Search found 599 matches

by Starscream
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar (again) with ACR
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Solar (again) with ACR

The time is coming close, when I am actually going to have to go out and DO all this wiring. I updated my wiring diagram on onedrive, which changed the photos on my original post from my hand sketch to the CAD file. https://n1kawa.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mQqUuYJs1BPqQqUIq6rAnrXeZ-T8pI5E2DqlLDir2BQsPLY6o...
by Starscream
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Chinese have no shame
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: The Chinese have no shame

Yes but for $660,000 USD you can buy a luxury motor-yacht from them with the following specifications: "The boat is class IV boat. Means a yacht designed to sail not more than 10 n miles from the shore and having a minimum designed wave height (Hs) of 1 m." https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/sig...
by Starscream
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Chinese have no shame
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: The Chinese have no shame

Zero chance that a purchase wouldn't end in disaster.

https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/hison- ... lboat.html

The Macgregors in the product photos look great, the actual product looks like $#!+. Even if a brand new one was $10k I wouldn't buy it on principle.
by Starscream
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip storage
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: Slip storage

2) Any tips on how to tie off in the slip? I don't have a cleat midships so spring lines are off the list unless I add a midships cleat. My slip has a midship cleat, so I run a spring line from the bow cleat to that to serve as a spring. The stern line is something like 45 degrees off vertical, and...
by Starscream
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Advice needed from 50hp Honda M owners about prop
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Advice needed from 50hp Honda M owners about prop

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16517 From my post on that thread: Based on some previous threads on this board, I too changed my prop after a bottom strike. I bought an OEM Honda 4 - 11.8 x 9 to replace the unmarked 3-blade that came with the boat. Honda BF50. Original 3-...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

It just folds up and clicks into place without need for a bracket. The hinge has a little spring loaded pushbutton that clicks into place either fully up or fully down. The leg is still available on Amazon.com for $30 USD but is now $126 on Amazon.ca. Those shock cord holders from JTOutdoor are like...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

And since I was going on the boat to get curtain photos, I brought a drill and installed the swing-leg under the table. Works perfectly: had to cut a few inches off the leg with a hacksaw, but the rubber foot was simple to pop out and reinstall. https://n1k9ia.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mHrbTa5pRGEpueAuKu6...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

https://ovk9ia.bn.files.1drv.com/y4my6AA5vWzprfPbXWfcpzpv9DSizY1q09WQoLycf5Ito3DXc74GO7UYagNR3sHsOa9oO6YgY1I71JNt57ROqHoWtOdYxFLLJzF-UHz1dlMcmInrw97Jez9W2nXNYQR-7cITk_9zqoA9Dn1TjxfYKveIf1WjJw-Gckl3fP5yFHswll-eXuGlCdAqdz_JEbJz-lTSDLhWITvvx5wEmW1auqQkg?width=2268&height=4032&cropmode=none No idea whe...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

https://nviifa.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mOdtzjZJwDxAK9TowIYX42q1XwAteJXOcFQxXnITmwYvx-haOnYq8gVqG6u1guYG5YxQCV1GpQY32viWhOUpw-mLRwoCveA7cvCaPC1uZkcJe3zbLa9ivEnHoBSM3POVmwbkXlCbO8a-XpHgAwz-NMCDUXcrwD1AU71Q748r17w9O8dKDriASqpcj3xuFw-yrQ4G2UOYHk5M8wa2KXgDQhg?width=2268&height=4032&cropmode=none Yup. Access...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

I'm going to redo the "curtain rods" in our boat with your shock cord idea. Do you know what you attached them with? These things are kind of spendy when you need a lot of them. --Russ Not sure...the things were already in the boat when I got them. I think I can get in the back now that we had a co...
by Starscream
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 3701

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

Let the mainsheet out to spill wind and furl the jib. Sail slow. Until tolerance levels build up. Why modify a perfectly good sailboat? When we first started sailing my wife couldn't handle any heeling at all, but now we can hold full sail in 15kn. Takes time. Until then the skipper could control th...
by Starscream
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Peak "the Generator" headsail
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Based on previous discussions on this board and elsewhere, I will be spending my sail replacement dollars either with BWYachts or Hyde. Both companies contribute to this forum, and are important resources for our boats. Peak has nothing positive going for them other than price. You get what you pay ...
by Starscream
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Spring is in the air - or radio
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: Spring is in the air - or radio

Got home today and found fresh flowers from the garden in vases around the house...….. I hate you. In the nicest way possible of course. I just took out the compost a minute ago and snapped a photo of Bear Hunt in the back yard in her winter dress. https://ovlskg.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mzX8vOelVP6MPbs...
by Starscream
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

This is about the closest thing I can find to what I have: https://www.jtsoutdoorfabrics.com/Stayput-Shock-Cord-Knob--White_p_15393.html with the springy cord running through the curtain and hooking onto the knob. A non-openable curtain could be made by sewing up a simple hemmed rectangle and using ...
by Starscream
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5284

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

'sfunny, but I don't have a lot of photos of the inside of my boat. Here's one with the curtains in the background. She's under several feet of snow right now but I'd be happy to take up-close photos of the curtains and hardware, and take measurements, but it's gotta be just a bit closer to winter's...