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by Jimmyt
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25

Great work! Thanks for posting. Lots of great ideas!
by Jimmyt
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

You are asking for info that only a few can give. The 90-115 hp group is not that large, and you're asking about a specific brand - making the group even smaller. Might have to wait a bit for the right person to come across your post. Hang in there.
by Jimmyt
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Just Rambling....

Almost 62. Trailer every time I sail. Still looking to optimize setup/takedown. Actually the takedown and secure for the 14 mile trip home is the issue. I'm at about 45 minutes for takedown/secure - which is about 25 minutes longer than my setup. Should be able to knock at least 15 min off, but don'...
by Jimmyt
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Routing Electrical Wire 26x - What type of black magic does this require?
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Routing Electrical Wire 26x - What type of black magic does this require?

All of your interior LED lights will probably draw less than a single incandescent. I changed mine out on my 26m. Current reduction is dramatic.
by Jimmyt
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 2953

Re: Where is everyone?

Changing my water pump, surgically removing my prop, and changing my lower unit lube. By the way, if you're not pulling your prop every year and cleaning/greasing the shaft, you may be in for some fun. Brackish/salt water may have added to my problem. Started watching threads at sailboatowners.com d...
by Jimmyt
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)

Great job! I dig it! Why would you use sails where there's no wind anyway?
by Jimmyt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New winch for 2007 Al trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: New winch for 2007 Al trailer

Beautiful winch Ray!
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor well scupper.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Motor well scupper.

Stock drain is too small. A dead June bug will clog it. Anxious to see what he does on this. :)
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

Kurtz, Glad you found it before it fell. I would measure the overall length, and build a new one to match the overall length out of your local parts. You will need to take it apart first and verify that your locally sourced parts will fit in the available space. Lay them out side by side and have fun!
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sliding Bimini track car
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Sliding Bimini track car

Thanks for posting it.
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?

Ok - no more beer for either of you. Actually, my three beer dream is a trimaran 26m with amas. Sort of a budget Corsair or Farrier. So, no more beer for me either. I don't know that a cat 26s or d has been done, but why not? Given enough money and desire anything can happen. Go for it! Now, about t...
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Rudders up when motoring

There is a "sweet?" Spot I've noticed where the M is like Mr Toad's wild ride. Slower and it's ok. Running on a plane is ok. It's definitely not just your boat. I've got a 60, so I either ease along or plane. You can definitely use the rudders at normal sailing speed, but not above. Some owners have...
by Jimmyt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: What are the odds?

Maybe not lottery winner, but probably lightning strike :D
by Jimmyt
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M

Nice! Thanks for sharing!