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by Tomfoolery
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 3782

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: 13
Views: 1718

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: 13
Views: 1718

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: 757

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: 686

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: 3258

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: 822

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: 822

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
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: A few more questions

The 30A twist-lock inlet is a NEMA L5-30P. The hooked prong is the equipment ground, and the "W" is the neutral. The unmarked is the hot (or phase) conductor. You can check that at a pedestal or the end of a live cord* with a DMM or VOM by checking the W to ground (zero volts) and unmarked to ground...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Hitch ball size!
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Hitch ball size!

If it were me, I'd just use the 50mm ball and not worry about it. Adjust the jaw for a snug fit with the lever down (or up, depending on the coupler). U-Haul rental trailers fit both 1-7/8" and 2" hitch balls, since the jaw is manually screwed snug. But all couplers that I'm familiar with have an a...
by Tomfoolery
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does this look right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2077

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: 2077

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: 2077

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: 2077

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: 3258

Re: BVI 2019

The route: https://xuoimg.ch.files.1drv.com/y4muxb18sKD19vz5vB2JOSstzxQV9LQSVSkdDQUOCG06mxHsG2SWD7InMoR-q-fwMcGiCGrjxgo9e-oefUIWj8WsYVMDlVCJuwS6L3Q6cgpifowMANOxCcP19kot5rnPnRVXPBiYaO_-Ws2XqVRkeWrog5Ct3p5NnrOtbf56PigonqruYue5TLqyvVaeg3P623F8Bb1sU5QyjRBx7DvqcnPrQ?width=1024&height=768&cropmode=none L...