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by Don T
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which Chain?
Replies: 51
Views: 10307

Re: Which Chain?

Hello, I use a black and red sharpie to mark the rode. I draw a wide mark all around the rode for each 25'. A red mark is 100'. So it goes 25 = | , 50 = || , 75 = ||| , 100 = | , 125 = | | , 150 = | | | Doesn't matter how much is out I can always read it and it doesn't weaken the rode, foul or cut t...
by Don T
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 83705

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

Really Boat?? The idea of an AP whose mechanical drive is completely contained within the pedestal saving precious room in our cockpits along with no obstruction to the wheel or larger tables mounted to the top of the pedestal...... That does not intrigue you? Those are the reasons I have not purcha...
by Don T
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress
Replies: 270
Views: 83705

Re: "Sub $600 Autopilot" Progress

Hey Victor,
How's it going on that there AP sys you were working on?
by Don T
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Drop in burner help
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: Drop in burner help

Hello,
I have to say I really like the look of that Dickinson stove.
by Don T
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Monday Never documents mid Atlantic rescue
Replies: 26
Views: 5556

Re: Monday Never documents mid Atlantic rescue

Hello,
As I read it on Jan 22 the boat was still adrift.
by Don T
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Who wants to go ocean sailing
Replies: 15
Views: 3415

Re: Who wants to go ocean sailing

Hello,
Me thinks that picture of the flooded mac does not include hundreds of pounds of motor and stuff I cram into my mac. But 4 guys do weigh a bit.
by Don T
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yamaha 9.9 rectifier issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Yamaha 9.9 rectifier issue

Hello, All I can do is draw a quick sketch of how it's supposed to be wired up. Any 10 amp rectifier will work, use to be able to buy them at Radio Shack. To check the one you have use a VOM on the diode check setting and make sure current only flows one way. It is normal for a diode to fail as a sh...
by Don T
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac-less
Replies: 99
Views: 23078

Re: Mac-less

Hey this sounds like fun. I'm hoping to have the entire summer off again this year and want to spend a lot-O-time on the boat. Maybe 2 weeks going north and 2 more coming back south. T'would be kewl to meet up with y'all.
by Don T
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'Tis the season for giving - hint, hint
Replies: 19
Views: 4519

Re: 'Tis the season for giving - hint, hint

I dun gun an did it

Merry Christmas sailing Folks.
by Don T
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Finally finished my trip log for the Bahama Trip...
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: Finally finished my trip log for the Bahama Trip...

Really enjoyed it Sumner. I have been dry docked for a couple of seasons so it helps with my need for sailing symptoms.
by Don T
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Why use bunk carpet?
Replies: 13
Views: 4399

Re: Why use bunk carpet?

paul I wrote:
RussMT wrote:I got some outdoor runner carpet from the box store. You might shop for stainless steel staples. Hard to find though.
Not sure if outdoor carpet comes in hot pink.
Yeah. I used aluminum roofing nails, but driven in from the sides only.
I found stainless staples at home depot.
by Don T
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: D vs X or M heeling
Replies: 18
Views: 6442

Re: D vs X or M heeling

Hello, AFAIK: The D model has a long low ballast tank so more mass goes off center for any degree of heel at the cost of standing headroom. It should be heeling less (and probably faster) for any given wind speed. The X has all water ballast with taller wider tanks fore and aft. Less mass / degree o...
by Don T
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: prep for hurricane Matthew
Replies: 41
Views: 8745

Re: prep for hurricane Matthew

Hello,
The up side is the jib is well secured, the down side is the furler now has more windage and higher winds could take the mast down.
by Don T
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Now What?
Replies: 38
Views: 7829

Re: Now What?

BOAT wrote::( What the heck is this??

(Oh no, I'm at it again - what have I started ? ! ? :( :( )

Image

FOR SALE - sign
by Don T
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?
Replies: 59
Views: 10291

Re: Completely unfurling a 150 Genoa?

Hello,
My fair leads were held in with stainless sheet metal screws. No bolt underneath. I put on the new ones (like pictured) cuz' mine were cut half way through too. I used 5200 to help those screws hold.