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by Jimmyt
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: Vertical Thermocline?
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Vertical Thermocline?

Looks like laminar flow.
by Jimmyt
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Engine Advice for the 26X
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: New Engine Advice for the 26X

Suzuki and Yamaha have always impressed me. But that’s me. I wouldn’t spend money on a SS prop. The aluminium is weak enough that it will take the beating rather than the engine if you hit something that doesn’t give. In all the time I’ve run outboards, I’ve only once hit something, and that was ju...
by Jimmyt
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 145
Views: 4739

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Lost a few days to debris cleanup, and waiting for the roads to get cleared and the traffic lights to be working. Still have yard debris to clean up, but it was raining. Got my Formica sheet delivered yesterday, and made it to HD and Lowes to get contact adhesive and a few other consumables. I cut m...
by Jimmyt
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Nominations Open for "Worst Skinflint" of this Site
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Nominations Open for "Worst Skinflint" of this Site

Not a boat part, but working on my galley... Red neck router table, consisting of a router wedged in between my two shopsmith tables... :D

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by Jimmyt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

4200 is for parts you might need to take back off. 5200 is more difficult to get apart. 5200 is fine, given your parameter of abandoning the boat if the bow eye pulls out. The forum members typically don't respond rapidly enough to consult while you work. You would need to post several days in advan...
by Jimmyt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: REPAIR: 4 Pack Carb Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: REPAIR: 4 Pack Carb Rebuild

Not going to get into the Seafoam discussion, but alcohol in general, is bad. My bad experience involves engines that don't have rapid fuel turnover - including late model cars designed to run on ethanol blended gas. The alcohol attracts water, then forms all sorts of fun stuff and eats parts, corro...
by Jimmyt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Birthday gift from my 9 year old granddaughter
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Birthday gift from my 9 year old granddaughter

Love it! The kid's got a good eye for detail. What a great gift!
by Jimmyt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: End of season approaching
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: End of season approaching

2020 has been a real challenge to optimism - no question. But, yesterday, I was looking down the barrel of a hurricane. It decided to go east of us - putting us on the easy side. So, I had 24 hours of 30-75mph wind instead of 85-125 mph. As you say, you were quarantined, or smoked out. But, I bet sm...
by Jimmyt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 103
Views: 3875

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

Incidentally, if anyone ever says, "it won't be too bad, it's only a Category 1", tell them to remember Sally... Geez. And we were on the easy side. Long night. I hope everything is alright, or not too terrible, in your neck of the woods. Some sources are saying it hit Gulf Shores as a Cat 2 hurric...
by Jimmyt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 103
Views: 3875

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

As to BOAT's project, if wire length and it's resistance is so critical, why not use the local sensor arrangement to trigger tiny solid-state relays, so the remote LEDs become truly binary. Or common electro-mechanical relays (more my speed), where the A1 load is a fixed parameter. Or is that unnec...
by Jimmyt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 103
Views: 3875

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

I believe you're closer than you think. But, if you want to change strategies and go another direction, I respect that; and look forward to seeing what you and Rube come up with. :D
by Jimmyt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Carburetor: you may still have an issue. It should only need choke for a minute or two as it warms up. After a couple of minutes you should be off choke. Could be the bad gas. Shouldn't have run that through your freshly cleaned carb. Once I get the new gas and proper oil mix, I'll update, but any ...
by Jimmyt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 103
Views: 3875

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

using the water to complete an electrical circuit just seems like bad voodoo to me right from the start when using such low voltages. it all just seems to sensitive and unstable. yet, at the same time i would not want to pump a full 12 volts dc through my ballast tank just to make things more stabl...
by Jimmyt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

You asked this question earlier. Don't know if you've gotten this square yet. My compass is not even attached, not that it points north anymore.... any suggestions here? There is some weird carpet like material covering it on the inside FWIW. If you are sailing where you need a compass, or you want ...
by Jimmyt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Sorry you had a bad day! It will get better as you get your boat, more importantly yourself, dialed-in. Fuel: Needs to be fresh, clean, and ethanol-free. At the end of each season, get rid of what's left in your blower, weed eater, or wherever you can safely get rid of it. Carburetor: you may still ...