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by Tomfoolery
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Top Speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Top Speed?

I have an :macx: , which has a flatter bottom at the stern than the :macm: , and it's only gotten up to 16 mph with no ballast. That's with a Honda BF50. As has already been asked, what's the engine rpm at WOT? And what diameter, pitch, and blade count is the prop? The prop has to be matched to both...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Group buy Mac X or M trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 3908

Re: Group buy Mac X or M trailer

Thank You!!!! 8) We appreciate the opportunity to become the new caretakers of Over Easy. Yes, There is some potential vertical adjustment left for the bunks and the forward roller as well as available width as the hull lowers on the trailer frame. It is appreciated the cautionary note about lookin...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Specs - rather urgent
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: Trailer Specs - rather urgent

Drifter wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:01 am
I'm told the current one is 4 inch by 3 inch by 4mm thick. That's 5/32 inches in old money ;)
4mm???? That’s awfully thin stuff. Not in the AISC handbooks, either. :|
by Tomfoolery
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Specs - rather urgent
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: Trailer Specs - rather urgent

That whole straight section at the front can be unbolted and replaced, so I'm going to try tomorrow to find somewhere selling that 4x3 in square tubing (box section? Nor sure what you call it, beam?) and replace it with one that is 4 foot longer. It’s referred to as HSS (hollow structural section),...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Specs - rather urgent
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: Trailer Specs - rather urgent

I have all the bunk dimensions, including locations relative to the bow vee cushion, and the angles and elevations, but they’re on my work computer. I’ve posted them more than once, so a search might turn them up.

The :macx: hangs over the last bunk by a lot. Like 4 ft at least.
by Tomfoolery
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Specs - rather urgent
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: Trailer Specs - rather urgent

Should be about 25 ft, or slightly less. The boat is 25’-10”, but the bow bumper is lower than the point of the bow so it’s back a little from that. Mine is a hair over 30 ft overall length, to the end of the OB when tilted up all the way. A number I happen to remember, because trailers over 30 ft l...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail or Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Sail or Motor

This poll is in the Powersailor forum, so the sliding scale only applies to the 19, 26X, and 26M, but if I wanted better sailing performance, I’d buy a 26S or 26D. Which I may do at some point. But for now, we have too much fun pulling wakeboards and (someday) the grandkids on tubes. And I can still...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: What is wrong with this picture?
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: What is wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong is that you can clearly see a Montana license plate, which makes me wonder if a certain sailboat captain, who is smarter than most sailboat captains by virtue of owning a Mac, belongs to that mess in the picture. :| :wink: We have our fair share of rednecks. This was not a sailboat. Mo...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: What is wrong with this picture?
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: What is wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong is that you can clearly see a Montana license plate, which makes me wonder if a certain sailboat captain, who is smarter than most sailboat captains by virtue of owning a Mac, belongs to that mess in the picture. :|

:wink:
by Tomfoolery
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Engine Advice for the 26X
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: New Engine Advice for the 26X

Suzuki and Yamaha have always impressed me. But that’s me. I wouldn’t spend money on a SS prop. The aluminium is weak enough that it will take the beating rather than the engine if you hit something that doesn’t give. In all the time I’ve run outboards, I’ve only once hit something, and that was jus...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Carb rebuild/cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Carb rebuild/cleaning

I have a Honda 50 on my 1996 26X and I just had to rebuild the 3 carbs for the first time since 1996. I did not run the carbs dry after use this entire time. In case you weren’t aware, the BF50’s have carb bowl drains. I run mine dry in the fall, then drain the bowls. There’s even a pair of black h...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Nominations Open for "Worst Skinflint" of this Site
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Nominations Open for "Worst Skinflint" of this Site

Not an official nomination, but Catigale and his cheapskate trailer fender mod came to mind. Then Chinook came out of nowhere and blew his doors off with the plastic garbage can lid mud flap. But Catigale did manage to kludge together a length of timber to reinforce the self-folding, rusted out pole...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Trailer tire size

I think you’re right - 14” were original. And nobody’s 26X plus OEM trailer weight is 3500 lb or less like the trailer plate says, and I’d bet the OEM tires and axle were overloaded from the moment the new owner put an engine on it, let alone enough stuff to be useful.
by Tomfoolery
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

kurz wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:04 pm
svscott wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 am


<snip>
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"?
The swing-down metal tabs that prevent the motor from tilting down from the full up position.
by Tomfoolery
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: End of season approaching
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: End of season approaching

The other half doesn't much care for her experiences. She said, "It leans too much". Well I guess you can see the battle I have on my hands? LOL This is what 27 yrs of power boating has created. A flat world. NO leaning. Ah, yes - "tilting" is the bad word the admiral uses. She comes from a power b...