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by Divecoz
Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Powering with full ballast
Replies: 110
Views: 16900

all that math and all those formulas

and the simple observations over time that two similar boats with similar motors but carrying vastly different amounts of weight. .. #1 lighter boat gets much better MPG and #2. lighter boats, motors last twice as long as heavy? overly worked boats motors. No Math required but more than a few beers ...
by Divecoz
Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Powering with full ballast
Replies: 110
Views: 16900

stress and strain

I am not an engineer as some are here , however from a practical aspect. I am associated with a Large Dive Shop on the Island of Cozumel. 8 of the boats being used are in the + or - 30' range all have Large twins on the back and all are now 4 strokes, to save on gas and eliminate fumes but also beca...
by Divecoz
Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Winter Storage

What's next best ??? If inside storage is not possible, and you live in the snow belt. . . . . .?
Big total coverage custom cover ?
by Divecoz
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Johnson Versus Suzuki
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

So the bottom line is

Suzuki is was and may be a bit cheaper . Suzuki may well have kept the best technology for themselves so I better check the differences (as If I would know ???) Johnson had a 2 yr.warranty and Suzuki a 5yr. hmmmmmm Seems Suzuki has a bit more confidence than the other. Guess I could spray the Suzuki...
by Divecoz
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Diesel
Replies: 16
Views: 3137

Diesel outboard was on 2nd page crude BTW

People are getting Confused . 1st page is a gas outboard. BTW Yamaha did an exact copy of Johnson when they started out. I looked into opening the first Johnson outboard on Cozumel and soon realized what Yamaha had done to Johnson very long story BTW but very interesting and the outcome makes it har...
by Divecoz
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Johnson Versus Suzuki
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

NORM !!!

Throw the DANG Ball MAN !! :) Great Pic's and the Boat Looks Sharp with that white Johnson on the back
by Divecoz
Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Johnson Versus Suzuki
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

THanks guys

Looks like when or if I make the jump, I will get the Johnson, if at all possible. The heat problem. . . . I did not even think of that but it makes sense. Hey . . .any pictures on the net or this board of those White Johnsons ???
by Divecoz
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Johnson Versus Suzuki
Replies: 14
Views: 2616

Johnson Versus Suzuki

They look alike the spec's are the same ??? from what I have read or so it seems .
Why have I not read about Johnsons on this board ?? Seems a White Johnson / Bombader would look really nice on the Back of a Mac Gregor
by Divecoz
Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dimensions of the 26M
Replies: 1
Views: 583

IMHO

Contact MacGregor Direct and eliminate a lot of hassels . WE live in Mexico Part Time and I see a lot of folks Pulling thier hair out trying to import things for the first time. and Good Luck : ) Aduana is always fun
by Divecoz
Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

I was concerned

I still feel this problem will be dealt with in a satisfactory way/solution. I am for one, after much searching still convinced the Mac 26 M is the boat for us and Audrey and I will be calling Bill today or tomorrow and setting up an appointment to see him for Sunday. Where could I get so much BANG ...
by Divecoz
Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

But if he lives in Florida

Kevin, I'd say your estimate is fairly accurate. It cost over 3 grand to get my cracked transom repaired and this problem is more serious. These guys aren't cheap and it can be a very nasty job. Somebody is going to have to deal with all the itchy fiberglass, nasty dust and brain deadening chemical...
by Divecoz
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

THERE HAVE BEEN THREE OF US

There have been three of us . . .mostly lurking on this board as of late who had PLANNED to buy a 26M I for one am now waiting to see. Dang if they end up out dancing a Lawyer what would they do to me ??? :? decided to add this If I was to send a email to the Factory (should I ?) not being a publish...
by Divecoz
Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

absolutely

Was the ballast tank dye checked........?? what is the leak down rate in the ballast tank?? Those will be questions the factory will ask.. SOunds like theproblem is still in the discovery stage... But I would be real hesitant to sign anything I had not seen myself and checked myself. Unless of cour...
by Divecoz
Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

I as well would sign

As I was/ may still be to be a new owner to be and I am sure Roger Macgregor has NO desire to start losing sales and becomeing the Bayliner of Trailer Sailors
by Divecoz
Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Voids in water ballast tank of 26M
Replies: 117
Views: 19823

I have a question for you CHIP!

PLease give us your hulll number. I am looking to buy (WAS) and am concerned about buying a MacGregor now in the same series. I for one will wait to read just how MacGregor handles this problem.
YT Richard
in waiting