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by 2BonC
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Would this a Mac survive too?
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Would this a Mac survive too?

did I miss something?
My questions:
1. Who made the pictures of this dramatic situation?
2. Who ever did it, why didn´t they come to rescue the victims?
...after all isn´t this a fake?
by 2BonC
Wed May 15, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: BluewaterYacht catalogue does not work
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

BluewaterYacht catalogue does not work

Hallo Sailors, the starboard front window of my 26x has a crack and I tried to order one from BWY. However the online catalogue does not work on my computers with WIN 7 aswell with WIN 8. After filling out all fields of the online BWY Parts Catalog (Year: 2000, Models: 26x,Category: does not open, P...
by 2BonC
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac on steroids....IMEXUS
Replies: 32
Views: 4240

Re: Mac on steroids....IMEXUS

In Europe, these boats are being sold under the brand Odin. The truth about the Imexus: The German general importer of the MG boats was very engagad and had his own ideas for the improvement of the :macx: . He contacted the MG-company in California several times and made suggestions for changes and...
by 2BonC
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 70% Steering solution for Mac26x
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: 70% Steering solution for Mac26x

If to much play in the steering is encountered this nut can be the source as well. http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k376/2bonc/Lenkung.jpg The steering piston should not have any longitudenal play in the tubing. Especeally this can happen after exchange of the steering cable. (As it happened to me...
by 2BonC
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing alone (some questions, and some warning)
Replies: 38
Views: 3869

Re: Sailing alone (some questions, and some warning)

Hi! 2. When sailing, wind is coming at right angle, and both Mainsail and Genoa are hoisted, I have trouble to keep the boat at the course. 90% of the time, I have to apply strong pressure to the steering wheel! (When wind is from starboard, I have to push the wheel anti-clockwise, really hard! And...
by 2BonC
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MAGMA Grill on Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 899

MAGMA Grill on Fire

I like my Magma-Grill very much, it´s convenient to use, out of the way and very effective however I have the following problem: It seems to me that I´m not able to regulate the burner down sufficiently. It´s not allways possible to avoid any fat from dropping down from the grill onto the cover of t...
by 2BonC
Thu May 10, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: User Callibration of Raymarine ST 40 Wind
Replies: 0
Views: 500

User Callibration of Raymarine ST 40 Wind

Just before starting the sailing season I remember a uncertainness encountered during the user calibration of the ST 40 Wind last year. When I was going in circles I never got any response from the wind system that it had derived enough information to brake off circling. Can one confirm that this is...
by 2BonC
Fri May 04, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wooden table top?
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Wooden table top?

kmclemore wrote:
Divecoz wrote: Constantine's in New Jersey. Best place in the world for veneer supplies.
I daubt it, that´s Oberstimm in Bavaria :D , by the way, what´s "veneer"? :?
rainer
by 2BonC
Fri May 04, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard is stuck - won't drop down!
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: 26X centerboard is stuck - won't drop down!

--keep this location in mind, in case You have the same problem again... :D
rainer
by 2BonC
Thu May 03, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard is stuck - won't drop down!
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: 26X centerboard is stuck - won't drop down!

What's worked for me is to take the boat out on the water, release the line, and drive over boat wave wakes. This should shake the board loose. If not, take the cooler out and bang on the centerboard housing a bit. If it is still stuck, then yes push a rod down the compression post. If all this is ...
by 2BonC
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: help with center board removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: help with center board removal

3. Anything else I should consider doing while the board is out? You can take some precaution to get the board easy in again: After having read in the MG-Pages very helpfull hints how to remount the keel-assemly I did the following. I taped a 5mm winding into the top of the original mounting bolt (...
by 2BonC
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steering Arm/Cable Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Steering Arm/Cable Help

trdprotruck wrote: It's kind of too late to ask, but are all the cable nuts on these steering systems a standard diameter and thread? Are the steering shafts for the steering wheel standard as well?
Having changed to an Uflex steering (Ultraflex called in GE) last week I can confirm: The nut will fit :)

Rainer
by 2BonC
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broken Rudder, Repair advice please..
Replies: 46
Views: 5335

Re: Broken Rudder, Repair advice please..

Thanks for comments and ideas, Tomorrow I will take the clamps off and go buy some thin stainless bolts and drill some holes and epoxy them in. Then I will commence grinding away some of the rudder to add some layers of glass. Paul, considder buying stainless tubes. Drill the holes a little bit big...
by 2BonC
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the Angle of Stability for our MGs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1791

What is the Angle of Stability for our MGs?

Jose from Portugal has püblished this very interesting links: http://www.videos.sailingcourse.com/flaking_wmv1.htm http://www.sailingusa.info/points_of_sail.htm http://www.sailingusa.info/weather_and_reefing.htm#Reefing%20the%20sails http://www.sailingusa.info herzlichen Dank/ thank you Jose Visitin...
by 2BonC
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broken Rudder, Repair advice please..
Replies: 46
Views: 5335

Re: Broken Rudder, Repair advice please..

Hi Paul, sorry for Your problem :( . But I would try to save the rudder as well. I´ve done some glasfibre work at the rudder of my :macx: , but the damage was not that severe. I´m not a GFC-specialist but in Your case I would do the following. Put in some placeholder for the pinholes but don't forge...