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by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does this look right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Does this look right?

Sooooo, did you get it reconfigured so it'll work?
by Tomfoolery
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does this look right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Does this look right?

Wow! Just what I needed! And right when I needed it! I was about to abandon having that break-away work and bleed the brakes and be done with it. I had tried to put that lever in front but then I could not get the master cylinder to move far enough forward. Now that I KNOW that it is supposed to be...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does this look right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Does this look right?

I received a new master cylinder for my mid 90s MacGregor 26X trailer from BWY. As I was installing it, I couldn’t understand how the breakaway lever was supposed to work. I know what it is supposed to do, but I don’t see how it can do that. The lever is a bit bent but isn’t attached to anything. I...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does this look right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: Does this look right?

A cable connects the lever to the hitch or other part of the tow vehicle. Should the trailer disconnect while under way, the opening gap will pull the cable to apply the brakes. Obviously, the lever should lock in the 'applied' position, as the thin cable will break once it's pulled too hard.
by Tomfoolery
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2660

Re: BVI 2019

The route: https://xuoimg.ch.files.1drv.com/y4muxb18sKD19vz5vB2JOSstzxQV9LQSVSkdDQUOCG06mxHsG2SWD7InMoR-q-fwMcGiCGrjxgo9e-oefUIWj8WsYVMDlVCJuwS6L3Q6cgpifowMANOxCcP19kot5rnPnRVXPBiYaO_-Ws2XqVRkeWrog5Ct3p5NnrOtbf56PigonqruYue5TLqyvVaeg3P623F8Bb1sU5QyjRBx7DvqcnPrQ?width=1024&height=768&cropmode=none L...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

I used to remove the 9.9 hp 2-stroke from my Aquarius and put it in the tow vehicle, and it was lighter than yours. I was concerned about the integrity of the transom. My A7.0 had an offset OB, unlike the A23’s (same boat with different rudder arrangement), and the parallel arm mount seemed adequate...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Jimmyt wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 pm
And as far as me giving Tom a dig, that would be like Forrest Gump giving a dig at Einstein. :D
More like Forrest Gump showing his war injury* to President Johnson. In public. Was it mooning, or just being very honest? :|

:D :D :D

*On his keister, for those not familiar with the movie.
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Pulling a tube
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Pulling a tube

I have a bridle attached to the two cleats on the rail. Dock line cleats, not the rudder cleats. I also put a small single-sheave block on that bridle, so it can roll along the bridle when turning. Makes the effective center of the tow line attachment much further inboard, which means the boat can m...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

That beam is weaker in the weak direction in bending by about 18%, and weaker in the strong direction by about 15%. And the material is a little weaker, too, which makes it worse. But it weighs almost the same (per unit length). It may be fine. Or not. I don't know what the various loads on those be...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Capral was the first company but second look at the other manufacturer "Ullrich" (who manufactures only five I-Beams types) and there's a possibility with their biggest I-Beam (UA4389) that has a fair amount of "meat" on the flange and the web.... What do you think guys? ... Thought maybe Tom could...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

I don't know much about aluminium, but I do know that T6 condition is the result of several heat treatments (quenching for hardness and strength, maybe followed by tempering for ductility and stress relief and/or whatever. So I definitely would not use heat to bend it, assuming it's not in the lowes...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

My inclination would be to bend it cold, but I'd have to research it. Maybe Tom can weigh in on heating 6061 Aluminum to bend it. He's way better at Material science (and most other stuff too). I actually have a second degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy, but since I've never worked in that ...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Jimmyt wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Tom: first, you walk on my lawn. Then, you get in my grille about not getting Neo's dimensions fast enough. I can't buy a break from you :) .
:D :D :D :D :D :D
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Trailer - Need help
Replies: 58
Views: 3731

Re: Aluminum Trailer - Need help

Yes I can weld and need to investigate the potential consequences of cutting and welding the bends, even if it means bracing the bends I don't mind that but need to be sure I (or a pro welder) is not going to affect the integrity of the Ali.... An Ali Trailer no stronger than Ali Foil is not so goo...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2660

Re: BVI 2019

I love the pictures. Please - keep them coming! 8) 8) 8) My youngest is visiting with a friend who's from Puerto Rico, and she was surprised at how 'dirty' the water is around here. Lake Ontario, Erie Canal, etc. She's used to clear Florida and PR water, and can't believe we swim in this stuff. <sig...