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by Jimmyt
Sun May 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Tongue Question
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Trailer Tongue Question

Tomfoolery wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 11:03 am
If it’s the original X trailer, the aft end of the tube is sealed by the channel cross member, while the fore end where the coupler is remains completely open.
Is there a drain hole in the bottom near the rear? Seems like a good way to create a failure if not (thus this thread I guess...).
by Jimmyt
Sat May 08, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Tongue Question
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Trailer Tongue Question

Capping both ends is a great idea IF you can seal it entirely. Otherwise, I wouldn't cap it. I certainly wouldn't cap just the rear end.
by Jimmyt
Fri May 07, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Suzuki DF50 - won't keep running....fuel pump?
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Suzuki DF50 - won't keep running....fuel pump?

You might check this thread... https://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19363 Sounds like you could be on the right track. First, did you verify that you have spark? If you have spark, then fuel is likely the problem. Do you have a pressure port on the high side to check the pump? ...
by Jimmyt
Fri May 07, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy
Replies: 89
Views: 4022

Re: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy

One aspect that we have recently noticed that may have some bearing on the engine issue is the tell-tail water stream has become a very weak weepy dribble at idle and weak at what power level we can get to. In talking this over with several service centers they have said that a worn out water impel...
by Jimmyt
Fri May 07, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy
Replies: 89
Views: 4022

Re: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy

I have one weird, wild question for anyone out there who has this engine: Does this engine suck gas out of the tank or does it pressurize the tank and force the fuel out? I've not seen a pressurized outboard fuel tank in a long time but I don't want to assume... Hint: it would need two lines connec...
by Jimmyt
Fri May 07, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker

Something like this maybe...


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by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker

sur4 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 9:34 am
Guess I am buying a new rudder.
Not necessarily.

Post some pics of your rudder assembly, including brackets, lines,etc. I'd be surprised if you don't have some sort of downhaul line on it. May just be a slight modification, as svscott suggested.
by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How to Safely Beach the Boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: How to Safely Beach the Boat?

At the risk of re-hashing, a schrader valve would enable someone to connect a compressor to the ballast tank. The tank is only tested to 2-3 psi. As Democritus states, mattress inflators are the way to go. They typically have adapters that are a bit larger diameter. Personally, I wouldn't install a ...
by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to me 26X
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: New to me 26X

Welcome to the forum!

I'm going to pile on with Russ. Jib and spinnaker halyards.
by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Diesel
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Diesel

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Farymann-Diesel-Engine-5-3hp-15D430-2200M2-15D-430-2200-M2-WEBER-SPEC-General-/302375547575?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 Hi. Can anyone think of a way to mate this to my existing etec lower unit, trim and motor mounts? IE, take off the old power head and somehow replace i...
by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Rudder sounds like a rainmaker

So I poured a can of wood hardener in the rudder and used some low expansion foam. Looks like it worked. I'll lay up a layer of 4oz cloth and give it a hot coat. Welcome to the forum. I see that you asked this question in the morning and executed the plan in the afternoon. It might take a day or tw...
by Jimmyt
Thu May 06, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 16
Views: 2169

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

This may not be on the subject, but I wonder if you can drill holes into an arch with an impact driver? I am looking to buy one, but I am not sure if it is worth it. I found on powerdrillguru dot com a good impact driver, but I want to hear your opinion, guys, before making the purchase. So in case...
by Jimmyt
Wed May 05, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Daggerboard safety line length
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Daggerboard safety line length

4 ft from top of dagger to stop knot on deck. 2013 26m original setup.
by Jimmyt
Sat May 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Finally some success roller furling
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Finally some success roller furling

Looking good!
by Jimmyt
Sat May 01, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Pinholes of light shining through the hull
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Pinholes of light shining through the hull

Fiberglass is transparent to translucent, depending on how it's done. Gelcoat is thin. I'm not surprised that you can see light through it. Pinpoint light areas could be nicks in the gelcoat, transmitting more light. But, I might repeat that view with a grease pencil, crayon, or painters tape; and m...