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by bastonjock
Sat May 11, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: DIY Sprayhood
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: DIY Sprayhood

i have sent the measurements off so im hoping to recieve the cover before the weekend,it feels like a kid waiting for xmas :D
by bastonjock
Sat May 11, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: DIY Sprayhood
Replies: 2
Views: 838

DIY Sprayhood

Hi Guys Ive always wanted a sprayhood for my mac,it can get pretty cold and wet sailing in the North Sea,the big holdup has always been the price,ive been quoted as much as £1500.oo for a hood,so i saw this guy at a boat jumble and took the plunge,his kit cost £425.00 including postage. heres is a l...
by bastonjock
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: optimum speed for fuel economy m26
Replies: 72
Views: 4606

Re: optimum speed for fuel economy m26

There are just too many variations where i sail to get an accurate fuel consumption using the rpm of your engine,ive found that by adjusting the angle of the engine effects the speed of the boat,and then there is tide and wind to consider and wave height also,i can potter around all day getting grea...
by bastonjock
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tilt TubeProblems
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Tilt TubeProblems

john,ive seen macs with a cover over the linkage to stop it becoming a hazard and to also protect it,ive also changed my teleflex for a longer one,i stuck with the original route and its important that you dont have sharp turns in it.
by bastonjock
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wind and Waves
Replies: 32
Views: 3420

Re: Wind and Waves

ive had my mac out in a force 7,the worst that ive been through was when i hit "outfalls" at the wrong time,i learned to look at the charts closer after that,as has been said its all a learning curve,i can go sailing in a force 8 if the wind is coming from the south and west but as soon as it has ea...
by bastonjock
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery location question
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: Battery location question

my battery is in the pedestal of my 26x,i am in the process of adding two house batterys ,im placing them under the forward dinnette seating.The plan is to fit a shore power/battery charger to the circuit.If all goes well ill have 90% of it finished this weekend
by bastonjock
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X typical speeds under sail and motor
Replies: 13
Views: 2755

Re: 26X typical speeds under sail and motor

best i had with two guys on board with their weekend clothing and bedding, was a tidal assisted 9 knots it was on a broad reach and the tide was almost around 2 knots,best with the engine was a touch under 18 with one guy on the bow in a flat sea with no tide,i also change the angle of the engine as...
by bastonjock
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Macgregor going dolphin watching in Hawaii
Replies: 21
Views: 2991

Re: Macgregor going dolphin watching in Hawaii

great video,it beats looking at the dull grey skys and rain that we are having around here
by bastonjock
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Great Memorial Day Sailing...until the mast came down
Replies: 50
Views: 4022

Re: Great Memorial Day Sailing...until the mast came down

I have a spare 26m mast in my back yard,unfortunately the cost of shipping from the UK would be greater than the cost of buying a new one.I too had the experience of my mast coming down,the line from the tow boat slipped as a result of wave action and it ran up the rigging and it caused it to collap...
by bastonjock
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Time to sell my 26X
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Time to sell my 26X

Hi John

sorry to hear about your problems,ive put my 26x up for sale her in the UK.Im eyeballing a couple of heavier boats that i can cross the North sea with.Ive put my x up for sale last night.
by bastonjock
Sun May 08, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)

Its fixed :D .Im not quite sure what i did to fix it but its fixed.I took the switch and had a look at it,its a sealed unit so i tried shorting out the wires to by pass the switch and the problem was still there,I took the motor out and had a look at the brushes,they were okay.i added a little more ...
by bastonjock
Mon May 02, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)

i think ill check the hydraulic oil level first,theres a nut and an allen key that i am assuming are to do with fluid levels,if that does not work then ill have a go at the switch.
by bastonjock
Mon May 02, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Outboard Lifting System Cengine power tilt)

Hi to all you mechanics out there

Im finding that my hydraulic raise /lower system is playing up,how do i check that its got enough oil etc.When i press the switch the engine raises all of the time but when i press it to go down it plays up a bit.

Any ideas?
by bastonjock
Sun May 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aft Wanders Like Crazy on Mooring?
Replies: 48
Views: 4841

Re: Aft Wanders Like Crazy on Mooring?

I tried a lot of things to slow the mac dance down,none of them were particularly sucess full as it was tidal flow that was the main cause for mine,however i did add a safety link to the bow roller,a simple bolt accross the top to stop the bow line from jumping out and causing damage,a lenght of pla...
by bastonjock
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: SAYING GOOD BY AND HAPPY SAILING
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

Re: SAYING GOOD BY AND HAPPY SAILING

sorry to see you go bubba,but i guess your now doing what a lot of us would love to do,fair winds and have a great time. :wink: