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by hmb-barry
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New bow support chock
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Re: New bow support chock

Do you have an aluminum or an older type, all steel trailer?
If aluminum, any concerns or problems so far with PT wood reacting with the trailer?
I have to replace my steel "V" on the aluminum trailer and everything I read about PT says not use it with aluminum.
Thanks,
BL
by hmb-barry
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Must have Mac add on
Replies: 26
Views: 4243

Re: Must have Mac add on

She actually makes really nice sail covers and at a good price. I purchased a set in 2008 and still very happy with them.
Give her a call - she knows Mac's and was nice to chat with, too.
by hmb-barry
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Need to zinc outboard support
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: Need to zinc outboard support

My 2005 M with an ETEC 50 also had noticeable and significant electrolysis on the motor mount assembly because the OEM zinc was not long enough to be submerged in the water. I attached two zincs – one along the outside of the motor mount (using the threaded holes that held the OEM zinc) and one alon...
by hmb-barry
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preparing for full-time slip-zinc and ground for engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1101

Re: Preparing for full-time slip-zinc and ground for engine

Thank you Leon! I had not paid much attention to the occasional fluffy corrosion on the motor bracket bottom till your thread. Have a 2005M with 50hp ETEC from Arena also. Mostly kept on the trailer. Recently had the boat in a slip at Pillar Point for 85 days or so, but out for a couple of days ever...
by hmb-barry
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How far Offshore
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: How far Offshore

Without throwing too much green water on the trip; the sail to the Farallones can be treacherous. One has to cross all the major shipping channels for the Golden Gate. If the weather turns on you - fog, high seas, etc.; one might join the recent boats and souls of Davy Jones's Farallones trips. Sugg...
by hmb-barry
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Boat Speed at Various Points of Sail
Replies: 11
Views: 2469

Don't forget Tides & Currents - can make a 3 or more knot difference in some places....
by hmb-barry
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sea of Cortez webpage additions
Replies: 6
Views: 815

WOW!!! What a story/travelogue. Thank you so much for sharing it. Stopped what I was doing and read/viewed the whole thing. Of course, by then I was "Chin-hooked" and had to read the Alaska trip, too. You guys are great writers/chroniclers! You put them together as if this reader was on the trips wi...
by hmb-barry
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Replacing Rudder Brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

I was thinking about buying a spair to carry with me. Is there a port and starbord bracket or or they the same? When I get one or a pair I can make detail drawings ................. The schematic drawings for the M26 rudder brackets are on the MacGregor26 factory site (macgregor26 dot com) under 'S...
by hmb-barry
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast Bilge Pump
Replies: 21
Views: 1338

I use a small 12 volt liquid transfer pump with 5/8 inch hose pieces attached to pump out the ballast for those times that I want to land at the dock with it full - ramp at Princeton is steep, lot of surge and usually windy. The pump was cheap - less than $30.00 (Harbor Freight - 12 volt Utility Wat...
by hmb-barry
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Singlehanding - Best method to drop the main
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Without a downhaul, have found that the main only drops down when you do not want it to or expect it to. A downhaul is fairly easy and simple to setup. It can be as trivial as hanging a block (with a piece of line or shackle) from the starboard (right) cleat on the mast; with the downhaul line attac...
by hmb-barry
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boom Kicker
Replies: 8
Views: 773

FYI: I have a topping lift and boomkicker - and use them both - for sightly different purposes. A topping lift is fairly easy to install - only needs a block at the mast top and an optional cheek block on the mast bottom to lead back to cockpit if desired. The boomkicker is a straight forward instal...
by hmb-barry
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Singlehanding- rigging for single handed sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 1812

Make sure your jib downhaul is truly functional. Titles to some good articles/drawings/pics that you can google below - (sorry, not enough post's to submit links - so far) For jib downhaul: I use a spring loaded-standup block attached by shackle to the port (left) side bow cleat. The line is 1/4" an...
by hmb-barry
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Folding (flaking) the mainsail
Replies: 32
Views: 3385

More sail handling tips: Most of my sailing is single handed - as a 63 year old f'rt - am not thrilled about hanging out on the topsides alone out there... After I pull the main down with the down-haul line: grab and pull the leech (back end of sail) and wrap the down-haul line around the loose sail...