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by cmagnus4
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ipad 3
Replies: 64
Views: 8619

Re: Ipad 3

:D :D :D :D
cmagnus
by cmagnus4
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 14336

Re: 26X vs 26M

Hehe, language mix-ups are never too serious to joke about. Here in Norway, spring is the air. Maybe next weekend, I will put the daycruiser back on the water and start to advertise. The amount of boats for sale are increasing now, but not so many MacGregors yet... One question I'd like to pop here...
by cmagnus4
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X vs 26M
Replies: 64
Views: 14336

Re: 26X vs 26M

The load is (probably) the same for X and M and only depending on sail/wind condition - no problem with no the backstay :)
cmagnus
by cmagnus4
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Support This Forum
Replies: 53
Views: 6378

Re: Support This Forum

Strange way of supporting this forum :wink:
cmagnus
by cmagnus4
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: winch locked up
Replies: 23
Views: 3689

Re: winch locked up

You are right, it says "Do Not Lubricate". Just to see what happens if: Having received two new winches I used the old ones for an experiment. I lubricated one with silicone oil and the other with mineral oil - didn't help at all. Also tried sanding the inner surfaces with fine abrasive paper but co...
by cmagnus4
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: winch locked up
Replies: 23
Views: 3689

Re: winch locked up

Crikey wrote:Mine too! (also 2010)

That would make a lot of us! Magnus, could you post the name and address of your contact at Forespare?

Ross :o
Sorry, cannot find the name just now. I e-mailed them and had a prompt reply with a promise to send new winches :)
They were really helpful!
cmagnus
by cmagnus4
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: winch locked up
Replies: 23
Views: 3689

Re: winch locked up

I had the same problem last year on my 2010 :macm: , and after contacting Forespar they sent new winches. They had had some quality problems with winches manufactured in 2010.
by cmagnus4
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: European Group
Topic: europeans
Replies: 19
Views: 16588

Re: europeans

Have you seen the MacGregor map on this site? Put your boat on the map! Just now I can only see seven Macs on this side of the Atlantic. There must be more :?:
Hope to see you on the map!
cmagnus
(presently the most northern of the Europeans?
by cmagnus4
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Salt water trailers
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Re: Salt water trailers

Don't panic! It can hardly be worse than driving on a winter road with snow and salt spray. Most cars survive this treatment in northern Europe. :) So why shouldn't the trailer do it?
Claes
by cmagnus4
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay failure: Updated Info
Replies: 37
Views: 4973

Re: Forestay failure: Updated Info

Good description of the fractured surfaces. If I remember my metallography right, the "nocked over nickels" surface (chevrons) is typical for a brittle fracture and the other type of fracture is a ductile frature. The ductile fracture occured after the brittle fracture had snapped the first strands ...
by cmagnus4
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: storm jib ??
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: storm jib ??

Do you know of a good source for real information on this stuff? http://www.arvelgentry.com/techs/A%20Review%20of%20Modern%20Sail%20Theory.pdf ~Rich :idea: That's a well written paper and it really "kills" the theory of the slot effect. Rich, do you know of any recent publications/papers on creatio...
by cmagnus4
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Winch stuck - Forespar#6
Replies: 12
Views: 2787

Re: Winch stuck - Forespar#6

Two replacement winches arrived today from Forespar! :) For free! :) That really exceeded my expectation. :!:
by cmagnus4
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Winch stuck - Forespar#6
Replies: 12
Views: 2787

Re: Winch stuck - Forespar#6

Good advice Catigale. I will probably get new Lewmars but first I'll see if I can get these to work. Some 400 grit wet sanding paper on the brasss surface might do the trick - or completely ruin them and then I'll have no choice 8)
by cmagnus4
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Winch stuck - Forespar#6
Replies: 12
Views: 2787

Re: Winch stuck - Forespar#6

Dealer offered 12 months warranty on the boat (now 14 months old :wink: ). No help from them. The winches came with the boat. Forespar gives 36 months warranty. I might have to go directly to them.
cmagnus
by cmagnus4
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Winch stuck - Forespar#6
Replies: 12
Views: 2787

Winch stuck - Forespar#6

Our original sheet winches - Forespar #6 Marelon - are not working any longer. They can only be rotated with great effort and gripping them with a pipe wrench. I have had them dissassembled, cleaned and lubricated and still no success. Last year, when they were new, you could easily rotate them with...