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by C Buchs
Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Can you Help Ship a Mac to Malaysia?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Can you Help Ship a Mac to Malaysia?

I live close to Portland, Oregon and when I was looking for my boat a member here named sunshinecoasting from Australia recommended that I buy from http://www.mccuddys.com He had his shipped from the US to Australia. Here's the thread: https://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24143 I d...
by C Buchs
Tue May 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.

Is that second picture some kind of bracket that attaches to the railing?

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu May 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

I was trying to find a picture, but couldn't. My rudder lines have two fairleads on the transom for the rudder lines, but only the top one is used. It was like this when I purchased the boat and I wondered why, until I realized that the rudder can kick up when I run them into stuff. Been working gre...
by C Buchs
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: family of 5 on 26M feasable?
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: family of 5 on 26M feasable?

We have a family of 4 (two boys). Both are in their teens. We've taken a couple of week-long trips. We've also done some 2-3 trips with 5 onboard (we brought a female cousin). There's not much privacy, but we got along fine. Just make sure that you have places to get off the boat and do some explori...
by C Buchs
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favourite youtube sailing channels
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Favourite youtube sailing channels

I've been following MJ Sailing.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap
Replies: 29
Views: 2284

Re: Wind Song (26X) Outboard Swap

You'll probably want to get an engine hoist. You can rent one, but if you have other uses you should probably just buy one. I know a few people who have this 1-ton harbor freight version and like it: https://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-capacity-foldable-shop-crane-61858.html They also have a 2-ton v...
by C Buchs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom Fairlead replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Transom Fairlead replacement

I replaced some on my deck for my roller furler, but I haven't looked at the ones on the back. The ones on the deck are just screwed down like you expected. If someone doesn't chime in, please let us know what you find so that we have the answer here. Blue Water Yachts has the fairleads for super ch...
by C Buchs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3547

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Not too many trips on the boat this year. We had planned a trip down the Columbia River from our home (The Port of Camas/Washougal) to Astoria, but there were some nasty storms that moved through the weekend that we were planning to go. Therefore we took a day trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Be...
by C Buchs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3547

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Not too many trips on the boat this year. We had planned a trip down the Columbia River from our home (The Port of Camas/Washougal) to Astoria, but there were some nasty storms that moved through the weekend that we were planning to go. Therefore we took a day trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Bea...
by C Buchs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rope diameter rudder
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Rope diameter rudder

Here's what BWY recommends: http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/l209-1v4.htm

Jeff
by C Buchs
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 86
Views: 9739

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I'm looking at the Highlanders, 4Runners, and Sequoias. Don't get me wrong, I like my GL450 a lot, but at 153,000 miles, I'm not sure how much I trust it. Just replaced the front airmatic shocks (can the rear be far behind? And when they go, you basically can't drive the vehicle over 25 mph). Even ...
by C Buchs
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 86
Views: 9739

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

We bought a used ML500 (5.0L V8 engine) 8 years ago when I first started thinking of getting a :macx: . I would never want to afford a new one. So we paid $23k for for a used one. It has the air suspension package that really helps with towing. Our longest trip was 700 miles and we averaged 14-15 MP...
by C Buchs
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: M forestay
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

Re: M forestay

The other issue with Dyneema that hasn't been brought up here is that it's susceptible to UV damage. For that reason, I don't think it will last as long as stainless. I put "Dyneema" in the new search function and found a few historical threads here specific to Dyneema.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Permanent Beach Trailer, instead of dock or pier?

I don't think you're too far off base. I saw some similar setups in the San Juan Islands. Sorry I didn't take any pictures :( , but I'm sure there's something out there.

Jeff
by C Buchs
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Youtube channel for MacGregorsailors
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Youtube channel for MacGregorsailors

I'm now following that Youtube channel, but there's no content yet. I thought I read on one of these threads that someone was posting something. Is that still happening?

Jeff