you havent looked at my thread from a while back, might be worth re-reading - http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23553 The issue with the trailer is the tongue. The c- channel frame, generally, is pretty good. there have been a lot of reports of tongue failure. Before towi...
by Paul S
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: bump from trailer when towing
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: bump from trailer when towing

Not sure what the "locking tab in the slide hole" is, can you explain? ( can't see one on the trailer and not mentioned in the manual as far as I can tell) thanx for all the replies and help, still quite a newby to all this... See page 10 of the manual I linked to above. I believe that's what he's ...
by Paul S
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: bump from trailer when towing
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: bump from trailer when towing

I think what the original poster is experiencing is the actuator pivoting with no resistance from the now-disconnected brakes. If there is no back pressure from the hydraulic braking system, the actuator just pivots fore and aft with the momentum of the trailer. right. which is why he needs to eith...
by Paul S
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: bump from trailer when towing
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: bump from trailer when towing

use the locking pin or fix the brakes. The parts are not expensive.

Im sure its fine letting it slide on the pins, but the banging would annoy me.
by Paul S
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Replacing dagger board fixed block and line
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Replacing dagger board fixed block and line

there is a harken cheek block that is a perfect fit. Measure the holes and look it up.
by Paul S
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5743

Re: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013

I have the 04 model and it spacious inside because of the galley position. I agree, the table is too large and we hardly have it up. I will be replacing it with a small one which I can leave up all the time. Regarding the mast cruch on the pedestal, mine does not have one. I have the arch at the ba...
by Paul S
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5743

Re: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013

I have a 2004 26M, and it has been a good boat. The galley positioning works fine for us. I actually replaced the dining table with a smaller version (I saw a mod on this website which gave me the idea). The smaller table makes it much easier to move around the cabin. The only major issue that we e...
by Paul S
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5743

Re: Structural differences 26M 2004 vs 2013

Hello to all viewers. Viewed a 2004, 26M today with the fixed galley. Cabin felt very roomy due to the galley location. Is there an advantage to the sliding galley that I'm not recognizing, as a rookie. Boat was last floated for a fresh water sail in 2008. Single owner states the only saltwater act...