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by WinSome
Tue May 11, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Tongue Question
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Trailer Tongue Question

Good topic. I’d be consider the non-glav option based on:
How long has the original lasted? Touch up with some spray tremclad. Take care
by WinSome
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Short tow with minivan
Replies: 38
Views: 1145

Re: Short tow with minivan

That’s nice gentle ramp. You’ll be able to pull out just fine. Take it easy on low.
by WinSome
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Thinking about props
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Thinking about props

Here’s something to compare: winsome is a 1990 26C. Shaft length- it's measured from the top of the clamp bracket to the anti-ventilation plate. our 26C has 25”. Considered extra long. It’s the best length if out in any serious waves. Motor size: our 8hp Tohatsu (2 stroke) at WOT moves us at nearly ...
by WinSome
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 118
Views: 3599

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

Here’s the railing info for your 26X (and all the Mac’s). CAD drawing included if you explore the site.
http://www.railmakers.com/yachts/macgre ... or-26X.htm
Also for numerous other makes of boats.
Enjoy your boat.
by WinSome
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 118
Views: 3599

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

Nicely done. This is the site for support and info. Years ago we made a similar size jump to a Mac. I still recall being so excited. And it’s still exciting. My advise is to take it in manageable steps. Parts and info are out there. Start a list. Not to worry too much about the trailer bunks. They a...
by WinSome
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Do I need to replace the main halyard?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Do I need to replace the main halyard?

Replace your halyard. I suspect the portion where it has been snubbed so many times is worn. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to some other new lines also. They just work so well. I have found lots of uses for retired lines!
Take care.
Just here waiting’ for softer water!
by WinSome
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: Winterizing

The rain water ‘getting in’ you refer to I’m assuming is through the chain plates and/or cabin hatch etc. why not tarp that area over? Even with a 6’x8’ tarp to keep cabin dryer. Get good quality tarp though. Tie down with extra dock line placed over the top of tarp.
Is mast stepped? Make a tent?
by WinSome
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working

Interesting.
I’m referring to the motor tell-tale for the water exhaust. We have these pesky insects fill the holes with mud. When it hardens to mud, the water doesn’t flow.
So I can just pull out the cordless trimmer string and go sailing with motor working fine.
by WinSome
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working
Replies: 10
Views: 587

How do you keep your tell-tale cleared and working

Here in Ontario, the mud dauber like to clog our telltales during lengthy storage or sitting around. To keep them out we insert a piece of cord string trimmer line into the tell-tale. Remove when you start it up. How do you manage this issue?
by WinSome
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to keep your tell-tale cleared
Replies: 4
Views: 354

How to keep your tell-tale cleared

To keep our tell-tale clear during storage /sitting for some time we insert a length of string trimmer cord into the tell-tale. It keeps those pesky mud-dauber bugs from sealing the hole closed. Just remember to remove it before to much start time. It works. How do you manage this issue?
by WinSome
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: First sail on 26X
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

Re: First sail on 26X

The extrusion should straighten if laid out in the warm sun and given a bit of persuasion after a couple hours of warming. It sort of has a memory. Just don’t overdo it the back-bend. ( it’ll be a bit brittle due to age. ) Re: furler not letting sail out! Is the furler line filling the drum and stop...
by WinSome
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2604

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

1200# winch is perfect. To load our 26c, we back down the ramp until rear wheels are near to the waterline. Boat should float onto trailer and need about 2-3’ of winching Tip: use a bowline to tug boat into trailer. Works great and easy. I used to have crew use dock lines and pole to push boat out f...
by WinSome
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 326
Views: 12901

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

Re: windlass location.
Wondering if in former life, it was used to lower mast frequently due to bridges etc
by WinSome
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Keel swings forward?
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Keel swings forward?

Hi
Good news. The keel does swings forward and rests on its stop. When you ground out (for example) it can kick back and clear. When you lift, it swings back and up into its trunk. You can sail with it down only partway.
Go and enjoy
by WinSome
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 3467

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

We’ve an Origio alcohol burner that works fine -follow instructions- and a propane bbq on the rail. Alcohol is a lot less ‘hot’ than propane Remember propane is heavier than air and sinks down! Ventilation? When/If it leaks! Do some research as at https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f91/propane-vs-...