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by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Easy way to completely remove 26M mast?
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Easy way to completely remove 26M mast?

NiceAft wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Lower it,
Unbolt the head-stay.
In that order? :o

What's your head-stay made of? Rubber bands?
by DaveC426913
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 502

Re: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped

...used a spare garbage can full of water. ? :o ? I actually do the same thing. When I test run my Honda50, I raise the motor, slip a spare can into it, and then lower the motor. Oh. Ah. I do that too, whenever I need to work on the motor on-the-hard. Never been happy with earmuffs. (What confused ...
by DaveC426913
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The shape of the water ballast for a through hull transducer
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: The shape of the water ballast for a through hull transducer

My paddlewheel is installed on the transom at the waterline. As for transducer, when I installed one years ago, I was given instructions to install it near the bow. I would think you'd be able to install it forward of the ballast air valve. Hopefully, it will be forward of the ballast too. I glued a...
by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Owners - Ever lose your forestay while sailing?
Replies: 24
Views: 484

Re: 26M Owners - Ever lose your forestay while sailing?

jimmy alonso wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:25 am
Very much the wrong pin for the forestay.
+1!

Something called a "quick release" pin should not be used on "safety-critical" rigging. :o
by DaveC426913
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 502

Re: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped

JaxMacX wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:44 pm
...used a spare garbage can full of water.
? :o ?
by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lazy Jacks with sail enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Lazy Jacks with sail enclosure

C Buchs wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:42 pm
I think you're talking about this https://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/2306-1v0.htm BWY calls it a MacStack.

Jeff
OK, but that one's for an :macx: . OP should ensure they have one for his :macm: .
by DaveC426913
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Efficacy of Water Ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Efficacy of Water Ballast

NiceAft wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:46 pm
Eureka :!:
If eureka then a bathtub and a bar of soap is a good way to fix that.

That Archimedes was a smart guy.
by DaveC426913
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped
Replies: 24
Views: 502

Re: Honda BF50A Telltale stopped

BF50A owner here. This: The tell-tale not working is almost normal for a BF50. First thing you do is poke around inside the plastic outlet with an opened paper clip. Wiggle it around, and water should start coming out. I'd gotten pretty good at doing that while on the water, standing on the deck nex...
by DaveC426913
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pop Quiz: stand-on vs. give-way
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Pop Quiz: stand-on vs. give-way

Stickinthemud57 wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:32 pm
Do we have a winner?
Ain;t nobody gonna beat the traditional Bermuda sloops...
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by DaveC426913
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pop Quiz: stand-on vs. give-way
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Pop Quiz: stand-on vs. give-way

Who ever has the biggest Bowsprit has the right of way Ah well, that's a whole nother story in SeaSaw's annals. Not a bowsprit per se, but the nautical equivalent of a steel-toed boot - steel-tipped bow on the boat moored next to me - came off its mooring in a storm and punched an $8,000 hole - big...
by DaveC426913
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac spotted on TV
Replies: 32
Views: 645

Re: Mac spotted on TV

I heard that the Mac's with white paint were faster as the white more more hydrophobic and weighs less and thus provided much greater speeds at sail? Anyone know if that/s true? Just wondering.. I read it on the internet.. (must be true) :P AD Well, I'm first to arrive and I'm a white hull and my a...
by DaveC426913
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Steering hard when motoring only?
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Steering hard when motoring only?

Sounds more like a steering hardware issue to me (if a rudder isn't partially down, I mean). Yeah, good catch. That would be the next thing to check. Check the steering cable in the hold for crimps or sharp bends. Check the cable core to see if its abraded or rusted. Or just replace the cable anyway.
by DaveC426913
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Going to view a 26X - any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Going to view a 26X - any advice?

The motor is generally a third the cost of the boat. Don't neglect its inspection.

[nm. SS beat me to it.]
by DaveC426913
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac spotted on TV
Replies: 32
Views: 645

Re: Mac spotted on TV

Why I oughtta... :x
by DaveC426913
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac spotted on TV
Replies: 32
Views: 645

Re: Mac spotted on TV

dlandersson wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:06 am
Note that it's an X. Just sayn' :)
Yuppers!