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by DaveC426913
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone with ramp-building experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Anyone with ramp-building experience?

I was talking to a buddy (the best sailor in our club), and he mentioned an idea he'd suggested to the board sometime in the past. He suggested upgrading our dinghy ramp to facilitate our trailer sailors. His idea is to drop a big concrete slab in the water and then simply place a couple of I-beams ...
by DaveC426913
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

SeaSaw back home. Mechanic came with a jack and checked wheels - they spun freely. Once we centred the boat a little better, we saw that the wheel had indeed rubbed right through the anti-foul paint to the 'glass. (Just a tiny patch tho). That explains the resistance somewhat - though it doesn't rea...
by DaveC426913
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

*sigh* Boat's still at Engine mechanic's. They don't fix trailers. My towing service does not tow boats at all, never mind having dollies to put under the wheels. I've reached out to my club for towing referrals. Their response is to suggest that - if I can't get the mountain to Mohammed - it might ...
by DaveC426913
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

No worries, Opie. :)

Good advice is always good advice. Seeing your experience and the research you've done will inform my decision as to how long I wait and what I do about it.
by DaveC426913
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

opie wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Why don't you take my hard earned advice and buy a new lower unit????
Thanks.
We'll see how it goes over the summer first.
by DaveC426913
Fri May 29, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

Tomfoolery wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:32 am

opposite direction, the prop shaft turns in the opposite direction when that clutch is engaged.

Shifting slowly allows those teeth to 'grind', but they're not actually gear teeth. Just big square teeth like the top of a castle tower (crenellation).
So, gears with two teeth. :D
by DaveC426913
Thu May 28, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

If you are going to pay $3,500 for replacement of an $1,100 part; you must have one heck of a lot of respect for that mechanic He hasn't quoted me a price. . Also, if he could fix it by adjusting the cable, why were you hauling the boat home? I asked him to check if I've stripped all the gears.
by DaveC426913
Wed May 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

whoanellie!!!! There is a lock-tabbed washer holding that ring in. If you don't bend the tabs then you will break your tool Well, he broke his tool... Yeah, he said I could pick up a new one for maybe $3500. But he'll keep an eye out for a used one. Thing is, that isn't necessarily what I need. Tha...
by DaveC426913
Wed May 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

OK, boat is back at the mechanic's. We got it moving but it felt very heavy. Luckily, we only went 500 yards back to the mechanic. We weren't sure whether it was actually seizing. So my friend checked. I quote him: Well, this left bearing doesn't seem to be be warming up. I'd expect it to be warm if...
by DaveC426913
Wed May 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

Ugh. Never rains but it pours. I picked the boat up after-hours. Only got as far as the busy, busy main road before discovering that the brakes won't release. Spent a half hour dodging cars on foot before I could get it to move enough to get into a parking lot. I think the brakes won't release becau...
by DaveC426913
Wed May 27, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 4690

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

Heard back from shop. Apparently there's a threaded retainer ring they need to take off before they can get at the lower section. It's seized and it broke their tool. (I won't know more until I show up to examine it.) So they can't do anything. I've either got to live with it, or replace the whole l...
by DaveC426913
Tue May 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 933

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

Not really a lot of room to paddle around down there, but you do you.
by DaveC426913
Sun May 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Capsized My 26X
Replies: 120
Views: 38067

Re: Capsized My 26X

I remember reading this thread. Short summary: Captain installed opening ports in the side of the hull (as many others have). They were left open by accident and when the boat healed, they filled the cabin in seconds. The lesson of the story: If you install OPENING portholes in the side of your Mac...
by DaveC426913
Fri May 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fuel tanks again (I hate mine)
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: Fuel tanks again (I hate mine)

Jim B Mack wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 pm

Hi Dave
What kind of tanks do you have what are the capacity?
Got a picture?
How about the dimensions?

Cheers...........Jim
Pretty sure they're standard issue 25L (6.6Gal).

Only mine have a gas gauge.

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