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by kmclemore
Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'Rogue' Waves..... yikes!
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

(That's why I put in the 'wink', Dave.)
by kmclemore
Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 'Rogue' Waves..... yikes!
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

'Rogue' Waves..... yikes!

Ummm... yeah... I think I'm gonna stick to rivers & lakes for a while.... :wink: (orignal posting is on Yahoo News, here ) 'Rogue waves' reported by mariners get scientific backing [/size] Wed Jul 21, 1:07 PM ET PARIS (AFP) - European satellites have given confirmation to terrified mariners who des...
by kmclemore
Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Nissan / Tohatsu outboard parts... where to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Thanks, guys.. I'm in Phila so that's a bit of a trip - probably cheaper with gas being the price it is to just pay the shipping!

I never thought to go to BWY for engine bits, but it makes sense..
by kmclemore
Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Nissan / Tohatsu outboard parts... where to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Nissan / Tohatsu outboard parts... where to buy?

I have a 1998 Nissan NS50D2 and I'm looking to find a source for maintenance parts - things like water pump kits, etc. Any of you guys or gals found a good source? Since I'm pretty far from any major marine areas I suppose on-line is best... most places like West Marine never seem to have heard of N...
by kmclemore
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: towing in overdrive
Replies: 25
Views: 6620

For the record, my Toyota Sienna manual very clearly states *not* to tow anything in overdrive. I followed that advice when I towed my :macx: from New Mexico to Philadelphia and the car still runs nicely... and mileage was decent, considering I was towing +3400lbs.
by kmclemore
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winch Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Tripp Gal, where were you when I was lookin' for a wife!?!?




Sigh......
by kmclemore
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Portable DVD players
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

This is what we have: Audiovox D1210 It has a DVD, TV Tuner, and detachable speakers so you can use it in the car, too. Runs on 120V or 12v, has nice sound and a pretty big screen in a *very* flat, thin package. Also has mounting points on the back if you want to hang it up like a picture and a bag ...
by kmclemore
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broke a window :-(
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Lotus cars use the windshield as a sturcutral member, so having it tightly bonded to the body shell was critical.... with out a tight bond the body shook and rattled, stress cracks developed in the glassfibre, etc... (sounds like a Mac! ;) ) Recalling back (about 24 years now!) it seems to me that t...
by kmclemore
Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Broke a window :-(
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Mine's a 1998 and it, too, is bedded with the black stuff. It looks a lot like the rubber windshield mounting compound we used to use at Lotus Cars many years ago. It's called "3M Auto Glass Urethane Windshield Adhesive" and it's a mess to work with. It's a pretty small job - I wonder if it might no...
by kmclemore
Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BLISTERS ON HULL
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

FYI, this book is the bible on blisters, their causes and remedies.

Osmosis & Glassfibre Yacht Construction by Tony Staton-Bevan


It's full of pictures and details, from both a manufacturing and repair point of view. I highly recommend it.

Happy sails (and no blisters...)
Kevin McLemore
by kmclemore
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CABIN SOLE
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Re: Teak & Holly Floor

kevin carroll wrote:I have a teak and Holly floor and really like it...
Where did you get the materials, Kevin? Cost?

Kevin McLemore
by kmclemore
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Forward Hatch Latch
Replies: 17
Views: 4164

Re: knob threads off

On mine the knob threads off the end of the screw when I try to loosen the latch to open the hatch. Short of epoxy-ing the knob on the end of the screw, any suggestions? I'd use a little Locktite red (mild holding) on the bit that goes into the knob. Failing that, use Locktite blue (firmer hold). C...
by kmclemore
Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Looking for a trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

I just got to see TonyHouk's trailer today - man, it's a Cadillac!! Very solid construction, all aluminum, and it fits the Mac beautifully. I think he got it off eBay from a guy in Florida.... something tells me it's this fella: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2483...
by kmclemore
Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Got leeches?
Replies: 23
Views: 4765

A "Leach" is the trailing edge of a sail. A "Leech" is someone who begs for a ride on your boat, then jumps onto it with their grimy shoes, dosn't do diddly to help out, and then proceeds to drink all your beer and act like he owns the boat. A "Leach Cord" is exactly as Dimitri explained it. A "Leec...
by kmclemore
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Passing the joy of sailing on to the next generation
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re passing on the joy of sailing... I didn't think my two little boys (8 and 10 years old) were all that interested in my hobby, but I was surprised.... I've had a Boston Whaler Harpoon 4.6 sailboat for the last 24 years.. my dad and I used to sail it together until he moved back to Tennessee... and...