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by Bayou
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Centerboard line ... Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: Centerboard line ... Help!

I just recently changed my board. The wire was connected to a bolt that passed through the centerboard. I removed it using a screwdriver and a small wench. So basically the wire was crimped to itself and the bolt went through the loop in the wire and then bolted to the centerboard this is a 98 X Hop...
by Bayou
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 13701

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

Hew Newell it was nice meeting you we are S/V tumbleweed. Did you get my contact information? My wife left it on your R/V in not I can pm you. We are going to try and make the trip to the missippi island's soon if y'all want to tag along. Yes the bridge being closed was very upsetting we didn't do m...
by Bayou
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Ramp, sink or swim!
Replies: 29
Views: 7857

Re: Boat Ramp, sink or swim!

This kinda reminds me of when I had my Hobie Tandem island. After we launched I was having trouble finding a parking place so I backed the trailer tires off the edge of the bulkhead in the swamp next to the launch, I thought that I would drive off when we were ready to leave, but I was wrong. When w...
by Bayou
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard hanger
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: 26X centerboard hanger

Ok, Thanks that helps a lot. I thought that might have been the reasons but I just wasn't sure
by Bayou
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard hanger
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

26X centerboard hanger

I'm replacing my centerboard the hanger screw/bolt is damaged /bent totally unusable. I have ground out the welded in bolt and need to install a new one and my question is does it also need to be welded in or was that something to facilitate installation ? any help opinions are appreciated. Thanks
by Bayou
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6374

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

One other thing that we do is carry a small harbor freight 900 Watt generator for the last 2 years in case we have to recharge the batteries, however it hasn't been used for that purpose yet only used at night for Xtra lighting for night fishing
by Bayou
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6374

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

I'm in the same boat... No pun intended. I'm thinking of just using 2 optima dual purpose group 34 for house and starting. I used them before and had good results.
by Bayou
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: April gulf islands sailing trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: April gulf islands sailing trip

I'm not at any specific marina . The boat is docked at my house on the trailer lol .
Not far from Cabela's. On the start of our trip we plan on putting the boat in at Pontchartrain landing, staying the night there and then departing for the island's
by Bayou
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: RADAR UNIT !
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: RADAR UNIT !

Check out furono 1st watch wireless seems like it might be worth it
by Bayou
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: April gulf islands sailing trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

April gulf islands sailing trip

Planning a week long sail from Lake pontchartrain to Petite Bois island off the Mississippi coast, with stops along the way at the other islands.
Curious if anyone has any good tips, anchorage suggestions or stops along the way that would be nice.
Thanks in advance
by Bayou
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How to prevent sail from sliding out when lowering?
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: How to prevent sail from sliding out when lowering?

If your really cheap and low on boat bucks wrap the mast with a bungee cord :)
by Bayou
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate
Replies: 50
Views: 14559

Re: Good Cheap Generators: Harbor Freight & Ramsond Sinemate

I would still try to use the 20% off coupon as I was able to use it at mine with the generator on sale for $89.00
by Bayou
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fish question
Replies: 17
Views: 2976

Re: Fish question

40 lb bluecatfish
by Bayou
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Greetings from a New X'er in Louisiana
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Greetings from a New X'er in Louisiana

No worries on the handle. So how easy/hassle free will it be to get your boat on a trailer from the slip? In regards to overnighters we are going to try and make a trip through lake P to the Miss. islands this year..... hopefully. Recently did an overnighter to lake Verret and that was a blast. We c...
by Bayou
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Greetings from a New X'er in Louisiana
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Greetings from a New X'er in Louisiana

Congrats on your boat acquisition I'm located not far from Cabela's In Gonzales. We make trips out to Lake pontchartrain , Lake Verret , and soon to Grand isle. Our trips to lake Verret are motor only catfishing trips as the average lake depth is approx. 5 ft. We will have to meet up. I think there ...