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by seahouse
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Neglect your boat and this is what happens
Replies: 40
Views: 10211

Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Whoa! Javex and vinegar mix taime?

That produces toxic chlorine gas. :?

Doing that with really good ventilation, right?

(Looks really good in the pictures, btw).
by seahouse
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: offshore bracket
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

Re: offshore bracket

If attached properly (backing plates and bars to distribute the load) the beefy transom on an M should have no problem bearing that motor and bracket. I would think that clearance for full rudder range of movement might be an impediment though. Have you designed it for that?
by seahouse
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swim Platform Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: Swim Platform Mod

That's a great solution Ross, I like it; well done!
(I also have to add that with that bowsprit, any speed you are moving forward at is ramming speed!) :wink:
by seahouse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?

Just to be clear, an X does not have a daggerboard, so don't go looking for one. :wink: And when you raise the rudders it takes less effort if you pause for a second or two when the rudders are just out of the water before you lift them up the rest of the way. It allows them to drain so you are not...
by seahouse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Impeller replacement Suzuki DF60a
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Impeller replacement Suzuki DF60a

Nice work Ross. Another job done!

I had to copy and paste the links into the address bar to see the images though. I'm thinking using the "Img" button instead might make them open with the page load (?)

Nice place you have there too! :wink:
by seahouse
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?

And when you raise the rudders it takes less effort if you pause for a second or two when the rudders are just out of the water before you lift them up the rest of the way. It allows them to drain so you are not unnecessarily lifting the weight of the water. Same thing for the dagger board; allow th...
by seahouse
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: LakeFront Promenade
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: LakeFront Promenade

Very nice. 8) The place I love to Sail from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1W7_IvO1k G Thanks Glad you liked it G I also remember that Stereo Love, another favourite, was playing in the background when you did a video tour of your boat a while back. Notable partly because it is so rare to have a...
by seahouse
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Happy Canada Day and heres a video ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Happy Canada Day and heres a video ...

Luved that Tony! Thanks for posting.
8)
by seahouse
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: LakeFront Promenade
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: LakeFront Promenade

Another good one G. (Audio level was fine here.)

-B. :wink:
by seahouse
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: etec issue
Replies: 52
Views: 9346

Re: etec issue

Just did a quick check of the online manual; I saw no warning about running out of fuel doing harm for that engine, so you should be OK for the fuel pump.
by seahouse
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: etec issue
Replies: 52
Views: 9346

Re: etec issue

Running dry is bad for injected engines, worse for some than others, so it is to be avoided. But since it has already happened, and you have checked filters, you might check the strainer in the tank for guck if you haven't already. You might also check the manual to see what it recommends because ru...
by seahouse
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy release spreaders
Replies: 17
Views: 3418

Re: Easy release spreaders

I haven't done that Q1, but I have seen wing nuts in that size which have a nylon nylok insert in them, and I would recommend using that type instead. To be safe (and in consideration of the consequences of one working its way off, and that it is out of immediate reach when sailing) I would use that...
by seahouse
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Go Pro clone for $50
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Go Pro clone for $50

I do keep thinking about getting one just for the specialty underwater shooting ability. Hey Ray - there are a number of less-committed-to-one-purpose-like-the-GoPro cameras on the market that have the underwater capability you are looking for, some in a lower price range, that are good on land too...
by seahouse
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lol etec
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Re: Lol etec

The motor is tipped up normally? (Realizing that some of it and the brackets will still be submerged). Where did you add your extra zincs?
by seahouse
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lol etec
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Re: Lol etec

Also note that a layer of grease (dielectric or other) is always recommended on the shaft when changing the prop/ nut. I think that is a detail significant to this conversation.