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by popI
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor well drain 26M
Replies: 21
Views: 2642

Re: Motor well drain 26M

I think the T fitting between the transom drain and the sink drain is a major culprit. I always seem find the blockage there. I am now using the transom drain only for the motor well, and it seems to work better. I will be running the sink drain hose to a through-hull at the waterline adjacent the s...
by popI
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard extension
Replies: 29
Views: 6471

Re: daggerboard extension

Interesting comments. I would like to make the board thicker, in order to reduce drag at high angles of leeway, and increase lift. Any additional drag at low angles, and higher speeds (typically downwind) could be managed by retracting the board. Unfortunately, I can't figure out a way to do it. I n...
by popI
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard extension
Replies: 29
Views: 6471

Re: daggerboard extension

Interesting comments, especially the bit about the internal structure of the board. I made a mistaken asssumption that the board was hollow at the bottom. I posted this thread on the wrong forum. Should have been on the Mac 26 forum. I'll move it now. please join me, if yoiu have a comment. Thanks
by popI
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard extension
Replies: 29
Views: 6471

daggerboard extension

You don't need much keel area when running, but on other points of sail, can you ever have too much? I sometimes find the leeway angle rather extreme on my 26M, and I was pondering ways on increasing it's effectiveness. I thought about a thicker shape, which would be better at the lower speed regime...
by popI
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which winch cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Which winch cover?

Thanks guys. 4X4 it is, unless I wish to upgrade to a 34/24/34.... tough call
by popI
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which winch cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Which winch cover?

Does anybody know the size of the Lewmar winch drum on the Mac 26M (2005)? I am ordering covers, and they need to know if it's a 4X4 or a 5X5. My boat is not stored locally, or I would measure. Thanks in advance.
by popI
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Kluane Lake Yukon Territory
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Kluane Lake Yukon Territory

Haven't sailed it, but I worked that area occasionally when I was a professional float plane pilot 20 years ago. I landed on it sometimes, and even fished for those gigantic lake trout. It is truly one of the most beautiful areas on earth! There is definitely cruising potential there. However.... du...
by popI
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Share ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2211

Re: Boat Share ???

Jose. You are a very generous man. Thanks for all your contributions to the forum. If you would like to have use of my Mac M in the Canadian Rockies, you are welcome to it. As of next year, I expect to be located in the gulf Islands of the Pacific NW. (Victoria, B.C., Canada) You would be welcome to...
by popI
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newbie to sailing, thinking about 26m
Replies: 20
Views: 1365

Re: Newbie to sailing, thinking about 26m

It sounds like the Mac 26M is tailor-made for your intended mission. Your questions are valid, but the answers are largely matter of opinion. That said, as a 26M owner (new sailor when I got the boat) and sometimes Big Boat charterer, I am happy to provide some context. As stated, the Mac is ideal f...
by popI
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: M folding table?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: M folding table?

Good idea. Consider though, that one of the benefits of the U shaped settee is the extra storage space under the bench. I'm building a large drawer to fit there. If you do go with that idea though, you should be able to mount to the floor all right if you can get in there from the portside lockers a...
by popI
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: M folding table?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: M folding table?

Cool! This might work even better than what I was thinking about. My boat is an 05 with the sliding galley (unfortunately, as I prefer the 03/04 model). It might be adaptable though with a few small adjustments. The leaf which faces the bench would narrow or perhaps nonexistent, but this might not n...
by popI
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: M folding table?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

M folding table?

I rejigged my interior with the U shaped settee I saw on this forum and really like it. I made a nice wooden table top, and then attatched the legs from one of those TV trays that slide under bedsides. It's OK, but requires separate towage of table and legs, and assembly, and it slides around, which...
by popI
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: df50 water pump replacing 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: df50 water pump replacing 2003

I did the job for the first tim on my DF70 last fall and it was really easy. I have the shop manual, but I found the directions in the package with the impeller were better. The twisting of the shaft was well-covered by the directions. Interestingly, there was no damage, appreciable wear, or loss of...
by popI
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 20" vs 18" wheel on the 26M
Replies: 6
Views: 500

20" vs 18" wheel on the 26M

I read somewhere that the 20" might not fit between the benches. It doesn't look that tight to me though. Anybody got a picture of either the 18 or 20 inch wheel mounted on the 26M. Anybody tried the 20? Thanks
by popI
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: traveller track size?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: traveller track size?

Thanks divecoz. Love this forum. Always someone willing to help.