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by kurz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

it depends on how much wind. If you have not too much wind and the swaying is ennoying you... easy: Put the anchor out back at the stern. But put the anchor chain to both sides to the cleats. So go with both moorings (port and starbord) lines behind the boat to the anchor chain. This way the Mac wil...
by kurz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: general mod questions
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: general mod questions

at least use some daggerboard, then all will be ok. Rudder is for comfort :D
by kurz
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Bottom Paint

It should last 10 to 20 years.

I applied copper coat. Maybe it is 4 or 5 years old. I do not count. Bottom did not change. MacM sits 356days a year in a lake.

Why paint every year? Who can tell me?
by kurz
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

Well the brochure also says you need an OB starting at 100hp, as they have bigger watts. The good is: you can use the OB to warmup water a little. Good if you motor often long hours before you need warm water. The bad: you need a second heater when you stay longer at anchor or need more liter of wat...
by kurz
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Hand start and run Honda 50hp by rope??
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Hand start and run Honda 50hp by rope??

Our new forum friend Drifter, in Borneo, asked a question about starting the Honda 50hp by hand. Does anyone know the answer from a personal experience? I have the rope and the book says it can be done, but I have been chicken to try. Also, I assume such starting is in case of a weak battery, but c...
by kurz
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Hand start and run Honda 50hp by rope??
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Hand start and run Honda 50hp by rope??

I have a Merc 60hp I can handstart it. It can be done quite ok. If you want it to do it with more comfort use a long rope so that you can get a good stand down in the cabin. My experience is: the motor started always the second try, I don't know why. And yes, as it is EFI you need some. Battery juse...
by kurz
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Top Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Top Speed?

wow BOAT 18kn seems very god for me. So the Evinrude seems to be much stronger than the other. With my 60HP merc I get max 16kn max. Is to say loaded with much things. But when I see your speed I can understand that Roger got 22 milies (19kn) that he says in the brochure. Mabe without mast... Intere...
by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

ok, I understand. In the manual (Merc) they say don't use it for trailering...

Maybe they just say not to be responsible...
by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:04 pm
svscott wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 am


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I do transport the boat with the engine all the way up and the tilt lock in place,
What do you mean exactely with the "tilt lock"?
by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

- cables are not hard to replace. well maybe true, I would say it depends... In my :macm: the Throttle box is inside the helm pedestal. This looks very nice! BUT: To put new cables in...first you have to split the complete helm... Then you need to open the box INSIDE the helm pedestal... the first ...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Trailer tire size

Hey Tomfoolery Your roller setting looks quite smart. here you can see my mod with the :macm: trailer (alu): https://i.postimg.cc/rKDx7r9k/IMG-20200726-212342.jpg This is a stock roller including holder, just screwed onto the trailer frame. To remove the roll I crank the trailer up as much, put a wo...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

I have a Merc so I can't help with type of cables. How many years did the work? I think you can't do anything against the flexing when tilting up the OB. BUT: The problem is: The steel wires are rusting becouse the plastic outside of them is borken. So when I renewed it this spring I used shrink tub...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Trailer tire size

Before changing the coupler... This year I put a roller before the V on the trailer. It makes lunching Much easier! The V can completely be put of water. Just watch the stern is floating. Then winch the boat easily on the trailer. For long distance I take the roller out. May be the easiest mod with ...
by kurz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 185
Views: 8288

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Great work!

When your are finished could you weight it without the stove? Would be interesting!
by kurz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Trailer tire size

To do the correct math you need the exact tire dimension of both tires, the 15 And 14 inch ones