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by norbert
Mon May 22, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steering failure-spare parts needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

vitalis, where in europe are you? i'd recommend to replace to whole steering system with a common teleflex or hydraulic system. try to get the spare parts here. if you order them from the u.s., the shipping cost willl be higher than the part's price.
by norbert
Mon May 22, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CDI Furler Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

carl, i m not really shure what happened to you and where your pin actually is, but you can pull this pin out which holds the furler drum in place, and slide the whole thing upward. this allows you to control the forestay and turnbuckle and hopefully to recover the lost item. iof you need furthert i...
by norbert
Wed May 10, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transom mounted Transducer
Replies: 28
Views: 4943

dimitri, i NEVER EVER would drill holes below or near the waterline and only seal them with marine sealant as 5200! you re asking for trouble! okay, first i would not drill below the waterline at all. if ever i had to, i would seal the holes very accurately with epoxy. 5200 is not a durable solution...
by norbert
Wed May 10, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thunderstorm 1, Gooseneck 0
Replies: 19
Views: 3430

zuma, i broke my "end cap" like chip did, and was i europe, and the replacement part 10,000 miles away. put it back in the boom, drilled 4 small holes (X-wise) and fixed it with rivets. lasts sice 5 years and several hard baltic storms.
by norbert
Wed May 10, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Do I bottom paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

it is not (only) the question of growth. if you keep your boat in the water you should imperatively paint your hull with an epoxy barrier coat to prevent osmosis! search for "osmosis" or "blisters" on this board. or ask the blue water crew for their opinion. epoxy paint is expensive, and you will ne...
by norbert
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Best Bimini for a 26X?
Replies: 17
Views: 6227

have the factory bimini, so voted "other" - am i right? it came with the boat and i find it quite ok. i keep it mounted during the season although the baltic summers do not provoke a frequent use (it helps against rain also 8) ).
by norbert
Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sail Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 5139

i use to look around the sail every few minutes. this is ok in low to medium traffic areas. and don't forget that there IS a window to look thru: simply lower your head and look thru the cabin and the front windows!
by norbert
Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 3316

8) amazing story... think we all can tell stories like that... i used my spi for years only when crew on board, but sind the last 2 seasons i began to hoist it also singlehanding. an autopilot is mandatory for this. my spi is not folded but simply stuffed in its bag in a way that all 3 corners are v...
by norbert
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: emergency tiller
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

thanx!
by norbert
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: electrics central
Replies: 12
Views: 3268

drilling into the stringers is about the same as drilling thru the hull and bolt you battery to the floor! a secure way to flood your cabin (you have positive flotation though :wink: ). the only places you can drill thru are the bulkheads that are accessible from both sides (and be shure that there ...
by norbert
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: emergency tiller
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

emergency tiller

question to tahoe jack: is this black thing in front of your outboard an emergency tiller socket? did you post it in the mods section? if not could you please give some details? how does it work? i am seriously looking for on a steering backup as i plan to do some "oversea cruising" this summer (fro...
by norbert
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: leaks
Replies: 21
Views: 3797

:D :D :D :D great story, you should make a movie from this!
by norbert
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Jib Winches
Replies: 19
Views: 4374

c'mon folks, i am a strong guy and can pull with my 200 pounds of weight but when sailing upwind in a strong breeze i am not able to tighten my jib sheets as far as i want without using the winch! and trimming the spi without having the sheets on the winch is definitly dangerous. you ont be able to ...
by norbert
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Removing Helm Seat on 26X.
Replies: 41
Views: 11367

i would NOT cut the helm seat, i like it as it is. but i think about changing the angle of the steering wheel, to put it more vertical would also increase the space behind it. not the most urgent thing on my to-do-list though...
by norbert
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Question about a boarding grab handle...
Replies: 16
Views: 5105

:idea: :idea: :idea: great idea. why didn't i come on this simple mac-like solution?