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by norbert
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff Steering, Squeeky too!
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

steering must be easy and done with one hand without any effort. stiff steering like you describe it will kill your autopilot! make your dealer replace it immediatly.
by norbert
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Exterior Step
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

releasing the lifelines helps a lot. i have quickpins on mine. pelicane hooks would even be better (project :P ).
by norbert
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Noteco out of 17lb bulwagga Anchor..How can it Be?
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

anchors: bigger is better! igave the superhooker which came with the boat to a friend with a 20' sailboat. my anchors are: a 11kg (24lbs) buegel anchor (the cheaper galvanized version) and a fortress fx-16 . both are kind of overkill but give a secure feeling when passing a night on the hook and the...
by norbert
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Maximum list
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

i sailed in heavy weather with heeling angles >50, no problem. had a knockdown once (on an inshore lake!) with the mast almost on the water, mainsail dumped into the drink. water was on the cabin windows, but not in the cockpit. boat popped right up when i managed to release the mainsheet. as any sa...
by norbert
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Roller Furling Main on my X
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

i apologize for not beeing as enthousiastic about this mod as others posters, but i presume that you will loose some sailing performance with your furling main. there is a wide gap between the mast and the mainsail. the plastic extrusion of the furler will bend under wind pressure as it does on the ...
by norbert
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Furler question
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

congrats! seems as you have made a good deal! have fun with your new :macx: ! regarding the furler line i would suggest 2 things: - be shure that you have not more line on the drum as you need tu completely furl the genoa (and wrap the shets 1 time around fr security). i suppose that you have the or...
by norbert
Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Helm Lock
Replies: 17
Views: 4042

i used a simple rope and attached it to one of the stern cleats. but like chip i upgraded to an autopilot - it's way better 8) !
by norbert
Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Chain Plate Cracks on New 26M
Replies: 28
Views: 4430

Regarding to sending the boat back to the factory - I wouldn't even consider letting this crew touch my boat. If this workmanship is representative of what could be expected from warranty work, its not worth the risk. I can only imagine someone attempting to repair this and the subsequent damage to...
by norbert
Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

this navman autopilot is a very interesting alternative to the raymarine pilots. it is expensive but it includes not only a fluxgate compass but also a gyro which will sensibly improve it's steering capabilities. it may be a kind of overkill for a lightweight 26 ft nutshell as ours, but i would also...
by norbert
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Chain Plate Cracks on New 26M
Replies: 28
Views: 4430

as i mentioned before: imho a new boat with cracks like this >>> back to the factory!
by norbert
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X Electrical System Redo Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 821

#2: short and thick cables are better! i would not place my starter batterie in the bow - too far from the engine. #3: i would prefer 3 single on/off switches for starter and house circuit and both parallel. have a look on the west marine battery combiner for automatic charging of both batteries. #5...
by norbert
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Powerwashers....gotta get me one!
Replies: 20
Views: 3635

be careful with your super power washers! too much pression can easily do damage to the gel coat (not to speak of you antifouling).
by norbert
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Installing Flag/Burgee lines on Spreaders...best Method?
Replies: 15
Views: 4633

exactly what i did. i raised the radar reflector and the club flag this way on the upper starboard shroud. the flasne is attached to the forward starboard stanchion.
by norbert
Fri May 27, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2005 MacGregor desktop calendar
Replies: 14
Views: 2337

chuck, you're right, i re-looked at the picture and remarked (what i did not realize the 1st time) that you're on a run there. i also agree that sailing downwind at a flat sea is no risk and can help to vent the cabin in hot weather... or simply the kids can get to the bow thru the front hatch. i fr...
by norbert
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Raymarine ST4000 Plus MKII
Replies: 26
Views: 7390

ah4000 vs. sportpilot has been discussed in extenso on this board. a also have a 4000 (an old non st without rudder sensor) and it works well. i recommend a 22' wheel.