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by Crocus26X
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Nissan 50HP stop running
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Nissan 50HP stop running

I copied/pasted this in from my previous forum comment on Feb 8, 2010. Here's another possibility to consider. In brief make sure the oil injection is working. It comes from a painful (expensive) experience with my Tohatsu 50D. (same engine as Nissan) Your symptoms sound very similar to my experienc...
by Crocus26X
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Canada Group
Topic: Boat insurance in Alberta
Replies: 13
Views: 10010

Re: Boat insurance in Alberta

The original question was posted some time ago but here`s my comment. I have State Farm coverage on my 1995 26X , valued at $22000. The premium is only $181.
by Crocus26X
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: erratic tohatsu 50 2t
Replies: 34
Views: 2440

Re: erratic tohatsu 50 2t

Here's another possibility to consider. In brief make sure the oil injection is working. It comes from a painful (expensive) experience with my Tohatsu 50D. Your symptoms sound very similar to my experience which resulted in an aborted trip and an engine rebuild. What caused the problem was an air-l...
by Crocus26X
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mailsail furling, CDI makes one. Opinions please.
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Mailsail furling, CDI makes one. Opinions please.

I have been considering the CDI mainsail furling system for my 26X. It would certainly be easier that mailsail reefing, especially when sailing shorthanded. The system shown on their website, sailcdi.com, is similar to their foresail rig. I have the CDI foresail furler and I like it. Where I sail th...
by Crocus26X
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED Anchor light ?
Replies: 36
Views: 8106

LED anchor light

Here's another illumination on the topic: I just received my issue of "DIY boat owner" magazine in the mail and found an article on building a daylight-sensing LED anchor light. Not ABYC certified for sure, but it looks like a good winter season project. That magazine is worth checking out. I had an...
by Crocus26X
Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Major heeling happened, recovery procedures please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Major healing - "spill the main!"

The short answer is to "spill the main" quickly. That's how sailboarders stay on their boards. The first time as a passenger on a Mac26X I had the same experience with gusty wind and a full main and genoa flying. Scared the crap out of me, but I bought that boat later in the summer anyway. Where I s...
by Crocus26X
Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spray Foam or Styrofoam
Replies: 14
Views: 2613

Did you use the true expanding variety of foam? There are different kinds out there now. Some have very low expansion charateristics so they don't warp windows and things when you fill around them. I used the regular, full expanding, formulation. I suspect that expansion gets restricted by the mast...
by Crocus26X
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Water accumulating in trailer guide posts.
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Water accumulating in trailer guide posts.

I discover that both of the vertical guide posts on my trailer had a lot of water in them which was causing rust inside the pipes. The water came out as black as india ink when I drilled drain holes. Besides the rusting another hazard is that freezing could split the pipe.
by Crocus26X
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spray Foam or Styrofoam
Replies: 14
Views: 2613

Mast foam fill

Fun with foam-NOT. I attempted to fill my 26X's mast with "Great Stuff" and am happy to share my learnings. My reasons for doing that was to add bouyancy and to stop any wires inside mast from moving. I had added a VHF antenna cable and was concerned that it might rattle. Before foaming I ran a ligh...
by Crocus26X
Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Wheel falls off at +80kph Exciting
Replies: 39
Views: 10364

More wheels falling off (almost)

I too know what a loose wheel sounds like but it can only be heard if a window is open and you are making a tight turn. After driving for 2 hours I was making a pit stop and heard a strange clunking sound from "way back" behind me. Lucky for me there were two nuts still on the studs of one wheel but...
by Crocus26X
Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Removal of bow light from 26X?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Removal of bow light from 26X?

I have a custom-made anchor roller ready to install but I have to remove the bow light to mount it. I can't figure out how to remove it. I have opened it up and can't see any fasteners that hold it in place. There seems to be no fasteners showing under the deck, only the wiring for the light. The li...
by Crocus26X
Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spreader Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Spreader Replacement

FYI, I replaced my 26X's spreaders last week. I'd bent one when I lost my grip on the mast while de-rigging the boat after retrieval. The stock spreaders are 1" x .065" aluminum, 44" in length. A local machine shop had this stuff in stock, in 6' lengths. I bought two 6 footers for a total of $25, c...
by Crocus26X
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broke a window :-(
Replies: 17
Views: 4450

Getting back to windows; I just replaced all of the windows on my '95 Mac-X. One front and at least one side window were leaking. I naively expected to remove the screws, gently remove the window, re-caulk it are replace the screws. Well, like a total bathroom renovation that started from dripping f...