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by Hugh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: V-berth mattress pad options?
Replies: 23
Views: 8123

Re: V-berth mattress pad options?

Harry van der Meer wrote:We have been very happy with the FROLI system: http://www.nickleatlantic.com/products1.html
Froli for sure! :macm: I’m 240# and found the factory foam was poor. Changed it out for a denser foam and added the Froli system.
by Hugh
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Standing Rigging Tension?
Replies: 121
Views: 37363

Re: Standing Rigging Tension?

Hugh, Just to clarify, when you tighten one of those adjusters and you move the male part across the female part, "one hole" means the next pair of holes that line up. That pair is not going to be where the pin originally was. It will likely be a hole or two above or below that spot. The holes may ...
by Hugh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Standing Rigging Tension?
Replies: 121
Views: 37363

Re: Standing Rigging Tension?

Shortened the starboard inner stay one hole: New readings: Outer Port outer 520 starboard outer 470 Inner port 240 inner starboard 200# Not sure how to adjust outers for any less tension in that I've only shortened the stay one hole. Is there any 1/2 measure I could do? That sounds like a lot of ad...
by Hugh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Standing Rigging Tension?
Replies: 121
Views: 37363

Re: Standing Rigging Tension?

Shortened the starboard inner stay one hole: New readings: Outer Port outer 520 starboard outer 470 Inner port 240 inner starboard 200# Not sure how to adjust outers for any less tension in that I've only shortened the stay one hole. Is there any 1/2 measure I could do? That sounds like a lot of ad...
by Hugh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Standing Rigging Tension?
Replies: 121
Views: 37363

Re: Standing Rigging Tension?

Shortened the starboard inner stay one hole:
New readings:
Outer Port outer 520 starboard outer 470
Inner port 240 inner starboard 200#
Not sure how to adjust outers for any less tension in that I've only shortened the stay one hole. Is there any 1/2 measure I could do?
by Hugh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Standing Rigging Tension?
Replies: 121
Views: 37363

Re: Standing Rigging Tension?

To resurrect this thread a wee bit of clarification please. 26M stay tension settings: After a few years of using dealers setup on our mast rigging,and finding we get serious weather helm action, I'm looking at stay tensions On the water Trying to keep boat level and balanced with mast rotation stra...
by Hugh
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast wiring
Replies: 106
Views: 21574

Re: Mast wiring

How do I get the antenna on top of the mast? What kind do I buy to put up there? I would like to put an AIS VHF radio in the dinette overhead and run a coax up the mast to an antenna but I don't know what antenna to put up there or how to attach it - (I don't even know what kind of coax wire to buy...
by Hugh
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast wiring
Replies: 106
Views: 21574

Re: Mast wiring

OK reviving this thread for 2017: 2012 :macm: and I've purchased a fixed VHF and a Shakespeare 5215CX antennae that comes with 60' of RG8X coax. Did later :macm: have the "channel" like RussMT found to fish coax or did you have to use the PVC option? How does one get coax outside the Mast at the bas...
by Hugh
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Product placment
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Re: Product placment

Yeah we saw it and went back a couple of times to be sure. Looked good!
by Hugh
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: winter cover for 26M
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: winter cover for 26M

I use a custom tarp from https://goo.gl/photos/j9hX2tZwPzyL3U2j6 Tumacs covers. From http://thesailwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/web_store_TSW.cgi?page=canvas.html We moved our :macm: from AB with lots of winter wind which kept the tarp clear of snow to NW Ontario with lots of snow. To address the sag point...
by Hugh
Tue May 17, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: R&R spreader and shrouds LD towing tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

R&R spreader and shrouds LD towing tips

We're heading out on a road trip next week with Cedar Wind :macm: . 2000 km across the Canadian prairies .

Tips:for R&R the spreader and shrouds?
I've never taken them off but assume it's pretty straight forward. ?????
- for towing long distances ?
- mast support?
by Hugh
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 3 Top Modifications on 26M
Replies: 45
Views: 12832

Re: 3 Top Modifications on 26M

1. Nature's Head head or any composting head.
2. Full Enclosure BWY
3. BWY Custom Steering mod.
by Hugh
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Troublesome electrical problem resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Troublesome electrical problem resolved

Glad to hear u got that fixed , luckily it did not happen in a tight situation in rough sea,s , is there not away for u to secure the harness away from the steering linkage On my :macm: the run from the eng. to the stern foot well wall is very short & I protected the harness with a short length of ...
by Hugh
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Troublesome electrical problem resolved
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Troublesome electrical problem resolved

How frustrating! Glad to hear you sorted it.
by Hugh
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Solar array frame VS full enclosure Bimini 26M
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Solar array frame VS full enclosure Bimini 26M

We're putting an 100W solar panel off the back of our :macm: The plan is to use the mast crutch and build a frame from there. However we have a full enclosure with panels. We want to be able to leave the solar setup while at anchor, in a slip, or stored on the trailer. We just got the boat home from...