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by marcopolo173
Wed May 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Genoa track and car with stop
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Genoa track and car with stop

You could get one from Bluewater yachts

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/4302-1v0.htm
by marcopolo173
Thu May 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Water in cabin floor only when towing
Replies: 8
Views: 3100

Re: Water in cabin floor only when towing

There isn't much to these boats - my 2001X leaks from rainwater events (either under chainplates, rubrail joint or other) into the bilges under the aft dinette seat (stbd) and under the galley (port). In my case, it's only from rainwater and about the volumes you suggest. I just manually drain befor...
by marcopolo173
Sun May 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Water System
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Boat Water System

Makes perfect sense Ris, clever system.

It looks like you've got that manifold mounted under the port forward settee forward of the galley. So the water bag must be mounted forward, presuming it's a Plastimo?
Just wondering what the capacity is?
by marcopolo173
Thu May 04, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Victorian Mac Get Together
Replies: 6
Views: 2630

Re: Victorian Mac Get Together

Nice work Mike.

Are we allowed to use the OB in the sailing race?
by marcopolo173
Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Trailer at last
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: New Trailer at last

Dennis, Nice trailer! Looks like it was made for the Mac. Just a quick query. I've also bought an ally trailer with bunks. At the moment, the boat is sitting on the trailer and I haven't yet fully set it up (its at a marina, mast up, which is handy - but it makes me a bit slack in finishing the trai...
by marcopolo173
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: fuel tanks needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Re: fuel tanks needed

This post shows 2x6 gallon Neptune fuel tanks in an unmodified fuel locker. I like the flexibility this gives.
http://www.macgregor26x.com/forum/viewt ... =9&t=14787
by marcopolo173
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blue Water Yachts - Great Service
Replies: 25
Views: 7128

Re: Blue Water Yachts - Great Service

Cheryl, I have to echo all comments above re: Ezra's service as well. First rate. Also, postage to Oz has been quite reasonable and timely delivery. Great service overall, and it's really heart warming to know there's a specialist supplier out there who can fix anything I might break on the boat. No...
by marcopolo173
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where's Bill from Boats for Sale
Replies: 26
Views: 6856

Re: Where's Bill from Boats for Sale

I agree with Don. He's sent me a set of EZ cleats to Oz, from memory I had to use Western Union to get him the money. Was a bit painful in that regard (couldn't use card/paypal at the time).

Other than that, he was excellent to deal with.
by marcopolo173
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best 26X Sailing Video
Replies: 8
Views: 2020

Re: Best 26X Sailing Video

I found this video yesterday which I hadn't seen before.

Made me want to go out and buy a drone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Gv-p44Quw
by marcopolo173
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Cushion Covers
Replies: 12
Views: 4248

Re: Cushion Covers

I had no issues in the washing machine, cold gentle cycle.
by marcopolo173
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Sliding hatch
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Sliding hatch

You could check with BW Yachts, however my belief is the 26S is a pop up hatch, not a sliding hatch. May have it wrong, however.
by marcopolo173
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Raymarine Wheel Autopilot help needed, please
Replies: 17
Views: 3880

Re: Raymarine Wheel Autopilot help needed, please

The Raymarine wheelpilot comes with a pedestal bracket in the kit which is no good for the Mac helm (curved bracket to mount to a pedestal). The Raymarine instructions suggest you need to purchase a helm bracket, part number E15017. The rod from this bracket protrudes into a slot in the back of the ...
by marcopolo173
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mast raising base plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Mast raising base plate

The middle picture has the mast base bracket bolted in back to front. The holes on the base plate furthest from the welded loop are where a 26M style mast raising system would bolt on and are otherwise not used. The mast pins through the holes closest to the welded loop.
by marcopolo173
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Seen in OZ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3052

Re: Seen in OZ...

Kevin

Most people come to Australia to look at the Barrier Reef, Uluru, the Sydney harbour bridge etc etc. Now, I don't have a problem with your sightseeing priorities per se, however you may realise when you get home that you might have missed some sights!

M
by marcopolo173
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: What Is The Number 4 Stamped on My Furler Fittings
Replies: 17
Views: 4073

Re: What Is The Number 4 Stamped on My Furler Fittings

I have a CDI II furler for my headsail. Getting ready to do the Johnson Lever conversion and order new genoa. I measured the forestay/furler cable and ended up with 5/32" diameter. I ordered a new Hi-Mod compression toggle fitting for the top; after I cut the cable to the new length. I saw this com...