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by K9Kampers
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Using the main sheet as safety while raising mast
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Using the main sheet as safety while raising mast

When I was getting to know the MRS on my :macx:, I followed the suggestion of this forum to secure the furler drum to a bow cleat with a bungee cord, which keeps the foresail from wandering while raising the mast. Eventually I modified a wooly carwash mitt to wrap the furler drum to prevent it from ...
by K9Kampers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Neo wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm
I'm surprised that more Mac Sailors haven't contributed to this thread :o
Are you not passionate enough about your Mac to write something here :?:
Yup.
Life changes and have run out of Mac steam. But I do check the threads every day.
8)
by K9Kampers
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: cutting a vent hole in the fuel locker
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: cutting a vent hole in the fuel locker

My :macx: has plexiglass access panels on the ceiling of the aft bunk in the vicinity you are asking about. Remove the panel(s) to remove the foam blocks. The fiberglass thickness there to the fuel locker is no more than 1/4", if that. I utilized this access when mounting a fuel/water seperator in t...
by K9Kampers
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hammond Marina 26X
Replies: 6
Views: 1953

Re: Hammond Marina 26X

Additionally, their Facebook page cover photo shows an :macm: to the starboard of the :macx: that you reference
by K9Kampers
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another water ballasted trailer sailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Another water ballasted trailer sailer

Don't get your hopes up - that information is four years old. The company has only produced the Malbec 18. Heraldo Norberto Ruesch, designer of the Malbec 18, recently said about the Ventura 2300: I do not know the development of the boat Due to lack of commercial loyalty from my partner, I separate...
by K9Kampers
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bilge drain?
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Bilge drain?

None of the Mac boats have bilge drains. If I were dealing with your issue, and I have in the past, I'd first do what you're doing now. I've been able to remove frozen water from the outer bilges by lifting the ice out. If you can help the melt process with light bulb, heat lamp, heat gun, maybe eve...
by K9Kampers
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3242

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote: I have a big plastic washer on each side of the rudder blade between the blade and the bracket. I'll try to find a better name for these and post it here.
The technical name yer looking for is AOL CD, or CCCL...cottage cheese container lid.
:)
by K9Kampers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sun shower?
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Sun shower?

For several years, I've been using the Helio Pressure Shower by NEMO Equipment. I prefer it over the typical solar shower bags for it's durability and functionality.
by K9Kampers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Glue for 26X head door edging
Replies: 15
Views: 3193

Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

..."cloth/web thingy"?... It's a hanging pocket organizer - a verticle arrangement of different size small pockets to hold must have items that never get used, similar to a hanging shoe organizer. Mine was made of a 'durable' polyester fabric that I hung on the cabin side of the head door. A worthy...
by K9Kampers
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4307

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Ixneigh wrote:... need to remove for this operation, has two rubber washers for each bolt. I lost one right away, so I'll get a few spares...
At least you made your Neptune offering right away instead of having to agonize over which part to sacrifice for the job!
:D
by K9Kampers
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New Tow Vehicle; Size Constraint
Replies: 34
Views: 5698

Re: New Tow Vehicle; Size Constraint

March wrote:Picking up my mother who is coming from Europe, so there won't be much time...
Curses, European Metric Time!!...

Image
:D
by K9Kampers
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor bucking redux
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: Motor bucking redux

Once I get the reverse lock fixed,...
Your assessment is sound - correct the reverse lock issue first before diagnosing / fiddling with other symptoms that may be the result of the first problem.
by K9Kampers
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Moreton Bay cruise.
Replies: 7
Views: 4298

Re: Moreton Bay cruise.

I got my winter tarp frame rigged just in time before the first two snowstorms here...but not the tarp!! :(
by K9Kampers
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor bucking redux
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: Motor bucking redux

Also, when shifting at the control box, are you easing slowly into gear or is it a quick action?