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by Boblee
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Semi Albino 26M
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Semi Albino 26M

Thanks for that EZ and Ray. Looks good but wonder if the front windows should have been painted as they are a tint and do let some much needed light in, maybe some other method of blocking heat and still allowing light, no idea what or how. What did you use for paint and how did you match existing t...
by Boblee
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor away
Replies: 62
Views: 16921

Re: Anchor away

Put the bowline or truckers hitch on another piece of rope around your anchor line and then take it back to the winch or just pull to the required angle, allowing it to slide, the photo shows the bridle still in place after a rough night when the waves came dierctly off the land in front somehow but...
by Boblee
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: tired of polishing the Coon stripes
Replies: 35
Views: 6524

Re: tired of polishing the Coon stripes

It is harder here for me too, the easiest way I have found is to just put them on photobucket and put the image link up, normally on most forums you just browse and save from file. As for the black not polishing once it has chalked I found it came up great once a light cutting paste and polish was u...
by Boblee
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Living onboard
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Living onboard

We live aboard quite comfortably for 3-4 mths a year and have never filled all the space but wouldn't like to try and fit all necessary gear (junk) from home in there.
by Boblee
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: tired of polishing the Coon stripes
Replies: 35
Views: 6524

Re: tired of polishing the Coon stripes

Ray, thanks for the info. Any chance you could post a picture of your boat? I am curious to see how it looks.
Yeah me too.
by Boblee
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor away
Replies: 62
Views: 16921

Re: Anchor away

We use a bridle but usually on only one of the bow anchors but every situation is different depending on tides and winds, which can change quickly and from location to location but when you are getting smacked side on by waves especially in a Mack you soon find the best way to point into them or up ...
by Boblee
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: tired of polishing the Coon stripes
Replies: 35
Views: 6524

Re: tired of polishing the Coon stripes

Don't really know how much heat is transferred inside by the black sections but these boats are very hot when in the sun, on a 32c day the inside temp is well over 40c, have multimeter with temp on it so will take it with me this year and see just for interest but the difference between the white an...
by Boblee
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions

Yeah but might depend on the height the seats are going to be as there is a difference from bottm to top unless your frame can be flexible by up to 1/2".
by Boblee
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Important secondary function of lifelines
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Important secondary function of lifelines

If there is another bloke otherwise throw or call your dog. :wink: but sharks and stingers worry me just as much.
by Boblee
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions

No haven't fitted seats and think it might pay to wait till you measure yours as they don't seem to run parallel, mine are 14 7/8" between the inside edges of B & C and 11 1/4" between b & A at the point where I would presume a seat would go about halfway up. Mine is the same stern rail setup as you...
by Boblee
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Important secondary function of lifelines
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Important secondary function of lifelines

You just discovered an additional benefit; you get more exercise by constantly leaving the cockpit to go on deck. :P :D Ray Not really good thing to be doing when you have no lifelines! Oh, I dunno. Swimming is GREAT excercise! :wink: :| Depends in what part of the world you are in but certainly co...
by Boblee
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 12 Gallon Fuel Tank on 26M
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: 12 Gallon Fuel Tank on 26M

Like the idea of the blocks, have just fitted straps fixed to the hull at both ends on mine but they can be a pain to remove sometimes when the clip seizes.
with the blocks and a latch on the lid they would be very secure and very easy to remove but not sure whether mine have room for the block.
by Boblee
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: HELP with MACM Stern Rail dimensions

You will probably need to put up a photo as the original :macm: in Aust had different stern rails and don't know when that changed but it sounds like you have a Synergy supplied boat which makes it fairly easy to install seats etc to them.
by Boblee
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: tired of polishing the Coon stripes
Replies: 35
Views: 6524

Re: tired of polishing the Coon stripes

The chalking is the least of my concerns with these stripes, what really bugs me is the heat collection, to step on this black on a hot day (30c+) is a pain especially when the white is actually not even warm, let alone the transference to the interior. If I was buying another new boat and it was an...
by Boblee
Wed May 28, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CDI roller furler top line wrapping
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: CDI roller furler top line wrapping

Sorry misread OP but there is no top line the furler attaches direct to hound fitting.