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by Lucky Drifter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: WELCOME BACK!

Thanks for all your work keeping this great site alive.
by Lucky Drifter
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Rigging

Hi All
Have to recommend Blue Water Yachts. Our new rigging is here in Australia just as expected. Just have to install now for the summer sailing season.
Lucky Drifter
by Lucky Drifter
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Rigging

Thanks Downsouth
BWY do sound good, they sure have a good range at good prices
I am waiting to hear back from them. Will let you know how it goes
Lucky Drifter
by Lucky Drifter
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Rigging

Hi Everyone We have a 2002 26x with the original wire rigging, it all looks fine but its time to replace. Does anyone know if you can get a kit like BWY supply in Australia ? http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/3118-1x0.htm Maybe BWY will ship overseas ? Any advice greatly appreciated Regards Lucky D...
by Lucky Drifter
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Backing original 26X trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Backing original 26X trailer

Thanks Tomfoolery that does explain things I did not know. I have a Titan Model 60 Surg-O- Matic coupler with I assume free backing Titan drum brakes. The trailer is a 2002 original for a 26X. I have keep the rust out by repainting with a good epoxy paint every two years and have just had the brake ...
by Lucky Drifter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Backing original 26X trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Backing original 26X trailer

Hi Capt Smihy I have tried blocking the two loops but with really soft wood as I didn't want to damage anything . The softwood crushed. I was backing up a short steep hill to ours which is why I want to get this working. Good to hear you used a bolt. The best may be your idea of a shutoff valve. Tha...
by Lucky Drifter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Backing original 26X trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Backing original 26X trailer

Hi All has anyone worked out a good way to turn off the hydraulic override Titan brakes on an original Macgregor trailer. Most trailers have a steel flap that you turn over to stop the brakes engaging when reversing. I don't know how to do this with our trailer. Any ideas greatly appreciated. Lucky ...
by Lucky Drifter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic
Replies: 25
Views: 9555

Re: Crossing the Atlantic

HI All We shipped our X to Australia total cost with duties about $10000 AUD.
I have been wondering if as we all have the basic same boat that a good thing to do would be a holiday boat swap and save all that money for air fares etc. Just a thought.
by Lucky Drifter
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anyone ever remove the pedestal on a 26x?
Replies: 13
Views: 4238

Re: Anyone ever remove the pedestal on a 26x?

Wow Seapup love the timber floor it looks great
by Lucky Drifter
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anyone ever remove the pedestal on a 26x?
Replies: 13
Views: 4238

Re: Anyone ever remove the pedestal on a 26x?

Hi Everyone On our 2002X inside the pedestal there is a collar about 60mm high around the hole where the cables go through the cockpit floor This stops water from getting down below but if there is too much water it can get through. I have also been thinking if it would be possible to hinge the pede...
by Lucky Drifter
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: yawing at anchor
Replies: 49
Views: 18503

Re: yawing at anchor

I think that it helps because the strop lowers the point of pull from the anchor to the boat
Lenny
by Lucky Drifter
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: yawing at anchor
Replies: 49
Views: 18503

Re: yawing at anchor

Hi Everyone We found our Macgregor 26X like other high decked boats are terrible on anchor, always dancing around like crazy. We have found that this helps. We use a short strop about a metre long with bail clip each end & a rubber shock snubber on the line. We put a loop in the anchor rode, clip th...
by Lucky Drifter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Re: Rudders

What I am thinking is something like this http://evolution26.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/03041902.jpg Hope that works or try http://www.evolution26.org/rudder/ I would love to be able to raise rudders a bit at a time or all at once The main problem is trying to steer when the rudders are on their...
by Lucky Drifter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Rudders

Hi Everyone I have been wishing I could raise and lower my rudders vertically so that in shallow water with a bit of centrebaord down and lower bit of rudders in the water I will still have some steerage. I have seen it before on Farriers and dingys etc. does anyone know of this being done for a Mac...
by Lucky Drifter
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 2002 26X trailer brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 3467

Re: 2002 26X trailer brakes

Well thanks everyone for your great advice as always.
Looks like I still have a bit of research before I go ahead
Thanks again Lenny