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by Divecoz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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 5:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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 4:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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 1:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: water ingres by the steering when heeling
Replies: 75
Views: 26287

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 10:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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 8:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Howmany Power Sailors did Roger build
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

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..
by Divecoz
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

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.. Thi...
by Divecoz
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

Re: Making rudders

Excellent post whgoffrn... (as for My previous concern for matching the existing rudder? It was to enable equal response) ..All the rest about dagger-board rudders and longer rudders blablabla? None of that Answered the OP's question.. If you just broke a rudder I would just make one in the exact sa...
by Divecoz
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Making rudders
Replies: 58
Views: 16630

Re: Making rudders

A quality job is probably far beyond your present skill level.. Have You Ever carved anything out of styren as large as a rudder? That rudder is pretty thin is that really your choice for base material ? Sure wouldnt be mine neither would a piece of 2x8.. Competently working in Fiberglas and at a Pr...
by Divecoz
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 7568

Re: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock

Yep... standard USBoats 10,0000lb lift at my seawall ..Sorry I am so late in coming into this discussion .. For what its worth.. Mary Kate would have cleaned you floating dock "tubes" you could then coat with "Black Hawk " Anti fouling paint for inflatables Made IN Ft Myers Fla. Getting barnacles of...
by Divecoz
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Howmany Power Sailors did Roger build
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Howmany Power Sailors did Roger build

Has it ever been established how many X's and M's Roger built before he closed the doors?
by Divecoz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Replies: 26
Views: 13530

Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Last addition made on the Tattoo web site was 3 years ago and FB page was over a year ago..
by Divecoz
Sun May 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Has Anyone ever heard of
Replies: 12
Views: 5101

Re: Has Anyone ever heard of

Thanks Gazman for the kind words.. May the all your dreams become realities! I do miss many of those old days too. Good to see young blood taking up the calling..
by Divecoz
Sat May 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26 C
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Re: Mac 26 C

DIVECOZ!! Where ya been, man? How did it go in the hurricane? Hi Vizwhiz.. We did well.. By the time it got to PORT Charlotte it turned a hard East and went past quickly.. We saw Gust close to 100mph but never quiet there. We lost water in the Harbor for up to a MILE from shore.. My canal which in ...