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by bartmac
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mast Crutch
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: New Mast Crutch

I made a mast crutch extension using the standard MacX setup but decided very quickly that the amount of leverage on the steering binnacle would be way to much for road travel without some sort of strengthening or bracing....the problem was solved by a multi function tower mounted on the rear http:/...
by bartmac
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weekend outing
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Weekend outing

I was there only a couple of weeks ago....in our camper (Mac is asleep under her/his tarp)....went for a walk along the beach at southern end of Bribie....and was amazed by the stretch of water....words like "we'll have to come back here with Mac"...were uttered...just Googled the area after seeing ...
by bartmac
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Need battery for solar vent
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: Need battery for solar vent

Did surgery to mine and wired directly into my Mac's system....so will still run at night and when under cover
by bartmac
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Crazy idea for stub mast riser
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Crazy idea for stub mast riser

We have the same riser for our mast...ie ours is the tower which serves a number of functions ie solar panels,aerial mount,anchor and deck light,rear bimini mount and on top our mast rest...makes for headroom in the cockpit when not sailing and makes our Mac our caravan with a mast...As for a perman...
by bartmac
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: alcohol stoves ....again!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4756

Re: alcohol stoves ....again!!!

Sandflies.....hate the %^&$#@!!(*&%@$#!@%&*&^^% :D

Reading about them blighters....they lay an egg under your skin!!!! :x
by bartmac
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: alcohol stoves ....again!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4756

Re: alcohol stoves ....again!!!

I've bought a small stove for my motorbike which uses petrol (pressurised)or shellite? as fuel...light it pump it and hey presto...We weren't impressed with the metho stove...blackened the pots etc and usually rubbed off on something....also cooking outside is best...in hot climate anyway
by bartmac
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Plastimo Tanks repairs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Plastimo Tanks repairs?

Have not tried it on a plastimo tank...but have on a pool liner...under water...worked great for about 3-4 years!!....nasty smelling glue though!! :D
by bartmac
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Plastimo Tanks repairs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Plastimo Tanks repairs?

Just a thought.....above ground swimming pool liner repair kits?
by bartmac
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Imagine A Powersailor design unconstrained by cost
Replies: 73
Views: 21825

Re: Imagine A Powersailor design unconstrained by cost

Have a look at Imexus 28......its a Mac on steroids.....Volvo duo prop 140?HP 145 may be...and just bigger all around
by bartmac
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: going to sell my generator and buy 2 solar panels
Replies: 48
Views: 8293

Re: going to sell my generator and buy 2 solar panels

He does get it and ultimately you might do what you do but there's many a Mac owner who relies on the info in these forums and if they attempt what you suggest and don't monitor the situation will surely stuff batteries.......so take it easy
by bartmac
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: propane stove bottle storage
Replies: 64
Views: 10233

Re: propane stove bottle storage

Yes well you cold climate sailors need for heating fuel changes the equation somewhat....our need is for cooking and a little hot water for washing ie the wife....I'm tough....cold will do most of the time...just as long as I don't have to got to bed scratchy ie salt and when in fresh water a dive o...
by bartmac
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom outboard mount
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Transom outboard mount

Lengthen the arms of the brackets will store the motor higher....mine went from 12" to about 20" to get the reach into the water
by bartmac
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: propane stove bottle storage
Replies: 64
Views: 10233

Re: propane stove bottle storage

So butane is heavier than air....S^%T

Googled before posting both propane and butane and it clearly stated propane was heavier but no mention under butane.....assume makes an ass out of u and me
by bartmac
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: propane stove bottle storage
Replies: 64
Views: 10233

Re: propane stove bottle storage

Bought both an aluminium and a fibreglass LPG bottle (non corrosive) but decided that room was an issue (outside storage due to LPG being heavier than air and thus presenting a explosion risk)....so we use butane throw away cans...more expensive but workable and not heavier than air
by bartmac
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Transom outboard mount
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Transom outboard mount

Just concerned whether this mount is too low??? I felt it needed to be much higher to allow for heeling

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ?view=1931

We fitted ours higher and lengthened the arms

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ?view=1770