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by jg9546
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailering Sway Control
Replies: 20
Views: 5648

How much it cost you guys to add a second axel to the trailer?

Jacek
by jg9546
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailering Sway Control
Replies: 20
Views: 5648

Thank you very much for your info.

Jacek
by jg9546
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailering Sway Control
Replies: 20
Views: 5648

Trailering Sway Control

I tow my MacGregor 26M with GMC Envoy twice a year through the mountains of Utah and going downhill with passing big trucks is always very uncomfortable. I feel like driving on an icy road. I am thinking about installing an equalizer on the trailer made by http://www.equalizerhitch.com Unfortunately...
by jg9546
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

I see almost 300 people reading this post but nobody is willing to share any tips with rest of us who will be doing it first time.

Jacek
by jg9546
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

I keep my boat on the water for 4 to 5 months each year. We have a slip in the marina. To be completely honest I was getting tired of scraping slime and algee every weekend (especialy when days were very hot) and thinking of posible blisters which might develop on the hull, so I decided to bite the ...
by jg9546
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

I am going to keep my boat in a fresh cold water mountain lake (Bear Lake in Utah).
by jg9546
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

Bottom painting - Tips and Tricks

Spring is around the corner and I decided to bottom paint my 26M. I read the article by Bill about bottom painting of his boat; however, I would like to hear your bottom painting experiences you had. If you would do it again, what would you do differently or things which worked very well. These are ...
by jg9546
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bottom Paint advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 2583

I am going to bottom paint my 26M in the spring. Check Featured Articles section on the left hand side(menu). There is a good article about bottom painting http://macgregorsailors.com/articles/bottom_painting.php[url] . As far as bottom paint you may consider Vivid paint which is a hard type paint b...
by jg9546
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Ballast Tank & Blisters?
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Thank you guys for your thoughts.

Do you have any recomendations for easy to follow books or vidoes on bottom painting?

Jacek
by jg9546
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Ballast Tank & Blisters?
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Ballast Tank & Blisters?

Once in a while a topic of bottom painting comes to the discussion on our board with many opinions. Many people have decided to bottom paint their boats. I still have not painted my boat due to the consideration of making a large initial expense (I was quoted $2,000). However, if someone decided to ...
by jg9546
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Took The Plunge-Ordered New Sails
Replies: 14
Views: 3820

OK. What is the bottom line for these new technologies and designs.
Would you please also give us how much are these new sails costs.

Jacek
by jg9546
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Brand new and having problems
Replies: 39
Views: 7259

I had the same problem even with sail slugs. Spray some Salikote Dry Lubricant (part #318230 West Marine catalog page 899) on the edge of the sail and along the opening in the mast. Check also if the main halyard did not catch up on the bolds holding spreaders. It was too hard for Macgregor people t...
by jg9546
Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where do you guys put your stuff?
Replies: 16
Views: 3311

I do not use a lot of gas and I had the same problem like you. I removed 12 gallon fuel tank from the port side and replaced it with a plastik box of about the same size ( I bought it at Walmart). It works very well for me. The box has a perfect fit (lenght and width) however it is not as high as th...
by jg9546
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gas quality-deterioration over time.
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Thank you for the responses. You right about other issues which require my attention; however, I hate to come to the point when my new Honda 50HP will stop working because I did not do something simple I should have done. I am new to sailing so I read messages on this board almost every day. Your ex...
by jg9546
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gas quality-deterioration over time.
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Gas quality-deterioration over time.

I know that many of you cruise a lot using motor, so gas deterioration over time is not a problem; however, for some of us who do not go on long passages gas deterioration might become a problem sooner or later. I live in Utah where summers are very hot, I got Honda 50HP four stroke, which is very e...