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by trswem
Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Attitude change on reefing
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Attitude change on reefing

I'm going to SLIGHTLY hijack this post about reefing. When I reef and I'm under way, I turn on the motor, head into the wind, reef, and then get back to sailing. Are you guys reefing while under sail, and if so, what's your procedure? I don't have single line reefing installed, I might get to that t...
by trswem
Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Attitude change on reefing
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Attitude change on reefing

I sail with my family of four, and my daughter really does not like heeling past 15 degrees. I've gone the same route as you, leave the slip with a reef in and shake it out once we're in the open water and I have no reason to believe it's going to get any spicier. This has really served us well.
by trswem
Thu Jun 27, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Docking line questions
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Docking line questions

Hello all. I use permanent docking lines at my slip and then carry transient lines in my lazarette. It's time to replace the permanent lines. I currently use a stern line and a bow line, and then two spring lines. The cleats at my slip are perfectly positioned right off the stern, right off the bow,...
by trswem
Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favorite fans and bonus humidity question
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Favorite fans and bonus humidity question

Hello all, I'd like to add a couple fans to my D. I think I'd like to install a mounted one for the V berth for the kids, and one that I can clip to the companion way ladder to use for the aft berth or rotate around and shoot into the cabin when we're eating. The V berth I would hard wire but the af...
by trswem
Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing windows - how to remove silicon
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Replacing windows - how to remove silicon

I used a wooden scraper to remove the big bits, then followed up with single-edge razor blades to remove most of it, then followed with acetone on rags to scrub off the remainder. It was tedious, but it left the aperture undamaged and smooth. I then used alcohol to do a final cleaning before applyi...
by trswem
Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing windows - how to remove silicon
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Replacing windows - how to remove silicon

For those of you that have done the window job on a D/S, any tips on getting the silicon removed? I’m gently scraping, but this is looking like two days of slow progress.
by trswem
Fri May 31, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Changing trailer tire size
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Changing trailer tire size

To answer your question: as long as the lug pattern matches your hub, any change in diameter does not cause the tire to rub on the fender or boat, any change in the width does not cause the tire to rub on the fender or the trailer, and the tires are rated to carry at least as much weight as the ori...
by trswem
Thu May 30, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Changing trailer tire size
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Changing trailer tire size

Hello. My trailer for the 88D came with 215/75r14 tires, but noone stocks those around here. Has anyone swapped tires for something that's a little easier to get a hold of?
by trswem
Mon May 20, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26D aft berth dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: 26D aft berth dimensions

Stickinthemud57 wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 11:40 am OK, I laid my aft berth cushions side-to-side, same as they would be if in place.

78 inches wide at forward end
55 inches wide at aft end
81 inches in length
Much appreciated, thank you sir!
by trswem
Fri May 17, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26D aft berth dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 861

26D aft berth dimensions

Hello all. Has anyone ran a tape on the aft berth in the 26D? REI is having a sale on inflatable sleeping pads right now, and I'm going to pick one up. I have two bad discs and the factory pad isn't enough for me. I had in my head that the depth is 80", can anyone confirm?

Thank you.
by trswem
Fri May 17, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Wheel size - 1989 trailer for 26D
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Wheel size - 1989 trailer for 26D

That is a very common trailer bolt pattern for boats our size and it is probably right. It is very easy to measure and verify that it is correct. If you have five bolts (or any other odd number) then measure from the center of any bolt to the outside edge of any bolt that is not adjacent to the bol...
by trswem
Thu May 16, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Wheel size - 1989 trailer for 26D
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Wheel size - 1989 trailer for 26D

Howdy folks. I’m needing to replace my wheels and tires. I found a resource online that leads me to believe the bolt pattern is 5 on 4 1/2. Does that sound about right to you?
by trswem
Fri May 03, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Junk rigged?
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Junk rigged?

No one will know until it's tried. My instinct tells me it's way too much work for what is mostly likely to be a significant downgrade in performance. But I love seeing people try crazy stuff, so if you do it, take lost of pics!
by trswem
Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question on genoa usage
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Question on genoa usage

Howdy folks. I had my local sail shop make me a 125% hank on genoa to be used for light air cruising. My plan is to use this for winds <10 knots and switch to my stock jib at anything above that. I'm curious what it's like using a 125% on winds over 10kts. Are we healing pretty hard at 15? I'll go o...
by trswem
Wed Apr 24, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fixed spreader base
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Fixed spreader base

Has anyone converted their folding spreaders to the fixed base? My spreaders currently sweep back quite a lot, and make wing-on-wing with a nice open main impossible. Should I expect much of a performance improvement beating?

Thanks!