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by K9Kampers
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

This is the closest thing I have found to what I want. I was just hoping to have a clamp designed for a round "pipe" like we have on Mac's vs the square ones like they have on pontoon boats. https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Mirrors/CIPA/CM01877.html?feed=npn&msclkid=288df29e763c1baf89bdad3077eb90ad&ut...
by K9Kampers
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2 stroke oil tank mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: 2 stroke oil tank mounting

Is this the gallon or so sized VRO tank? Have you considered seeing if it could fit inside the helm pedestal? I have one of those tanks in my barn but no longer have a Mac to test fit it.
by K9Kampers
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X head sink - remove it?
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: 26X head sink - remove it?

No need to remove the head sink, if you're thinking of cutting it out. I never used it as a sink either and it does seem to be a useless feature. Cutting it out partially or entirely could lead to a wtfwit moment after the fact or in the mind of a prospective buyer years later. The basin does serve ...
by K9Kampers
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: OB up or down?
Replies: 24
Views: 4303

Re: OB up or down?

If we can get to some weigh scales we will also get that done as well. Unfortunately there do not appear to be any locally that we have found but it is something we would like to get accomplished before our trip. Give a call to BCEP on Rt. 107 in Pittsfield. We used their scale our first year when ...
by K9Kampers
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Your welcome / thanks Russ. It is strong enough for the winter conditions that I've experienced over its use. If I had to deal with with the heavier and longer lasting snowfalls that others report, I'd have modified it accordingly. Aside from it's intended function, other advantages of this structur...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Bracing between hoops The horizontal bracing between the frames help to stiffen the structure as well as supporting the tarp during wind and snow loads. The braces are made from the same PVC pipe as the hoops and use the same male adapter and saddle tee fittings on each end. The braces may work the...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Forward hoop Due to the narrow beam of the forward hoop location, this is actually two half hoops. Each is secured at a support between the strongback and the mast with a screw thru the PVC pipe. https://i.postimg.cc/4Hb0dS7M/20200512-140904.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gnbDtsXX/20200510-142211-2.jpg h...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Fitting the hoops The upside-down U-shape hoops are easily laid out by walking them over the strongback from the stern. Place and secure them at the desired locations. Cut the hoops to length so they can attach to the belly tubes. The male adapter can be cemented to the hoop end and the saddle tee ...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Additional supports

Additional supports are added as needed between the strongback and the mast.

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by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Making the strongback Using six 12ft strapping boards, lay three boards end to end. Double up with the other three boards, staggering the joints as shown. Cut off the single overhanging half of one end and use it to double up on the other end. I used short coarse screws to secure the boards togethe...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Hoop placement I chose to align three of the hoops with potential protruding structures on the boat / trailer, to reduce / eliminate the possibility of tearing the tarp. I removed the PVC goal posts from the trailer and secured a hoop over the post base with zip ties or duct tape. Two other hoops a...
by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

BOAT wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:52 pm
what does the snow look like?

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by K9Kampers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

NH winters ain't what they used to be. Jimmyt is in the south, I believe. JeffJuneau is in Alaska. NH doesn't get the 100"+ snowfalls that may require a different approach. We get storms early in the season then a lot of warm and wet weather. The real snow comes later in the season and even big accu...
by K9Kampers
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

PVC assembly: Each hoop is made from three 1" x 10' pipe lengths joined by a slip fit couplers. The pipe can be gradually bent on a warm day or with a heat gun, then cut to length at the first installation. It is best to bend this pipe assembly at the midpoint of the middle pipe rather than at a co...
by K9Kampers
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

Support frames: The three vertical wood support frames are built with 2x4s and coarse-thread screws. They are stationed just aft of the helm, over the mast hinge plate, and over the bow cleats. Each wood frame is built to be taller than the unstepped mast and support the horizontal strongback. The ...