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by Tomfoolery
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Limoneering
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Limoneering

Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:55 pm
60 degrees! :D Well, that is life on a sailboat...
Even better if she’s in the head, getting a blue bath while stuck to the lee hull side. :wink: :D
by Tomfoolery
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Limoneering
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Limoneering

Jimmyt wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:45 pm
It wasn't your mother-in-law, was it? 8)
I don't think so. That's where 60 degrees of heel comes into play. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Limoneering
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Limoneering

I would reef all the way, then either head up into the wind on a gust, or play the main sheet. Probably play the main sheet first, with gloves, and if you want your passenger(s) to feel more comfortable, let them handle the main sheet. You'd be surprised how much more comfortable someone feels when ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broken Links / Missing Images When Searching Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Broken Links / Missing Images When Searching Forum

Those were probably tinypic or photobucket hosted pics. When photobucket decided to shut everyone off unless they ponied-up some coin, most folks just told them to go shi, er, take a hike. So those links are dead. Which is unfortunate, as a LOT of good stuff has been lost forever. :x
by Tomfoolery
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: what kind of stove do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: what kind of stove do you use?

I use one of these, which came in a plastic case, for about $12. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/choice-1-burner-high-performance-butane-countertop-range-portable-stove/472E10SL.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping%20HP&utm_term=1100404859878&utm_content=Equipment I also have a...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 75
Views: 1722

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

The only real money here is the 7 conductor wire because you need 26 feet for a 26 foot boat and that's 40 cents a foot so it was expensive - like 12 dollars on Amazon. If you're monitoring ballast while draining, why do you need such a long cable? The bow will be pitched upward, and will empty alm...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

- a decent block and tackle would do it (I would not even bother removing anything from the trailer). :| I only mentioned that because the trailer may be too tall to walk under cleanly with the tall stuff on it. :wink: As to weight, put the heavy end near the end of the rafters, or put the whole th...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Pulpit mount nav light for 2000 26X
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Pulpit mount nav light for 2000 26X

This thread has been about the bow nav light, but what have people been doing about the stern (white) nav light. The original one is in a perfect place for people to grab when they climb the ladder and I've had to redo it a few times and its broken now. I replaced both Aqua Signals with Perkos that...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 42
Views: 1432

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

That's what I get for going from memory. A "sender" provides a varying output, usually a range of voltage. Yes, sensors and transducers output voltage in proportion to the pressure, with sensors outputting a mV/V (millivolt output per volt input), and transducers usually output 0.5–4.5V signal, tho...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'
Replies: 42
Views: 1432

Re: What is causing this alarm on my Honda O/B?'

Does the oil sender go by some other name? There is no such wording in the manual. That's because it's a switch, not a sender. It's normally open (NO) and oil pressure above its set point closes the contacts, which grounds the lead. To test the control alarm function, ground the single lead on that...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Engine and general advice Mac19
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Engine and general advice Mac19

I wasn’t going to, but I can’t help myself - how in the world did you bend the shaft? Usually, you tear the heck out of the prop, and possibly shear the rubber bushing. But bend the shaft? :?
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Engine and general advice Mac19
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Engine and general advice Mac19

2- What is a good engine for this boat? For a 19 footer with high freeboard, I would think an 8-9.9 hp would be plenty, unless you battle waves head on a lot, in which case I’d bump up to 15 or 20 hp. That’s if you don’t care about planing, of course. If I go the repair route, is fixing shaft DIY w...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Pulpit mount nav light for 2000 26X
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Pulpit mount nav light for 2000 26X

You don't reverse anything - just mount it under the bracket instead of over it.
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudder Wear
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Rudder Wear

K9Kampers wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:39 am
If accompanied by a squeak, use Bee Gee's CDs to make it sound better!
:D
I would think it would make the Bee Gees CD sound better, if nothing else. 8)
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Carb rebuild/cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Carb rebuild/cleaning

Run some Sea Foam through it. Amazing stuff. https://www.seafoamworks.com/

I used it to get my Dad's snowblower running, which hadn't run in 10 years. Got it running smoothly after a while. No carb cleaning or adjustment on my part, other than SF in the tank.