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by Jimmyt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Trouble on tacking

Photos of your furler connection may be helpful. Also, are you connecting at the right spot? Again, photos might be helpful. If your mast is significantly raked forward, the rig could be so imbalanced that steering may be difficult. So, you need to address the mast rake. You may have the wrong fores...
by Jimmyt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: How would you design a trailerable power sailor?

Only things I would change:

Trimaran conversion allowing more sail area, and eliminating need for water ballast. Better galley. Shower.

First one won't happen. Second two are in planning stage.
by Jimmyt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer brake issues
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Trailer brake issues

Did you prevent the trailer brake from actuating when backing? Some systems have an electric lock out connected to the backup light circuit in the vehicle. Others have a mechanical pin or tab that you insert when backing to prevent the brakes from actuating. If you haven't locked them out, trying to...
by Jimmyt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: Crosses the Atlantic in a 29’ sailboat
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Crosses the Atlantic in a 29’ sailboat

Great story Ray. Thanks!
by Jimmyt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Trouble on tacking
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Trouble on tacking

If I understood your post, you said the mast is raked FORWARD 6"? If so, your boat will constantly be trying to turn downwind, as the part of the main sail in front of the mast base is essentially acting with the foresail. Your mast should be raked aft a bit. https://i.postimg.cc/r04y7BxG/IMG-1317.p...
by Jimmyt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: REPAIR: OB Not Charging
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: REPAIR: OB Not Charging

Very informative. Thanks for posting!
by Jimmyt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What line do you use for MRS?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: What line do you use for MRS?

DaveC426913 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:26 pm
I ran out of line. Slipped right through my fingers, and the mast whammed down on my bimini frame.
Yikes! Glad no one was hurt!
by Jimmyt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wood plate between motor and transom
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Wood plate between motor and transom

Looks like he used it for a spacer to make up for the thickness of the trim piece at the top of the transom. I wouldn't be concerned about it except for the fact that it needs to be replaced. A different material, maybe HDPE, would be better than raw wood. Obviously, I can't see behind it to tell if...
by Jimmyt
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding a 26X bilge drain?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Adding a 26X bilge drain?

At least you found it. And, you did some preventive maintenance/inspection in the process. Sounds like a win to me.
by Jimmyt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

I think it's a great idea. Currently, the wife or one of the kids has to go check for full and put the plug in. It would be nice to have an indicator for sure. I'm wondering when I'm going to fall off the stern while I'm trying to figure out if the tank has drained... :? I definitely want to watch t...
by Jimmyt
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..

But, what a beautiful location to do the nasty work in! At least you could look up and see that view from time to time.

From the pics, it looks like one of those jobs where you invent new words and phrases... :?

Way to hang in there!
by Jimmyt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

But it does have the big dump cap on the black tank, so that's what I use when winterizing. And I've never actually used the damn thing myself - so why is it that I'm the one who has to do the dirty deed? :P I think it's in all of the Father, Grandfather, Husband, and Uncle job descriptions, under ...
by Jimmyt
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ideas for trailer bunks
Replies: 30
Views: 802

Re: Ideas for trailer bunks

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by Jimmyt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse
Replies: 35
Views: 1556

Re: Honda BF50 "kicking" in reverse

Well, my "guy" came to take my trailer back to his shop. One wheel was seized just enough that, without the weight of the boat, it just dragged - he had to take the brake pads out so it would spin freely. And he jammed a rod into the tongue to stop the cylinder from activating when stopping. There ...