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by DownSouth
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: Macgregorsailors site

Thanks for all the efforts so far!

How much does it cost to run? Would BWY or similar just come on to be a sponsor?
by DownSouth
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dougies X
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Dougies X

Photo's are there - nice.

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style


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Nice mod, I had seen the pictures somewhere else and admired them inc the flat floor!

But how do you find the smaller outboard?
by DownSouth
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: advice on new sails for 26x
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: advice on new sails for 26x

Has anyone bought one of the new Blue Water Yachts Cruising mainsails? I am looking at the 2 reef one or maybe the most expensive offshore fully battened.
by DownSouth
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 8 reasons to get a PWC instead of a boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: 8 reasons to get a PWC instead of a boat

main reason not to get one - you are annoying to pretty well everybody else............
by DownSouth
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: Rigging

Blue Water Yachts will send whatever you like to Australia. Let us know how you go.

Down South
by DownSouth
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Mast Section in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Mast Section in Australia

Anyone have or know where you could buy a new mast or mast section for a 26X in Australia?
by DownSouth
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Steering Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: Steering Upgrade

Any update on the steering? Still impressed? How much was it landed? I am thinking about an upgrade to my X (not far from you in Sth Gippsland).
by DownSouth
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hate to say it...
Replies: 28
Views: 8012

Re: I hate to say it...

Thanks for the efforts in keeping the forum going - I also found it very hard to join and have had to assist at least two other prospective members here in Australia who could not join up easily,

regards

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 10125

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

And so the measured weights for a 26X or M make a mockery of the standard steel Mac trailer....... It is likely to be overweight (illegal) on any real 26 out there, adding an axle of course makes things worse legally as you have just added more weight to the trailer and not increased its legal capac...
by DownSouth
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Lady Musgrave Island trip report
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Lady Musgrave Island trip report

Great report thanks!

When Mobile 'Phone and VHF dont work the HF Radio network is still active (and works everywhere sometime during the day/night)

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane
Replies: 18
Views: 6779

Re: Prospective Macgregor owner in Brisbane

Pictures are required of course!

Well done on the purchase.

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Tue May 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: broken hinge
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: broken hinge

I suppose you could use a local hinge an bog up / cover the old holes? How much is a suitable local / ebay hinge?

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Foul weather gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Foul weather gear?

I think you should draw one up for the X Boat :wink:

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 4173

Re: Gidday? Where to start!?!?!

[/quote] My memories of sailing western port were sitting staring at mud waiting for the tide to come up, and French Island. ........, or Turtle Head, 4 knot tidal runs. Good times. [/quote] Tortoise Head - you've been in Queensland too long....... ! :D All this experience - you will be fine on your...