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by norbert
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What size Windex do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 679

on trailer boats windexs are consumable articles :| .
by norbert
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: installing a cooker
Replies: 29
Views: 7225

Re: Origo Pot Holder

What range of pot diameters will the Origo Pot Holder hold? no measurement, but even large pots or pans fit (but only one big item on the double burner). Would it hold a frying pan with rounded bottom "corners"? yes but not secure. ok for marina or at anchor cooking, but not while sailing. Will it ...
by norbert
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2005 MacGregor desktop calendar
Replies: 14
Views: 2365

a yellow x??!! :o with yellow fenders? don't you think there was some photoshop retouching on this image? btw have a look on the first (white) x: it has it's lee rudder up - how can they sail like this? and: i never have my forehatch open when underway.
by norbert
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Has anyone switched from stay adjusters to turnbuckles?
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

Re: crank it up

...most people will crank the rigging too tight.....I always understood the Mac to be designed to be rigged loose... no!!! i disagree! most people have their rigg not tight enough. loose rigging allows shock loads which are much higher than the loads you can achieve by tuning. again, read bruce's a...
by norbert
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: mast up security for high speed motoring
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

2nd forestay

i do not think that there is any reason to be concernded about the rig when motoring even fast in higher chops. the loads with sails up is much higher! be shure that your stays and shrouds are tight to prevent shock loads. i'd disadvise to mount a 2nd forestay. if it is tight it will cut the tension...
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: installing a cooker
Replies: 29
Views: 7225

sorry guys to reply so late, i have been off my bureau and just read the irishman/brit discussion. i addressed my post to mike uk who asked for the best way to install a cooker, and recommended to install it gimballed. the whole world knows that british sailors need their pot of tea at 5 o'clock, an...
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does Acetone Increase Fuel Mileage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2487

acetone will definitely increase your milage, as it will kill your engine and then it will not more consume any fuel at all! acetone will dissolve your fuel hoses, gaskets and seals and break the lubing effect of the motor oil. if you have a yamaha 50, you can give the gear box to sloop john b!
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I wrecked my Yamaha
Replies: 14
Views: 1982

sloop, as the yamaha 50 is a very common outboard (specially under professionals as fisherman, coastguard etc) i suppose that you should be able to find a broken engine with a working gear box. ask your yamaha repair shop for used spare parts.
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Stay Tension
Replies: 5
Views: 983

read bruce whitmore's article about the rig trim basics. it is written for an x but should be useful for an m as well. you'll find it by clicking the "featured articles" button on the left.
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Raising Anchor
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

cheap anchor roller

as posted before i mounted a simple rubber trailer bow roller in the bow rail (where the mast sits for trailering). my anchor rope+chain go thru this roller, and so i can pull backward instead of pulling up - much more backbone friendly. shure that i cleat the rope part outside the roller to hold th...
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Barnacles in the bilge
Replies: 16
Views: 2419

i think (i hope at least) barnacles and mussels need sunlight to grow. i also have them on the valve baut never discovered them on the inside.
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to stopping hatch noise pollution
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

hatch tracks

duanne, on my boat it was not the front lip, but the sand and dust in the slide track which made an awful scratching noise and sanded the gelcoat down to the black. frank c, i tried this too, but was not able to raise the hatch sufficiently to bring it over the deck bump. my solution was - as descri...
by norbert
Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cracks by the chain plates - yikes! Water egress.
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

cracks at chainplates

stop! mtc, don't try to repair this yourself! cracks at the chainplates and moving chainplates are a sign for a serious structural disease. i see in your profile that your boat is almost new. return it to the dealer and/or contact the factory. any attempt to repair it at your own will void your warr...
by norbert
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: installing a cooker
Replies: 29
Views: 7225

i have the 2 burner origo 3000 gimballed with potholders mount on the top of the galley. works great, you can make tea while sailing (you're british aren't you? :) ).
by norbert
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bosuns Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

NEVER try to get up the mast of a tiny trailer boat with a bosun's chair! 1- you will break the mast and/or rigging. 2- if not you'll tip the boat over. btwe it is much more trouble and effort to climb up a mast than lower it with the raising system. get on a pier and turn the boat carefully with th...