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by Divecoz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7532

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

their numbers seem to dwindle since the "MAC CAPSIZE INCIDENT" in San Diego bay that happened years ago. I notice that most of them do not even sail Mac Gregors anymore . So I looked this accident up ( Yes Google is still my friend ) and found it to be operator error .. Yet you say many sold their ...
by Divecoz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7532

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

The Cost Of SS Parts and Pieces is a common concern... Here is a supplier I have used for a number of years.. http://www.marinepartdepot.com/shackle.html No association with them other than.... I buy most of my SS needs wants and desires from them..
by Divecoz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again
Replies: 41
Views: 8663

Re: Thank You Health for getting the forum working again

Thank You Heath Such a trooper for so very long..Time to donate again to the cause $$
by Divecoz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing holes in ballast tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Repairing holes in ballast tank

Well for starters its a 2005 M so my vent is in the forward V Berth. I have a Macerator pump in that V berth storage area for the head that pumps that product overboard when and where its legal. So with the use of a couple switches and a solenoid I can pump from either the holding tank for the head ...
by Divecoz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing holes in ballast tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Repairing holes in ballast tank

Well except that I have had one for about 8 years now? On a Trip to SWF before I retired here. I was left grounded on a sandbar because of super low tide and the fact that the winds had blown a foot of water out of the entire harbor..I went back to my brothers House / Dock and we plumbed the macerat...
by Divecoz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 6766

Re: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock

My Lift doesn't use tanks its all aluminum except cables ( Those are SS) I live on salt water.. its direct drive no pulley's no belts .. http://www.boatliftus.com/cradle.php I have been using a 6000# Galva-Lift floating boat lift since 2001. My Mac has been on it since I purchased it new in August o...
by Divecoz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing holes in ballast tank
Replies: 25
Views: 4113

Re: Repairing holes in ballast tank

Lots of options.. you could buy a couple of rubber or silicon plugs from the local hardware store 7mm or 9/32" and, a small 3oz tube of 3m 5200 fast cure and be done with this issue pretty dang quick.. provided you can reach the hole which I assume you can.. OR you could put a big dab of 5200 FC on ...
by Divecoz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

Full disclosure: I am a retired design engineer (mechanical), with a fair amount of construction and fabrication experience. And, I’m sitting in an armchair. :) Anyway, just offering a datapoint for the discussion. After 33 years working for military clients, I no longer have any feelings... THUMBS...
by Divecoz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

Thank you Jimmyt, that's some very interesting fact gathering and far different than what we were being expected to believe was true.. Just for a point of interest, measured my 2013 26m starboard rudder about midway down the submerged section. Results show the foil looks pretty good till you get to ...
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

Thank You Highlander.... my sentiments as well and I AM SO TIRED of arm chair engineers who think they can do.... at a professional level what they have NEVER DONE In REAL LIFE!!
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

Reading ISN'T building.. That was my point.. Drawing ISN'T Building.. Fiberglass is NOT an easy medium to work in.. Thats was my point.. But You didnt read my post .. I have worked in Fiberglass and sprayed Gel-coat. How Much Have You Done? Roger built very serviceable Boats in fact he designed deve...
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: water ingres by the steering when heeling
Replies: 75
Views: 23875

Re: water ingres by the steering when heeling

Whats your train of thought on this? allow me to install a ground wire onto each brkt from the inside to help stop Electrolysis what part of the electrical system will you be grounding the rudder bracket to? Right now its a stand alone unit isolated with no conductivity , but by grounding it you cou...
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

So what can you show us of these new designed rudders ( please no autocad drawings.. ) rudder design changes over a 15 year period go figure.. BTW Roger produced 20 different boats over the entire run.. thats a LOT OF CHANGES TOO :D :D :D Yeah I can draw them in crayon for you, but I feel that stil...
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 14612

Re: Making rudders

Well Mike those rudders from Rudder craft are $750 USD + Shipping and handling..are you running a pair that you can show us? In Fact I have heard of few here spending that kind of money on new rudders.. AS for superior?? These boat came at a very modest entry level price for a very good reason.. Th...
by Divecoz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Howmany Power Sailors did Roger build
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Howmany Power Sailors did Roger build

Thanks Guys .... I guess we will never know for sure how popular the X and M were..as far as anyone in Florida knows the Tattoo is not to be..