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by tlgeddes
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Sault Ste. Marie and macs in north channel

Ris, when you are trawlering around in the water do you still fill the ballast?
by tlgeddes
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3598

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

without a doubt two things: I can tow it behind my F-150 with ease including beach launching with my 98 Wrangler. I can store it between my house and wall on the side where a boat shouldn't be. The Gas meter guy said-- "no problem" we can read your meter no matter what. :D
by tlgeddes
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

Ris, how are you dealing with the Canadian laws regarding cassette porta toilets vs marine heads set up with a pump out. The reason I ask is that I was talking to the Marina staff at a Ridgway State Park in Colorado and they only allow cassette/porta style toilets. So now I am thoroughly confused on...
by tlgeddes
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: In-hull transducer
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: In-hull transducer

Thanks for posting this topic. I installed an hawkeye and it was not easy in the pedestal so was disappointed when I tried it out and failed. Of course I finally figured out I mounted the transducer over the ballast inside the hull on the :macm: . I also used epoxy so have to get a new transducer si...
by tlgeddes
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blowing down the ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Re: Blowing down the ballast

On the 26M you should have a 12v lighter plug up front. Those 12v pumps for blowing up water inflatables work perfect for blowing the ballast. However you still only get a portion out. I do not know which eliminates more water between blowing it out or using the siphon method from the manual where y...
by tlgeddes
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rudders get jammed, can't steer??
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Rudders get jammed, can't steer??

On my :macm: I have an issue where the steering jams. In my case its not the rudder. It is the steering ball quick release that gets bound up in the hull gasket on a hard to starboard turn. The PO had put a pvc coupler on the steering rod to keep the coupling ball from burying into the gasket. When ...
by tlgeddes
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruise to Desolation Sound this summer
Replies: 18
Views: 7265

Re: Cruise to Desolation Sound this summer

We're planning the San Juans last half of July. Moving to New Mexico in 11 days, leaving the boat here, then driving back for a San Juans Farewell tour, and haul the boat back south. People thought we were crazy taking the boat with us, but San Diego, Sea of Cortez, and Gulf of Mexico are all a one...
by tlgeddes
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motoring with just the rudders?
Replies: 39
Views: 8564

Re: Motoring with just the rudders?

I know it's a drag but I sail with the OB leg still in the water .... Now days that's mainly because I'm too lazy to lock-and-lift it. :D But I'm currently working on the AutoPilot setup and I was wondering what it would be like if I centered and fix the OB, then under low power, just steered with ...
by tlgeddes
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5244

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Do any of you have a link to a zoomed in diagram of the water ballast on a 26M? I see the easily searched google image which shows the zoomed out version bit it is hard to tell how the ballast is built under the aft berth.
by tlgeddes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?
Replies: 14
Views: 5129

Re: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?

For price calibration purposes I was just at Cabela’s and they had a nice little Mercruiser 4 stroke 2.5HP for $899
by tlgeddes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5244

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Yes that matches what I read about slow cure epoxy. Because it cures slowly it allows the little air bubbles to escape leaving a pure solution. Now with BOAT’s explanation I understand why you don’t want air in there.
by tlgeddes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5244

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Thankyou BOAT and RussMT. I used a medium cure epoxy from True Value. I hope I will be able to get it off. This is an inside-hull mount so I will try silicone first to verify I have a location that works.
by tlgeddes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5244

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

I'm confused on the LoHo thing. Anyway. You can mount most transducers in a bed of silicone inside the hull. Just avoid any water ballast spots (if applicable). This is why I love this forum. I put a new Eagle-Eye depth sounder in and it is intermittent with it mostly not working. I had all but giv...
by tlgeddes
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inside Stand-up Shower Setup on 26M
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Inside Stand-up Shower Setup on 26M

I spent 4 days at the marina in a slip in December. No showers available, in the park, at the marina, or on the boat. I reaaaally could have used this feature. Glad I was alone :D
by tlgeddes
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test
Replies: 59
Views: 16848

Re: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test

yukonbob wrote:Not sure I’ve heard of a no discharge zone for grey water? .....
All the reservoirs in New Mexico and Colorado do not allow grey water discharge so we can’t use the sink. Although if we made a grey tank with a pump out then we could contain it.