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by Johnacuda
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?

Hmmm, mine doesn't do that, I have a Hyde replacement main that is hooked to the gooseneck with a twist shackle. Mine is loose footed, but does have a slide at the foot of the tack as well as the clew.

Do you have a picture?
by Johnacuda
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3213

Re: Where is everyone?

...However posting random photos or video here is a pita. That is one of the main reasons why this site is lagging in my opinion.... Ixnay All of that may change in the near future. Again, stay tuned.... with any luck, the forum may have a new and more enhanced life. That's all I can say for now, b...
by Johnacuda
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Sailor, new to me boat
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

I seem to recall something about the new guy buying the pizza.So says the fellow Mac owner with the pointer finger. :x
by Johnacuda
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: '89 26D missing bulkhead
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: '89 26D missing bulkhead

Thank you for the details. I just got the boat last weekend and have still been trying to clear out the wasps that I brought back along with it. I figured perhaps the PO took it out to save weight, possibly for racing, but that's only a guess. I was thinking of using that or a hard foamed PVC board...
by Johnacuda
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: TinyPic is Shutting Down
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: TinyPic is Shutting Down

Quick, Someone go find Peaches!
by Johnacuda
Mon May 30, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Mixed Day...
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: A Mixed Day...

A bit off-topic, but your :macx: has one good looking finish to it. Nice shine!
by Johnacuda
Mon May 30, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Newbie, retrieving a 26x
Replies: 20
Views: 5433

Re: Newbie, retrieving a 26x

Ramp angle is key. I typically retrieve without blast since there is a side dock. Liquid rollers on the front v-bumper pull our on til the stern is barely floating to lift the bow and rewinch. Always ebrrake and chock the wheels.
by Johnacuda
Mon May 30, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: My Macgregor 26x
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: My Macgregor 26x

That, my friends is what earns you a pizza.
by Johnacuda
Mon May 23, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate
Replies: 50
Views: 14171

Re: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate

I'm really looking for light. My power set up was designed to have the Honda e1000 on board to charge batteries in cloudy weather. Since I don't have it on board right now I've been using the engine but if I could find a generator easy enough to take in and out of the boat I'd use it at least a few...
by Johnacuda
Mon May 23, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook's Great Loop
Replies: 157
Views: 55213

Re: Chinook's Great Loop

Correct, Metro North is on the East Bank of the Hudson . West Bank is freight. Metro-North has rail service from Grand Central Station in mid-town Manhattan, up the east bank of the Hudson. Trains to Garrison, NY, directly across the river from West Point, take approx 1 hour and 10 minutes and cost ...
by Johnacuda
Mon May 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Highlanders Pride and joy...
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Highlanders Pride and joy...

That was an awesome little tour. Very Nice. 8)
by Johnacuda
Mon May 23, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 Stalling Under Load Today
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Re: Honda BF50 Stalling Under Load Today

I looked up the parts on the Honda marine site and found part 16100-ZW4-D23ZA for the entire assembly. boats.net had it in stock and $60 under list. Free 2-day shipping. Couldn't be happier.
by Johnacuda
Sun May 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 Stalling Under Load Today
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Re: Honda BF50 Stalling Under Load Today

Update on an old thread. I was having a similar stalling issue, It would run, (poorly) choked, but off choke it would stall at idle. Ran poorly at 3/4 throttle to limp around. New gas, filters, different tank, inspected lines, checked plugs and wires. Cleaned carbs as best I could on the boat ad in ...
by Johnacuda
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What is this wooden tiller-lookin thang?
Replies: 16
Views: 4348

Re: What is this wooden tiller-lookin thang?

Arrrggghhh, Peg leg matey. :D
by Johnacuda
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Yamaha 70
Replies: 39
Views: 13623

Re: New Yamaha 70

Catigale wrote:Interesting they recommend ethanol free gas

Other than at airport, you can't get that where I am in upstate NY
I'm pretty close, and just noticed that Stewarts Shops are now selling Ethanol Free Premium 91 octane at most stores.