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by Starscream
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 5909

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

To get to the toilet bolts just remove the aft dinette seat cushion, seat cover, and the cooler bin to access the bilge. Then you can reach under the floor to reach the nuts. Sounds like the advice is a little late but maybe it will help you with that last one.
by Starscream
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which wedge?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Which wedge?

I can actually see the difference in lower RPM for the same speed when properly trimmed. We did a trip this summer through the Lachine Canal, a 4 hour trip from our lake to downtown Montréal. The speed limit is 10km/hr the whole way, and there are loooong straight stretches. I played with trim and r...
by Starscream
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: previously installed battery charger and ACR
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: previously installed battery charger and ACR

Careful with reconnecting the ACR. I recommend making a wiring diagram before doing that. The ACR requires two massive 90A breakers for electrical safety. Also, if you do rewire and test it, note that it takes a fair amount of time to recognize the charging source and click over into combine mode. T...
by Starscream
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?

I've started thinking about non-skid paint options. I really like the Interlux line of products, and after redoing the bottom paint this past spring I am now starting to research their Interdeck product for the cockpit.

https://www.interlux.com/en/us/boat-pai ... /interdeck
by Starscream
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which wedge?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Which wedge?

Maybe these photos will help. The wedge does the opposite of helping, at low speeds. For long cruises remember to trim up to get the thrust parallel with the water's surface. That makes a big improvement in fuel consumption. I haven't been able to quantify any difference at full throttle with the mo...
by Starscream
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: previously installed battery charger and ACR
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: previously installed battery charger and ACR

Hi Jeff, Is it possible that the P.O. originally had a single-bank charger and used the ACR to allow that single-bank charger to charge both batteries, and then disconnected the ACR when he/she added the dual bank charger? Even if that was the case, the ACR is still useful when motoring since it wil...
by Starscream
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Thanks to the Members....

Hey moderators, any thought to reaching out to some of the MIA regulars? I'm thinking about people like bilgemaster, sumner, Quebec1 (he just posted on the Facebook page), miss ollie and the like. I haven't heard a peep from Sumner in a long time and I hope he's all right. Maybe a poke through email...
by Starscream
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Vee Berth Extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Vee Berth Extension

Thanks guys. Appreciate the complements. Who knew HDPE would be so hard to source in Oz? Plywood coated with a quality primer and paint should work just fine. Storage is a huge issue for us. We travel en famille with 5 on board most of the time. Places for clothes and laundry and food and games is a...
by Starscream
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Vee Berth Extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Vee Berth Extension

Well, that's it...basically done the hard stuff. All screwed in place, and operable. Not perfect but like I said, I'm no craftsman and hey, it's a 26X. Not entirely happy with the cuts, but I have the whole winter to ponder whether I should take out the lids and re-do them so that the gap is even. T...
by Starscream
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Vee Berth Extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Vee Berth Extension

The vertical plate is now screwed into place, using stainless wood screws from the bilges through the fiberglass into the HDPE. I pre-drilled pilot holes into the HDPE. Of course, on one of the holes the bit broke off in the HDPE so that hole couldn't be used and had to drill a new one. The top plat...
by Starscream
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 55
Views: 5073

Re: Outboard help

Hi macowneril2015, I am a representative of Perko and this forum thread was brought to our attention. Sorry to read that you are having electrical system problems. While anything is possible, the failure of a properly installed battery switch is quite rare. Assuming they are wired properly, often a...
by Starscream
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 89
Views: 19337

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

Fun to read the recent comments. Opie, very interesting sketches and measurements. I wouldn't have guessed 125 lbs but I won't dispute that number. It helps, of course, to have the hatch slid as far back as possible and to hoist the mast standing as far back as possible. And yes, wind makes a HUGE d...
by Starscream
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 89
Views: 19337

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

One of the very few times I will post an opinion contrary to JimmyT. The mast on the X is really no problem for an averagely-fit person to raise. Been doing it for 10 years, by myself with no MRS. It's a bit of a hoist at first, but if you don't have any nagging injuries it's no problem. I have a se...
by Starscream
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Advice on electrical systems
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Advice on electrical systems

Panels: I chose flexible for two reasons. First is weight...every pound on Bear Hunt is starting to count, especially at the butt end. Second is that I mounted them on the bimini, so also weight but also sharp edges and low profile. Of course I'd prefer some high efficiency framed panels, but she is...
by Starscream
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Vee Berth Extension
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Vee Berth Extension

Made the cuts today, using 1/2" HDPE sheet. All the parts fit on one 24x36 HDPE. I bought a 1/2" and a 1/4" and made the first run out of 1/2". Feels strong. I decided to go with two flip-up top-lids, mounted on piano hinges on the farthest-forward edges. I also decided to overhang the lids just a b...