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by Alexis
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: Gelcoat

I have had very good matching with the single step gelcoat, have painted and sprayed it. It is the same white that Macgregor used AFAICT. Thanks for your feedback. Do you have a link to the product you purchased? How old is your boat? Mine is a 98 26X and I suspect that the colour is slightly more ...
by Alexis
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Thanks Highlander! I couldn't inspect the damage from close enough but is seems to be almost superficial. The damage seems way smaller than I thought it would be from the shock I felt... Anyway, time for us to pull the boat out of the water (already the end of the season here!) I will soon have a cl...
by Alexis
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1950

Re: Gelcoat

Brian wrote:For a small repair you can try this:

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/1408-1v0.htm
What is "Macgregor white" exactly? Is there truly a specific tone of white for our boats?
by Alexis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

March wrote:This is Devil's Island, in the Apostles.
This island seems to deserve well its name... :D
by Alexis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Ok lets make that Practise, skill and good maintenance are your best protection :D Believe Alexis there always a way when you've learnt from experience .... As crazy as it sound but that's why you needed to hit the dock! Just like I needed to break my mast. I wouldn't trade that experience for anyt...
by Alexis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

dlandersson wrote:Could you tie some big ol' truck tires near the bow? :P
On my father's old sailboat, we used to have a sort of "banana fender" which was suspended from the bow rail. It was not fancy but very efficient! Unfortunately I never noticed any in stores (neither on boats) in my far away Saskatchewan!
by Alexis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7029

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

The best MRS I ever saw was an old guy in San Diego with an X boat. He used a block and tackle thing with a triangle shaped plate attached to two baby stays to raise the mast. No gin pole - no winch - and the whole thing fit in a shoe box. It was just a lot of rope with a couple of compound pulley ...
by Alexis
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Where would you install that? ... Wherever I can pretty much guarantee that it will never get marked .... but the rest of the hull will :D ... Everything varies (jetties, level levels) ... so hard to pick a point or line of impact. Practise and skill are your best protection. It would not have help...
by Alexis
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swimming deck, or platform?
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: Swimming deck, or platform?

Think outside the box a bit, use either side instead of the stern. :wink: I was wondering about using the side too, with a boarding ladder like that https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garelick--telescoping-stainless-steel-hook-ladders--P005_158_001_510?recordNum=4 and a sort of floating platform. Not v...
by Alexis
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swimming deck, or platform?
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: Swimming deck, or platform?

Rackman wrote:I just use the generic swim ladder with small platform you can buy at any marine store...
Are you talking about something like that?
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garelick ... ecordNum=5
by Alexis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rubrail protection for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Rubrail protection for winter

Did you protect the gorge between the superstructure and the rubrail from water? I think a precedent owner had put a sort of caulking all around, which now almost completely disappeared. I never noticed any water leaks but I am a bit afraid of freezing water expanding in there during winter. Did any...
by Alexis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swimming deck, or platform?
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Swimming deck, or platform?

The Admiral is in overall very happy with the boat (especially regarding the cabin space) though she told me two things could be better: firstly that she felt pretty far from the water and couldn’t just lazily dip her fingers when the sailing was quiet, secondly that Macgregors don’t have a swim dec...
by Alexis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Dragos Filimon wrote:Because I had all the trust in the world in my skills I installed this...
I was thinking about that! My wife and daughters like when we beach the boat (I am always a bit nervous but wouldn't risk a mutiny) how easy is it to install?
by Alexis
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Hi Jimmyt, Stuff breaks. It would only be stupid if you knew it was failed or failing and tried to use it anyway. Sounds like you were lucky to have a pontoon to hit and didn't have to choose between two yachts... or worse, a swimming area. Consider killing the engine when you can't get the gear/thr...
by Alexis
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Hi Ray, Thanks for your sympathy!

Exactly as you said there are so many things to keep up with on a sailboat that this cable simply fell "under the radar". Of course you can imagine that I will now check it regularly...