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by Tomfoolery
Sun May 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: killing zebra mussels in ballast tanks
Replies: 16
Views: 3178

Re: killing zebra mussels in ballast tanks

With about 140 gallons of water in there, that sounds reasonable.
by Tomfoolery
Sun May 10, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2020 B.E.E.R. Cruise - June 5 through June 9th
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: 2020 B.E.E.R. Cruise - June 5 through June 9th

If I lived closer, I’d be there. But it’s just too far from here, and I still work, so spending more time traveling than sailing just won’t cut it for me I’m afraid. Hopefully there will be some play-by-play on this forum, Including at least twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with ci...
by Tomfoolery
Sun May 10, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Super Sport Marine
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: Super Sport Marine

What we really need is an honest person that would provide parts - like the tongue - it's iron and rusts, and axle sets, and other things that members could buy to repair their trailers. It seems that most places just want people to spend 4 grand for a new trailer all the time when all they really ...
by Tomfoolery
Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

That’s what I use for a stern anchor on the Mac. A much larger one was the primary bow anchor on my keelboat. I rather like the simplify and non-finger pinch nature of one-piece anchors like these, especially when storing below and deploying by hand. https://i.postimg.cc/vc3mRmz2/D19-F9-D27-D043-467...
by Tomfoolery
Fri May 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

A long shank with nuts and bolts might not be a great idea if your trying to hold a Catalina 30 displacing 10 thousand pounds but for a lightweight boat like the MAC there is not enough boat there to break the bolts. On the Catalina? Well, in a big blow when the wind shifts and 4000 lbs of lead bal...
by Tomfoolery
Fri May 08, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

I wouldn't use a grapple for anything besides a dinghy. For most conditions, they have little holding power. Just buy a cheapo fluke anchor like this https://www.amazon.com/SEACHOICE-Dipped-Galvanized-Deluxe-41720/dp/B000HJDBL4/ref=sr_1_22 I agree what grapples are ok for very small, light boats in...
by Tomfoolery
Thu May 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Boat Pole
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Boat Pole

I have the biggest floating pole WM sells. Very happy with it. FWIW.

I think it's this one.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mar ... ecordNum=3

I was going to try it as a whisker pole in light air, but just never got around to it.
by Tomfoolery
Thu May 07, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: A Lament
Replies: 41
Views: 1102

Re: A Lament

Forty-one years later, not possible; I think the cockpit shrank, at least that’s what I tell myself :D I don't know about plastic boats, but I know for fact that motorcycle leathers shrink in 35 years, as did the tuxedo I got married in. :wink: My first sailing experience was in a Sunfish, in Long ...
by Tomfoolery
Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks

I'm a 'form follows function' kind of guy, so I'd go with the larger tanks. The red will become invisible after a while, like anything when you've looked at it for long enough, but the extra range is there to use forever. I think after a while the balance between perceived aesthetics versus function...
by Tomfoolery
Thu May 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars

I'm not clear on what you're asking about regarding boots, but the OEM arrangement did not have rubber boots on the ends. BWY sells the 2-piece tips which clamp the stays, though. And complete spreaders with tips, for that matter. BWY made sure to tell me that the side stays aren't supposed to be c...
by Tomfoolery
Wed May 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

I hear good things about the mantus and the main thing for me is that I can take it apart and stow it - I just am concerned about using an 8 pound anchor - would it be enough? I though we were supposed to use 12 pounds or over on the Mac? Would that anchor be enough all by itself off the stern in 1...
by Tomfoolery
Mon May 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water in the boat....
Replies: 42
Views: 926

Re: Water in the boat....

Would filling it OUT of the water put too much stress on the hull? I've pulled mine out more than once with a full ballast tank. When I've forgotten to open the valve and vent. Not often, but more than once. It's an extra 1300-1400 lb, rolling slowly. Not something I'd lose any sleep over, as an em...
by Tomfoolery
Mon May 04, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions

Phew! I feel tired and dirty just from reading this thread. :P

Looks real nice, though. Should be easy to recoat next year, too.
by Tomfoolery
Sun May 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Alcohol Stove Top
Replies: 121
Views: 6664

Re: 26M Alcohol Stove Top

adudinsk wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:33 pm
(unless a charcoal BBQ would be better/ safer?)
Oh my God! Noooooo!

Carbon monoxide poisoning, don’t you know. :D
by Tomfoolery
Sun May 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Front/back Rocking motion
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Front/back Rocking motion

What was the sea state?