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by K9Kampers
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Self tacking jib

I've done a lot of singlehand sailing on my :macx: and what makes it easy for me is where I sit at the helm. I prefer to position myself on either side of the helm pedestal, depending on tack. The working area of the cockpit is between the pedestal and the companion way. My positioning is so that I ...
by K9Kampers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

How to build the perfect $50K boat? Start with $200K! I've spent a lot of time on and off the hook, dreaming and designing variations of a better Mac / trailersailor. In the end, just being on the water and having visited the variety of places in a factory Mac is worth more than having 'the perfect ...
by K9Kampers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

Clever!

Several Mac applications:
Ice chest meltwater level indicator
Beer mug level
Hot water shower tank level
Head waste tank level
Dinghy take-on-water level
Ballast tank level - with automatic transom valve closing actuator.

All displayed on the helm pedestal of course!
by K9Kampers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

I'm interested in watching the process and project evolve.
by K9Kampers
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mystery Crack and Leak. Mac 26x
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Mystery Crack and Leak. Mac 26x

I too had the same leak / crack as shown in the original post on my 01 :macx:. I Dremel prepped it gel coated the crack. I'm now thinking that drilling a small drain hole would be prudent given the issue. I've never dealt with the leak from the factory control cables routing on the pedestal, other t...
by K9Kampers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rudder for 26D?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Rudder for 26D?

Not to start a thread drift, but I just skimmed a 'phpBB forum software' forum. Lengthy discussions about exact word(s) searching. Apparently it's not a function on phpBB, afaik.
by K9Kampers
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rudder for 26D?
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Rudder for 26D?

Beats me! I've always wondered that myself. Just spent the last 15 minutes in advanced search doing all combinations of the words with + - * [ ]. All results net 6766 matches!
by K9Kampers
Tue May 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: nesting dinghy or folding dinghy photo on a MacGregor?

:D :D
DaveC426913 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Not really a lot of room to paddle around down there, but you do you.
by K9Kampers
Thu May 21, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!

Thanks for the list, it is an eye opener, but I am interested in the actual structural integrity of the boat. I am interested in how much work would a $3,500 boat need to the hull, deck, rudder, centerboard, rig, hull fittings, chainplates, leaks, mast, transon, etc. so it can safely venture 2 mile...
by K9Kampers
Sun May 17, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lewmar winch maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: Lewmar winch maintenance

I too was watching a winch video without sound on and missed the possible mention of losing pawl springs! I lost two of the little buggers, but found one. I could get away with just a clean & lube of the winch, but now need to find the appropriate maintenance kit. My question is, are the pawl spring...
by K9Kampers
Fri May 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 1906

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

Something I don't understand about this character... He's suddenly free of marital entanglements and has a boat and classic pickup in San Diego, and he wants to kill himself? Why? That'd be like living the life of Riley! Also, isn't an AMT .380 backup a 5+1? How does he get eight shots? Oh wait, FIC...
by K9Kampers
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

How robust?...

Not nearly enough to survive several attempts at hauling out in the locked down position! Jus sayin'!
:o
by K9Kampers
Thu May 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 1906

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

Remember, this is to be a work of FICTION. It doesn't need to reconcile all the possible technical / logistical possibilities. Feel free to create a story that is interesting and thought provoking, not just true-to-life accurate!
by K9Kampers
Sun May 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot
Replies: 22
Views: 1522

Re: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot

I guess it would have to be two half scoops.

Apparently we talked about sugar scoops many years ago on this forum...
by K9Kampers
Sun May 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot
Replies: 22
Views: 1522

Re: 26x Transom Extension / Addition - Each side added about 1 foot

On his webpage, Mighetto / s/v Murrelet had a picture and paragraph of a transom extension that Macgregor was supposedly testing but never offered. I also came across a pic of a Mac with a full transom width stainless steel / teak swim platform extended aft of the motor. I do think I recall seeing o...