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by Wayne nicol
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 5125

Re: Where is everyone?

i love this forum, and always felt that we could all be honest about our beloved boats attributes and their shortcomings, after all every single boat is a compromise to some degree or other. i was on a Fb page and got banned cos i dared disagree with the admin about some point or other, that i cant ...
by Wayne nicol
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: 26M fuel tank

i am in the process of making an aluminum fuel tank that goes under the stern berth, in ali, with fill and venting to the outside, so no smells trying to get the weight lower, and free up some space in the cockpit. found plastic ones that would fit, but really didnt like the idea of them not being 1...
by Wayne nicol
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: CAD Drawings for Venture 25 and others
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: CAD Drawings for Venture 25 and others

excellent, thats awesome!!
are you doing drawings of any of the other Mac boats?
I would love to see some drawings of the :macm:
i have a late model m 2012
by Wayne nicol
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: transom mods and info please. new engine install.
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: transom mods and info please. new engine install.

so cant help with your other questions, but here is a pointer for transoms in general.
drill your hole through the transom oversize- then fill hole with epoxy, then when cured- redrill hole correct size- that way you get a good seal on any core material- and prevent water ingress and rotting.
by Wayne nicol
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M ballast quantities
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: 26M ballast quantities

many thanks :)
by Wayne nicol
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M ballast quantities
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: 26M ballast quantities

many thanks
by Wayne nicol
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M ballast quantities
Replies: 4
Views: 874

26M ballast quantities

since the old macgregor web page seems to have been lost,
does anyone have the specs on the ballast for a :macm:
both the water and the solid ballast.

normally i would have just gone and looked that kind of info up on the old website.

many thanks in advance
by Wayne nicol
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: A few random questions

but be warned, anchor questions are the proverbial, forum rabbit hole :? :D we all have different ideas and opinions on the matter. :evil: personally, i would rather have more anchor , and full nights of sleep. But of course this all depends on your conditions, weather and time of year etc and each ...
by Wayne nicol
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: A few random questions

we are up here in the PNW of canada. we have deep, narrow anchorages with every type of bottom, round rocks, pea gravel, mud, sand, silt, lots of grass and kelp. best anchors i have found are a plow anchor, they seem to hold really well in all bottoms - i got my 25# plow anchors for $50 canadian a p...
by Wayne nicol
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: daggerboard 26m

another option would not to make a male plug and then a female mold. i might shape the profile in pu foam ( surfoard foam) then glass over itwith epoxy and woven cloth, final filler coat, and then waxed gelcoat spray on. would be the cheapest, unless you can borrow another board from someone, and ma...
by Wayne nicol
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor well scupper.
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: Motor well scupper.

i had the same problem, even very small debris would block the factory setup. and if you tried to back flush it with a hose, it would take the path of least resistance- and blow back into the sink i put a thru hull in the well, and put a new thru hull next to the sink one on the transom, dedicated s...
by Wayne nicol
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Chinese have no shame
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: The Chinese have no shame

yup, quite funny how they have lifted the mac pics for their postings- one even has MacGregor emblazoned all over the hull :D
by Wayne nicol
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Resin
Replies: 16
Views: 3467

Re: Resin

x2 Doesn’t matter what the boat is made from, use epoxy. Poly won’t make a good bond (it will fail after a few years) vinyl works a little bit better but epoxy is the only thing you should be using when adding onto cured resin, no matter the composition. Use a thickener like coloidial silica for str...
by Wayne nicol
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer sailor
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: Trailer sailor

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by Wayne nicol
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer sailor
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: Trailer sailor

sorry, been hectic here- was a long weekend- family day- but i pulled 10 hour days in my business here- no rest for the wicked!! we have made huge steps forward, we have an incredible NA, we have designs for 5' long test tank models- going to test the prototype model against a model of the :macm: ba...