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by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Donation
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Donation

Done. 8)
by Tomfoolery
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to sailing need boat advice
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: New to sailing need boat advice

Might want to look into nearby fresh water lakes, like Meade and Havasu . Might find better pricing, and of course, it’s fresh water. Only 300 miles, which I do without stopping for a bio break, even with a boat in tow. Edit: Oh wait - you’re a bit further north. 450 miles, but that’s still only a ...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello All, and Thank You
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Hello All, and Thank You

The boat came with a minty fresh 20 year old never used RF jib, so perhaps I’ll use it after inspecting the furler and deciding on the well used Genoa I'd pick the fresh jib over a flabby Genoa. Mine was the same. Bed sheet for a main, but a new, virtually unused jib, so the genoa lives in its bag ...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to sailing need boat advice
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: New to sailing need boat advice

Might want to look into nearby fresh water lakes, like Meade and Havasu. Might find better pricing, and of course, it’s fresh water. Only 300 miles, which I do without stopping for a bio break, even with a boat in tow. Edit: Oh wait - you’re a bit further north. 450 miles, but that’s still only a da...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to sailing need boat advice
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: New to sailing need boat advice

beechkingd wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:36 pm
If the existing engine runs well I wouldn't worry about replacing it, put a fresh impeller in the lower unit and run it. Put the money toward new sails, sails more then about 10 years old are junk IMO.
Agree, but I would add that if they’re OEM sails, they were bed sheets after a season or two.
by Tomfoolery
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Oh wow Tom that's a worry :? .... Does that take into consideration the 300pds (136Kgs) of permanent ballast? .... I can't recall if it's just back from the dagger board?... I know I had a picture with it's position somewhere but I can't find it. My estimate is based on the trailer dimensions, incl...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What communications radio do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 854

Re: What communications radio do you have?

It's pretty simple. What is your life and the lives of your loved ones worth if you need it and don't have it? :wink: In another thread Chinook highly recommended a fixed radio. That’s why I have a fixed with antenna on the mast, an emergency antenna with cable, a spare radio exactly like the fixed...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Here's what I think you have, followed by what you would have with the new trailer. These figures are based in large part on the existing tongue weight, which can vary with trailer tilt when using two torsion axles, so the margin of error can be relatively large. I had to calculate the CG of the boa...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Neo wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:37 pm
... Yesterday I got one of those ball weight measuring (spring) sticks and the old steel Trailer weighs in at 198Kgs on my 2,334Kg rig.
So, if I'm reading this right, your boat weighs 2334 - 480 = 1854 Kg {4079 lb]?
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Neo wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:46 am
Awesome Tom... that's great :)
Except the ball/tongue weight would not be 198Kgs without the Mac on the trailer.
Ooooh, then what is it without the boat? That CG looked awfully far forward for just an empty trailer, especially with two heavy axles and wheels.
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

# Old trailer is 480Kg...Bow-V-Block back to Centre point of axle group is 4730mm ...Bow-V-Block forward to Towball is 1210mm ...Which is a measured ball weight of 198Kgs Is this right? Empty trailer only. Or is the tongue weight with the boat on it? https://i.postimg.cc/kBXGP2XF/26-M-Trailer-1.jpg
by Tomfoolery
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Tom, I was wondering if you could use your Mastery and Wizardry to calculate the approximate change in ball/tongue weight . . . Give me al little time on that. I have to draw it out to make sure I have the geometry accurately represented. The math is easy, which then makes it easy to give a very de...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 91
Views: 11181

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

I've taken delivery of my new Dual Axle Aluminium Trailer (will post up some photo's) but because of the complexities of the :macm: hull I'm doing all the hardware configurations myself .... At the moment the axles look way too far forward and I'm worried it won't tow too well like that. It should ...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which Anchor Do You Use
Replies: 36
Views: 569

Re: Which Anchor Do You Use

As NiceAft suggested, using two objects as range markers, like a big tree lined up with a water tower (for instance), and if the alignment changes, you’ve moved. Whether the anchor has dragged or not depends on how the alignment has changed, but still, it works and is free. You just can’t see it whe...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: escalon entrada cabina
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: escalon entrada cabina

Probablemente tendrá que hacer la suya propia o usar una escalera plegable corta como la que tenían los barcos X más nuevos. Y bienvenido al foro.

[You will probably have to make your own, or use a short fold-up ladder like the newer X boats had. And welcome to the forum.]