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by Russ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Dyneema Rigging

I don't know why they can't make Dyneema with some UV protection built in. Spray it with sun screen????
The sun is really really strong at our altitude. I use some polypropylene for some applications (dinghy painter) and the sun really eats it up.
by Russ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Dyneema Rigging

Well, I suppose Tom would be a good one to have on board too - Maybe someday if I become a really rich billionaire guy I will buy a huge giant sailboat and i will pick my crew from people on this site. Agreed. The knowledge these guys offer is so valuable. So I guess I should ask an expert before t...
by Russ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Dyneema Rigging

Kurz

If I could buy a swager tool cheap I would get one. But they are expensive. $270 at Defender.
For a little more, I could buy an entire set of standing rigging for spare.

Maybe find a used swager on ebay.
by Russ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

Link? Part numbers? :cry: Mercury https://www.boats.net/product/mercury/804085A01 I order my Suzuki parts from https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=3945220 This company seems to know the most about anodes and what type to use in your boating waters. http://martyranodes.com/sites/default/files/CM...
by Russ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor Cowling
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Motor Cowling

BOAT wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:36 pm
I use this:

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Added to my Amazon cart
by Russ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor Cowling
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Motor Cowling

Russ said: Doesn't look great, but it looks a lot better than before Without making a great effort to conceal deep scratches, that's all you can expect, all you should expect. Compound does wonders. Ray My scratches (from hitting the helm seat when tilted too far up) went through the black paint to...
by Russ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

https://www.boats.net/product/mercury/804085A01 Unless the bolts are rotted in.. should be a trivial task. Much easier than an impeller for the water pump. (although that easy.. just a pain to do) The link says "COVER/ANODE KIT". I wonder if that's a kit for ALL the anodes? At $30 a pop, that seems...
by Russ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor Cowling
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Motor Cowling

Mine is basically fiberglass or some such thing. So I buffed with compound. I had some deep scratches through the paint/gelcoat/whatever it is and I just used an artist brush and painted the scratches. Doesn't look great, but it looks a lot better than before.
by Russ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

Yes. Agreed I went to my local Merc. dealer, and he had NO IDEA what I was talking about I gave him part numbers, said he never sold/saw these internal anodes Called the supplier for the region, HE SAID he never saw/ sold them Makes you think that they are a lifetime part. I'm no outboard expert, b...
by Russ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Bald Eagle on shore https://i.postimg.cc/ZWrTH6J1/eagle-Medium.jpg Older picture when I had a jetski dinghy https://i.postimg.cc/p9CPbxhC/IMG-2716-Medium.jpg Sunsets are the best part of boating https://i.postimg.cc/McqzFXTX/IMG-3684-Medium.jpg Me chilin' https://i.postimg.cc/MMrxHDYj/IMG-4323-Mediu...
by Russ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photos - Summer 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Photos - Summer 2019

Our son, taken in 2008 when we first bought the boat having fun.
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Same son taken in 2019 with his girlfriend still having fun sailing.
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by Russ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

the big question that comes to my mind is "how many hours are on that engine You could plug something like this in to get diags http://www.brpdiagnostics.com/honda-dr-h-outboard-diagnostic/ the OEM anode is aluminum alloy, not zinc What I've learned is that zinc is used for saltwater and aluminum f...
by Russ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

It's strange that Honda makes it so difficult to replace them. You have to pull so much apart to access. This raises the question of how often they need replacing. Those anodes, while clearly eroded, still have quite a bit of bulk to them, but I have no idea how surface deposition affects efficienc...
by Russ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

While shopping for anodes, I learned even more. You need to use the correct metal for your water. Interestingly, if you are in freshwater and your anode looks new, it may not be working. I'm going to change mine out for Mg anodes. Zinc Alloy Anodes = Salt water only Not recommended for use in fresh ...
by Russ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

Thanks for posting this thread because I had no idea these engines had INTERNAL anodes. I'm going to order some new anodes now and I'll replace them when I do the water pump impeller this spring. Doing a bit of searching I found several Youtube vids. It's strange that Honda makes it so difficult to ...