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by Pacamac-uk
Wed May 27, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 19 search
Replies: 21
Views: 5541

Re: Macgregor 19 search

Mac19s are even rarer in Europe. When I sold mine in the UK it was taken to Italy by a dealer for resale! I had a couple of emails from the new owner somewhere on the Italian Riviera. :)
by Pacamac-uk
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Winch webbing failure
Replies: 16
Views: 3190

Re: Winch webbing failure

Strap failure can result in this.........

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Glad it wasn't steel wire!

(BTW I do bruise easily as I have to take Warfarin/Coumarin)
by Pacamac-uk
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bye Bye all
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Bye Bye all

Hey KM, what does the above mean as I can't find/get into the forum/thread?
by Pacamac-uk
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bye Bye all
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Bye Bye all

Well Pacamac, my :mac19: , has now been sold and has been taken 1200 miles over the Alps by its new owner to Italy to sail the waters of the Italian Lakes. Mmmm, nice. We've had a good three + years with Pacamac, some good days and some bad, but it's my wife's apprehension about going to sea out of ...
by Pacamac-uk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Used the winch to pull the Mac off the trailer.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Used the winch to pull the Mac off the trailer.

It's bolted on the transom just like other outboards of that size! Same as a 26X or 26M. :)

The 19 was designed for a 40HP.
by Pacamac-uk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dock & Go
Replies: 20
Views: 3157

Re: Dock & Go

Bransher wrote:Interesting video demonstrating Beneteau's new Dock & Go system. It shows a 50' Beneteau turning on a dime and parallel parking.

See it HERE. :o

I want to be able to do that with my 26M.

And on a windy day??????
by Pacamac-uk
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Used the winch to pull the Mac off the trailer.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Used the winch to pull the Mac off the trailer.

I kept my Mac19 at yard which had a very shallow gradient ramp (if we had realised this sooner we may have searched for a better locaion). The only way we could launch and recover efficiently was to back down the ramp, unhitch the trailer, fit a tow rope and them reconnect to the towbar with the rop...
by Pacamac-uk
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: LOVE THE X - HATE THE TRAILER
Replies: 30
Views: 3894

Re: LOVE THE X - HATE THE TRAILER

Quote........"Switch from a rope to a heavy strap on your winch"............ You need to be careful whatever you use. I ended up with nasty bruising to my upper arm when my strap tore apart and whiplashed towards me. Very painful but a very impressive bruise for a week or more! I suspect that a stee...
by Pacamac-uk
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED spreader lights for $19.95 !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: LED spreader lights for $19.95 !!!

Go ahead if your a self made Millionaire and spend a $100+ of LED Spreader Lights from any of the Marine supplies OR!!!!! Discount Auto has All Plastic weather proof LED running lights for gang bangers cars for only $19.95............ Anybody got a link for these LEDs so we all know what you were t...
by Pacamac-uk
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Long spring towing precautions
Replies: 23
Views: 4340

Re: Long spring towing precautions

I always carry a spare wheel, wheel nut brace/wrench (usually a different size to the car), spare set of bearings, water-resistant bearing grease plus grease gun and of course something to lift the trailer to change the wheel......called a jack in the UK but this seems to cause the the North America...
by Pacamac-uk
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: European Group
Topic: europeans
Replies: 19
Views: 16424

Re: europeans

About time we properly joined Europe and got rid of GBP! Make life a lot easier for all of us. (With any luck it may put all the chinless wonders called foreign exchange traders in London out of work which is what they and their banks deserve after the monumental mess thay have made of our economy.....
by Pacamac-uk
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mercury Mariner 4-Stroke spark plug issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: Mercury Mariner 4-Stroke spark plug issue

I assume you don't have the original owners tool kit that probably came with the engine?

Try ebay as there are always all those things you have lost or need urgently!
by Pacamac-uk
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Raiser, Gin Pole
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Mast Raiser, Gin Pole

Exactly, couldn't have put it better myself. I've had enough trouble with a trailer winch on the trailer without using one where all may come crashing down on my head! Best to keep it simple and all you need is the gin pole, a pair of baby stays and the main sheet. Oh... and a wife to keep an eye on...
by Pacamac-uk
Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: center board position on trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 1197

Re: center board position on trailer

The centreboard on my :mac19: was found to be jammed fast by a piece of driftwood caught up beside the board. I did manage to move the board a couple of times before I realised what was going on and it took a couple of hours of picking away at it and eventually splitting it with a saw before I could...
by Pacamac-uk
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Removing the stanchions
Replies: 18
Views: 3662

Re: Removing the stanchions

Get a couple of smaller diameter wheels to use temporarily when storing the boat. My Mac19 has 12" wheels and this allows the Mac to get into my garage with 1" to spare under the door. The 12" wheels I have fit over my 10" brake drums that I believe are standard to all Mac trailers.