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by Phillip
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: 26X crossing the Pacific Portland to Brisbane
Replies: 28
Views: 6172

Re: 26X crossing the Pacific Portland to Brisbane

Every used Mac I have imported, I have done 3 weights. 1. Had the crane suspend the boat in mid air and give me the weight. 2. Removed the boat from the trailer and put it over the weigh bridge. 3. Craned the boat back on the trailer, then put both over the weigh bridge. MacGregors weights are accur...
by Phillip
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.

Found him...last login AuG 2011.... You can PM him (use the member list under R for link) and that will alert him you are looking for him, assuming he has set up email alerts He can't have the alert set up as I sent him a PM first up. No matter. We will see what happens. Thank you very much for you...
by Phillip
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.

Phillip...do you remember his user name here on the Board ? As I recall, his user name was Rich Walton and he had a 2002 X. This is what I remember of him over the years. I think he came from Dana Point Ca. He was the guy that sent his boat in a container to (I think) the Dutch E Indies when he was...
by Phillip
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Seeking Rich Walton in Ca.

Haven't been here for a while. Rich Walton (Ca.) had his 26X for sale some time back. I am interested in it if it is not sold. I have sent him a PM, plus an e-mail to Rich Walton's last known address with no response. [EDITED TO REMOVE EMAIL ADDRESS - WE DON'T ALLOW POSTING OF EMAIL ADDRESSES IN CLE...
by Phillip
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: When Might The Next Mac Be Due Out?
Replies: 32
Views: 2290

Re: When Might The Next Mac Be Due Out?

You guys are right about long time comming. Our M26 molds are still like new, waxes and good care will extend the mold life into the future. We are making a 70ft Mac. Consumes all of Roger's design time, now and into future. How about a Black special edition, available from your dealer (they don't ...
by Phillip
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broken Ballast Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Broken Ballast Handle

They are called Gate Valves. They are non pressure. In the US they are manufactured for the 4" (or there-abouts) stormwater PVC pipe. In Australia they are made to fit the 90mm stormwater PVC pipe. McCrakens Irrigation use to stock them. Best to remove the piece on the outside of the boat to check t...
by Phillip
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast replacement thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

Re: Mast replacement thoughts?

From what I have learnt, Masts are mass produced, and the profile on the Mac is not special to the Mac. The range available is absolutely huge. I have looked up your location, and there must be many suppliers or repairers of masts close by. They are easy to transport - just take your boat and put it...
by Phillip
Tue May 24, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor

Something's unusual Bob. Don't mean to be a richard-head, but are you sure it's a MacGregor made MacGregor you own :P (Sorry, couldn't help myself). I have heard you mention weight issues before, so last time I had the crane in, I raised the issue with the driver, so he put the legs down (Macs are s...
by Phillip
Tue May 24, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor

kadet wrote:
I went thru all my trailer weigh certs (many) and they range from 260kg-340kg.
That is a big variation, were they all aluminum trailers?

Regards

PK
Sorry, steel and alloy.
Steel being the heavier. Many had a spare wheel attached too.

Cheers
Phillip
by Phillip
Mon May 23, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor
Replies: 16
Views: 2709

Re: more than 1900kg in the MacGregor Trailor

Kurz. I have been thinking about your question "Do you know if MacGregor can get more load if there are breakes mounted?" Is your trailer braked? We are talking about a braked trailer. I would be surprised if you can register an unbraked trailer for 1,905kg These are the conversion rates for those t...
by Phillip
Tue May 10, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Advice for bent mast
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Advice for bent mast

Why don't you contact a business who specialize in masts and spars. (I had a particular 'item' someone sat on, when it was in the horizontal position, creating quite a nice curve I could have done without. The above type business just ran it thru their rollers - well that is what they told me - anyw...
by Phillip
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gate Valve Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Gate Valve Installation

Have a look at this thread Tom.
http://macgregorsailors.com/phpBB/viewt ... 07#p205407

My 1st post has a thread to pictures .

Cheers
Phillip
by Phillip
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 50
Views: 7945

Re: Brake Fluid

Jim, after all those years of driving 4 turbofans around, when I use to watch you blokes walk around your machine, 'looking intelligently at this, then at that', you now tell me you didn't even know how to check the fluid level in the ABS brakes. Us dumb grunts all thought you blokes knew what you w...
by Phillip
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wings Catamaran??
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Wings Catamaran??

I was looking for it too - just this morning in fact.
Anyone any idea of what happened to it?
Cheers
Phillip