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by kadet
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: COST OF ELECTRICAL GEAR
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: COST OF ELECTRICAL GEAR

by kadet
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?
Replies: 23
Views: 6888

Re: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?

I live on the coast and the ramp I use with the dingy is only a few kilometres away and an easy drive up one ramp and off the next on the motorway ,I only travel at about 80km/h. The only trouble I have had is when a truck dropped a load of recycled steel in front of me and blew a tyre on the traile...
by kadet
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?
Replies: 23
Views: 6888

Re: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?

Here you go oskar.. http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_itemdetail.asp?item=55152&search123=outboard&intAbsolutePage=2 On back of stern rail seat. It pivots slightly so I have two rubber stoppers on the plastic seat part to lean the outboards foot on. I use to have it on the swim ladder as someone els...
by kadet
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?
Replies: 23
Views: 6888

Re: Towing a Tender vs. Carrying it on the Fore-Deck?

I ended up going the whole hog and building davits for my :macm: . They are constructed of bimini aluminium tubing and stainless steal rail fixtures. The aluminium tubing was not strong enough on its own and has been reinforced with 22mm hardwood dowles (broom handles) which fitted perfectly inside ...
by kadet
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: USA Trailer Hitch in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

Re: USA Trailer Hitch in Australia

Well Phillip this is the actual low down of the current ADR 62/02 unfortunately the "trailer buddy" meets SAE J-684 which is not exempted under ADR 62/02 only ECE 50/01 (Europe) standards. ADR 62/02 states in part 12.3.2. Up to 3.5 tonnes ‘ATM’ ‘Couplings’, other than those at clause 12.3.1, specifi...
by kadet
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: USA Trailer Hitch in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

Re: USA Trailer Hitch in Australia

I don't know about the older Macs but the hitch on the new aluminium trailer is a 2 inch hitch with 1.6mm of deviation allowed for the ball i.e. From 49.2mm - 51.4mm this by any definition is a 50mm hitch. The problem comes as the trailer is not plated to meet the Australian ADRs and Certified as me...
by kadet
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: anyone adapted aluminum M trailer to the X?
Replies: 15
Views: 4745

Re: anyone adapted aluminum M trailer to the X?

My concern with the :macm: trailer is the mixing of reactive metals together steel, galvanized steel and aluminium. Though the galvanic reaction should only occur while the trailer is wet, overtime this will cause the aluminium to be “eaten” away. I hope my simple solution of adding a couple of outb...
by kadet
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: wind vane
Replies: 23
Views: 3479

Re: wind vane

Nothing on a moving boat will ever give you true wind Then how come my electronic wind indicator connected to my GPS has an apparent and true button. :) To avoid :macm: mast rotation I mounted the sensor on a pole attached to the mast crunch. It unscrews for trailering and only takes a minute to fi...
by kadet
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 very tippy can we do something
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: 26 very tippy can we do something

Having come from a Cat background I found the Mac very "tippy" at first. I have found now after sailing her for bit that the boat does not stiffen till 15 degrees of heal. I found that once I overcame my fear of broaching (after reading other post here about heal) in the :macm: she easily sails well...
by kadet
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Removal of fouling on rudders
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Undiluted swimming pool liquid chlorine.

What is does not clean it kills and bleaches white so you no loner see it :)

Naturally only use on white fittings and bleach safe stuff.
by kadet
Sat May 24, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: lines, sheets and halyards
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Lines; any rope not part of the rigging e.g. anchor line.

Sheet; the rope attached to a sails clew (back bit) used to trim the sail. Or in the mains case the traveller.

Halyard; the rope used to raise a sail.

Google any sailing term and you will get plenty of good definitions with pictures too 8)
by kadet
Fri May 23, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: WHAT IS WRONG WITH MAC HARDWARE?
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Basically what KHE said but from a laymans point of view. Having just set up a 2008M :macm: with the new factory furler and an E-Tec 60 I can make the following observations. • Furler is similar to the CDI that is normally fitted to the pre factory furler models. It is a bit cheaper and nastier in c...
by kadet
Tue May 20, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Furler--HELP it won't furl
Replies: 19
Views: 4554

I use the decord internal halyard the same as the CDI FF2, as I don't change the headsail, no binding issue up the mast but it still binds at the drum. Will have to give the new line and lube a test next long weekend. 8)
by kadet
Wed May 14, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Furler--HELP it won't furl
Replies: 19
Views: 4554

I have only had my 08 :macm: out a few times and have had the furler bind twice. On the first occasion I did not have time to search for the problem and just hand furled it by turning the foil. On the second occasion I took a good look to find out what the heck was going on because this would not be...
by kadet
Thu May 08, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: OZ members
Replies: 125
Views: 29619

Brissy here and Tangalooma is the destination of choice :).