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by dlandersson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: bow-boarding from the water possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: bow-boarding from the water possible?

"Possible" - yes. "Practicale" - I dunno

I have very nice success with boarding from the sides. :wink:
by dlandersson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

Ditto 8) I have the original 26X brackets and rudders on my 1998X. I have run aground about four times over the 16 plus years I have had her. I did recover the boat once with the rudders still in the down position. The groundings did not cause any damage. The very short distance I drove up the ramp ...
by dlandersson
Mon May 18, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

:D :D
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
My wife said that she liked the 26X better than the 26M, so we have the 26X. Therefore the 26X must be better.
by dlandersson
Sun May 17, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Sounds like a sweet deal. Bought my 97X the same way - sigh unseeen, No regrets.

Jelouse of your Bigfoot. My 50HP Merc is nice, but no a Bigfoot. :(
by dlandersson
Fri May 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

:D :D
K9Kampers wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
How robust?...

Not nearly enough to survive several attempts at hauling out in the locked down position! Jus sayin'!
:o
by dlandersson
Fri May 15, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 1248

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

:D :D Something I don't understand about this character... He's suddenly free of marital entanglements and has a boat and classic pickup in San Diego, and he wants to kill himself? Why? That'd be like living the life of Riley! Also, isn't an AMT .380 backup a 5+1? How does he get eight shots? Oh wai...
by dlandersson
Wed May 13, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

You really need to be more specific. I have a 97X. My old style rudders (and I have an extra set from ebay - just in case) - seem to be holding up fine after 10 years and after having had to repair/weld the rudder brackets (of which I also have an extra set re: ebay). 8) How robust are the MacGregor...
by dlandersson
Wed May 13, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

Ditto 8) I've heard it said, and rightly so, that the X and the M are two completely different boats, despite their superficial similarities. Best answer to these questions would come from someone who's owned and operated both designs. The answer will depend, to a degree, on how you want to use the ...
by dlandersson
Mon May 11, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot
Replies: 22
Views: 1042

Re: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot

I distinctly remember the monopoly man having a monocle. :) On his webpage, Mighetto / s/v Murrelet had a picture and paragraph of a transom extension that Macgregor was supposedly testing but never offered. I also came across a pic of a Mac with a full transom width stainless steel / teak swim plat...
by dlandersson
Fri May 08, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks

I do this, I have 6 tanks total (two are spare), but for the last 10 years I've only had two mounted in my X, the left side is used for misc. item storage. 8) I like having storage in the cockpit so I would probably keep a 12 gallon tank on one side, and a smaller tank on the other so that you can s...
by dlandersson
Sat May 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Would this fit on a 97X?
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Would this fit on a 97X?

Would this fit on a 97X?

Genoa, RF, luff 21.82', leech 21.49', foot 16.73' 8)
by dlandersson
Fri May 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars

Apparently the screws that screw the spreader base into the mast do not come with the stuff from BWY. Any idea what sizes are needed?
dlandersson wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:12 am
I'm looking for a pair of 1997 Macgregor 26X mast speader bars (and the boots that cover the ends).

Suggestions are welcome 8)
by dlandersson
Fri May 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars
Replies: 6
Views: 465

1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars

I'm looking for a pair of 1997 Macgregor 26X mast speader bars (and the boots that cover the ends).

Suggestions are welcome 8)
by dlandersson
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CDI Flexible Furler gray section?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: CDI Flexible Furler gray section?

That's it. Called BWY - got voice mail - sent an e-mail. Called CDI, they answered and I ordered. They did mention that dealer prices may be less. 8) I have a 97X with a CDI Flexible Furler. I noticed today while going over my baby that the CDI Flexible Furler gray section is cracked. :( Anyone know...
by dlandersson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CDI Flexible Furler gray section?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

CDI Flexible Furler gray section?

I have a 97X with a CDI Flexible Furler. I noticed today while going over my baby that the CDI Flexible Furler gray section is cracked. :(

Anyone know what length I need and good places to replace it? 8)