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by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

I have always wanted to know the level in the ballast tank. It's not just knowing that it is full, but also I want to know when it is empty - when we motor to empty the tank you need to crane your neck over the side and see if there is any water coming out and you look after a minute and then again ...
by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

That sounds really fun - I do not think I can be ready by then because we will be just coming back from Catalina at that time. We will see.
by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

There is something that I have been wanting for a long time. Watch this video and see if you can guess where I am going with my next mod.

TURN OFF THE SOUND - the music is really annoying:

by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Do You Want to Know or Not?

Okay, I was going to start on my next mod. The question is: Do you guys want to know what it is or do you want me to just do what I always do and just show it after it's all done? Usually you guys do not get to see all the failures - what you see is the done deal without seeing all the grief that go...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x

Whaaat?? The trailer under 'boat' does not have any springs at all! https://i.imgur.com/54uCCbq.jpg The "axle" as you call it is sitting right on the frame. I guess the wheels are on some sort of a 'swing axle' or somthing. https://i.imgur.com/whPKdMD.jpg Torsion bar suspension with elastomeric rod...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x

Whaaat?? The trailer under 'boat' does not have any springs at all!

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The "axle" as you call it is sitting right on the frame.

I guess the wheels are on some sort of a 'swing axle' or somthing.

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by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Mexico and launch on the sand in San Felipe and spend hardly no money on gas! ...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 10
Views: 4527

Re: An alternative to the bump

There are too many variables. The launch ramp at Oceanside has an angle that requires the bump if the boat ballast is full, but if you empty the ballast first and THEN drive onto the trailer the bump is not needed, the boat goes into the rubber stop in just the right spot. :? But the ramp in Long Be...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch. Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Me...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch. I figure by using the beetle bug I will save a lot on gas when towing the boat.
by BOAT
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

Yeah, it's not your fault - it's my stupid virus software - it tries to block pictures it thinks are porno but it uses some really lousy algorithms to decide what is a dirty picture like two circles close to each other or file names with the letters f or k in them and it's really stupid. I finally g...
by BOAT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

Okay, I don't understand the roller thing either - if the boat is sitting on a roller thing what's the point of the bunk? For looks? I do not understand that set up bbbbecause I am sstuppidd. How :| does it work? I can't see toms pictures - they will not open because my computer thinks it's malicio...
by BOAT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

Okay, I don't understand the roller thing either - if the boat is sitting on a roller thing what's the point of the bunk? For looks? I do not understand that set up bbbbecause I am sstuppidd. How :| does it work? I can't see toms pictures - they will not open because my computer thinks it's maliciou...
by BOAT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 927

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

I have used carriage bolts in the past but there are things you need to do if you use them - After you install the new carriage bolts and bunks put the boat on the trailer and then RE-TIGHTEN ALL THE CARRIAGE BOLTS! After you put the boat on the trailer all the bolts will be loose again because the ...
by BOAT
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 48
Views: 3300

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

I should dye the sails black and add some red blood stains. That is one heck of a picture. Speaking of awkward boat names, my mother bought a com-pac 16 years ago and named it meno-paws. I get it. Older lady sailing with her dog. But I felt awkward as hull when I was single handing that boat and pe...