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by kadet
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dinghy Davits
Replies: 21
Views: 5689

Re: Dinghy Davits

Permanent, I found the rigging wire to the mast crunch helped thighten it all up and stop flexing.

Port has GPS, Startbourd has about 1 metre of extra pole with an electronic wind indicator mount.
by kadet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dinghy Davits
Replies: 21
Views: 5689

Re: Dinghy Davits

Here are the pics of the davit attachment points.

Alll the best.

http://s511.photobucket.com/albums/s358/_kadet_/Davits/
by kadet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dinghy Davits
Replies: 21
Views: 5689

Re: Dinghy Davits

Does not effect trim, maybe slightly ass heavy as there is an extra 50kg back there. No pics of mount but it is just 4 ss Ubolts to the stern seat supports. The vertical support are plastic capped and they sit on the deck/hull rub. If I get a chance I will take some photos tomorrow, mast and everyth...
by kadet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dinghy Davits
Replies: 21
Views: 5689

Re: Dinghy Davits

The davits kadet use look good, is it harder to get onboard your boat when the dinghy is in position? looks like it would be. I don't enter my boat from the rear except when anchored and using the dink so does not worry me. The ramp I use has a dock so I climb up the front trailer ladder launch and...
by kadet
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bildge Pump
Replies: 39
Views: 4097

Re: Bildge Pump

Any boat that hits something and puts a hole in the bottom of the boat will not benifit from a bildge pump! A 2" diameter hole in the boat will allow the water to flow in at an enourmous rate at which a bildge pump cannot keep up. I would care to wager more boats have been saved because of a bilge ...
by kadet
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: NAVIGATION
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: NAVIGATION

Now puggsy if you are going to sail so far from Fremantle that you need landmarks to navigate by you better invest in a chronometer, sextant and a compass in case that GPS breaks. The Dutch only had a compass and they kept finding New Holland. Admittedly they were trying to get to Indonesia at the t...
by kadet
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fixed Mount VHF antenna recomendations
Replies: 20
Views: 3092

Re: Fixed Mount VHF antenna recomendations

There are so many variables here it is not an easy question to answer. If you trailer all the time you risk damaging the connection and the aerial and it might not work when you need it. How are you going to run the wire? Most aerials are tuned to their connecting wire so if you cut then use a conne...
by kadet
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Sail Selection

I ordered the boom kicker with mine so no topping lift required. It makes life so much easier. First mod I made was to install a proper 4:1 outhaul, probably not needed for factory doyle but my new main is loose footed and it will give better control. I ordered the 150 genny and now regret it :cry: ...
by kadet
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: WHY IS THE MAC DISRESPECTED AMONG SAILORS
Replies: 31
Views: 6647

Re: WHY IS THE MAC DISRESPECTED AMONG SAILORS

Just watch other brands of traditional boats being launched and see if strangers stop their cars or workers drop what they are doing to ask go about it the way they do my M26X on the ramp. Forget about the ramp, hull I have people stop their cars and knock on my front door to ask about the :macm:. ...
by kadet
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Price reduction, E-Tec installed now $6,995
Replies: 27
Views: 2716

Re: Price reduction, E-Tec installed now $6,995

Mine came with a 13.75x13. When boat was new with no cr@p on board I used to get 5600rpm for 16.5knots (GPS)
Now that it is fitted out for comfort :P I only get 5100rpm for a max of just over 14knots.
I suspect I might need a 14x11 prop for a loaded boat.
Both those speeds are without ballast.
by kadet
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Will my Toyota Matrix AWD tow our 93 M26?
Replies: 13
Views: 5068

Re: Will my Toyota Matrix AWD tow our 93 M26?

Might also have something to do with fuel costs, we regularly pay over $1.50 a litre for fuel. At current exchange rates that's something like $9.00 a gallon US . It's even more in the UK. US cheap fuel = big car Aus dearer fuel = medium car UK prohibited = mini or a scooter :) We just cannot afford...
by kadet
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Will my Toyota Matrix AWD tow our 93 M26?
Replies: 13
Views: 5068

Re: Will my Toyota Matrix AWD tow our 93 M26?

Different regulations and insurance concerns (law suits) everywhere. My Subaru is rated for 1800kg in Aus. 2000kg in the UK and only 1200kg in the US. I find it marginal at best to tow the Mac :macm: . It is OK at low speed around town to and from the ramp a handful of kilometres away, but I would n...
by kadet
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: new engine
Replies: 37
Views: 3769

Re: new engine

I think the more correct term is that the Etec does not require a run flush as the power head is self flushing. All that is required is a short burst of freshwater in the flush port to clean out the cooling channels. Also the Etec 50 and 60 have large engine impellers and gear cases so swing 14” pro...
by kadet
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminium Furler Extrusions
Replies: 15
Views: 969

Re: Aluminium Furler Extrusions

Thanks for all the replies, I am confused as ever :? Even after reading all the old posts I could find on snapfurls. This is the furler I am looking at, about $300 cheaper than a snapfurl but sail needs some mods to work with it. It is marketed as a reefer not just a furler. The small 6.5 inch drum ...
by kadet
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminium Furler Extrusions
Replies: 15
Views: 969

Aluminium Furler Extrusions

I am looking at replacing my Macgregor CDI knockoff furler as here in Aus it just gets too hot and the plastic extrusion is always any shape but straight, even with PVC piping to brace the thing on the mast. Like everything Mac it’s cheap and just functional and just begs to be upgraded. I am concer...