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by vizwhiz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

Sumner has a nice 33-ish foot long Endeavor that he has mentioned selling...if nothing else, you might be able to coordinate a day trip with him when he comes down to Florida to play in the fall... A lot of this will depend on what you want to accomplish with the boat... An Endeavor or an Island Pac...
by vizwhiz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Hull to deck joint repair
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Hull to deck joint repair

I did something like this on my 26S, but the joint may be different... mine was a flat flange-to-flange connection, so it was “easy”. Sounds like yours is an overlap type, thus the risk of sagging and having to keep things screwed together. It also sounds like your rail screws into place, which is d...
by vizwhiz
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: New to sailing - Need help in the Orlando, FL area
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: New to sailing - Need help in the Orlando, FL area

Herschel...he’s the guy. Look him up and ping him. He has had a Mac for years, and his is slipped on East Toho I believe, or maybe now on Lake Jesup or Lake Monroe in Sanford area. Lots of experience, very knowledgable, and also does sailing lessons from what I remember.
by vizwhiz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Torsion Bar Suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Torsion Bar Suspension

Thanks Tomfoolery... the axle tube is rusted badly and i was going to replace it eventually anyway. So I’m figuring out my options... the spindles and bearings seem to be fine, it’s mostly just rust consuming my trailer...
by vizwhiz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keel for motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: Keel for motoring

Aaahh... no rudders when you’re trawler-ing. Makes more sense now. I like the idea of a set of shorter rudders to help. Just leave them down and locked straight to act as a skeg. Then you could always use them to help maneuver in tight spaces at low speed also...
by vizwhiz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast rotation angle?
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: Mast rotation angle?

Okay, I found some stuff that I’m sure would work pretty well. One question - what wind indicator units are you using? Or are you plugging this into a multipurpose autopilot / trip computer (Raymarine, Garnin, etc.)? What I’m wanting to check into is what auxiliary inputs these devices have availabl...
by vizwhiz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Torsion Bar Suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Torsion Bar Suspension

Speaking of this - if i wanted to change my old axle and springs on my original steel S trailer to these, would it work?
:) :idea:
by vizwhiz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another water ballasted trailer sailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Another water ballasted trailer sailer

Hey Arbee, over on the facebook page someone was selling a blue mac in oz... not sure if it is still available.
by vizwhiz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast rotation angle?
Replies: 8
Views: 2418

Re: Mast rotation angle?

You could mount an analog radial position sensor on the leading edge of the mast at the level of the shroud connector, where the curved spreader holder piece is mounted that doesn’t turn.(think of attaching a little pointer to the front of the mast that passes over a curved sensor that can tell wher...
by vizwhiz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Non-water ballast
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Non-water ballast

The 25 and earlier do not have ballast, they have a weighted swinging keel (which does the same basic thing). But without the keel, they have no permanent ballast either. The 26 S & D, and the X, are water ballast only, with an unweighted swing keel or daggerboard. The M has 300# of permanent ballas...
by vizwhiz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keel for motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: Keel for motoring

Hey ris, is there a reason you don’t putter along with the rudders down? If you were motoring at high speed, i could undersand, but you’re using it as a trawler... :?:
by vizwhiz
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Lug bolts - oem steel trailer 26S
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Lug bolts - oem steel trailer 26S

Thanks for the help! I’ll check it out on BWY website...
by vizwhiz
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Lug bolts - oem steel trailer 26S
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Lug bolts - oem steel trailer 26S

Has anyone replaced the lug bolts on their classic steel trailer? Mine has the drum brakes, so they may be a little longer than some. Dors anyone know what size they are, before I go beat one out of the wheel?
by vizwhiz
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14042

Re: Making rudders

thats an awesome find, love it. how do you plan to finish tops and bottoms? will the weight of the ali, counteract the natural buoyancy of the entrapped air. or will you drill a hole in the bottom, like the mac rudders, so that they can fill and sink? So in my head i wasn’t worried about the top. T...
by vizwhiz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14042

Re: Making rudders

So I think I just found what I’ve been looking for with regard to a new rudder. An aluminum extrusion of a NACA0012 foil sized pretty close to what we need. It’s on duckworksbbs, called windknife... they have a full foil about 10.5” chord by 4’ long, and about 1” thick. Best part is that it is modif...