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by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

I have some white bed-liner that I'm going to roll on the top of my Mac 19.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering alternatives for my 19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Steering alternatives for my 19?

The worst part of the Mac 19 was the rudders. It just didn't steer well. I ordered a pair of the Ida rudders when under different name/owner but they didn't appear to be any better, just a different material, and one was longer than the other, so I didn't even bother to use them. Then, I noticed tha...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 4053

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Just about everything. I thought that I had a terrific idea. Instead of trailering my Mac down to Florida most winters, why don't I just buy a boat that's already in Florida. So, I went to Craigslist - Florida, found a boat that I thought would work, and bought it. It took 3 of us just to get the ma...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL is going to swallow the anchor and sel his 26X, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL is going to swallow the anchor and sel his 26X, etc.

Hi guys - Now that I'm over 75 (going on 16) I've decided to swallow the anchor. After more than 50 years of sailing, I'm putting my 26X up for sale, here on the Mac site first, at a very good price. I'll leave it here for awhile, if allowed, and if it doesn't sell I'll put it on Ebay. BOATS 4 SAIL ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Recent Post
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Recent Post

I assumed that I was logged in and I was merely just logged.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Recent Post
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Recent Post

Testing 1 2 3 4
I typed a longer post but it was not accepted. So, I thought I would see if this would work.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Friends' boat just went down
Replies: 51
Views: 12771

Re: Friends' boat just went down

If he was at Anzio, he was probably in the army, which does not have a "Combat Service Medal". It does have the CIB "Combat Infantryman Badge", which requires an infantry MOS.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

Whenever I see anything that is free, I ask "Is that your best price?".
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

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.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

Yes, several times. Sometimes just one rudder.
It took a little bit of adjustment to get it right so that they didn't kick up too easily.
Also, I have a big plastic washer on each side of the rudder blade between the blade and the bracket. I'll try to find a better name for these and post it here.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

I tighten my rudder pivot bolts (and loop their lines loosely around their cleats) so the rudders stay down under sail but will kick up if they hit something.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

I think I found what will work for me on Amazon.
"Kootek over the door organisers 12 mesh pockets"
They also have a bunch of others that may work better for you.
dlandersson thanks for the tip.
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL :mac19: :macx:
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

I think that I may have seen them near the cotton seed. I'll look there.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Can you be more specific about the "cloth/web thingy"? It probably wouldn't hurt to have 2 or more shower curtain/web thingies.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3376

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

I removed the head doors on both my 26X and Mac 19 years ago and replaced them with shower curtains. I have eye nuts above the head, fore and aft. I have the shower curtain on a bungy cord and cover the head when needed. I move the hook on the forward end of the bungy cord to the port side of the co...