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by Alexis
Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Re: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

Thank you very much for all your answers! I really appreciate to have so much to read, so soon after posting!
by Alexis
Mon May 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!
Replies: 19
Views: 4525

Gearbox oil flush screws are stuck!

Hello, I am trying to change the gearbox oil of my Nissan 9.9 outboard (the last service was probably 4 years ago, but with a very light usage on that period). As I could read everywhere on the internet, it is very common for these screws to get completely stuck and be very hard to extract. They are...
by Alexis
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Portable water tank - head
Replies: 0
Views: 1700

Portable water tank - head

Hello, I just replaced the pump faucets with nicer ones, all in steel. I will only reconnect water in the head this year, but I am not sure about the collapsible tanks which came with the boat... They are kind of old and the walls seem very thin. besides the plugs came with a sort of quarter turn ta...
by Alexis
Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do *you* clean topsides?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Re: How do *you* clean topsides?

What I meant was: aside from cleaning, do these products also add a coat of wax that will protect the fibreglass so it lasts longer than the next passage through a gnat cloud? According to Meguiar's website, the oxidation remover contains "enriched feeder oils". https://www.meguiars.com/marine/prod...
by Alexis
Tue May 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 35
Views: 6772

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Thanks, Dave. This is very informative! I will watch my sails very closely but I guess that they are not so bad for EOM ones. I have never used them in very strong winds and I know the previous owners didn't as well. BTW, here is a very informative article on the topic of old sails versus new sails:...
by Alexis
Mon May 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do *you* clean topsides?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

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. Ahoy! So, I started to deoxidize the boat this weekend. What an huge, huge task! Amazingly the boat seems way bigger when yo...
by Alexis
Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Backstay and Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Backstay and Cars?

For lake sailors: I assume that backing up the cars could allow to catch the wind higher above the water level, if the flow of air is broken by the shores. Does that seem correct?
by Alexis
Wed May 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Oxidation remover and windows...

Thanks for the precision! I will not take the risk and I will tape the edges. More work but I guess the boat will be happier, right? :D
by Alexis
Wed May 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Replies: 26
Views: 14455

Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Does anyone here have news on Tatoo Yachts? There is not much information online...
by Alexis
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do *you* clean topsides?
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

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 3:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

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 12:47 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 35
Views: 6772

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 11:47 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

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 2:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 3242

Re: MacGregorSailors

Nice to see the forum back on track! Thanks!
by Alexis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Checking the forestay tension
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

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...