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by opie
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor locker too small, so...?
Replies: 35
Views: 1075

Re: Anchor locker too small, so...?

I was about to reply with my setup but I don't need to write a word since Bill's arrangements are basically what I use. Even saved the bacon one time when I had inadvertently kicked my gas line off the outboard and ran out of gas in an area with boats and docks everywhere. Just reached to my right a...
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Re: Shallow depth alarm

BeFree:
You nailed it. "Going low" is exactly the pin I used. Since it had no spec to alert me to load I could not trust to use it directly so I used it to trigger a NPN transistor and that in turn ran my 12 v relay.
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Shallow depth alarm

In a recent topic by JimmyT he described a wonderful sailing day in a J while in occasional areas of shallow water. Some years ago I discovered that same issue while trying to sail my Mac in the larger expanses of the ICW here and small bays and inlets. I was watching YouTube sailing one day long ag...
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the record for posts?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

What is the record for posts?

I don't want to inflate the total inside the other thread, so I am asking here if Drifter's thread about his Borneo adventure is approaching a forum record for # of posts inside that thread?
Cheers....!
by opie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 7249

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

And you got the word to never have anyone on top of the boat without a full ballast tank?

Enough said.

If you have a question on that, look at thread history or start a new thread.
by opie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 7249

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Super progress.
Comments:
- Looks like incandescent lighting. If yes, someday when you have nothing to do, consider LED for running lights as well as interior lamps.
- I've never seen an example of the early model X fill valve underneath the boat before. My '99 X has none. Thanks.
by opie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Drifter, The two pics below will have to do until I get back to my boat next week. Step 1 is to cut off the s.s. bits sticking out that make the poor man's block. Pic 1: Black outline is block from above. Green is pulley block. Red on upper side is slipped under mast plate. Red on lower side is new ...
by opie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

https://i.ibb.co/dMpVLfs/Screenshot-2020-10-25-054517.jpg This is my block. I drilled one hole for one corner bolt and shared another of the block's holes with a mast plate bolt. BUT, you say your passage from below is tiny and only fit for wire cable. Sorry then. Cable it must be, but surely the b...
by opie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Drifter, Sleep easy. You bought the right boat. Plus we all enjoy the tales of your adventures very much. Invite us all down to your first launch, please. But, the new sailor here has to buy the rest of us beer and pizza. Now, for the centerboard. It fills with water to help make it less effort to r...
by opie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?

ps - to Ray,
I did try soap 1 time. I actually didn't see a difference in just using saltwater.
by opie
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?

Ray, You will be happy to hear that I don't use soap. Since I am on the water I feel bad about putting soap overboard. If I was in my driveway, that's different. But I have no water at my storage lot. The power washer sounds good, maybe I could try it with 2 or 3 buckets of water (I have 120v power ...
by opie
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Recommended method to keep non-skid clean?

On the cockpit seats and topsides going forward, I do not wax because of fear of slipping. The non-skid surfaces attract dirt like a magnet and a stiff brush, water and much scrubbing gets it clean and the sun whitens it. Trails of white trickle down into the water (I clean while afloat) so that may...
by opie
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Nominations Open for "Worst Skinflint" of this Site
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

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

NiceAft,
Evidence please for your nomination to count....., entertaining examples?

Until then, the seat cushion bow roller may be in the lead.

Opie
by opie
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 7249

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

My boat is across town in a lot, so I did couch surfing for you.
https://www.foghornlullaby.com/about/ma ... -the-mast/
by opie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 23
Views: 4335

Re: Thanks to the Members....

You're welcome. In other words, "ditto."
: - )