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by djbroughton
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Classified ads not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Classified ads not working?

Anyone know why the classified ads don't seem to be working? On my computer at least, I can't find any clickable links on the 26M section.

Dave- Calgary
by djbroughton
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Problems lowering mast on 26M
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Re: Problems lowering mast on 26M

I could only get the base of the mast about halfway to the bow pulpit...thus the mast stuck out an extra 8-9' or so out the back. But it worked. Cheers, Jim[/quote] Thanks Jim, I don't think I would want to travel very far with the mast sticking out the back but it would be nice if we could simply l...
by djbroughton
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Problems lowering mast on 26M
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Re: Problems lowering mast on 26M

Yup, my baby stays are connected the same way as in c130king's picture. I am surprised to see the boom is left on during lowering. Any problems with the boom binding when the mast is lowered?

Dave
by djbroughton
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Problems lowering mast on 26M
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Re: Problems lowering mast on 26M

Highlander, I'm really interested in seeing what your setup looks like. Did your mast raising pole not come with the wire baby stays?

Puggsy, your idea sounds great but I'm having trouble visualizing. Any chance of pics?

Dave
Calgary
by djbroughton
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Problems lowering mast on 26M
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Re: Problems lowering mast on 26M

Sorry for taking so long to respond, just got back to my computer. I'm assuming that "baby stays" are the wires that run from the mast lowering winch to the stanchions. I have them but they don't make a lot of difference. I don't think using bungees to lessen the mast swing will help, there is too m...
by djbroughton
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Problems lowering mast on 26M
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Problems lowering mast on 26M

I purchased an 06 26M this summer and had a relatively enjoyable time with my share of rookie mistakes. I have put the boat away for the winter and am already looking forward to next spring. One problem I continue to have is when lowering the mast. In the slightest wind over even just from the off-c...
by djbroughton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery Drain problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Battery Drain problem

Appreciate the many replies. Will study this new info. and make some changes.

This is a great list!

Dave
by djbroughton
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery Drain problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Battery Drain problem

djbroughton, Not enough information in your post to understand your battery wiring set-up. You have the two negatives tied together, which is correct for an "either/or" type set-up, but is that your intent? As far as your current usage, what size battery do you have? Group 24, 27, etc? Group 24 bat...
by djbroughton
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery Drain problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Battery Drain problem

I purchased a Mobicool cooler for my :macm: because they were such a great deal at Canadian Tire this week. I would like to get an Engel but just can't justify the $600 plus compared to $80. I also replaced my number 2 house battery and spent the night on the boat with the cooler running. Both batte...
by djbroughton
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water storage choices
Replies: 19
Views: 2585

Re: Water storage choices

Thanks all for your replies. I think we're going to stick with the 5 gallon collapsible jugs for now. I tried hooking up to the manual pump but found it doesn't want to work and seems pretty junky. Just using the KISS principle and dispensing right from the jug.

Dave- Calgary
by djbroughton
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water storage choices
Replies: 19
Views: 2585

Water storage choices

I just purchased an 06 :macm: and discovered that there appears to be no built-in drinking water storage. My boat has the galley with built-in water pump but it simply ends with a 1/2 inch plastic hose inside. I have searched the forum archives with no success. I will probably use collapsible 5 gall...
by djbroughton
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Sunshade
Replies: 5
Views: 909

26M Sunshade

I have recently purchased a used 26M and am having difficulty setting up the sunshade. Does anyone have any photos of the sunshade setup or instructions for same? I also have the bimini which I can figure out a couple of screened pieces with zippers which appear to mate with the bimini somehow. Can'...
by djbroughton
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: blue touch up 26m
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: blue touch up 26m

Thanks for that. I will check my local sewing shops when I make my next run for fabric :wink:

Dave- Calgary, Alberta
by djbroughton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: blue touch up 26m
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: blue touch up 26m

Quebec 1- can you tell us exactly what type of touchup crayon you bought? ie: make, colour name so we can shop for the same.

Dave- Calgary, Alberta
by djbroughton
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't find my post
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Can't find my post

I tried searching my user name for posts but strangely can't find the one I most recently added regarding "insurance".

I have since received a reply from the person who sent me the reply I was looking for. Thanks all.

Dave