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by DownSouth
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What beats it?
Replies: 107
Views: 15618

Re: What beats it?

Telstar 28 = unobtainium in Australia.

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by DownSouth
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Crutch Removable or Permanent?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Re: Mast Crutch Removable or Permanent?

I thought mine was permanent because of the way it is welded.

Try a twisting motion with a bit of up force.

Mine eventually came free.

If this doesn't work unbolt it and remove it from the boat have a look at the way it is made and maybe have a go in a vice.

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by DownSouth
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What beats it?
Replies: 107
Views: 15618

Re: What beats it?

Just as I said - I can understand berth/slip/hard stand storage for those who are interested in one mostly sailing area, can't store at home/have issues with tow vehicles or towing. I have acres of room at home, am interested in sailing/motoring in different waters, have a turbo diesel that is fairl...
by DownSouth
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What beats it?
Replies: 107
Views: 15618

Re: What beats it?

Just had time to read this interesting thread. I think having a boat on the hard ready for launching or in a berth (US 'slip') or on a mooring has its benefits if you are predominantly interested in one sailing area. I know somone who has a boat around the same displacement as a Mac in a marina. It ...
by DownSouth
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Exumas
Replies: 72
Views: 14701

Re: Exumas

For wave height normally shallower water is the worst, especially when swells come out of the deep and run into the shallower stuff, this makes the swells much higher, shorter distance between them and much steeper. (as per when waves stand up and break on a break). Of course if you get wind agains...
by DownSouth
Mon May 22, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Winch power
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Winch power

Depends on: Friction ie Rollers or bunks Displacement / weight of the boat Angle of ramp? All this dosen't matter much as winches made in China are everywhere and cheap (even remote control electric with remotes and Dyneema). Buy one rated at least twice the weight of your boat with 2 speeds (if man...
by DownSouth
Sat May 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MacGregor 26 Head Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: MacGregor 26 Head Mod

Our other trailer sailer was chosen as it has a head behind a partition and curtain (US=drape)- admiral took one look at a 26X head compartment and was sold....... "It's so nice inside" :)
by DownSouth
Thu May 04, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted

Trailer found!

It's a tandem and I intend to set it up for 2800kg.

Weights and photos to follow but don't hold your breath it will take a while :)

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by DownSouth
Tue May 02, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Trailer at last
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: New Trailer at last

I would have to agree - I like tandems (especially as a tyre on my other boats tandem blew up (exploded) at 90kmh and nothing happened....). I only gave the weight as it was on the spec sheet - others seem to be around 400-450 so you may well be right. Certainly looks better on the tandem! Thanks fo...
by DownSouth
Mon May 01, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Trailer at last
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: New Trailer at last

I think it was 1021kg or 1067kg for a 26X bare without motor (or sails or anything probably) so that is where the guess of 1300kg with a 100kg motor plus battery and abit of fuel (but NOTHING else I suspect) came from... Happy to stand corrected by anyone who has a better idea than me, which is like...
by DownSouth
Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Trailer at last
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: New Trailer at last

From the trailer spec sheet it weighs 660kg + 26X @ 1300kg (inc motor and fuel??) = 1960kg? so it should be just under 2000kg The original 26X steel trailer was only good for 1587kg/3500lbs US or maybe 1650kg GVM in Australia but weighed only 300kg ish So 300kg + 26X @ 1300kg (inc motor and fuel??) ...
by DownSouth
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: New Trailer at last
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: New Trailer at last

Could you please post a picture of your Mac on it's new trailer?

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by DownSouth
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Replies: 25
Views: 11579

Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Please don't make them 8ft 6inches!

8ft (2.5 metres) will do as many other countries won't be able to easily tow them around.........


just a plug from sunny Australia.

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by DownSouth
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted

Looking for a trailer in Australia.

Does anyone have an old original trailer sitting around after upgrading?

Any leads appreciated.

DownSouth
 ! Moderator Note::


I have cross posted this to the Australia forum.

~Rich---Hamin' X
by DownSouth
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Australian MacGregor 26 trailer wanted

Looking for a trailer in Australia.

Does anyone have an old original trailer sitting around after upgrading?

Any leads appreciated.

DownSouth
 ! Moderator Note::
This topic is on the main forum. Please go to This post to reply. This topic has been locked on the Australia Forum

~Rich--- Hamin' X~