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by DrV
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Hitch ball size!
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Hitch ball size!

Hi there! Normally, I sail in Mediterranean region, and I've never done towing of my 2011 :macm: to water/back. Used to hire some guy with some small field tractor, or somebody from local offroad club. But it was getting more and more complicated each summer. So, I've installed a Draw-Tite towing hi...
by DrV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Am I doing it wrong: LPG tank installation
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: Am I doing it wrong: LPG tank installation

Coming back to it, 5 years later. I can say that it turned out I don't cook much when sailing, caught fish can be grilled onshore (summer weather is normally nice here), in Marinas there's no need to cook, we eat kebabs outside... Normally we didn't cook at all, some local canned beans with other ve...
by DrV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Page 2 of the manual - top of daggerboard no more than 57 in [1450 mm] from top of trunk, with a stopper knot to stop it there. http://www.macgregorsailors.com/manuals/Mac26M_Manual_2003.pdf THANK YOU! For some reason, reading the manual is often the last resort, so... :D Anyway, now I know that if...
by DrV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CE certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: CE certificate

I have also importet my :macm: in 2011 on my own. but had ordered the extra CE package. So I guess you dont have ordered it? Acording of this I got a wonderful CE Paper of course. If you want you could have a scan. But have to wait some weeks. I'm sailing on Lake constance... Thanks! No, the offici...
by DrV
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CE certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

CE certificate

Hi, Sailors! Sorry, one more question. I am sailing in Turkey, and now it is a rare chance to take the boat to Turkish flag (possible only once in 10+ years)! But the agent is asking me whether I have any CE certificate for my :macm: (2011). Boat has been bought from Istanbul distributor and contain...
by DrV
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding a tiller
Replies: 48
Views: 11855

Re: Adding a tiller

Hi! Just noticed that you're talking about the CE certificates, etc. I am sailing in Turkey, and now it is a rare chance to take the boat to Turkish flag (possible only once in 10+ years)! But the agent is asking me whether I have any CE certificate for my :macm: (2011). Boat bought from Istanbul di...
by DrV
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

How deep do I tie the new daggerboard?

Hi, sailors! Last summer broke my daggerboard when entering the river. Yes, forgot to take it up (!!!), after 2 hrs uncomfortable sailing with unhappy Admiral. :( Has been a hard day for both of us. Bottom is sandy there, so the daggerboard wasn't broken, just got stuck, and probably I could have sa...
by DrV
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 37436

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25657 The link above shows pictures - the wheel pilot and the tiller pilot cost the same new Thanks!!! Now I can see. Good job! If it wouldn't cost 20000 dollars up, I guess it would make sense if you patent your inventions! (And I don't kno...
by DrV
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 37436

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

DrV. But even telling Ray to "hold the course" like Robert does is most gratifying. Sorry, I cannot post pics--the boat is under a tarp and 5 inches of snow. Thank you very much, March! Yes, that's what I want now - make it hold the course. I know myself, and later, of course I would want to make A...
by DrV
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 37436

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

Hi there! Finally, I have found such inportant topic. (Thanks, Boat! Seems like a good job done!) "Seems" (instead of "looks") - because I can not see ANY of the pictures Boat had published on the first page! All I see is exclamation mark, instead. :( :( :( Is there ANY way to see what Boat done the...
by DrV
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Spinnaker rigging

and one more question! how to hoist the spinnaker while sailing (mailsail is in place) 1. connect the 'forward' clew to the pulpit rail, or the anchor roller 2. hoist spinnaker with halyard 3. start pulling the 'rear' clew of spinnaker with winch, until good (using the line that goes from winch thro...
by DrV
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X Aysmmetrical Spinnaker rigging help
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

Re: 26X Aysmmetrical Spinnaker rigging help

Hello everybody I guess it is a good place to ask here... Is there any solid reason to place the spinnaker halyard only 18" above the genoa halyard, or can I go all the way up the mast? We want to make the spinnaker fly as high as possible, to be as big as possible, do we? So why only 18" higher tha...
by DrV
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Spinnaker rigging

Make sense? Not only it does make sense, it made my day!!! THANK YOU! So, for testing purposes , my plan is like this: 1. As I havent found (well... I didn't really try at all!) a way to rig the boom vang that I got from BWY, then I will just take the hound from the boom vang kit, and install it on...
by DrV
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Spinnaker rigging

Hello there! I am :macm: owner since 2011, and I have asymmetrical spinnaker since I bought my :macm: . Having to buy the boat for 1.5...1.7 times the US price, this is one of very few nice things I could get from Mac's official dealer here at Mediterranean. ;) However, I haven't rigged the spinnake...
by DrV
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed
Replies: 27
Views: 8925

Re: Choosing rigging for summer - advice needed

On edit---Didn't see the OP date, so this is obsolete. Thanks anyway! ;) It is not obsolete, I am sure somebody would search for that info, find it and read it. About Ruddercraft rudders - I can say that they ARE better. Much better than originals. P.S. Other items already installed and tried! Boom...