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by Alexis
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do *you* clean topsides?
Replies: 11
Views: 1752

Re: How do *you* clean topsides?

I will soon try Meguiar's oxidation remover. I plan to apply it by hand, then to finish with a soft and thick cotton disk mounted on a drill.

I will let you know how it goes.
by Alexis
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Oxidation remover and windows...

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your input! Do you know that from facts, or do you recommend not to try? I was thinking that a plastic window polish may even be more abrasive than this Megular's compound. I might be wrong but I was thinking both products would be very close, if not similar...
by Alexis
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Pointing ability is primarily a function of sail shape. I can tell you my oem sails after 10 years would not point. Hi 1st Sail, I am confused: in which sense do you use "shape"? I would assume that a sail ability to point depends more on how it is trimmed than on its age... Am I wrong? I have no i...
by Alexis
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Oxidation remover and windows...

Hello, I purchased an oxidation remover compound to try to restore the gloss racoon strip on my X. I think it is this one from Meguiar: https://www.meguiars.com/marine/products/meguiars-marinerv-heavy-duty-oxidation-remover-m4916-16-oz-liquid I am suddenly thinking about the windows: do they have to...
by Alexis
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 2026

Re: MacGregorSailors

Nice to see the forum back on track! Thanks!
by Alexis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Checking the forestay tension
Replies: 19
Views: 2149

Re: Checking the forestay tension

Thanks to all for your questions, answers and comments! I was surprised to see how popular is this topic! After reading all contributions I understand that the forstay tension is roughly checked through the inclination of the mast with the deck (the infamous 94 degrees). The mast is leaning toward t...
by Alexis
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Checking the forestay tension
Replies: 19
Views: 2149

Checking the forestay tension

Hello, I recently changed my headstay in the furling system and I am wondering if there is a method to check the tension of the stay? According to the boat manual the mast angle with the deck should be 94 degrees. Is that also an indication of the forestay tension? (I.E. 95 deg is not enough tension...
by Alexis
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?

Herschel wrote:I would hate to see our MacGregors fall into that situation.
I can't agree more! I feel very grateful for this forum to exist. It really helps in maintaining and sailing better these rather unusual boats.
by Alexis
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Is There No Hope For The Widow’s Son?

Hi,

IT professional here ! I may be able to help but I would like to ask a few questions about the way it is owned, organized, hosted, maintained... before going any further.

I can be contacted at alexis (dot) g (dot) robert (at) gmail (dot) com
by Alexis
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

Chinook wrote:They're kinda tricky to remove. I don't recall exactly how the screws work, but I think there's a compression fitting the screws set in, which can fall off. You might check with BWY on how to remove and replace.
Thanks Chinook, I will check that too!
by Alexis
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

rsvpasap wrote:If the light is fully functional and its appearance is acceptable, remove and rebed it using 5200 sealant.
Yes, I think this will be the plan for this year!
by Alexis
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

Is it one of these offered by BWY http://shop.bwyachts.com/category-s/167.htm Yes, it has to be this one. The one on my boat still looks good, though of course the plastic has been UV cooked a bit over the years... This picture made me guess that the flat bottom surface must the culprit: this desig...
by Alexis
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

Hi, I noticed after a rain or after having washed my boat, that a little bit of water is entering from the bow light of my 26x. It is the original (cheap) light which is screwed on the deck. I am throwing a question to the group before I make the decision to upgrade : is there a way to make it water...
by Alexis
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Model year questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Model year questions

Sounds like a '98. Mine's a '99, but in a transitional period. I have the ballast vent in the bow, but the removable step where the vent was on earlier models. I also have the SS rudder brackets. And the low pedestal. Speaking of pedestals, the main sheet originally attached to an eye strap on the ...
by Alexis
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Model year questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Model year questions

Hi, The Mac 26X I purchased is a third hand from 1998. I have a flew clues that I was told the correct production year, but I was wondering if I could check it? I looked at pictures online and noticed that: - the rudder heads on my boat are the aluminum ones - the pedestal is the lower version: it s...