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by Ixneigh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tilt won’t tilt up.
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Tilt won’t tilt up.

Tilt is now fixed. Part cost less than 50 on eBay. Time was about two hours. Repaired the ground on the tilt sensor. It has never worked and I didn’t know what it was. Maybe I’ll replace it next year but I’ve gone eight without it.

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by Ixneigh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 222 Restoration / New Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: Venture 222 Restoration / New Owner

That’s a good boat. The quality of the stainless tubing is very high. I took mine to the Bahamas and had a great time. The fiberglass coated keel never gave me any problems I just kept the coating maintained.

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by Ixneigh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Website bug login

It’s a feature not a bug! :D
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by Ixneigh
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tilt won’t tilt up.
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Tilt won’t tilt up.

That was the issue. Did some google research. Removed the part, cut if open to see if there was any water ingress evident. It appeared to be in good shape visually. I ordered a replacement from eBay.

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by Ixneigh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Website bug login
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Website bug login

Hi. I notice the site makes me relog in constantly. Sometimes I’m logged in, reply to a post and get sent to the log in page again. I’m using an I device. Just a heads up.

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by Ixneigh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Tilt won’t tilt up.
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Tilt won’t tilt up.

Hey. The power tilt on the engine will now only go down. It has done this once in a while maybe twice a season but I could always get it to go back up by bumping the switch s a few times. Now, forget it. Neither console or cowling switch work and the cowling switch is new this year. I can’t move the...
by Ixneigh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Extra glass on foredeck
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Extra glass on foredeck

It’s probably just me. I use thdd Ed boat s lot and Taylor it to my personal likings one of which is solid feeling decks.

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by Ixneigh
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Photo uploading easy

Image

Hers my newest take apart panel boat. Handles a two hp pretty nicely.
by Ixneigh
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Running back stay
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Running back stay

That’s a good point. I’ll check it and see. The foredeck cleats I installed a piece of PT two by six under them. However the fiberglass was so thick I deemed it unnecessary. I had it cut so I put it in anyway. When demo-ing my boat we hit the dock with it. Bent the back stanchion and the base. But i...
by Ixneigh
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Running back stay
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Running back stay

I bring the tail end of the runner to the lifeline stauncion base and figured the stress would show there first in stress cracks of loose fittings. The mast shock is exactly why I installed them. It stops that. Now the boat sails more like a real sailboat :p and I can tension the head stay. I’ll do ...
by Ixneigh
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Dyneema Rigging

I have some running back stays made from it. Also replaced my punch plate shroud adjusters with Dyneema lashings. It tends to creep when new. You may have to tighten the rigging adjustors several times so plan for that.

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by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Running back stay
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Running back stay

A good sailor friend of mine with a lot of time on various boats told me I might be causing enough flex in my boat by using the running backs to start leaks in the hull to deck joint. These accessory stays have helped the performance of the boat and give the mast additional support. I bring them dow...
by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

Any report on gas milage with the 70 and say five knots?
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by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Code zero sail

I have a drifter that’s set on a removable bow sprit for light off the wind sailing. I use it infrequently. It’s a nuisance to tack. It must be handed around the headstay. For light upwind work I would want a nice light 130 genny. For down wind, a regular spinacker although I don’t have one. The cro...
by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Flooring on a 26D
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: New Flooring on a 26D

Looks heavy. I might use the Eva foam decking instead. It comes in teak and is self stick. Better than carpet not as heavy as wood. Cleaning? Don’t know. But it’s used for paddle board decks frequently.


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