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by Tomfoolery
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 23
Views: 383

Re: Macgregorsailors site

HEY TOM! How's things way over there on the other side! You may have got rumor of a pocket monster roaming the TIN site but I am sworn to secrecy as to the identity of the creature. So you decided to take the plunge on a big six cylinder, ehe? So what's your plans for that? (Or is it already outfit...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 23
Views: 383

Re: Macgregorsailors site

Hey BOAT - I don’t suppose your T1N resembles a little green quadruped with a pink mouth on the Sprinter Forum, does it? I joined when I got my 3500 NCV3 Sprinter this summer and couldn’t help but notice the resemblance in style and tone, and the fact that someone tows a 26M. :D :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Youtube channel for MacGregorsailors
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Youtube channel for MacGregorsailors

I have a few videos already on youtube, but I have no idea how to put them on that new channel. Move, or link to, or re-upload. When I go to upload, it's onto my own channel, if that's even the right term.

I'm not active on places like that, so I really haven't a clue. As you can tell. :D
by Tomfoolery
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregorsailors site
Replies: 23
Views: 383

Re: Macgregorsailors site

I made a couple of videos a year or two ago showing the replacement of my dodger windows. One's a time-lapse, and is less than 2 minutes long, and the other is much longer but edited to keep it reasonable. Might be useful to someone to encourage them to try it themselves.
by Tomfoolery
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 60
Views: 5999

Re: Where is everyone?

Hamin' X wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:02 pm
BOAT wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:06 am
Can I resume troll duties?
Remember This? :D

Image

~Rich
I prefer "Wishnik", a term from the 60's when they were first sold. :D
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

Oh, my bad! I was looking at jimmy alonso’s photo. He’s got the proper toggle, which also moves the thimble far enough away from the tangs that the wire can’t get damaged.
by Tomfoolery
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

Why is your forestay spliced? Unless that's just a temporary repair? Looks like someone cut the wire too short and extended it. If you paid money for that, I'd take it back and tell them to do it right. As to the toggle, your forestay already has a toggle - it's what the thimble is pinned to. The :m...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Newbie needs help first time owner
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Newbie needs help first time owner

Consider sailing with just the jib at first, especially if it's on a roller furler. Much easier to manage than the main sail. Rigging setup should be in the manual, which admittedly is sketchy and thin, but it should all be in there. If you don't have one, you can download it from this site. In the ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got it up, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Got it up, now what?

The boom vang won't control the angle of the boom to the boat's centerline. It only puts downward force on the boom, regardless of side-to-side movement, to control sail shape. It's a control you can live without, if just getting started. I rarely use mine, but then, my main sail is so baggy that no...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)

That's some clean interior in your :macx: . I'm ashamed. :(
by Tomfoolery
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lubrication point on axle?
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Lubrication point on axle?

Anyone know the weight at which surge brakes are required? The threshold for brakes varies by State. Even the number of trailer axles that require brakes, when there are two or more axles, varies by State - NY only requires brakes on one axle when brakes are required, but I believe Maryland require...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?

If you don't need to go fast, a smaller engine offers a tremendous economy (these things are expensive!). 9.9 is on the lower side, if I had to change my engine I would get a 15 minimum and no more than 25. The 25 - 45hp range doesn't make sense IMHO because you need at least 50 to plane the hull a...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 7658

My 26X appears in a news story...

Not worth starting a thread for, but my :macx: is right behind the talking head in this news story about the locally famous lift bridge that's being closed in less than two weeks for repairs. It's famous because it's the only one that's both skewed to the canal, and inclined. And it's over 100 years...