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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: 1852

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: 1852

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: 1852

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: 1852

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: 2162

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: 2162

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...
by Alexis
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

Agreed! The fabric is still in a good shape and looks durable, but the thread is disappearing by the cumulative action of the sun and friction. I know the precedent owner used to keep the genoa rolled when stepping the mast up and down. When I thought about the "sacrificial" aspect it was in the sen...
by Alexis
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

If you get a headsail cover, it will add years to the sacrificial strip on your headsail. This may sound dumb but I didn't think about this sacrificial aspect of things. Hey, it is the first time I own a sailboat with a furler after all! So it is actually ok for this strip to have some wear from th...
by Alexis
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

Follow-up: I just finished tuning-up the furler. The existing forestay looked ok but I decided to upgrade it with the thicker one from Blue Water Yacht anyway ; I also changed the halyard and the furler control line. The CDI furler was way more simple that I thought it was, there isn't really anythi...
by Alexis
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

I can relate, I don't have a turnbuckle at the forestay head You don't see the turnbuckle from the forestay as the turnbuckle is inside the furling drum. Sorry, my bad, I meant a "toggle" at the top of the forestay. I correct my initial post. I understand that some have a toggle between the foresta...
by Alexis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

Unless I’m mistaken, the most common failure point on the FF2 roller system is the top of the forestay. In part because of the abuse the forestay gets when prepping for travel and again when reassembling, but also because most don’t use a toggle up there. The OEM forestay is 1/8”, and BWY sells an ...
by Alexis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: Roller furler inspection and maintenance

A reason is to check if there are the cotters applied that won't let the turnbuckle to losse. Thanks Kurz, that's a good one to check! Good reason for an inspection! I am also thinking about the roller operation and I remember that the furling line touches the side of the cup opening when the line ...
by Alexis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler inspection and maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Roller furler inspection and maintenance

The winter is definitely back in Saskatchewan, the boat is stored and is waiting for the spring. The time for inspecting and fixing things has come, yay! Would you detect my ironical tone? As much as I like working on my boat while dreaming of sailing, I prefer one thousand times better sailing with...
by Alexis
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 7116

Re: Our M26 appears in a music video...

Hello bhbell, Nice boat! So we are neighbours! I see you are from Regina, do you sail on Diefenbaker? My 26X was at the foot of the B stairs at Elbow, I purchased it recently so it wasn't officially renamed yet. The hull is all white, she is currently a "no name"... :D Here is some context to our fe...
by Alexis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Did anyone tried an electric outboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 2537

Re: Did anyone tried an electric outboard?

Honestly, if you have an X (powersailor) I'd only repower with a minimum of 50hp. Probably not that much more expensive. And how do you empty ballast if you can't get up on plane? Otherwise, why own a POWER sailor. But to each his own. Thanks, Russ. Lots of very good points to think about... To ans...