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by Kelly Hanson East
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Noob in RI needs rigging help
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Noob in RI needs rigging help

I might be out your way this week, definitely next week. Drop me an EM using envelope on right...
by Kelly Hanson East
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Buckshot in the daggerboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Buckshot in the daggerboard

Es ubersetz wie 'Scheisshafen' auf Deutsch... :D
by Kelly Hanson East
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rigging Adjustment Tool
Replies: 36
Views: 11102

Re: Rigging Adjustment Tool

..so slightly LARGER than the shroud hole spacing between the plates, of course.... 8)
by Kelly Hanson East
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: CDI FF2 Maintenance, parts list, Torlon bearing
Replies: 0
Views: 431

CDI FF2 Maintenance, parts list, Torlon bearing

My genny on the CDI Furler was a bit sticky last season so I knocked it apart this weekend I had upgraded plastic bearing to the Torlon one about 5 years ago. When I took it apart, I found the bottom cast part had corroded away and the attachment screws had broken out of the bearing housing. Tom/CDI...
by Kelly Hanson East
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Getting the forestay tight w/o getting into the furler??
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Getting the forestay tight w/o getting into the furler??

I think you are asking a rigging question, more than a rig tuning question, right worm?? Its pretty difficult to pull down the forestay and pin it when the tension is right and high enough. The Mast raising system works well, or you can do it the cheap way - use a sailtie to make a foot loop tied to...
by Kelly Hanson East
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Picture Contest
Replies: 239
Views: 50166

Re: Picture Contest

Quick reminder of the regs on Naval vessels- the magical numbers are 500 yards (caution) and 100 yards (stay out) You must operate at minimum speed if closer than 500 yards to any naval vessel in US waters. Do not approach closer than 100 yards. If you are going to be pushed close to the 100 yard li...
by Kelly Hanson East
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun

I think the hard part is going to be making the rudder head, not the blade itself. My pintle is more broken than I thought, so I might need some dimensions on that puppy.

(Im all set with the template - dont need it, to answer your question)
by Kelly Hanson East
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun

Well, I was getting geared up on a cot at PHL when Kevin called me on my cell and he was pretty hard to turn down...so it was a nice end to a week in the travel blender...Thanks again for your and the Admirals' hospitality.

Same invite applies to anyone ever stuck in the ALB NY area !!
by Kelly Hanson East
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CB line wear point at base of CP - X boat question
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: CB line wear point at base of CP - X boat question

Opie - I think you are right on this one. My :macx: board took 7 years before I replaced it (and it hadnt broken yet) - three years in a slip, and the rest trailered. Im sure the wear point is the famous FG hole it feeds up at the top of the board. Maybe a piece of heat shrink sheath could provide s...
by Kelly Hanson East
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Inside Forestay Storm Sail Cutter Rig
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Inside Forestay Storm Sail Cutter Rig

I did one on my :macx: 2- years ago : Ill try find post today and link it.
by Kelly Hanson East
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Haole (white man) rot or over exposure to the sun

Sorry, Im a Dr Ross Doctor. If you have some photons you need correlating, Im your guy...but the only body problems I can solve involve three bodies.. reminds me - I should publish that some day... Stuck in PHL airport, googling to see how far Puff's woods is, since there arent hotel rooms available...
by Kelly Hanson East
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Power thruster--anyone use one?
Replies: 29
Views: 5064

Re: Power thruster--anyone use one?

and you can go 30% farther on a tank of gas.
:?: :?: :?:

Thats a pretty bold claim and I doubt it can be supported with a reference.
by Kelly Hanson East
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Set the Sails!
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Set the Sails!

congrats Alan - remember that sailing in 5 kts of wind is the HARDEST thing to do and the toughest on a beginner...ideally you want 10-15 kts to power up the boat and learn about sail trim.
by Kelly Hanson East
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom painting while on the trailer
Replies: 43
Views: 7803

Re: Bottom painting while on the trailer

Without trying to mother hen you guys to death... the pictures shown above show patently BAD practice using concrete blocks. As Russ points out, the blocks need to be properly loaded. In a wall, the blocks are aligned so that the compressive force is evenly spread out on the entire edge of the block...
by Kelly Hanson East
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hi-Low Reefer Boom Furler
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: Hi-Low Reefer Boom Furler

At that price, it is a bit like putting a Roots blower on a Trabant....