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by Todd
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

I like this mod, easy, cheap, adds a factor of safety, and I am gonna do it. Thanks for the idea. I think I will fill the hollow PVC core with blown foam: that will add more rigidity and very little extra weight. I have a can of that as well. Think I will do the same. I feel a little better about d...
by Todd
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

I replace the spreader bolts with hitch pins years ago I use marine bungie cord to secure to the mast when I trailer. One the mast in resting on the arch I pull the pins and secure to the mast with the bungie then walk the mast forward and attach the foot to the pulpit. Haven't bent a spreader sinc...
by Todd
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

It turns out a half inch PVC fits in there perfectly.
by Todd
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea

Todd, You did not say how you bent your spreaders. In fifteen years of owning Nice Aft, I have bent the spreaders twice. After the second time, I didn’t just purchase a new one, I purchased two, just in case. I have never had to use it. I should have done that the first time, then there would not h...
by Todd
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

Thankyou Tom.
by Todd
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Dowl in the spreader? Good or bad idea?

I have bent my spreader twice and want to reinforce it. I have adapted how I trailer so I don't expect to bend the stock spreader anymore however I want to mount halyards for flags and I also want it to be strong because they seem to be a weak link in the rigging. Is it a bad idea to put a dowel ins...
by Todd
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: “v” Berth extension and additional storage
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: “v” Berth extension and additional storage

Saw your post on Facebook. Glad you signed up here so everyone can see it.
by Todd
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread

I was hoping to get up to Blue Mesa reservoir in Colorado and spend a few days relaxing at the lake. It is the lake where I first sailed as a kid with my Grandfather's in his Mac in the early 80`s.
by Todd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering - is this gasket original?
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 26M steering - is this gasket original?

I wouldn't be hasty to get rid of this boot assembly. This is a common leak point for Macs and many owners have added similar seals to help reduce the shipped water. Might be best to simply see why it's binding and correct that, than to replace the boot. That is good input. If it isn't the boot bin...
by Todd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sliding galley
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: Sliding galley

I just pulled the hose from my sliding galley all the way to the back because it was blocked from sand and dirt. Unfortunately I had to cut it away from the connections because it was sealed on with some type of sealant I don’t recognize. Kind of like a cross between foam and silicone and a little s...
by Todd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering - is this gasket original?
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 26M steering - is this gasket original?

I wouldn't be hasty to get rid of this boot assembly. This is a common leak point for Macs and many owners have added similar seals to help reduce the shipped water. Might be best to simply see why it's binding and correct that, than to replace the boot. That is good input. If it isn't the boot bin...
by Todd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 2079

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

Another issue, this bracket it VERY VERY wobbly, I assume the pop rivets are loose, and an wondering if I should use HIGH STRENGTH aluminum or stainless steel? All 4 rivets are wobbling around, about 1/2" play at least. Mine has a stainless self tapping screw and a stainless pop-rivet. You probably...
by Todd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering - is this gasket original?
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: 26M steering - is this gasket original?

Thanks everyone. That helps. I will pull it this weekend. Hoping the hole wasn’t bored out.
by Todd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M steering - is this gasket original?
Replies: 7
Views: 563

26M steering - is this gasket original?

My question is based on the picture below. I am trying to figure out what the original set up was on these boats for the steering coming out of the hole in the fiberglass. Do other owners of the 26M have that same style gasket that is shown in the picture? Or is it bare with just the steering rode p...
by Todd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hatch Gap Spacer
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Hatch Gap Spacer

Thanks for posting. I book marked it.