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by raycarlson
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Questions on fixing my Mac
Replies: 16
Views: 5684

Re: Questions on fixing my Mac

LOL................100 bucks is the cheap stuff.
by raycarlson
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New prop test
Replies: 13
Views: 3160

Re: New prop test

the days of damaging your motor from under propping are long gone since the advent of computerization,timing and fuel mixture are all auto-adjusted to compensate. No damage will occur in any form, your only losing efficiency. The 13 incher will yield better fuel burn rates at any rpm below 3000.With...
by raycarlson
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fresh water storage in sausage style tubes in ballast tank
Replies: 58
Views: 23883

Re: Fresh water storage in sausage style tubes in ballast ta

And don't forget that all Mac fiberglass work is very crude to say the least, it's safe to say the inside of the tank will be equipped with long sharp shards of glass and resin spikes...
by raycarlson
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fresh water storage in sausage style tubes in ballast tank
Replies: 58
Views: 23883

Re: Fresh water storage in sausage style tubes in ballast ta

Not sure about an X But on an M its not one long ballast tank, its two seperate tanks connectected by two small channels that are only about 2 X 5 inches and 6-7 foot long. rear tank is 7 foot long at most and only about 4 inch thick.
by raycarlson
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Removing 50 hp restrictor plate makes a 60 hp?
Replies: 23
Views: 9348

Re: Removing 50 hp restrictor plate makes a 60 hp?

amazing what one will do to go 2mph faster, i for one wouldnt waste the effort unless it would put me in the 25-30mph range for an M.
by raycarlson
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat cracks
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Gelcoat cracks

no worries, cosmetic only
by raycarlson
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Need to make a decision on make of motor
Replies: 36
Views: 3556

Re: Need to make a decision on make of motor

up until 2010 at least mercury and yamaha 50hp and less were the same identical motor, built in the same chinese manufacturing plant, including the high thrust yammy and bigfoot merc, were identical, only different colors and name plate. go with who is in your area if you are not able to repair or w...
by raycarlson
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast raising: rope length?
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: Mast raising: rope length?

Seriously ! Go to Home Depot and spent ten bucks on a 100 foot roll of nylon rope. you can throw away the excess or hang it in the carport. It's just a mast raising stick, not worth stressing over.
by raycarlson
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire pressure
Replies: 29
Views: 9933

Re: Trailer tire pressure

No engineer needed he has already stamped the info on the sidewall, thats all anyone needs.............4psi overinflated would in noway play a part in fracturing 5 lugs all at once, sounds more like a serious maintenence problem or lack of knowledge..
by raycarlson
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer tire pressure
Replies: 29
Views: 9933

Re: Trailer tire pressure

With a single axle you are at max load rating already, definitely you should run the sidewall recommended 65psi inflation pressure for safety sake. running underinflated was referring to dual axle trailers that had a total tire capacity of 10,000 pounds because of having four tires. the temperature ...
by raycarlson
Tue May 12, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: added a second axle
Replies: 21
Views: 8082

Re: added a second axle

If you stayed with a torsion axle, its very simple to reclock your wheel hubs to increase tire to fender clearance, also both wheel hub lever to torsion bar angles should be equal when trailer is level or adjusted for hitch ball height,
by raycarlson
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Need Help with Mast Base Damage
Replies: 57
Views: 8130

Re: Need Help with Mast Base Damage

Hard to believe your not getting expert help from Mac people. According to one of our members(yukonbob) i think, the mac was designed using naval architects, and a team of engineers with certified,registared and stamped approved detailed exacting drawings suitable for courtroom evidence, I would of ...
by raycarlson
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Reconsidering WOT Prop Weighting Ballast or No Ballast:
Replies: 53
Views: 8105

Re: Reconsidering WOT Prop Weighting Ballast or No Ballast:

Mac 26M and Naval architect in the same sentence. Now that's humorous.............
by raycarlson
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Bearings Quandry
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: Trailer Bearings Quandry

A leaky bearing-----------------that's a new one
by raycarlson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Bearings Quandry
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: Trailer Bearings Quandry

Just curious why your putting bearings in after only 3yrs, i'm guessing 10-15 thousand miles..