Search found 38 matches

by Brian-Up-North
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Self tacking jib

Hi,

The old links on the EZ cleats (above) no longer work. Does anyone have a picture of how this works and know where you get them?
I am hoping this can be a poor man's self tacking jib

Thanks
B
by Brian-Up-North
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Happy Birthday Canadian’s
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Happy Birthday Canadian’s

thanks for the best wishes
by Brian-Up-North
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: All the best for the 4th of July
Replies: 3
Views: 57

All the best for the 4th of July

Wishing all our American friends the best for the 4th of July. Enjoy the weekend!
by Brian-Up-North
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Loose footed sail question - avoiding chafing?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Loose footed sail question - avoiding chafing?

Thanks for the feedback. I assume I need a way of mounting the sail tack to the gooseneck that will raise the bottom of the sail a couple inches. Do others use a different connection to the gooseneck than the way shown below or a different gooseneck? https://i.postimg.cc/PC9rBc6C/IMG-20200629-212423...
by Brian-Up-North
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Loose footed sail question - avoiding chafing?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Loose footed sail question - avoiding chafing?

Hi,
A question for those with a loose footed sail. Are you worried about the foot chafing against the boom vang bail and nut (see photo)?

Image

Any suggestions for adjustment to avoid this worry, how to get foot raised?

Thanks
by Brian-Up-North
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X main sail slider question
Replies: 7
Views: 365

26X main sail slider question

Hi,
I have a 1999 26X and my main sail slider diameter is 11 mm except at the top of the sail where the top foot has 7 mm sliders.

Do others have the same arrangement with narrow sliders at the top of the main or all your sliders the same diameter?

Thanks
by Brian-Up-North
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: davit for towing dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: davit for towing dinghy

do the lines supporting the aluminum bars get tied off at the cleat or is there a pully?

do you have a picture of the pully?
by Brian-Up-North
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: davit for towing dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: davit for towing dinghy

Hi John (Highlander)

Thanks for the information!

By chance do you have picture of how it is mounted on the back of the MacGregor?

Thanks
Brian
by Brian-Up-North
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: davit for towing dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: davit for towing dinghy

This mod looks much like the Dinghy Tow commercial product from Davron Marine Products
http://dinghy-tow.com/

Unfortunately, Davron do not make a product that will fit a Macgregor
by Brian-Up-North
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: davit for towing dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: davit for towing dinghy

I found another picture using google photos search


Image
by Brian-Up-North
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: davit for towing dinghy
Replies: 11
Views: 841

davit for towing dinghy

Hi,
Image

This towing davit is shown in this posting
http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/v ... 0&p=323252

Does anyone have more pictures or plans for this mod.

Thanks
by Brian-Up-North
Mon May 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

Hi, Does anyone have a picture of a nesting dinghy (eg PTWatercraft or Nestway) or folding boat (eg portabote, seahopper) on their Macgregor? I am considering these dinghy options for my X and wanted to find a picture to see what they would look like on the deck (nesting) or tied to the lifelines (f...
by Brian-Up-North
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?
Replies: 15
Views: 3745

Sail luff friction in mast slide - solutions Pressure reducing slide?

Hi,
I am getting severe sail luff friction in the mast slide by the full length batten. It is really difficult to get up our down.

Has anyone tried a pressure reducing slider to solve this problem like this?
https://www.rutgerson.se/product/pressu ... ing-slide/

Thanks
Brian