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by Spector
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap

I rented an engine hoist for the short time I needed one.
by Spector
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Lifting a Mac 26M
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Lifting a Mac 26M

MYCBC has one for members. My understanding is the system works well
by Spector
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 1755

Re: M forestay

I'd be concerned about the abrasion at the contact points of the furler with a Dyneema forestay. A hank on sail might be Ok but I wouldn't use it myself with a furler. I plan on doing the lifelines with Dyneema at some point
by Spector
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Adding Storage

Hamin' X wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:17 am
My Admiral had me put a couple of these on the inside and outside of the head door. Had to trim off the bottom row of pockets, but I put them on the sides ...
Did the same. Works great
by Spector
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?

Will they let you put anything in the water? What about a railway type track rather than worry about how to get wheels over and around rocks etc
by Spector
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure
Replies: 41
Views: 1811

Re: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure

Both working as expected for me
by Spector
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 29
Views: 1405

Re: Macgregorsailors site

FYI The main landing page doesn't display properly on my phone (android) in portrait orientation. I can only see the menu items for forum etc by turning the phone to landscape
Once in the forum it seems to be mobile friendly
by Spector
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 81
Views: 9157

Re: Where is everyone?

The number one thing that could be done to help this site is to give to someone one cares about it! Shameful what has transpired here. No excuses. The people that have been around a while are trying to hang in but its been probably a month or more since I visited last. New users give it a try and gi...
by Spector
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Resin
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

Re: Resin

This my go to for fiberglass info
https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday

His most recent video discusses poly vs epoxy.
by Spector
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: In-hull transducer
Replies: 12
Views: 2209

Re: In-hull transducer

Terminology might be confusing here but if you meant a transducer that requires a hole, I would do rather go with a transducer that shoots thru the hull I have one of these mounted on the transom. http://www.hawkeyeelectronics.com/depthtrax/ The plastic bracket keeps breaking so I am moving it insid...
by Spector
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hate to say it...
Replies: 28
Views: 7593

Re: I hate to say it...

Not to pile on but I couldn't agree more. The site should be turned over to someone who has an interest in keeping it an active and vibrant community
by Spector
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3875

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Gorilla Glue worked for me. Trick with it is to dampen the surfaces slightly. It needs moisture to work best. It expands a lot so use sparingly
by Spector
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar (again) with ACR
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Solar (again) with ACR

I have a combiner (acr) and have hooked up only one side of the dual charger. The combiner kicks in as expected. I haven't tried to hook up both sides of charger. I worry that it would create a short thru the combiner but that's just a guess. Next set up will be to connect batteries in parallel as o...
by Spector
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 4042

Re: Ballast leak

We had a crack in our ballast tank. In our case the water was collecting under the table/head area. The crack was on the inboard side of the port tank. Simple to fix once it was opened up but tracking it down involved cutting open the floor. Yours sound like it must be on the outboard side. Open flo...
by Spector
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Boom during a bridge crossing.
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: 26x Boom during a bridge crossing.

Just make sure the sliding companionway cover is closed. Otherwise things can go crunch. I angle the boom off to one side as its coming down too.