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by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Stiff steering

My steering system is too loose in my new Mac26x. My previous Mac 26x had nice stiff steering that allowed me to leave the helm.to attend to other business as required for single banding.. With my current Mac26x, if l let go of the wheel for a fraction of a second it leans into a HARD starboard tur...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

Ris, how are you dealing with the Canadian laws regarding cassette porta toilets vs marine heads set up with a pump out. Toronto here. Now I'm wondering if I'm legal. I have a porta-potty with a pumpout. (never use the pumpout, just carry it up to the club house). [ EDIT ] Sunuvagun. It looks like ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

Front or back is better than top or bottom for the loads and the location. That’s assuming primarily vertical load from the mast weight. Bending stresses are maximum in the top and bottom of the tube, and theoretically zero in the front and back. Shear stress in that spot is maximum, but small in ma...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa

Congrats on the new baby. Be aware that one weak spot on the original trailers is the pole tongue, particularly where it meets the side channels. Besides being the location of the highest bending moment, it’s also known to rust internally in there. Tap around the bottom of that tube with a ball peen...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

Depends where in the arch you put the hole. Got a sketch?
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Stiff steering

Thanks Tom. I did look on BWY and a complete upgraded system is available in my price range, and 1/3 the cost of hydraulics. I believe that is the path I will follow. Bob I would encourage you to first open the helm and take a few pictures of the steering gear. Also note where the cable exits the s...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Stiff steering

I tried to lubricate an old push/pull steering cable a couple of boats ago, and it was a waste of time. A new one is cheap enough, and should make it steer like new. BWY probably sells them, along with other sources. But you do need to know which steering gear version your boat has.
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 32
Views: 1105

Re: Upgrade already?

bobbob wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Do you think I have the wrong prop, or a damaged prop? I'm pretty sure when I repowered to this 4-stroke 60 I scrubbed the forum for prop sizing and confirmed it was in the ideal range.
What's the engine speed at WOT with full ballast in smooth water, and what is the redline for that engine?
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

Make your own. WM will even let you use their crimp tools in the store. For free.
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 32
Views: 1105

Re: Upgrade already?

The transom on that boat does look really slap happy noisy - I was unaware that the hunter 34 was like that - my brothers Hunter 34 did not have that. Earlier 34's had a more conventional transom/hull exit. No slapping. The second picture is an older 34, with a more conventional (and quieter) exit....
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 32
Views: 1105

Re: Upgrade already?

The Hunter 33 is a little more stable at anchor but it's not as fast as the B. Speaking of stability at anchor, the H340 was terrible in waves and wakes at anchor or at the dock. My biggest gripe with it. The hull shape at the transom was wide with a very shallow rise, which continued right out of ...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 32
Views: 1105

Re: Upgrade already?

Nor'Sea 27, but that's a heavy boat. Not something to tow with your 4Runner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_fu44SFNVE My Hunter 340 was pretty good in choppy conditions. Stuff that would keep me busy in my Mac, mostly holding on. But it was around 12,000 lb and 12 ft beam with a wing keel (fin wo...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: daggerboard 26m

https://i.postimg.cc/v82zmpFs/IMG-0552.jpg It's foilish Tom. Haven't measured it to see what sort of foil. Yeah, I guess it can't be a 'real' foil like a wing, as it has to provide lift equally well in both directions. :P I wonder what kind of wing sections stunt planes use so they can fly upside-d...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: daggerboard 26m

$550 USD plus shipping.

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/5401-1m0.htm

Could probably make one for far less, but I don’t know how good it would come out. Is it a foil? I would imagine it is, though probably constant section across its length, at least the part in the water.
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Looks like one of the screws that holds the float bowl on. It's possible the float isn't stopping the incoming gas and the level is too high, but even if it was, the gasket is there to prevent leaking. Try tightening it just a little - it's thin sheet metal screwed into weak aluminium, after all.