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by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

While you are absolutely correct, it could still be a bad temp sensor. Yes. bad sensor is always on the table. Unless your gage has idiot lights like mine does, you'll have to test each sensor individually to find out if one has gone bad; as Tom suggests. Sure, but how? BF may be different, but hav...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?

I would assuming by putting an ammeter in the battery line from the OB. A DC clamp-on ammeter might give you a decent reading. Also by checking the battery voltage resting, and running. It should be elevated while running if the alternator is charging the battery, but it doesn't sound like it is. O...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?

That low voltage caught my eye, too - does your engine control alarm on poor alternator output? I don't believe my BF50 does (just low oil, high temp, but the piezo doesn't work, so how could I know? :P ), but perhaps yours does. Yeah. Dunno about the alternator. How does one check the alternator? ...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

& is something rubbing against the flywheel. Idk if you meant alarms are going off or you’re hearing a screeching sound. Sorry. Definitely the alarm speaker in the throttle. (Until I took it apart yesterday, I didn't really understand how the alarm system worked. Now I see that all sensors from the...
by DaveC426913
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 46
Views: 3682

What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

Welp. I am no closer to an answer, although I'm ruling some things out. Checked the pee-hole again. Checked battery voltage: 12.45V when off. Drops to 11.9 when motor running. Pulled apart the electrical coupling under the cowl to confirm it is indeed an alarm coming from the elec. harness in the O/...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dimples in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Dimples in hull

Holy Jeez that's a lot of overhang.

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by DaveC426913
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dodger height
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Dodger height

pleb222 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:15 am
It would save me a headache!
I doubt it.

Not all X dodgers are created equal. eg. some are narrow, some wide. You really want to take your own measurements.
by DaveC426913
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dodger height
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Dodger height

K9Kampers wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:10 am
Murphy's Rules dictate that dodger height be anywhere between bridge of nose and middle of forehead!
:wink:
:like:
by DaveC426913
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

Re: Self tacking jib

I've done a lot of singlehand sailing on my :macx: and what makes it easy for me is where I sit at the helm. I prefer to position myself on either side of the helm pedestal, depending on tack. The working area of the cockpit is between the pedestal and the companion way. My positioning is so that I...
by DaveC426913
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Help! Looking at a 26x, soon, on the hard
Replies: 23
Views: 2574

Re: Help! Looking at a 26x, soon, on the hard

Once it's on your (very) short list, but before you put down any money...

Pony up the money for a surveyor. Esp. if it's your first.

The few hundred clams or so you invest in a survey will seem like nothing if, instead, you get a lemon and have to pour money into it.
by DaveC426913
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: fouled wind vane
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: fouled wind vane

I even have one laying around here somewhere, but they're certainly easy to make, especially for a one-time chore like spider web clearing. Doesn't have to be pretty, does it? :wink: (Unless you're BOAT or Highlander, of course - then you wouldn't be able to make an ugly one if you tried. :D ) I've...
by DaveC426913
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: fouled wind vane
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: fouled wind vane

Don't need a 30 ft Swiffer - use a pig stick on the main halyard or topping lift, with anything on the end that will clear some webs. But don't forget the downhaul, or you'll be dropping the mast to retrieve the halyard. :wink: :D Ah! Brilliant idea! Thanks! I've already got a downhaul, so we're go...
by DaveC426913
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: fouled wind vane
Replies: 4
Views: 582

fouled wind vane

Short of dropping the mast, or using a bosun's chair, can anyone think of a way to get spider webs out of my wind vane at the top of my mast?

Not sure I can create a 30ft geyser of water from a hose.

I guess I could rig up a 30 foot swiffer...
by DaveC426913
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

It's 150 miles from Toronto ON to Kingston ON.
In a race, which will get there first? A factory Mac or your custom-designed dream sloop?

The Mac - because it can leave 2 years sooner! :D

(Just kidding. I know this is an exercise in design.)
by DaveC426913
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What line do you use for MRS?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: What line do you use for MRS?

Jimmyt wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:46 am
DaveC426913 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:26 pm
I ran out of line. Slipped right through my fingers, and the mast whammed down on my bimini frame.
Yikes! Glad no one was hurt!
Ehh. Now that I think of it, prob'ly closer to 5 degrees.