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by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?

Depends where in the arch you put the hole. Got a sketch?
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Stiff steering

Thanks Tom. I did look on BWY and a complete upgraded system is available in my price range, and 1/3 the cost of hydraulics. I believe that is the path I will follow. Bob I would encourage you to first open the helm and take a few pictures of the steering gear. Also note where the cable exits the s...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Stiff steering

I tried to lubricate an old push/pull steering cable a couple of boats ago, and it was a waste of time. A new one is cheap enough, and should make it steer like new. BWY probably sells them, along with other sources. But you do need to know which steering gear version your boat has.
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2693

Re: Upgrade already?

bobbob wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Do you think I have the wrong prop, or a damaged prop? I'm pretty sure when I repowered to this 4-stroke 60 I scrubbed the forum for prop sizing and confirmed it was in the ideal range.
What's the engine speed at WOT with full ballast in smooth water, and what is the redline for that engine?
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

Make your own. WM will even let you use their crimp tools in the store. For free.
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2693

Re: Upgrade already?

The transom on that boat does look really slap happy noisy - I was unaware that the hunter 34 was like that - my brothers Hunter 34 did not have that. Earlier 34's had a more conventional transom/hull exit. No slapping. The second picture is an older 34, with a more conventional (and quieter) exit....
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2693

Re: Upgrade already?

The Hunter 33 is a little more stable at anchor but it's not as fast as the B. Speaking of stability at anchor, the H340 was terrible in waves and wakes at anchor or at the dock. My biggest gripe with it. The hull shape at the transom was wide with a very shallow rise, which continued right out of ...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2693

Re: Upgrade already?

Nor'Sea 27, but that's a heavy boat. Not something to tow with your 4Runner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_fu44SFNVE My Hunter 340 was pretty good in choppy conditions. Stuff that would keep me busy in my Mac, mostly holding on. But it was around 12,000 lb and 12 ft beam with a wing keel (fin wo...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: daggerboard 26m

https://i.postimg.cc/v82zmpFs/IMG-0552.jpg It's foilish Tom. Haven't measured it to see what sort of foil. Yeah, I guess it can't be a 'real' foil like a wing, as it has to provide lift equally well in both directions. :P I wonder what kind of wing sections stunt planes use so they can fly upside-d...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: daggerboard 26m

$550 USD plus shipping.

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/5401-1m0.htm

Could probably make one for far less, but I don’t know how good it would come out. Is it a foil? I would imagine it is, though probably constant section across its length, at least the part in the water.
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: 2003 Honda BF50 - minor gas leak

Looks like one of the screws that holds the float bowl on. It's possible the float isn't stopping the incoming gas and the level is too high, but even if it was, the gasket is there to prevent leaking. Try tightening it just a little - it's thin sheet metal screwed into weak aluminium, after all.
by Tomfoolery
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to mount kicker on an X
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Where to mount kicker on an X

Have you ever tried to climb out of the water on the ladder? Yourself? In deep water? Are you over 30 years old?

It’s hard enough to use that ladder, which needs at least one more rung under the water, without having a small OB sandwiching you in.
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2702

Re: BVI 2019

Looks like you stopped in Arroyo. That long dock in the cove is where Martin Short’s character first saw the Wanderer, and first met Kurt Russell’s character, in ‘Captain Ron’. The neighborhood looks a whole lot less industrial these days, though. Very pretty on the waterfront now. Stopped at Patil...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: A few more questions

Oh, and an easy way to remember which is which is that looking at a 30A 120V twist-lock receptacle with the ground (hooked blade) at the bottom, the hot is on the right and the neutral is on the left. Just like the common 5-15 and 5-20 120V straight-blade receptacles that are all over your house and...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: A few more questions

macowneril2015 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Thank you, I actually had the ground and neutral flipped so thank you. It is so hard to find a good diagram for it.
And that would not have shown by testing with a DMM or VOM, or even one of those little receptacle testers, so my bad. :P