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by jimbo
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Safety wire instead or Ring Dings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Safety wire instead or Ring Dings?

Slide some clear plastic tube over the chain plates. You can see if things are intact and the tube will stop stray losses of ring dings.
by jimbo
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mainsail down haul
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Mainsail down haul

+1 but when I did it I had a pulley at the mast base, a pulley on the stanchion base and a cleat mounted on a stanchion closest to the cockpit to keep the line tidy. I also had slugs. To mount the pulley at the mast base I attached a boom bail between the two ends of the bolt that holds the mast to ...
by jimbo
Thu May 28, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Organizing stay wires when trailering
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Re: Organizing stay wires when trailering

Buy a pack of 100 releasable zip ties. 8mm wide, 500mm in length. Black so UV proof and zip tie everything up. Quick and fast. Use the ZIP ties to zip the stays to the safety rails to hold them off the deck.
by jimbo
Fri May 08, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rotating Mast on 26M - how sticky is it supposed to be?
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Rotating Mast on 26M - how sticky is it supposed to be?

When I installed a Johnson lever on the forestay I could then really tension up the rig. I got the rake correct and used a loos gauge on the shrouds (350lb outer and 175 inner from memory - but been awhile) - the point being that the shrouds played like a guitar string once all set up . . . . imposs...
by jimbo
Sun May 03, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Alloy wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 4706

Re: Alloy wheels

Hi all, Anyone put alloy wheels on the standard Mac Al trailer? Getting sick of looking at rusty wheels - even after removing them, wite brushing back to bare metal, priming and painting, after six months and even washing them down after every lauch and retrieve, still not pretty. I guess I need to...
by jimbo
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: peak sail
Replies: 10
Views: 2489

Re: peak sail

Yes a lot of the internet blurb is not relevant. I bought a 110% jib in heavier material. No issues. Price was good and delivery to Aus good. (before the AUD dropped of course). Quality seemed good for the season I used it (M26 now sold) but cannot provide a longer term view.
by jimbo
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo 26 with Sail Warehouse 26M Winter Cover
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Tattoo 26 with Sail Warehouse 26M Winter Cover

I do a similar thing for winter layup with a large tarp and conduit. I have short lengths of plastic pipes cable tied to the four cabin stanchions. These are sized so that conduit fits inside them. Rain is the issue here and not snow. As noted by Steve, the tarp forms a water catchment each side of ...
by jimbo
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Looking to buy a 26M
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Re: Looking to buy a 26M

On the trailer side - it is not the axle weight that the car needs to be designed for ie 1961kg but the tow ball weight. The 26M is a USA spec boat and thus there is 10% on the tow ball. Last weigh bridge I measured on put this at 180kg. So that is harder for a lot of cars to meet than just pulling ...
by jimbo
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard centering
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Outboard centering

Yes has been a discussion on this. Having had some issues fittings the BWY linkage I have nearly got it down pat now. The issue I was having was due to me fitting the BWY STEERING arm to the same hole inside as the stock steering Arm. Big mistake. Geometry was all wrong. Needs to be in the inner of ...
by jimbo
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swing Keel for 26M
Replies: 17
Views: 3424

Re: Swing Keel for 26M

There was a discussion some time back on this topic. Build a variable aerofoil dagger board. A deformable skin controlled by mechanical cams. Same effect I think.
by jimbo
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: BWY Custom Steering Kit for a26M
Replies: 52
Views: 10005

Re: BWY Custom Steering Kit for a26M

Old thread but relevant. I have just gotten around to installing - or rather attempting to install the BWY custom steering on my 26M with Etec 60HP. There have been comments in this thread that the kit will fit but I am finding that even on the minimum adjustment the linkage is way too long. I unde...
by jimbo
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: BWY Custom Steering Kit for a26M
Replies: 52
Views: 10005

Re: BWY Custom Steering Kit for a26M

Old thread but relevant. I have just gotten around to installing - or rather attempting to install the BWY custom steering on my 26M with Etec 60HP. There have been comments in this thread that the kit will fit but I am finding that even on the minimum adjustment the linkage is way too long. I under...
by jimbo
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Johnson Lever at forestay - shroud mods
Replies: 16
Views: 3794

Re: Johnson Lever at forestay - shroud mods

Pretty similar view

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by jimbo
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Stripped screws how to fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Stripped screws how to fix?

I have a screw in the ceiling panel near the centre plate that has stripped. Ie One of the screws that holds the timber trim in place. I will remove the panel then enlarge the fiberglass hole and use a rubber rawl nut to reassemble. Have used them elsewhere and great with fiber glass.
by jimbo
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Making mudguards higher
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: Making mudguards higher

The rotation I used can be seen from the marks - maybe 6 splines. http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j34/jim5055/Macgregor%20suspension%20changes/2014-09-18144524.jpg The end result is http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j34/jim5055/Macgregor%20suspension%20changes/2014-09-18145944.jpg The guards are s...