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by jcasale
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Its time to Re-power
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Its time to Re-power

Greetings, After 10 years of sailing with a Honda 30, the Admiral has finally given me the green light for a new motor. I am still researching the different motor options but was wondering if anyone has looked into or has any thoughts on a transom mounted engine motor bracket similar to the one in t...
by jcasale
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lewmar winch maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Lewmar winch maintenance

Greetings, I have got to perform some long overdue maintenance on all four of my winches. There is a great video on YouTube that covers the teardown of a Lewmar 6 but it has no sound. It looks like it was filmed on a Mac. Does anyone have a link to on online guide or video that covers our particular...
by jcasale
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X New Gas Tank Install
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: 26X New Gas Tank Install

Unfortunately I do not and the boat is in Florida (I am in PA right now) but I found this link

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/catalog ... rcover.php

John
by jcasale
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X New Gas Tank Install
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Re: 26X New Gas Tank Install

Greetings, I know this thread is older and it might not seem applicable now but my 2000X came with a set of Aussie Bob's locker covers. I know that these items are no longer being sold but I was curious to see if these can somehow be replicated for interested parties. I do not know what protocols or...
by jcasale
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Did not start our trip today
Replies: 16
Views: 2479

Re: Did not start our trip today

Ris, I don't know how slow you'll be heading north but I'll be at my place in Atlantic Beach between the 11th and the 21st. Atlantic Beach sits along the ICW where it crosses the St. John's River. If you need any logistical support or if you want to visit the downtown Jacksonville area let me know. ...
by jcasale
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook's Great Loop
Replies: 157
Views: 54647

Re: Chinook's Great Loop

I used to visit Andros Island several times a year to conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare and Search and Rescue exercises at the AUTEC facility. There is a deep trench just off the coast that our submarines used to try to hide in. An amazing time and a free trip to the Bahamas, courtesy of the US Navy. T...
by jcasale
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sunset Pics
Replies: 90
Views: 18175

Re: Sunset Pics

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Little Talbot Island Florida at the 2011 JMGT

John
by jcasale
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32182

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

Greetings, I used an Intex Seahawk identical to Herschel's for about three years when I kept my boat moored on the St. John's. It towed great, was easy to set up and break down from the cockpit or foredeck and it stored easily below decks. Like Herschel's mine had a valve failure that make the boat ...
by jcasale
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless
Replies: 26
Views: 6945

Re: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless

I have been running the Piranha prop for about 4 years and think they are great. Granted, I only have a Honda 30hp hanging from my 2000 :macx: so my top speed is sh*t compared to most but for the cost and ease of swapping or replacing blades it can't be beat. I noticed no difference in performance b...
by jcasale
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: marine instrumentation I don't have a clue
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Re: marine instrumentation I don't have a clue

NE Florida is also a favorite habitat for the osprey. They are an impressive bird to watch hunt (although I don't apreciate the fish and rodent bones and guano left on my deck after they've had thier feast). I had several pinwheels tied to my standing rigging in an effort to dissuade them from roost...
by jcasale
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Samsung galaxy tab S
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Samsung galaxy tab S

Kadet, I have been looking at the Vexilar system as a way to updrage/modify/backup my existing Garmin Nav and Sounding capabilities. I have several Android devices that are GPS enabled and this seems like an easy way to acheive my goals. I have a few questions regarding your set up. 1. Once I establ...
by jcasale
Wed May 27, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How hard to beat the bolt/nut to remove centerboard :?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: How hard to beat the bolt/nut to remove centerboard :?

Captron,

I had to use a 2x4 as lever to force mine through the sealant. I just can't remember how I had the board positioned or where the fulcrum was. I'll be on the boat Sunday, I'll see if I can jar my memory...

John
by jcasale
Wed May 27, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Anyone in the Daytona Beach to Jacksonville area..
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Anyone in the Daytona Beach to Jacksonville area..

Sumner, I asked a friend of mine to do a quick inspection of my mooring and he reported that my mooring ball has been cut and the chain to the mooring itself is resting on the bottom of the river. Unfortunately it is unusable at this time. Apparently FWC has been cracking down on derelict boats in t...
by jcasale
Tue May 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Anyone in the Daytona Beach to Jacksonville area..
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Anyone in the Daytona Beach to Jacksonville area..

Summer, I own a house I Atlantic Beach, Fl. which is located at the junction of the St. John's and the ICW. I'm currently living in PA but coincidentally will be in town between the 31st and the 9th. PM me and we will see if I can lend any support. Heck, even if I can't help I'd like to buy you a be...