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by paul I
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Slip usage?
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: Slip usage?

All of the above are worthwhile concerns. I'm at a public marina in Buffalo NY. Its a large place... maybe 700 slips of all sizes and types. I'd gauge it at about 85% motorboats. My biggest issue with marina life there is the loud drunks you may encounter, depending on location. I had a slip for a f...
by paul I
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rewiring my Mac 26X
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Rewiring my Mac 26X

I have used this supplier and have been very happy with the product. Have a look:

http://www.bestboatwire.com/
by paul I
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:I think that what I use are called polyethylene fender washers.
I also think that CD's could be used, depending upon the type of music.
Yeah, you wouldn't want to use any hip-hop or rap, or even disco CDs... too much moving around. :D :D :D
by paul I
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

there is this one https://www.westmarine.com/buy/clamcleat--auto-release-rudder-cleat--1158443 and this is the one Tom was probably thinking about http://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/sd-002570-parent.htm I even bought a set a few years ago. I haven't installed them. There doesn't seem to be a lot ...
by paul I
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Back in the water
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Back in the water

I think if you are in a cooler northern climate, black sunbrella cushions are fine and work well. I'd be a bit more worried about using them in a hot, tropical climate like Ixneigh deals with. I'd also be more worried with any type of dark colored vinyl in a hot climate.
by paul I
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4235

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Tomfoolery wrote: I think you mean "toggle".
Yes. Quite right.
by paul I
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4235

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

I'm not sure you will need to shorten the furler foil that much, if at all. I haven't actually measured it, but I'll bet my rig has about 5" of play before it actually reaches the forestay hound. Once you have the new shorter stay, I would check before cutting anything. Other considerations: You sho...
by paul I
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Too tiny emojis
Replies: 22
Views: 3472

Re: Too tiny emojis

They have pills for this now....
by paul I
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Too tiny emojis
Replies: 22
Views: 3472

Re: Too tiny emojis

Jimmyt wrote:Is it ok to tell another man that his text is tiny? :?
Hey... why are you even lookin' at his text?
by paul I
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 96X ballast vent assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: 96X ballast vent assembly

I never realized there ever was a second valve until your post. My :macx: is year 2000. I had to do a double take after I saw the Pic from BWY. I felt better when I read it and saw it had been discontinued in later models.
by paul I
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Caption this!

I just get an error code when I try to play the video.
by paul I
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X Mast Rake
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: 26X Mast Rake

I replaced my standing rigging last year, all from BWY. I tried to set it up for the 4 degree recommendation, and I believe I succeeded. But in the marina, the rake is noticeably more than other boats (which look like they have no rake at all). My best guess is that it has about twice as much rake a...
by paul I
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: West Marine Price Matching
Replies: 8
Views: 2204

Re: West Marine Price Matching

They tried this before a few years back and had to give it up. Can't see how they can do it with the overhead and taxes on individual stores vs. an internet store that doesn't have a lot of that, Sumner I think if they don't do it, they wont be competitive enough to stay viable. I'm not sure about ...
by paul I
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water system and advice on ways to cool cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Water system and advice on ways to cool cabin

The original freshwater system on a :macx: were pump faucets connected to supply bottles under the counters in the galley and head. The water is manually pumped using the pump handle on the faucet. I have an original faucet and supply pigtail in my junk box in the garage, but I do not have any water...