Search found 326 matches

by Y.B.Normal
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: shore power installation, galvanic isolator
Replies: 7
Views: 934

shore power installation, galvanic isolator

I'm in the process of installing a shore power system in my Mac 26M.
Where have you purchased the components, especially the galvanic isolator?
The only galvanic isolators I find on my internet search are either WAY too large or cost $400+.
Ezacdc.com seems to be out of business.
by Y.B.Normal
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 2534

Re: 26M fuel tank

I have 4-6 gal. plastic tanks. The nice thing about them is I can take them out to fill them and at the end of the year I can remove them to drain them into my car. I use 1 for the trip out, one to return, and 2 extra for longer trips.
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

Re: An alternative to the bump

This year I tried pulling out the boat on the trailer, attaching the tie-down strap LOOSELY between the boat and the trailer, then re-launching the trailer. You only want 2-3" between the hull and the bunks. Now re-tighten the winch so the bow moves into the V. This reduces the angle between the boa...
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 8774

Re: Our M26 appears in a music video...

Our 26M (Y.B.NORMAL) made it on the front page of our local newspaper (Appleton Post Crescent) several years ago when they abruptly closed the lock on the Fox River going from Lake Winnebago to Little Lake Butte des Mortes, trapping powerboats downstream on the river. The photographer was apparently...
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 88
Views: 14342

Re: Where is everyone?

I'm busy SAILING! The season here in NE Wisconsin is short. So far I've been sailing the upper Bay of Green Bay (Lake Michigan), middle Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Winnebago. Ah, the wonders of trailer sailing.
by Y.B.Normal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canada rules & North Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Canada rules & North Channel

I've been up there twice with the trailer sailors group. We routinely communicated on our VHF radios during our morning/evening call-ins. While I bought a composting head before our first trip up there, I never heard of anyone in our group having a problem with Canadian officials over a port-a-potty...
by Y.B.Normal
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Narrow Dodger

I purchased and installed the BWY full enclosure and stern rail seats this Spring and am VERY happy with them. I leave the frame for the dodger in place as it adds more hand holds going forward, and just remove the canvas. I did have a problem with the stern rail seats, but BWY worked with me to sol...
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Tell-tales
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: Tell-tales

I have one at each batten, at the leach.
by Y.B.Normal
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: What size Spinnaker are you using? (26M)
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: What size Spinnaker are you using? (26M)

One of our sailors here is using an old E-scow symmetrical spinnaker on his 26D for racing. It works great, however, he suggests an A-sail for cruising. He got his S-sail for almost nothing because most E racers are going with A-sails.
by Y.B.Normal
Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 11478

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Jimmyt,
Did you have any trouble aligning your motor to your rudders with the quick disconnect link? Mine is a few degrees off. I'm not sure if I should bend the stainless connector that goes from the rudder arm to the quick disconnect link in order to get the needed adjustment.
by Y.B.Normal
Fri May 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dodger Design for 26M
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

Re: Dodger Design for 26M

I just finished installing the BWY stern rail seats, dodger, bimini and enclosure today. The only thing I ran into was I couldn't install the snaps on the forward end of the panels outboard of the dodger as I have the halyard clutches mounted just forward of it. Not a problem as the tab just drops d...
by Y.B.Normal
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: A Pennsylvania Lake to Dip In?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: A Pennsylvania Lake to Dip In?

I did see an X on Pymatuning, Northwest of Pittsburgh a few years ago; it had a 20hp on it.
Part of that lake is in Ohio, part in PA. I don't know if that would make a difference. :cry:
I'll try to check the next time I'm in PA in April.
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: A Pennsylvania Lake to Dip In?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: A Pennsylvania Lake to Dip In?

Beltzville Lake is your best bet. Most lakes in PA have limits on horsepower such that the Mac's 50+ hp motors can't be used. However, Beltzville has unlimited horsepower and it's not that far from Route 81. https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BeltzvilleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx How str...
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Spring is in the air - or radio
Replies: 13
Views: 3301

Re: Spring is in the air - or radio

Temps here have been sub zero for weeks (Fahrenheit). Pretty sure the lake is frozen 2 feet thick. p.s. You suck :) Ice only 2' ? We've got 3'+ with 3' of snow (4-5' in Northern Wisconsin) here in NE Wisconsin. I agree you've had it colder. We've had lows in the -0s for the last few months with rec...
by Y.B.Normal
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Narrow Dodger

I emailed BWY today. The reason the narrow dodger is the only option for the M full enclosure is that the deck is narrower than the X, and the wide dodger won't work with the full enclosure. You also must have the stern rail seats.