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by svscott
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

I replaced the pulser coil and the engine came to life on 4 pulls and ran well while on the dock for about twenty minutes. I shut it off and it fired right back up with one pull. I waited 20 minutes fur the engine to cool off and again, it started with one pull . Weather rolled in while I was test r...
by svscott
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

A quick update on my continuing engine troubles... I brought the outboard home to work on it and have been throwing parts at this thing. So far, I have replaced the spark plug 3 times, the ignition coil, and swapped in a new CDI unit. I also tested the kill switch wires and performed a valve adjustm...
by svscott
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

Before the engine shut off, I'd been motoring at full throttle for about 40 minutes. After we got it running again, it was maybe only 10 minutes to get into the marina. I spent a couple hours on the boat late last night and got the anchor and sails properly stored. When iv turned attention to the ou...
by svscott
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

Thanks for the replies! I believe the gas is ok. Plus it wouldn't run on starting fluid. It's fairly new ethanol free that ran great at week prior. As part of my fiddling about. I startrd by pulling the fuel line from the carb and pumped the primer and it was pushing fuel. I then checked the spark p...
by svscott
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Weak spark - Nissan mfs6a

I've had a 99 Nissan NSF5A since 2005 and it suddenly shut off today and wouldn't restart. Hopefully someone has experience with these engines and can point me in the right direction?! Launched for the season yesterday was running well yesterday. Today, it ran great for 20 minutes and then the engin...
by svscott
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Rudder Build for 26S
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: New Rudder Build for 26S

Here is a photo of my rudder. The PO plugged a hole in the top portion with a dowel. Not sure what happened there? But I have been using the hole with the arrow beside it “center” for my pivot. https://i.postimg.cc/21R6CKTC/3-EA75-ECB-7478-417-E-AAED-E1-D8-ABCA5039.jpg As you can see there is quite...
by svscott
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Rudder Build for 26S
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: New Rudder Build for 26S

Svscott; Are you saying to redrill the rudder where it will angle forward under the boat??? Buck Yep, that's exactly right! It really is like having power steering. My only negative feedback is that the rudder or prop is somewhat affected when turning hard to port with the outboard running. It only...
by svscott
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Rudder Build for 26S
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: New Rudder Build for 26S

I have a stock 26d rudder that I've modified to a NACA 0012 profile. I extended the bottom edge by 6" and the leading edge 3". The modified rudder needs to be final faired and wrapped with glass/epoxy. I started this project a couple years ago and progress stopped after realizing I need to beef up m...
by svscott
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Sailor, new to me boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

I too have a 26d and have owned it since 2005. Congrats on the new purchase! Water intrusion is an ongoing struggle. Fortunately, after rebedding all of the deck hardware, caulking the window perimeters with 795, caulking the rub rail to deck upper joint with 3m 4200 or similar, and installing gaske...
by svscott
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19 emergency kicker motor
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Re: MacGregor 19 emergency kicker motor

I've motored hundreds of miles on my 26d with a 1998 Nissan (Tohatsu) 5hp 4 stroke long shaft.
Easily hits 6 knots and runs for more than 50 miles on 3 gallons of gas.
by svscott
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Hull to deck joint repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: Hull to deck joint repair

Is there enough room " below" the sealant to install a closed cell foam backer rod, to stop the sealant from sagging? I think I'd apply the sealant and snug the screws while the sealant is wet, then tool the sealant when it squeezes out. Painter's tape should keep surrounding areas looking good. You...
by svscott
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Outboard tachometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

Outboard tachometer?

I'm planning to change out my original propeller on my 1998 Nissan nsf5a outboard with Tohatsu's " elephant ear" high thrust prop for better marina handling. I've never had any sort of tach or anything to monitor rpm, aside from my ears. I've already bolted on a 6hp Tohatsu carburetor for the somewh...
by svscott
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Modifying rudder, now I'm concerned about weight
Replies: 22
Views: 7205

Re: Modifying rudder, now I'm concerned about weight

I only have a little 5hp Nissan hanging off the transom and I have to turn around and reach way back to switch gears, which just adds to the difficulty and excitement of slow speed maneuvering in tight places. Consider an extension for the shifter..... http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/macgre...
by svscott
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: speeds
Replies: 18
Views: 7517

Re: speeds

On my 26d, we routinely see GPS indicated 6.5 to 7.2 knots with full main and any of my head sails, depending on the situation. Today on Presque Isle Bay in Lake Erie, we hit 7.1 knots on a broad reach using full main and an 87% jib with flat water and west wind at 8 to 12 knots. That's with 4 adult...
by svscott
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Modifying rudder, now I'm concerned about weight
Replies: 22
Views: 7205

Re: Modifying rudder, now I'm concerned about weight

I only have a little 5hp Nissan hanging off the transom and I have to turn around and reach way back to switch gears, which just adds to the difficulty and excitement of slow speed maneuvering in tight places. Aside from the rudder mod, I'm planning on buying and installing a Tohatsu 6hp carburetor ...