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by March
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak links in the macgregor
Replies: 162
Views: 40848

Re: Weak links in the macgregor

Cool! I like that!
by March
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Katadyn water maker
Replies: 12
Views: 2946

Re: Katadyn water maker

Yes, we had a small one, as well as a bigger one on our trip to the Exumas 6 years ago. We mostly used the larger one: pumping for about 10 minutes will give you a quart of good water, even better and "tastier" than the bottled kind which (I suspect) is oftentimes distilled water. We used it a lot. ...
by March
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: X, MSD head upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 3072

Re: X, MSD head upgrade

It depends where you dump the compost, I guess. You don't have to dump it overboard. Keep it in tightly sealed containers and put it on your flowerbeds when you're back. As for the pee, empty the tank every four days or so. Works for us A Nature Head compost load will last for about ten days (two pa...
by March
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M sink faucet
Replies: 37
Views: 5884

Re: 26M sink faucet

Shurflow electric faucet--but you need to get a pump, too. I believe it's worth it
by March
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to store cabin door?
Replies: 24
Views: 6475

Re: Where to store cabin door?

My 26X came with a plexiglass door that I thoroughly enjoyed: it allowed light in, made the interior seem less cramped. I used to store it on top of the bunkbeds in the back, under the cockpit... until one day when I was looking for something in that black hole and kneeled on it by mistake. Of cours...
by March
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Decision time....How to sale my boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Decision time....How to sale my boat

How to sail my boat? Good question.
by March
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Irma and our Mac
Replies: 57
Views: 11680

Re: Irma and our Mac

Same here! You Floridian Mackers have been particularly heavy on my mind this past week. So glad you dodged the bullet!
All the best
by March
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer sway
Replies: 38
Views: 11783

Re: Trailer sway

All good points! For what it's worth: I started trailering with a Dodge van and there was no noticeable swaying, even above 60 m/h. No doubt, because of the van's longer wheel base. (The engine power was right at its upper end, so the engine would over-heat when climbing a slope) Now I trailer with ...
by March
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steering wheel pedestal won't stand up
Replies: 15
Views: 3648

Re: Steering wheel pedestal won't stand up

How can it fall over? Pics?
by March
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: ETEC problems update

Right--I even feel kind of embarrassed to complain, since spare parts and ETEC mechanics are much more scarce in the Land Down Under. Yeah, all engines break down sooner or later, And yes, prices have been going up like crazy (the ETEC cost me $5000 about 10 years ago) But the what puzzles me is, wi...
by March
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: ETEC problems update

BOAT wrote: Or maybe you should lose faith in your local etec mechanic, (sounds like a shakedown to me). You need a second opinion. Interesting. You seem to think that a second opinion would necessarily be the right one? What if the first opinion was "contaminated gas?" At any rate, my ETEC mechani...
by March
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

ETEC problems update

Evinrude ETEC 50 engine refuse to start in the Bahamas, last summer, leaving us high and dry as it were on the other side of Nassau. At the time, I suspected the culprit was contaminated gas. When we got home to Iowa, I cleaned the tanks, replaced the gas, and left for the Apostles where the engine ...
by March
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Jib or Genoa?
Replies: 23
Views: 5864

Re: Jib or Genoa?

We have a genoa as a spare. We have tested it a couple of times, quick and dirty, by using the extra halyard, the one we use for the spinnaker, that hoists it all the way to the top of the mast. No forestay attachments--we simply tension it as much as possible until the leading edge is fairly straig...
by March
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Almost shipwrecked
Replies: 23
Views: 4875

Re: Almost shipwrecked

whgoffrn wrote: so mine this week is getting a back up stay (looser higher up) to hold the mast in the worst case scenario... I don't think that's going to work--the mast pivots backwards, not forwards, so the backstay will be superfluous, in this case. We use a halyard for the spinnaker that we se...
by March
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Almost shipwrecked
Replies: 23
Views: 4875

Re: Almost shipwrecked

Hi, BOAT. The halyard was attached to a shackle with a pin that has a little nubble. The pin can come off in only one position--where there is a slot in the shackle--say at 12 o'clock. The rest of the time (say, between 1 and 11) it's secure. Can't find the proper name for this type of shackle, or a...