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by andarlite
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: no plane, bow high
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: no plane, bow high

Add some doel fins to your motor. I had the same problem on my :mac19: and these helped tremendously.
by andarlite
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

Any updates? I'm curious as to what you came up with.

Henry
by andarlite
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

Yep, that is a massive engine you got there.

What about using the EZ Stik? https://www.ezyglide.com/mechanical-steering-systems/. You don't need a pedestal for it.

I have a picture of one on a :mac19: but I couldn't' figure out how to post it.
by andarlite
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

I find if I turn my motor to one side than I can tilt it all the way up. What motor do you have? I also heard of one person who removed the rudders and steering links all together and just uses the motor as a rudder when sailing and found that it works satisfactory. I'm also of thinking of trying th...
by andarlite
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: M19 newest owner- why are there holes in my boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

Re: M19 newest owner- why are there holes in my boat?

It's nothing to worry about. I've had my boat in the water for 5 months. if you look at your rudders you will see that they are attached to posts which goes through the boat to attach to the tiller. Obviously, there has to be a hole underneath the boat for the 2 post to come out where the rudders ar...
by andarlite
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 40hp Four Stroke
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: 40hp Four Stroke

Not sure what the dimension and weight of the Merc is, but I have a 40HP Evinrude 4-stroke on my :mac19: with one minor modification required. That is the ballast tank valve .... the motor mount is larger so will interfere with the handle. I had to turn the valve so that the handle is more horizonta...
by andarlite
Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are in love with our new to us Mac! :-)
Replies: 34
Views: 2834

Re: We are in love with our new to us Mac! :-)

Awesome. Glad you could complete the deal and be out on the water. Maybe we can meet on the lake this summer. :)


Regards,
Henry
by andarlite
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 11012

Re: 26X vs 26M

I was thinking of this shower mod .... seems like a good one and not too difficult to do: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1214 and perhaps this shower: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/250964847824?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Regards, Henry I still like my 1 gal. pre...
by andarlite
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 11012

Re: 26X vs 26M

MacTommy wrote:
Hehe, sorry, my fault. I mixed up "the head" with the bed in the bow.

Pls excuse me, english is not my first language.

:D
:D :D :D I thought it was a little strange when you said you thought of the head as a children resting room in calm conditions.

Regards,
Henry
by andarlite
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 11012

Re: 26X vs 26M

But at the same time, why is the head so important? If sailing longer distances in challenging weather, no one will be able to rest in the head. The bigger head in the :macx: would be more important to us because it's size (for most people anyway) and the fact it's enclosed allows you to mod in a s...
by andarlite
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 19 With 115 HP
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Mac 19 With 115 HP

When I first saw pictures of Highlander :mac19: on this forum, I thought wow, he out did every :mac19: in existence. Well, it turns out that one fella beat him out in the motor area ..... check it out, a 115 HP outboard on a :mac19: : http://sailboatnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/-43096120731464...
by andarlite
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 11012

Re: 26X vs 26M

My 2 cents Going from a :mac19: to a :macx: or :macm: is moving down not up :!: :wink: :P :) :D Doug :D :D :D Good one Doug. Thanks everyone for your insightful comments ..... I probably should have done a search before posting but I ended up finding quite a few lengthy threads on the subject. I th...
by andarlite
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 11012

26X vs 26M

Hi All I currently own a :mac19: and been thinking of moving up to a 26 X or M. I went and looked at a 2004 :macm: today. Although it's been a while since I last been on a :macx: it seems like the cockpit of the :macm: is smaller. I suspect they are probably the same but can someone confirm this? Do...
by andarlite
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's a Good Price 4 a MacGregor 19 and have you tried one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

Re: What's a Good Price 4 a MacGregor 19 and have you tried one?

Hey guys. I'm the one that bought that 19! Small world... One of the sweetest deals and little boats I've ever had! I drove all the way from Tucson to scoop it up. The thing is loaded to the gills too. Remote stick steering and throttle for the motor and has a compliment of electronics that I'm sti...
by andarlite
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's a Good Price 4 a MacGregor 19 and have you tried one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

Re: What's a Good Price 4 a MacGregor 19 and have you tried one?

The :mac19: steers like any other sailboat .... tiller and rudders when sailing .... motor tiller when powering. There is no linkage to connect the rudders to the motor like the :macx: although some people have done it. Some people have also added wheel steering, but it wasn't standard. As far as pr...