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by Hubert
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swing-Keel Line
Replies: 41
Views: 9387

Re: Swing-Keel Line

Has anyone considered replacing the Swing Keel Cable/Line with a Synthetic Rope like the AMSTEEL-BLUE used on ATV winches Hubert AmSteel®-Blue is a torque-free 12-strand single braid that yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and, size for size, is the same strength as steel—yet it floats. ...
by Hubert
Tue May 15, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone else with a MAC 26X have this leak?
Replies: 24
Views: 3686

My X was leaking at the chain plates on both sides. I fixed it by removing, cleaning the plates and sealed with 3M 4000, so far so good, no more water. Just run water from the garden hose on the plates, if it is leaking you will see water run down the inside of the wall under the sink or through the...
by Hubert
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks
Replies: 23
Views: 5247

I keep my 98X in a slip on lake Simcoe from May to October. For the 1st 2 years I used wax and found small blisters in the gel coat when cleaning the bottom at the end of the 2nd. season. The next spring I stripped the wax, light sanded the bottom, put on 3 or 4 coats of Interlux 2000 barrier, I bel...
by Hubert
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Cheapest, Most Fuel Efficient Tow Vehicle?
Replies: 47
Views: 15852

I been hauling my X since 2001 with a 94 Ford Aerostar (same motor and frame as the Ranger), 4L V6, AWD. It is a great tow vehicle.
by Hubert
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: How do you fly your asymmetric spinnaker?
Replies: 14
Views: 3566

I fly mine singlehanded with no pole, sheets outside the shrouds and controlled from the cockpit I use the ATN sock and Tacker for easy launch and dousing.
by Hubert
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda 50 Cooling Gremlin
Replies: 2
Views: 677

My BF50 gets plugged quite often, I keep approx 5' of weedeater line which I push down the pee hole to clean it out.
by Hubert
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: control cable replacement????
Replies: 15
Views: 3173

I replaced the ones on my 98X this year, used the Teleflex Xtreme (more expensive but worth it, very smooth). This is very straight forward, easy to do. I removed one to get the measurement and then ordered the replacements, used 14 ft. lengths with Honda BF50, side mount control box.
by Hubert
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bimini Tops for 26X
Replies: 43
Views: 8021

Bob,
Why are these only shipped out in the US and no CDN shipping option on your site if you are in Kingston, Ont.?
Hubert
by Hubert
Mon May 22, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Did I bork my Honda BF50?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

You probably got the indicator tube plugged, this does not mean that the pump wasn't working. I have this problem quite often and carry a length of weedeater line and clean the tube by pushing it into the pee hole
by Hubert
Wed May 10, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: cONTROL cABLES
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

I don't think you have to worry for a while yet, my boat is a 98 and they were the original cables. I think I contributed to the problem by keeping the motor tilted up in the slip
by Hubert
Tue May 09, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: cONTROL cABLES
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

cONTROL cABLES

I replaced the control cables on by X with the new Teleflex TFXtremes, what a difference, so smooth that I had to check to make sure I had linkage connected at the motor.
by Hubert
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Mac at a Slip
Replies: 26
Views: 5064

I keep my X in a slip on a lake from May to Oct. When I pulled it out and cleaned at the end of the first season I found small blisters. The next spring I light sanded and added an Interlux Barrier, 1 gallon will do 2-3 coats. I then added 2 coats of Micron CSC antifouling which lasts 2-3 seasons. I...
by Hubert
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

I tie my downhaul rope off on a cleat on the mast and stand on the cabin to pull it down. Your idea of a block at the bottom is a good idea, you could then lead it to the cockpit, I will try it this summer.
by Hubert
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

I bought mine 2 years ago, If I remember correctly the sleeve was is sold by the foot, mine I believe is 22 ft and cost approx $200 US, the tacker was around $65 US., it has a snap hook that you reach from the foreward hatch and pull the pin on to blow the tack under load. The sleeve is very good qu...
by Hubert
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

I sail single handed most of the time and found handling the take down much easiler with the ATN sock and Tacker, this video clip will show you how to use it. http://www.atninc.com/ Bought both at sailnet