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by kmclemore
Wed May 05, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: mac 26x steering wheel shaft size
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Check out the pic: http://www.sailnet.com/store/prodimage/large/lew89700377.jpg Oh, and check out the nifty cockpit table that Lewmar has on their webpage , too... http://www.lewmar.com/e-news/pub/34/Teak_table.jpg Will one of you guys please pass me the 'drool bucket'? (I gotta get me one of those ...
by kmclemore
Wed May 05, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: UPGRADE??
Replies: 12
Views: 3832

"I think the designer has accomplished this. She has a retractable, articulating bow sprit that carries a monster of a masthead asymetrical spinnaker." Wow... and I though you were going to say she had nice looking legs and a cute smile. :wink: (OK, I know, that wasn't PC... what can I say, I've su...
by kmclemore
Wed May 05, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: UPGRADE??
Replies: 12
Views: 3832

Yep.. looks like a good one.... it's about as quiet as a normal speaking voice (~48db) and it's even cheaper if you buy it HERE .... Oh, and it appears they don't charge for shipping, either! I haven't measured, but I wonder if this puppy fits in one of the fuel-tank lockers under the cockpit benche...
by kmclemore
Tue May 04, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Spreader storage while towing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Ditto...

Yep, Harry, I do exactly the same. I have my lifelines set up with an over-centering toggle so they can be quickly slackened or tightened.
by kmclemore
Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Batteryminder

I have a Mac 26 :macx: , but I also have several antique cars, too, so naturally I've got a lot of batteries. Not all of my cars get driven as often as they should, so the batteries would go dead all the time... end result wat that I was seemingly always replacing batteries in one or the other of th...
by kmclemore
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who is your favorite MacGregor Parts Dealer?
Replies: 14
Views: 3594

Thanks, gang...

That's just the sort of info I was looking for! I got my 26 :macx: about a month ago and I'm doing a lot of things on it. In particular I need to get one of the mast-raising kits, so I figure the real Mac bits are probably the way to go with at least that item. Thoughts?

Cheers,
Kevin
by kmclemore
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who is your favorite MacGregor Parts Dealer?
Replies: 14
Views: 3594

Who is your favorite MacGregor Parts Dealer?

OK, I know this is probably a loaded question and subject to much debate... however I'm new to the Mac world and I have to buy some factory bits for mine. Not knowing the 'good' from the 'bad' guys, I thought I'd post this and see what you all think. Who do you buy your MacBits from and why? Who has...
by kmclemore
Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Rust paint for trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Hammerite

Yes, Hammerite is wonderful stuff. We used to use it for the restoration of historic automobile parts when I lived in the UK... the stuff is virtually impervious to water and hence rust. And it's tough as a pig's snout, too. If you can't power coat it, use Hammerite. You can't go wrong! I noticed re...
by kmclemore
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Stoves... which fuel do you prefer?
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Stoves... which fuel do you prefer?

When I got my 26 :macx: it didn't have the original stove - it was long since replaced by a fridge and a formica countertop. I'm now setting this boat up for a week's outing this summer and I'm trying to decide which sort of fuel to use and shich stove to buy. Now, I don't want to start some sort of...
by kmclemore
Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hot water system
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Has anybody tried one of these?

http://66.161.146.46/ShowerMate.html

Looks interesting... stack temp is around 250 degrees, so you can vent it with plastic. Hmm...
by kmclemore
Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Weight Distributing Hitches - which works w/ Mac trailers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Weight Distributing Hitches - which works w/ Mac trailers?

I am considering using a 2004 Toyota Sienna to tow my 26 :macx: ... the car is rated for towing 3500 lbs... I know that's cutting it a bit thin for a Mac, but I'm kinda stuck. However, if I use a weight distributing hitch I believe I can lessen the load on the back of the Sienna and give the trailer...
by kmclemore
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 5782

Thanks to all!

We'll definitely skip the original Mac cushions then, and perhaps my 1st Mate can make some up for the inside... she's pretty good with a sewing machine and has made pillows lots of times before. As for the cockpit we'll probably just do some shopping at our local West Marine!
by kmclemore
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 5782

New Cushions

OK, I'm a newbie here... just bought my first Mac 26 :macx: and we're really looking forward to lots of family fun. However, mine came with no cockpit cushions (bottoms or backs) and we may be considering replacing the interior cushions as well. I see the ones from BottomSiders, but at $554 for the ...