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by Prospect
Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pedestal leak at the base
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Pedestal leak at the base

I found that my 26m leaks at the base of the pedestal. Last year I used silicone to seal the area but because the pedestal is free to move the fix didn't last. Anyone have a recommendation on how to better stop the leak.
by Prospect
Thu Jun 27, 2024 6:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: In the market for a used main sail
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: In the market for a used main sail

Yes, that will happen ANY TIME they use UPS for shipping to Canada. Fortunately there are options. I use www.crossborderpickups.ca They provide you with a US address in NY Niagara Falls and you ship everything there. They bring the items across the border and you can pick it up from their warehouse ...
by Prospect
Sat May 18, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: North Channel / Georgian Bay June 2024.
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: North Channel / Georgian Bay June 2024.

Please post about your experience in the North Channel. Hoping to do the same trip in a few years. I'm on Lake Ontario and hoping to see something more scenic in the future.
by Prospect
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Upper shroud and forestay attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Upper shroud and forestay attachment

My boat doesn't have the tabs connected to the upper shrouds. It just didn't come with them. Is this normal? My upper shrouds fit directly into the pin shackle.

by Prospect
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spreader tube attachment Nut (nylon or not)
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Spreader tube attachment Nut (nylon or not)

I'm wondering about the nuts that hold spreaders to the spreader tube attachment. Are they all nylon nuts or not? I want to replace them and the boat is still in storage. The manual says 1/4" x2 bolts and lock nuts. The photo does not seem to show any washers installed. Does anyone know the siz...
by Prospect
Wed Jul 05, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keeping the boat into wind - question
Replies: 30
Views: 4384

Re: Keeping the boat into wind - question

You are not alone, thanks for asking this question. This is why I have never taken the boat out alone, getting someone to go with me is sometimes a challenge. North Texas is not a sailers paradise. This was my number one priority this season - to setup a safe way of steering into wind and lowering ...
by Prospect
Tue Jul 04, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keeping the boat into wind - question
Replies: 30
Views: 4384

Re: Keeping the boat into wind - question

Ditto. I was going to replace the halyard with a loop. But this I can do by simply adding another. I am highly skeptical of this "loop" idea that's going around. 1. I suspect the loop will prevent me from raising it - and dropping it - fast and easy. I doubt the loop will run free - I sus...
by Prospect
Tue Jul 04, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keeping the boat into wind - question
Replies: 30
Views: 4384

Re: Keeping the boat into wind - question

Thanks for the idea. Here is my setup. Similar question. Do you think those eye straps can be drilled into the pedestal? Yes. Again, little tension on them. Although here it's easy to access the underside, if you want to bolt them in instead. https://i.postimg.cc/HcdczZ8n/PXL-20230615-181421497.jpg
by Prospect
Wed May 10, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Boat Insurance for Canadians going to Florida and Bahamas
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

Re: Boat Insurance for Canadians going to Florida and Bahamas

If you don't mind me asking, can you please update the info on this topic? My brother needs help with the insurance. GBWhatsApp APK He is confused between the Aviva and Intact insurance. Which one is reliable according to you guys? I'm not from Canada so i don't have a clue about them. Any help is ...
by Prospect
Wed May 10, 2023 10:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oh no. Found a leak!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Oh no. Found a leak!!

Thanks for the replies. I went to a composite supply store and showed the crack to the owner. He assured me that this is a fairly straight forward repair. He said, to sand a bit using 80 grit and then very slightly sand into the crack (to open it up and create a v shape) using a dremel. Then apply e...
by Prospect
Tue May 09, 2023 12:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oh no. Found a leak!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Oh no. Found a leak!!

I found a leak. But, it could be worse. I put the boat in the water a few days ago and left the ballast empty. No leaks anywhere. Today I went out to the boat and opened the ballast. I was doing some electrical work and when I looked around the battery I noticed a small "crack" in the fibe...
by Prospect
Wed Apr 26, 2023 3:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Canada rules & North Channel
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Canada rules & North Channel

As a side note. You are not allowed to drink in Canada unless you have all three of the following. Sleeping quarters, galley (permany) and permanent head (not porta potty). Also, you must be anchored or at a dock.
by Prospect
Mon Apr 24, 2023 6:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Makita battery sink pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Makita battery sink pump

Interesting. A water cooled CPU pump? I would never have thought of that. Very clever. My first attempt at a sink pump was just a faucet pump switcheraroo. It didn't work well. Prime or some such thing. So I went with a cheap Lowes bar sink faucet and a pressure pump. https://www.amazon.com/SAILFLO...
by Prospect
Mon Apr 24, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sloppy Steering (video)
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: Sloppy Steering (video)

I was able to finish the steering cable swap today. Yes, the pedestal has to be unbolted and moved to the side a bit to lift the old cable out. https://i.postimg.cc/bZ2JJ8Nd/PXL-20230424-140335861.jpg Once it's fed below the panel has to be removed to properly feed the cable. https://i.postimg.cc/Vd...
by Prospect
Sat Apr 22, 2023 12:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sloppy Steering (video)
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: Sloppy Steering (video)

I replace the system yest with new from BWY. I went with the extreme cable. 2 hrs start to finish. It went well. Had to unbolt the top box of the peddestal and tip it to one side. I also added a nut to the bolt on the starboard tiller arm where the steering connects. Pinching the arm so the bot wou...