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by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

ok, I understand. In the manual (Merc) they say don't use it for trailering...

Maybe they just say not to be responsible...
by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:04 pm
svscott wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 am


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I do transport the boat with the engine all the way up and the tilt lock in place,
What do you mean exactely with the "tilt lock"?
by kurz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

- cables are not hard to replace. well maybe true, I would say it depends... In my :macm: the Throttle box is inside the helm pedestal. This looks very nice! BUT: To put new cables in...first you have to split the complete helm... Then you need to open the box INSIDE the helm pedestal... the first ...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Trailer tire size

Hey Tomfoolery Your roller setting looks quite smart. here you can see my mod with the :macm: trailer (alu): https://i.postimg.cc/rKDx7r9k/IMG-20200726-212342.jpg This is a stock roller including holder, just screwed onto the trailer frame. To remove the roll I crank the trailer up as much, put a wo...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 replacement control cable
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Honda BF50 replacement control cable

I have a Merc so I can't help with type of cables. How many years did the work? I think you can't do anything against the flexing when tilting up the OB. BUT: The problem is: The steel wires are rusting becouse the plastic outside of them is borken. So when I renewed it this spring I used shrink tub...
by kurz
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Trailer tire size

Before changing the coupler... This year I put a roller before the V on the trailer. It makes lunching Much easier! The V can completely be put of water. Just watch the stern is floating. Then winch the boat easily on the trailer. For long distance I take the roller out. May be the easiest mod with ...
by kurz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 148
Views: 4900

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Great work!

When your are finished could you weight it without the stove? Would be interesting!
by kurz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire size
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Trailer tire size

To do the correct math you need the exact tire dimension of both tires, the 15 And 14 inch ones
by kurz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tandem trailer for 26M cracked beam right in the center
Replies: 19
Views: 395

Re: Tandem trailer for 26M cracked beam right in the center

When I added a second axle to the original trailer I put a board on the new axle so the weight sits on both axles now. Hope it will hold like this...
by kurz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 148
Views: 4900

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

one question to Jimmyt maybe I will put a carpet onto the side bunks. But there will be not enough space under the galley to move over the the carpet. I put away all the cusions - to much hassle. But just nude it does not look very vell... :evil: I don't know how it is under there, can you just use...
by kurz
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another Wind system for rotating mast
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Another Wind system for rotating mast

Hello, I come from talkin to opendwind.de. I really am interested as I could connect the windwane directely to the AP raymarine ev-100. The problem is they cannot sell the version for rotating masts yet. They have a second compass down in the boat that calculates the ratation from the mast. So there...
by kurz
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 148
Views: 4900

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

I'm using the original sliding tracks and track cars. The tracks are bolted to the fiberglass liner, and the track cars grab the track and shouldn't pull off. But, a very valid question. https://i.postimg.cc/8fsShPn4/IMG-1511.jpg one question to Jimmyt maybe I will put a carpet onto the side bunks....
by kurz
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Has anyone watched the Speedy Rigger videos?
Replies: 21
Views: 3918

Re: Has anyone watched the Speedy Rigger videos?

Here my forestay pin: https://i.postimg.cc/R6xGCqdG/IMG-20200906-123936.jpg I the past I could insert a small screwdriver... Becouse it was long enough. But the no possibility to put in the pin.... So I tested out this pin: it is very long and at the end small and sharp. So it is much easier to grab...
by kurz
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fuel Economy of 26X with original Honda BF50 4 stroke?
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Fuel Economy of 26X with original Honda BF50 4 stroke?

I SAY:
5KN... 2.5l / h, nearly same if ballast or not
6.5kn... 5l.... Hull speeed
Foll throttle.... 18l....
by kurz
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Inadequate trailer safety chain attached to bow eye
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Inadequate trailer safety chain attached to bow eye

I use a tie down going around the bow and the trailer. Then I put a chain from the bow eye over the winch. Just in case the boat will go backwards what is nearly impossible. Just to follow all the law rules. Then I completely release the winch cable. Shock loads can be enormous and can destroy the b...