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by Tomfoolery
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Group buy Mac X or M trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Re: Group buy Mac X or M trailer

These? Note that my tongue weight is a little light, so if it were me, I'd move the boat forward a little relative to the axle, or the mid-point of two axles. https://i.postimg.cc/YvwpWz3c/Trailer-Bunks-Plan.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/62H3V4Qr/Trailer-Bunks-Elev.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JD9wWRYw/Trail...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: The "Trips I would have taken in 2020" Thread

July 26-August 9 in Bolton Landing, NY.....:.NOT NOW :( :( I had to look that up. Lake George. The other end of "upstate". :D Sorry to hear about your plans, though. We're supposed to drive to Houston to visit my grandchildren in July. That's now up in the air. The trip there in mid-April is clearl...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

Not sure why there is a bolt rope on my sail - unless it was merely modified for the roller furler. But, there is no slot in the drum to put it it - even if I wanted to. Does this mean I have to start thinking adjustable outhaul again?.. :? There must be some kind of outhaul on that sail. How do yo...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

Oh, and it's cute that you think I know something about sailing, bless your heart. :wink:

(How'd I do on the southern thing?)
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

I was under the apparent misconception that 'loose footed' meant pinned at tack and clew and free in between - which mine is when fully deployed. I was not aware that the edge construction, bolt rope vs sail cloth, was a factor. You were and are correct - I was referring to the bolt rope in terms o...
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Loose footed main, pros? cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Loose footed main, pros? cons?

But, I do need to add outhaul control and get my halyard squared away to get my sail shape looking better than my pajama shirt... :? I didn't read the linked article, but one big advantage is that you actually DO have outhaul control. Tightening the 'outhaul' on a bolt-rope main doesn't do anything...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 34
Views: 3473

Re: Swing Keel rope replacement

I was surprised that there is no washer under the mounting bolt. Seems like a lot of weight to put on a small area. Or maybe the washer is still in the boat, buried under the sealant around the hole, I'll have to look. Hmmmm - looks like mine. Ain't lake water great? :wink: Mine has a big washer st...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 1905

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

Also I see BWY has rivits for 3/16" dia. and they are the ONLY ones they sell so I assume they are the ones used for that boom bracket Just make sure the grip is within the working range of the rivet. Grip is the total thickness of the materials being joined, which in this case is the mast plus the...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 1905

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

That looks like the type you should be using for SS pop rivets - compound action, two hands required.

Or a pneumatic/hydraulic type. :wink:
by Tomfoolery
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M- Everything for the kitchen sink!
Replies: 24
Views: 875

Re: 26M- Everything for the kitchen sink!

Can you glass in the original drain and add one or two above the new waterline? "New" because the stern is heavy, of course. Then you could use a proper seacock, and separate the two drain lines.
by Tomfoolery
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 1905

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

https://i.imgur.com/fWJyNdu.png The plans from the factory says it's gotta have EARS! with GOOD STRONG WELDS! (so THERE!) That’s cringe-worthy. As someone who’s spent the last 40 years designing weldments and fabricated structures with machined features, that just, well, irritates I guess. :? “Good...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 1905

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

Hey Tom! is it shroud or stay?? I never seem to get it right. :| Well, I’m no expert on sailing vessel terminology, but it seems to me both are correct. All shrouds are stays, but not all stays are shrouds. Forestay, backstay, triatic stay, etc. are not side stays or shrouds, but they certainly are...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4607

Re: COVID-19 just got real

The USNS Comfort hospital ship docked in NYC yesterday, just up the river from the Intrepid. It’s been reported that it will be taking patients from the local hospitals that don’t have COVID-19, thus freeing up space for those that do. Over 1000 beds, 12 or 14 operating rooms, ICU, and isolation roo...
by Tomfoolery
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 54
Views: 1905

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

Just a guess, but a turning block for a halyard?

The big tab on the right looks like it's for the boom vang.

I don't know if BWY is staffed right now, but I'd bet they'd at least answer an email.
by Tomfoolery
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forestay on the las 3 strands!
Replies: 23
Views: 3369

Re: Forestay on the las 3 strands!

You obviously have to slide the furler drum up to get to the turnbuckle. The forestay won’t stretch very much at all, due to its geometry and its size, especially the heavier forestay. So adjust the mast rake with the forestay, then tension the side stays to the desired tension, including mast bend.