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by DaveB
Mon May 23, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate
Replies: 50
Views: 13725

Re: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate

Powerhorse 2000 watt $599 Northern tools. Same as Honda 2000 . Less noise and has 30 amp and duel hookup and copper wound.(wire hookup included.) Had mine for 2 years and love it, 58 lbs. I cannot hear this 10 ft away from camper and will only give slight vibration on a macx in wheelwell in front of...
by DaveB
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Adding brakes to a brake-less trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Re: Adding brakes to a brake-less trailer

Never use drum brakes in fresh or salt water, use disk brakes and for salt water use stainless steel disk. Always wash them with fresh water after haulout. Dave Thanks, guys! Are there any advantages to disk brakes over drum brakes? I already have a set of drum brakes, but wouldn't mind changing eve...
by DaveB
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Adding brakes to a brake-less trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Re: Adding brakes to a brake-less trailer

March, I have twin axels very good condition for the MacX . these axels are for 8.5 ft trailer, with Stainless steel disk brake on one axel.
I want them out of my garage $100.
Dave
by DaveB
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 31759

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

Fact is , you can tow a Kayak or inflatable if you keep the tow line close to stearn. Even in 15-20 Knots. This all depends on wave and winds. I have used both my Kodiak 8ft and 9.6 ft Solicit dings inflatables towing bow up close to motor. Speeds of up to 18mph, no problem and higher speeds . Use b...
by DaveB
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate
Replies: 50
Views: 13725

Re: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate

I have the 1200 watt 2cycle and loud (they came out with the 900 watt later). I now have the 2000 watt powerhorse and is same as Honda 2000 with copper wound. DBA is 52-58. cost me $499 18 mo. ago.(think it's $550 now) Has 30 amp and twin 15 amp plugs, with duel gen hookup wires. Weighs 48 lbs and s...
by DaveB
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Keys trip II
Replies: 26
Views: 6516

Re: Keys trip II

Going South from South Dade Marina is good inside, outside Hawks..you need good weather. looks like you missed a lot of anchorage I have posted. Bahia Honda had only 3 boats in it in a 40 slip marina in October Book 5 days oct14 2016 for camp rv . Bahia Honda, carry 2 kay's on truck and two cruiser ...
by DaveB
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard repair
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: 26X centerboard repair

My centerboard 1997x had cracks on the head and lower end. I fiber glassed it and gelcoat . I have lot of experience in repairing fiberglass. If you don't I would get a replacement tru BYW. These centerboards and rudders thru these early years are known for weak fiberglass connections and will crack...
by DaveB
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Best battery monitors? And low voltage cutoff?
Replies: 59
Views: 9142

Re: Best battery monitors? And low voltage cutoff?

Jeff, used many types batteries on my boats. Those included are Gel, deep cycle , AGMS and twin 6volt Golf cart Trojans. The best for the price and long life and neglect goes to Twin 6 volt Trojan Golf Cart batteries. Nothing else is even close for power and extended life for cost. Current have twin...
by DaveB
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: mac 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: mac 26X

The stock BWY anchor roller is not for permanent mount on MacX 26 , You can't carry your anchor on the roller underway and use it as a anchor platform on the hook. This one you can. http://macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23641&p=308286#p308286 Dave Thanks for that, John. Some of those...
by DaveB
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anchor Roller Installation
Replies: 36
Views: 13664

Re: Anchor Roller Installation

I used this after install of u3 anchor for fortress11. works great and anchor is positioned centerline to bow. The bow light is a 12inch plug in for night nav. This 22inch bow roller will do also any type Danforth and plows types, Just the top bar holding anchor may have to be adjusted, http://www.m...
by DaveB
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 4046

Re: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering

Neo, got it...late internet contact to Down Under.
Hope it works for you.
Dave


Neo wrote:Sorry Dave, I should of explained.
I've covered my steel wire Stays in Blue Polyurethane Tube .... There are only two Bungees in the photo, crossing over the Mast base.
Sorry for the confusion :?
by DaveB
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 4046

Re: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering

If you have the 150 Genoa go for it but if you want to crank in that 150 to inside track it's a no. As stated best to use bungee cord to tuck in baby stays while beating to windward using inside track. Remember, best pointing is always with the 105 jib on inside track over 6knots to windward. (that'...
by DaveB
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering
Replies: 11
Views: 4046

Re: Masts Swing control during raising and lowering

Neo, I have used 1/8 inch braded line for Baby Stays past 8yrs. Works great! You never want to use bungee cords for any type stays. I can see you putting bungee cords inward to mast to reduce 105 jib sheet line fray. Beating to windward , just better to leave baby stays alone. just another step to r...
by DaveB
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker
Replies: 31
Views: 7450

Re: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker

Sumner, I have a 4 day stay at Oscar Scherer Camp Site in Venice Dec.19-23. Camper will have all cabinets installed and this trip will include 2 12ft kayak's, inflatable Kodiak with 2.5 Suzuki and 30 thrust motor along with twin trail bikes. Also added twin 200 watt heaters but may only use one. (gr...
by DaveB
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Battery charging.
Replies: 20
Views: 5384

Re: Battery charging.

You have electric start that requires a 12 volt battery, just hookup a lead from battery to your low power dc units. Add additional battery if your elect. demands require. You also can add a Cig. lighter off your battery, plug in a 50watt AC/DC converter to plug in your AC appliance. This is just lo...