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by Tomfoolery
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M

Sweet! Thanks for that. 8)

Oh, and that’s some nice editing right there. :D
by Tomfoolery
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Things to do on Bimini by boat 8)
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Things to do on Bimini by boat 8)

If only . . . :(
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Add ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Add ballast

Thanks @The Cuscus. I could do that for sure, and it might help with adding tongue weight too. @Others Any particular reason the Seaward is better than a Chrysler or a Balboa in heavy weather? I'd assume they all suffer from the same risk of fiberglass breakage if the keel slaps back and forth. The...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?

I can't comment for the :macm: however my only complaint for the :macx: is that it sits too low on the floor. I assume this is the :macx: original in the pic :?: Its been adequate for a couple over nighters we've done and a long day of fishing. https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/New-Macgregor-26X/i-g...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: Stiff steering

My steering system is too loose in my new Mac26x. My previous Mac 26x had nice stiff steering that allowed me to leave the helm.to attend to other business as required for single banding.. With my current Mac26x, if l let go of the wheel for a fraction of a second it leans into a HARD starboard tur...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Trenton Ontario and Trent Severn Waterway

Ris, how are you dealing with the Canadian laws regarding cassette porta toilets vs marine heads set up with a pump out. Toronto here. Now I'm wondering if I'm legal. I have a porta-potty with a pumpout. (never use the pumpout, just carry it up to the club house). [ EDIT ] Sunuvagun. It looks like ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: THE BIG SUPPORT ARCH ON THE AFT - DRILL HOLES?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

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

Front or back is better than top or bottom for the loads and the location. That’s assuming primarily vertical load from the mast weight. Bending stresses are maximum in the top and bottom of the tube, and theoretically zero in the front and back. Shear stress in that spot is maximum, but small in ma...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Well I did it new to me 1998 26x weehaaa

Congrats on the new baby. Be aware that one weak spot on the original trailers is the pole tongue, particularly where it meets the side channels. Besides being the location of the highest bending moment, it’s also known to rust internally in there. Tap around the bottom of that tube with a ball peen...
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: 769

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: 15
Views: 1792

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: 15
Views: 1792

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: 3671

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: 10
Views: 2140

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: 3671

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: 3671

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 ...