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by DaveB
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Towing a Dinghy Behind a Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 5543

Re: Towing a Dinghy Behind a Classic

I have had both Zodiac 8 and Soloist 9.5 towed at stern with my Suzuki 2.5 mounted on stern of macx. I never tow unless short distance with 2.5 on dingy. I usually tow both boats with Port,starboard lines to about 3 ft back from motor. No tow loss in speed, very stable when docking. I like the Zodia...
by DaveB
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: deleting a add
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: deleting a add

Thanks and a Merry Christmas to you and your love ones thru the new year.
Safe Sailing for all and have a wonderful giving thru the holidays.
Dave
kmclemore wrote:I'll drop a note to Heath, Dave. We mods don't control that area of the site.

Have a wonderful Christmas!
by DaveB
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: deleting a add
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

deleting a add

I have been trying to delete add for past 4 mo. won't except password.
Moderator please delete 2275 from your adds.
Dave
by DaveB
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker

Hi Sumner, you still in Port Charlotte?
I been busy doing a camper trailer.http://s182.photobucket.com/user/dbarni ... %20Trailer
Doing a lot of Kayaking and fishing since retirement.
Hope all is well with you.
Dave
Sumner wrote:
DaveB wrote:You need stainless steel bolts.
by DaveB
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker

You need stainless steel bolts.
That's a rust bucket.
Double spring Stainless Steel bracket will hold a 25hp outboard and drop down 11 inches.
Dave
by DaveB
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery Charging
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Battery Charging

I have twin Trojan 105 in my camper with auto charge 10amp shut off at 13.6 volts. You are frying the batteries at 14.6 volts.(probably sulfated) Get a Marine 10amp automatic charger. These Trojans should be around 12.6 -12.7 volts fully charge. They are Golf cart batteries and will take much more d...
by DaveB
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: guerilla recruiting new forum members
Replies: 22
Views: 5905

Re: guerilla recruiting new forum members

I sold my Macx 4 mo. ago because some jurk bought the lot next to me and can no longer keep it in backyard. They already are doing the sheetrock in the 2 story crap house. Cost $85 for storage with no AC or water. Had to sell and miss it. Still here on the forum. Dave, I've promoted the forum to oth...
by DaveB
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: Increased Respect for my 2.5 hp Kicker

Chinook, I live in Cape Coral, next to Ft Myers. I have the 2.5 hp Suzuki that powers my Kodiak 8ft and Solicit 9.5 . Also have 3- 30lb thrust elect. Kotas for kayaks 12fters or dingy. give me a e-mail next time you are in SW FL. Will help you out. Did you make it to Picnic Island for a Campfire? Da...
by DaveB
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32267

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

I use my 30lb thrust Kota in salt and fresh water, I lubed all parts with magic lube and cut off 10 inches of shaft for kayak. I don't know what the deference between the salt water version that I can't find on 30lb thrust so for $79 each bought 2 backups. So far motor works great after a year in sa...
by DaveB
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32267

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

I cut the Shaft about 10 inches for my Kayak , built a 1x4 inch oak riser behind my seat for the Kota. Max speed in calm waters were never more than max speed a Athlete would do and never measured GPS speed but max would be about 5mph and at 3 speed 3.5 mph. This is on a Assend 12ft Fishing Kayak. M...
by DaveB
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32267

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

We have 3 Mini Kota 30 lb thrust. Use one for my Kayak 12 ft Assenend . cut off 10 inch tube on shaft. other in for my two inflatable dinghies. Kodiac 8ft and 9.6 . I have been using it for salt and fresh water past year. Just paid $190 for two of them shipped to my door. Power them with Mightymax 3...
by DaveB
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: bahia honda and marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: bahia honda and marathon

We did 4 day stay 5 weeks ago at Bahia. We brought our Kayaks this trip and enjoyed. Not much of a current in less you are in the channel. I booked a 5 day stay in Oct. 15 2016. This place is very hard to book and most book 11mo. in advance. Some just cancel before arrival to get refund after bookin...
by DaveB
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Batteries and electrickery
Replies: 28
Views: 3986

Re: Batteries and electrickery

Sumner, I installed twin Trojan Golf Cart Batteries on my 14 Ft Cargo Camper. These Batteries are much better than twin 29 group deep cycle batteries. They can go down to 75% discharge with no harm were 12volt deepcycle max is 50 % discharge. The 105 Trojan also has 450 amp hrs combine. Cost is the ...
by DaveB
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Where to park the boat in the greater Miami area
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Where to park the boat in the greater Miami area

I was in Bahia Honda State Park 3 weeks ago, Slips were empty except one MacX.(over 30 slips) Penny camp at $30 a day in slip 3 years ago with 110 shore hookup. South Dade Marina (Bill) was still $10 a day to launch and store Truck.(has very limited dockage with 110 ac.) Others are very expensive, m...
by DaveB
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless
Replies: 26
Views: 6998

Re: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless

I agree, Stainless props will give you about 1/2 knot but if you hit anything will probably damage your lower unit before it bends the blades. Aluminum Props usually brake off or bend without lower unit damage. Hubs on most Aluminum Props will brake off to protect the lower unit. If they do usually ...