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by 2BonC
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Swing keel bolt and cable
Replies: 13
Views: 5371

Re: Swing keel bolt and cable

So rainer, how did you access the two ends of the pivot pin inside the boat? (The pivot pin doesn't go up into place from the outside of the boat, right?) Do you have pics of the inside? Viz, here is the picture as requested but I´m afraid it won´t help You http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k376/2...
by 2BonC
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Swing keel bolt and cable
Replies: 13
Views: 5371

Re: Swing keel bolt and cable

Some owners have tried to tighten the pin/board fit by reglassing the hole, some have installed a bronze bushing, etc. in a mistaken attempt to make the pin a precise fit thru the board. If the pin and board fit were to be close, two things would happen: The hole in the board would be ground up by ...
by 2BonC
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Head Relocation - Mac Classic
Replies: 16
Views: 1760

Re: Head Relocation - Mac Classic

My thought is that you would be going from a bad situation to a worst one. I'd take some cardboard and mock it up and then spend time in the cabin with 4 people and see where they are going to sit and how you are going to prepare meals and how they are going to get into and out of the aft berth whi...
by 2BonC
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sealing an old Rub Rail
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Sealing an old Rub Rail

My rubrail is still looking good, almost no scratches on it . As I have water in the bilge too (I´m aware of all the other sources for bilgewater) I´m thinking about just sealing the gap between the rubrail and deck from above with some kind of sealant as seen in the following scetch: http://i325.ph...
by 2BonC
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing rub rail question???
Replies: 17
Views: 4303

Re: Replacing rub rail question???

If you do have a deck to hull leak it was because manifacture didn't seal it properly of you had a hard bump at the pileing and broke the seal. Dave Dave, thank You for the answer. I´m aware of all (?) the sources for bilgewater and did something against them. As I´m not sure that I always have avo...
by 2BonC
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing rub rail question???
Replies: 17
Views: 4303

Re: Replacing rub rail question???

One question just in the blind: My rubrail is still looking good, almost no scratches on it . As I have water in the bilge too I´m thinking about just sealing the gap between the rubrail and deck from above with some kind of sealant. I´m wondering if anybody has done this before, which result? Rainer
by 2BonC
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: solar panel ratings
Replies: 28
Views: 5173

Re: solar panel ratings

2BonC, what kind of panel did you find? It looks like one of the semi-flexible ones with a fiberglass substrate; something like, but not quite identical to, the Aurinco panels. How big is it, how much power does it afford you, where did you get it? Hi Rick, I think Your absolutely right, the main p...
by 2BonC
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to rope start an E-TEC
Replies: 27
Views: 2103

Re: How to rope start an E-TEC

pokerrick1 wrote: - - - however, I agree that one should read the instructions :P and then try to start the engine by hand so they know they can do it BEFORE IT IS NECESSARY :!:

Rick
..reading manuals is chicken-hearted :D
by 2BonC
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: ..could come out much more worse...
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

Re: ..could come out much more worse...

Perhaps not as funny in another country...sorry... Over here, when you're having a lucky day, or feeling rather lucky, there is a saying that it would be a good time to go buy a ticket to the lucky draw or lottery because if you're being lucky, you'd win. I didn't realize that it might not translat...
by 2BonC
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: ..could come out much more worse...
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

Re: ..could come out much more worse...

vizwhiz wrote:I assume you ran out straight away and bought a lottery ticket? :)
..sorry, I missed that :( ..
by 2BonC
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: auto pilot recall...
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: auto pilot recall...

..I was a victim, that what it looked like: http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k376/2bonc/Autosteer-defect-1.jpg I lost my friend when I was sailing single handed on the Baltic Sea. :( It took me about one year to get my substitude. I changed to the SPX Wheel Pilot. Here are both installations. http...
by 2BonC
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: ..could come out much more worse...
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

..could come out much more worse...

..not sure to post in the correct forum, but anyhow, think the little story is worth reading.. This is my :macx: placed there after the summer season at August 31st at it´s standard rest position (as long it´s not in the water): http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k376/2bonc/Persenning.jpg On Septemb...
by 2BonC
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Mod Complete
Replies: 47
Views: 10886

Re: Trailer Mod Complete

..just another improvement for the use of a Mac-trailer... Sometimes during the lauch or storing of the boat I was forced to move to the top of the bow of my :macx: . As long as the mast and spreaders are still in their storing position it´s quite incomfotable to walk there all the way from the rear...
by 2BonC
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Marine Stereo Installation
Replies: 37
Views: 10124

Re: Marine Stereo Installation

another position for the radio
Image
Just above the galley.
Rainer
by 2BonC
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Smart Rails installed!
Replies: 46
Views: 6748

Re: Smart Rails installed!

Keeping it on a straight line, under the boot stripe works great and doesn't affect sailing. Here's a pic of the Smart Rail at work; This is mid starboard rail looking forward @ 18kts. With the 50hp-Suzuki my :macx: is making just 12 kts :( Do You think with Smart Rails it will go 18kts as well? :D...