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by 2BonC
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rain water at rear berth
Replies: 18
Views: 2475

Re: Rain water at rear berth

bubba wrote:One word CALK
.. :? please help me to undestand that.., my English is limited :cry: .Jim, howabout "u"?
Rainer
by 2BonC
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Buckshot in the daggerboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: Buckshot in the daggerboard

bubba wrote: Wheather it is 50 lb of gear or food or just a full port-a potty the boat doesn't matter.
I think the weight of the Porta Potty is neutral :D :D :D

Rainer
by 2BonC
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: autopilot question
Replies: 32
Views: 4220

Re: autopilot question

Rick,
thank You, Your pictures make it clear, forget my mail :) .
Rainer
by 2BonC
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dumbest question in the history of this forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: Dumbest question in the history of this forum

David Mellon wrote:As long as your GPS can see stars at night and the sun in the daytime it can calculate your position using a chronometer and a sextant!
Sorry, I don´t understand that :| , can the GPS look through the cotton of the bimini? :D :D :D. I have never seen my GPS using a sextant :o .

Rainer
by 2BonC
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Trim Gauge- Needfull Thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Trim Gauge- Needfull Thing?

During the restauration of my instruments some thoughts about the Suzuki Trim Gauge passed by. Does someone really makes use of this instrument? I don´t! http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k376/2bonc/Tilt_neu.jpg For sure it is a nice looking instrument however for a :macx: sailors everyday use it d...
by 2BonC
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Corrosion of Engine-Instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Corrosion of Engine-Instruments

[quote="RussMT My Suzuki doesn't have a trim gauge. I like that. A rudder gauge would be handy as well.Russ[/quote] Russ, You don´t miss to much, IMO the trim gauge is looking quite nice however for the everyday use it does not make much sense by the way it is functioning right now. It is just showi...
by 2BonC
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Corrosion of Engine-Instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Corrosion of Engine-Instruments

I did it :)

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by 2BonC
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Corrosion of Engine-Instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Corrosion of Engine-Instruments

On the occasion of dismenteling my steering for an overhaul I got easy access to the engine instruments from the rear. This brought something of the last sailing season in my mind :o : I was allways aggrevated looking at the RPM-indicator watching the rust there :x . So I decided to refurbish the en...
by 2BonC
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

Thanks Allan, I found it. As I understand You did not seperate the inner part from the outer part of the cable. What I´m going to do tomorrow I will thrill or grind a small hole (3mm) into the outer part of the cable just below the rack and fill in some oil :P . This will be my last attempt prior th...
by 2BonC
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

Allan, how and what did You lubricate? The only parts which I can access are the gearing at the top end and the piston on the bottom end of the cable. As You will see the piston is quite erodet. I grinded off the rust and lubricated this parts however no improvement was observed. http://i325.photobu...
by 2BonC
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

Hallo Jim, I can confirm that it´s possible to remove the Detmar steering cable with rack while the wheel is still in place, did it today. However to exchange the complete steering the wheel has to be removed. Doing this was a piece of cake after heating up the hub by means of a heat gun, I even did...
by 2BonC
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

Thanks again Jim,
now everything is clear. I think I´m heading for the Uflex Rotech system :P
Rainer
by 2BonC
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

I bought my Teleflex SS-141 at go2marine.com. Hi Jim, Thank You for the answer however my question was: Is the "Teleflex SS141 Rack Package Single Back Mount" what You have installed? Is there enough space for the rack inside the steering helmet? Does anybody know the length of the rack of that ste...
by 2BonC
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable
Replies: 51
Views: 14267

Re: Replacing Detmar Steering Cable

I did fit an SS141 (10 ft length) to my 2002 :macx: without any problems. I looked for the Teleflex SS 141 in the web and found this one:"Teleflex SS141 Rack Package Single Back Mount"? http://www.starmarinedepot.com/Teleflex+SS141+Rack+Packages+Single+Back+Mount.html Is this what You have installe...
by 2BonC
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Substitude for Floating Material
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

Re: Substitude for Floating Material

nedmiller wrote:--or it will pop out and float on the surface and the Mac will sink.
this will give an exelent trace for the rescue :D :D :D