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by DownSouth
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1342

Re: Dinghy!

Down South asked: Looks good guys, does the LT-4 handle the 2hp engine okay? Does it allow full power without bending the rear part of the dinghy? I have a Honda 2.3 air cooled and was thinking of buying this dinghy. Yes, it does nicely. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated I have ordered one (h...
by DownSouth
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1342

Re: Dinghy!

Herschel - Holy cow! That's fantastic! Does it need a keel/centerboard of some kind? I would LOVE the option of a sail/motor dinghy! May I ask what you have and would you still buy it today? My dinghy is an Achilles LT-4. The sail kit includes heavy-duty, "kick up" plastic leeboards on either side....
by DownSouth
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dinghy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1342

Re: Dinghy!

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by DownSouth
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Just had my 26 X weighed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Just had my 26 X weighed!!

Hi Guys and Gals, I have a 1999 26X. Took her down to the local weighbridge and she came in at 1.84t!! Specs say she weighs 1.1t empty, plus around 300kg for original trailer and have a 60 Yamaha (120kg) that's 1.52t. I'm trying to chase the extra 300kgs!! Al that's left are sails, anchor gear, 2 x...
by DownSouth
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2643

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

Other option if you are away from a dump point/disposal place is two take two waste tanks. We have a decent quality unit and bought another so that in emergencies (!) we can just switch over to an empty tank. We find the bigger ones are best 20/25 litre 4/5 gallon as the smaller tanks get full quick...
by DownSouth
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: New Outboard

Thanks DownSouth that is good advice I hadn't of going to a 9.9 hp but have been on lots of bigger yachts than a 26X with about the same horse power. Certainly a lot cheaper than a 50hp. Our main consideration is to have about 10 knots for crossing our barred river entrance. I will see if I can fin...
by DownSouth
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

Origo alcohol (mentholated spirits in Australia) stove. The Origo Canisters don’t use pressure like some alcohol stoves very safe lighter than air fuel stove. As convenient as Butane (LPG liquid petroleum gas Australia) is in other sorts of camping you can’t get away from the fact that Butane is hea...
by DownSouth
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: New Outboard

We still have the original Honda BF50 which runs well, yours may have blown the head gasket which is fixable of course as a new 50hp is A$10k ish? A repair may be 20% of that? Maybe worth asking a mechanic. If our 50 blew up I doubt we would repower with a motor that big. If you don’t have enough po...
by DownSouth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 68
Views: 1863

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

Sadly electronic flares still not a legal substitute for pyrotechnic flares in Australia yet...…….

Is the US the only place you can use them?

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker motor mount 26x
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Kicker motor mount 26x

Thanks for posting I have a new Honda 2.3 and a very old bracket and I am looking to replicate your efforts!

DownSouth
by DownSouth
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac 26x Swing Keel
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Mac 26x Swing Keel

I did a 'not as bad as that one' similar repair of an X board. It was a bit of glassing but the centreboard could benefit from a bit of extra weight so I used the marine fibreglass impregnated two part epoxy putty. May be used for car repairs where you live - but not what I think Canada / US calls '...
by DownSouth
Sun May 31, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do you have a tender - what size?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

Re: Do you have a tender - what size?

I have 2 about to get a third :) I want something light like a kayak but that can be stored in the davits and powered by the 2 stroke. So soon to be No 3: which will be as Goldilocks said just right 8) Is a 19kg poly 2.4 meter Finns Castaway cary capacity is 180kg so will carry me and one other or ...
by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 41
Views: 3732

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

You could add to your list for Fran "it was 100F and we worked on putting the mast on and rigging without shade for an hour before sailing" - frying your brain is not a good start to the day and clear decision making....
by DownSouth
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

DownSouth wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.
for storage purposes only ;)
by DownSouth
Mon May 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

I was contemplating building a custom one to fit in the rear berth.