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by Starscream
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

Both the X and the M can. Or even more.

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by Starscream
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

How would I design a trailerable power sailor? I have the perfect design idea. Here are the specs: *available right now for $15k to $20K, depending on options *6 ft standing headroom below *comes with a trailer that can be towed by a standard SUV, less than 5,000 lbs all-up weight including trailer,...
by Starscream
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mystery Crack and Leak. Mac 26x
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Re: Mystery Crack and Leak. Mac 26x

Whew!!!! I'd consider that a close call, not a disaster. You avoided the disaster. In my experience, time and degreaser are the best way to fight a gas spill. Absorb what you can with disposable rags, let dry, spray with degreaser, repeat, repeat. You can get citrus-flavored degreaser that has a rea...
by Starscream
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 38
Views: 4291

Re: Swing Keel rope replacement

Nope, it was clearly in the down position. But my brain overrode the obvious visual a couple of times because I was sure it was up. Plus, new markings, new line.

Lol I didn't start this rope thread I just hijacked it somewhere down the line.
by Starscream
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 38
Views: 4291

Re: Swing Keel rope replacement

Well, I did it again, meaning running full throttle with the board down at 20 mph. For quite some time. A total miscommunication between me and the admiral had me thinking she put it up, and her thinking that I put it up. With full ballast and full family on board, there was zero hint of instability...
by Starscream
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Planing
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Planing

With no ballast and the proper propeller that combo should run at maybe 14 knots, on a plane. The proper propeller would allow the motor to run at its proper max rpm, probably around 5500 rpm, but research your motor. Some people equip their motors with high-pitch props to get better economy for low...
by Starscream
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Adding a forestay forward of furler?
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Adding a forestay forward of furler?

I agree with Tom, it looks like the T-bolt at the end of the furler was not being used, and the mast was only being held up by the little anti-rotation bracket. Here is what it should look like: https://byvetg.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mOd5lkZIVMbGFAuFmBuSZcQnSjQsyeYtptMExyfqkwoDU_hWs5wQFeg2Rymb7WxubmhNoP...
by Starscream
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Adding a forestay forward of furler?
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Adding a forestay forward of furler?

I've done that on my X. I've posted about it on this site, with photos. I think it's more complicated on an M, but on the X it was very easy. A new mast hound, two rivets, some shackles and a turnbuckle, and the backup forestay is attached to the mast carrying bracket on the bow pulpit. Maybe the re...
by Starscream
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 48
Views: 3810

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

I am a big fan of supporting BWYachts, and I purchase a lot of my stuff from them. I decided to order new sails this spring, and I ended up ordering from Precision Sails. Their service was awesome, their price on graphics was fantastic, and the biggest thing is that with the US exchange rate their p...
by Starscream
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

Poop purging, aka pumpout, is pretty simple. After our recent trip with a well-used potty, I left the boat for almost a week before going down to empty it on Monday. I admit to being a little nervous after storing a few days' worth on board in 85F weather. There are two deck connections: the always-...
by Starscream
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 11677

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Me too. Those are exactly the wheels that were on that trailer. After two years in a forest, they were in perfect condition. I brought a breaker bar with me break loose the wheel bolts before I hit the road with them, in case I ended up on the side of the road--not the time to discover that you can'...
by Starscream
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

We recently came back from our maiden multi-day trip, with just about everything closed, including all public toilets, restaurants, parks, and anywhere else that we would normally "borrow" for #2. We have a Jabsco electric-macerator flush toilet (admiral's requirement when we bought the boat), a 9 g...
by Starscream
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 11677

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

A little update on the Pathfinder, and dual axle trailers. I bought and sold a Mac 2-24 last week, and it was on a homebuilt, brakeless single axle trailer, very solidly built. The trailer had iron hubs, and wheels with no center, hard to explain but the nuts just tightened wedges onto the wheel rim...