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by norbert
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

sorry, sp guys, but once again: if you are mainly sailing, get the autohelm/raymarine 4000 model and a larger (21') steering wheel!
by norbert
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another Similar Large Outboard Trailer Sailboat
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

this is th vi:ta, a german/polish production boat I think. there is one in my marina at the baltic sea. I had a look at it about 2 years ago on a boat fair and did not like the interior and cockpit layout. it seems to be stronger buit as the macx but the price is higher. here is the vita web site in...
by norbert
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: greetings from berlin germany
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

craig, hmmmm, warm weather in munich in january... quite dificult. I would count on 10 inches snow, icey winds and about minus 15 degrees celsius [=5 dgrees Fahrenheit brrrrrrrrrrrr]. definitely no sailing weather! you better should come back in summer and see me in berlin!
by norbert
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: greetings from berlin germany
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Thanx for all your good wishes! Since this morning "Surprise" is covered by a fair coat of snow. I envy you Florida folks! But I am looking forward to the new season (only about 4 month until relaunch :? ). Hope to see some of you if ever you come to good old europe!
by norbert
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: greetings from berlin germany
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

greetings from berlin germany

Dear :macx: and :macm: and other mac fellows, I have rarely been on this board in the last 2 or 3 months due to excessive labor and some business trips. But i want not miss to transmit my warmest season's greetings to all of you and specially to Heath and his family. I wish you all best of luck, pea...
by norbert
Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is a Mac Knock Down fact or Fiction?
Replies: 31
Views: 4116

i did not vote. i had one time a knock down but did not consider it as dangerous nor was the boat out of control. the knock down happened some years ago on an inland lahe. there was a medium but gusty wind, we had raised full main and genoa. 6 people in the cockpit, a girl on the helm with almost no...
by norbert
Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: TIPS FOR NEWBIES FROM A NEWBIE
Replies: 12
Views: 2468

guys, those rudders are just fiber glass, and all fiber glass can be repaired! even if damage is as hard as rhc describes you should be able to fix it yourself. you have the other rudder as a model.

and yes, beam, this swim ladder thing... happened to me at least 5 times :? !
by norbert
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for double burner alcohol stove for new Mac 26?
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

ellen, i have a 2 burner origa on the galley of my 26x. it is not the flush mount model, but the surface mount origo 3000 . it is mount gimballed (home made by previous owner, but i think a gimballed mounting set is available). the 3000 is smaller than the flush mount type. but i have got no idea wh...
by norbert
Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: length of bottom batten on X ??
Replies: 3
Views: 603

you can easily shorten the battens with a hacksaw. the lower 3 battens are of equal length. don't cut it too short (you will loose it again) or too long (it will not fit in the pocket). the rubber endcaps are available too.
by norbert
Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: TIPS FOR NEWBIES FROM A NEWBIE
Replies: 12
Views: 2468

... or the outbord engine :cry: !
by norbert
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Seacook Gimbaled Stove?
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

james v, i referred on this thread. i would not offend anybody, but my decision for my boat is clear: no propane/butane cans on board, and never in the cabin. i cook a lot onboard with my 2 burner origo, and it works quite well. a bit slower than propane stoves, but i am not in a hurry there 8) .
by norbert
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Seacook Gimbaled Stove?
Replies: 20
Views: 5621

nothing that i would allow to come inside my cabin! seems mostly to be a solution for open dinghies. since i read about the spilling propane can in the other thread my decision is confirmed: the largest amount of liquid propane/butane on my boat is a cigarette lighter (no i don't smoke, but need it ...
by norbert
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: hi friends, i am back...
Replies: 5
Views: 984

hi friends, i am back...

... after a thrilling sunny, rainy, hot, cold, stormy 3 weeks trip on the baltic sea. summer this year is really different here, we had all kind of weather - and sometimes all that within one single day! i rounded ruegen island once more and visited a lot of nice little harbors. i'll try to post a t...
by norbert
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Clevis Pins
Replies: 3
Views: 777

those "drop nose" pins are definitely NOT secure enough for the forestay. i used one on the gooseneck (mast-boom-connection), and found it accidentially open several times. finally the small "nose" bent and it was unusable. it's junk, and it's expensive. take a standard pin (a long one for your conv...
by norbert
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Watch for falling ladder
Replies: 24
Views: 6114

kmclemore wrote:I don't have the ladder on my boat, but how about a couple of magnets?
the only magnets i allow on my boats are the needles in my compasses!