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by Herschel
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Nice team work with the Admiral. Teachable moment regarding jam cleats! 8) I went through my old pics and found one pic of my centerboard from 2008 when I had the bottom painted. I'll throw it in in case it can be helpful. The perspective is tough here; the pic is not perpendicular to the board. I d...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Actually I just removed a lot of Japanese stuff from a transparent folder fixed to the head door. I was thinking it would make a mess to pull it off, and it would be a great place to put a checklist :) Perhaps a Dropbox or similar link, so others can benefit too? Thanks! Working on it. Drop box not...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:39 am
Looks like it belongs there! Good choice.
Thanks. Still haven't gotten out for that test run. Maybe later this week. :cry:
by Herschel
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

I said Excel file.
I can't help with a video, but I do have some checklists I have used in the past on Excel files, if that could help.
Just realized it is a word file. I can email it if desired. It covers the complete launch at a ramp of a 26X (well, mine at least). :)
by Herschel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Hi guys, sorry I didn't get around to replying yesterday, was busy with some painting and hatch making, while removing some of the PO's fittings. The posts did cheer me up though, thanks! Yes, I absolutely would like to see a photo of a block arrangement :) Perhaps a block and tackle..? :D Regardin...
by Herschel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

In the odd chance my story might be useful, I did encounter difficulty getting my board up and down at one point a few years back. After diving under water to dislodge it a time or two (which is NOT advisable around a pier that has electric hookups), I tried running a line under the hull and snaggin...
by Herschel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Got my rearview mirror installed today. Will get underway tomorrow for a trial run. I bought a set of two mirrors, but I only used the one. I'll see how that works. I installed it on a Bimini support tube on the starboard side in such a way that it is outboard of the head room for folks sitting in t...
by Herschel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: Thanks to the Members....

BRAVO ZULU...Kevin. 8)
by Herschel
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Passing (dropping) of the torch
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Passing (dropping) of the torch

Herschel said: I observe that the trend in many activities seems to be toward opportunities for quicker, faster gratification and briefer attention spans. The America's Cup is now raced with 50 m.p.h. hydrofoil catamarans. I agree with the crux of your post, except for the above quote. Whenever two...
by Herschel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Passing (dropping) of the torch
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Passing (dropping) of the torch

I cannot speak to anything Tattoo, but to the general topic of the future of sailing I do have an opinion. I observe that the trend in many activities seems to be toward opportunities for quicker, faster gratification and briefer attention spans. The America's Cup is now raced with 50 m.p.h. hydrofo...
by Herschel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Well, apparently the ATV roll bars described in the previous mirror option above is 1 7/8 to 2 inches in diameter and so are the clamps for their rear view mirrors. But, these have 7/8 inch clamps and appear to be just right for the Bimini frame tubing and would probably fit the main sheet "stanchio...
by Herschel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

I've never really thought about a mirror, but in your situation I could see the value in it. My go to source I found these. https://www.amazon.com/Chupacabra-Offroad-Rear-View-Mirror/dp/B01NAPANZE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa? https://www.amazon.com/kemimoto-Universal-Watercraft-0-6-0-98-Windshield/dp/B07T3JQQW...
by Herschel
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Get a Multifunction Axiom 12 Pro display, and a CAM210 day/night camera (rear pointed) and you will not have to worry about a mirror.. Simple! :D I think Ray's solution might be a tad less expensive. I am still going for honorable mention in the skinflint competition. :wink: But thanks for respondi...
by Herschel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

This is the closest thing I have found to what I want. I was just hoping to have a clamp designed for a round "pipe" like we have on Mac's vs the square ones like they have on pontoon boats. https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Mirrors/CIPA/CM01877.html?feed=npn&msclkid=288df29e763c1baf89bdad3077eb90ad&utm...
by Herschel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

REALLY, nobody has any suggestions for a rear view mirror? I can understand you guys with blue hulls and 90 h.p. engines. You are going so fast, you could care less about what is happening in your wake :wink: , but we mortals in white boats and 50 h.p. engines are occasionally overtaken by others es...