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by stuendan
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question on raising the gooseneck after mast replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 3703

Re: Question on raising the gooseneck after mast replacement

Hi Taylormade, Just moving on a bit, do you happen to know the size and preferred material for the rivets used to attach the gooseneck to the mast? Mine are a little loose and I'd like to replace them. The existing rivets look awfully like stainless but I struggle enough with Aluminium rivets. Is mo...
by stuendan
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Madman iSteer autopilot remote for Raymarine
Replies: 28
Views: 9464

Re: Madman iSteer autopilot remote for Raymarine

HI Mikefloutier, I'm using a RM 2000+ below deck and a basic Madmanmarine remote up top. I see this as a basic point and go autopilot system and set it to steer via visual/chartplotter fixes (or into the wind when setting sails) so I am not concerned about calibrating the compass. I did initially wo...
by stuendan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Autopilots...found this new remote
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Speaking of Autopilots...found this new remote

Hi guys, I'm using the Madmarine remote to control a Raymarine ST2000 attached to the rudder link bar. The down side with this setup is the lack of feedback (everything is below deck) - the Madmarine remote receiver does not provide an audible signal to verify operations, specifically auto/standby s...
by stuendan
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lowering mast with main stowed on boom
Replies: 15
Views: 4002

Re: Lowering mast with main stowed on boom

Speaking of goose necks and rivets, on last trip, I noticed that the rivets holding the goose neck assembly to the mast were loose, allowing a little movement. They obviously need replacing. Any idea on the diameter, shank length. Should they be stainless or Ali (with S/S pins)? Cheers all
by stuendan
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: bottom paint or not!
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: bottom paint or not!

Hi Ric, My boat (Genisis) lives mast up at Paynesville usually Feb - Jun. There are a few of us Macs over there! It's at least affordable and a great cruising ground although the 4 hr drive is a b...... I never found anything around Melbourne including Westernport that will take a Mac. I had it in t...
by stuendan
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: bottom paint or not!
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

bottom paint or not!

My 26M was bottom painted with an epoxy (I think) antifoul by PO some 4 years ago. Since I've had it, the boat has lived in mast up storage, but the bottom paint is getting a bit tacky. Is it possible to remove the antifoul and get back to a reasonable gelcoat, or would the gelcoat have been abraded...
by stuendan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A point of sailing
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: A point of sailing

Cheers Yukon Bob and Kadet - the idea of centring the main under power (or jib) and then dropping did occur to me shortly after posting - telepathy or wot! Sounds exactly what's required - thanks heaps
by stuendan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A point of sailing
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

A point of sailing

Hi all, a point of sailing that does worry me is when running before the wind with sail(s) let well out. While serenely cruising along, you haven't noticed that the following wind has freshened. You're approaching your destination and need to drop the sails to motor in. This of course requires you t...
by stuendan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Never, ever wax my glass off again
Replies: 31
Views: 10916

Re: Never, ever wax my glass off again

Can anyone explain how it is that the black strip just under the gunwale maintains a good finish, as does the hull generally compared to everything above the gunwale?
by stuendan
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: another Whitsunday trip report
Replies: 18
Views: 4742

Re: another Whitsunday trip report

Great trip

9 deg and hail down here in Vic today so most envious. I like the sound of the "cross SUP\kayak thingy with bum and foot wells". Can you please provide any details? - ie; brand, Aus supplier etc

Cheers for now
by stuendan
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Arch support
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: Mast Arch support

Thanks for the great pics Mac26paul.

I too will add s/s stays from the arch to the pushpit uprights to brace it up, using bimini fittings, just as soon as I get the repaired arch back from the S/S Fabricators.....

Stuart
by stuendan
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Arch support
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Mast Arch support

Hi, I have a largish solar panel attached to the rear of the mast arch at the top, with support struts from the mid point of the panel down to the pushpit rails (with seats). This arrangement keeps the panel at right angles to the arch but doesn't really brace the mast arch itself (poor geometry?). ...
by stuendan
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Mac is back! Well, sort of...
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: The Mac is back! Well, sort of...

Interesting.... wot's the unit just behind the steps - an A/C unit?

Also looks like some kind of gas strut under the cabin table!!
by stuendan
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Al trailer wheel studs
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Al trailer wheel studs

Ezra at BWY identified the studs for me as UPF 32855. UFP supply all the MAC trailer bits through Trailer Buddy Products in CA. Karavan Trailers (www.karavantrailers.com.au) in NSW (Aus) have the studs and lots of other trailer bits!
by stuendan
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Prepping the M
Replies: 19
Views: 4677

Re: Prepping the M

Best to check all wheel nuts are tight and hubs are coolish to touch after towing for a while - nearly had a major catastrophe on weekend when loose nut(s) resulted in 4 of 5 studs shearing off. Managed to stop from freeway speed with the wheel just about to fall off. 4 hour wait before lowloader tr...