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by seahouse
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)

Hi guys. I made a few assemblies that replaced this connection with one made of stainless and UHMW poly ... It might be a week or so before I can get there, but will let you know when I do if anyone might be interested. Are yes seahouse it was you that made that rotating gooseneck. I saved some pic...
by seahouse
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21513&start=75 I don't have the boat any more (all work in progress stopped) and various things are in storage, so am working from memory, this link might give you some info in conversation on it. Somewhere in that thread Mastreb gave a revi...
by seahouse
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)

Hi guys. I made a few assemblies that replaced this connection with one made of stainless and UHMW poly which was less sloppy and more robust than the stock one and also allowed the boom to rotate to give the option of rolling the main around the boom. I believe I have in storage (if I can find) the...
by seahouse
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Our M26 appears in a music video...
Replies: 28
Views: 7519

Re: Our M26 appears in a music video...

Great one. Well Done! 8)
by seahouse
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do you store your enclosure panels?
Replies: 9
Views: 3242

Re: How do you store your enclosure panels?

Our Dowsar full enclosure came with sheets of what I would describe as a type of spun fibre landscape cloth rolled between each piece. We rolled this up with each panel when we stored them, which I think is a good idea for the window plastic as I have seen in the past that the plastic can adhere/ st...
by seahouse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Crack in mast raising pole
Replies: 19
Views: 4524

Re: Crack in mast raising pole

Good solutions above. From the picture it looks like the crack doesn't pass through the bolt hole in the aluminum (but beside it) and that the crack might have resulted from an over-tightening of the bolts. Is the aluminum oval at that end, as opposed to round? So to add one more option to your mult...
by seahouse
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: water ingres by the steering when heeling
Replies: 75
Views: 24569

Re: water ingres by the steering when heeling

If the stern sits low enough for long enough in the water while under extreme heel it is possible for water to enter through the space between the rudder shaft and the hole drilled in the hull to accommodate it (through the "rudder box"). This might well be what your passenger was witnessing. (Note ...
by seahouse
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Prepping engine for launch
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Prepping engine for launch

Yeah, because of the angle and height it's far less visible in a Mac. In the olden days before the side-firing "P" stream was common on outboards it was part of the water pump check procedure on start up to swing the wheel hard over one way to more easily see sputtering water exiting the above-the-w...
by seahouse
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Prepping engine for launch
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Prepping engine for launch

Yep, the reasons mentioned above, condensation of combustion-produced water when it hits the cold air, just like your car in winter (it is worse until combustion becomes more complete as the engine warms.) To cool the exhaust gasses and exhaust metal components, and to attenuate noise, water is mixe...
by seahouse
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Vic's autopilot
Replies: 36
Views: 9397

Re: Vic's autopilot

The M already sails pretty well and has no vices on any point of sail in conditions for which the boat is intended. I'm surprised no one has figured out a sail based self steering system. I never had much luck with them on my heavy keel boats which had difficulties on certain points of sail. Or hor...
by seahouse
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Self-bailing cockpit
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: Self-bailing cockpit

Not familiar with your exact boat/ trailer, but if its on the trailer then tilt the bow as high as possible to keep the cockpit puddle small or non-existent. If possible some (smaller) boats can be tipped until the trailer at the transom contacts the ground. Further tilting will take some of the wei...
by seahouse
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winterizing for leaving in Chesapeak slip?
Replies: 31
Views: 7491

Re: Winterizing for leaving in Chesapeak slip?

Ended up tilting the boat up as High as I could on the bow to get all the water to the stern and then used a 1/4 plastic airline with brass fitting on one end to get it to sink to the bottom of the water. Slid it in through ballast drain and then siphoned the rest of the water out. Took 1/2 hr or m...
by seahouse
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: fogging Honda 50 and winterizing Mac X
Replies: 20
Views: 6436

Re: fogging Honda 50 and winterizing Mac X

If you run the engine until it stops from lack of fuel (after disconnecting the fuel hose) – have you found that you still need to drain the carb bowls? At least one of them should be empty, and the remaining ones nearly so, and if you’ve added a Sta-bil type product ahead of time, you should be go...
by seahouse
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Adjustable Leach
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Adjustable Leach

A bit more info on the leech adjustment here, half way down the page…

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/v ... lit=+leech

- B. :wink:
by seahouse
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising
Replies: 35
Views: 8243

Re: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising

K9Kampers wrote:Good story so far! 8)

I read it as a fictional parody off all the things that go wrong while sailing.

Didja know that there's a small line between cruising & cursing! :wink: :D
:D :D :D

Yeah. "I" am the difference between cursing and cruising.

:o