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by Ixneigh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor well scupper.
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Motor well scupper.

Tired of that motor well drain plugging up, need to do something about the plumbing, the sink line and the scupper line all going to one outlet. And poorly. Option 1 install new through hull just for outboard well. Replace drain with a standard through hull and use good hose to connect with double c...
by Ixneigh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Etec fuelpump
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Etec fuelpump

Thanks for the opinions. It’s kind of looking like a run it until it gives out, then get a motor that’s easier to get serviced type of thing. The injectors, pump, computer, are all prohibitive to replace since the engine is 7 years old. A 20 HP carbed Honda is probably what I need for cruising for m...
by Ixneigh
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: attaching a skeg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: attaching a skeg?

Yea I still stand by this installation and would do it again on a new boat right away. I’d angle them just a bit off the centerline of the boat though. Just a few degrees. And do a much better job shaping them.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3601

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Huh. I’ll be downsizing if I ever get rid of my M. So, I’ll miss the room.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Etec fuelpump
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Etec fuelpump

Hi. I was wondering if I should be concerned about the age of the fuel pump on my etec. It’s a ‘11 model. Always used rec 90 and have a fuel water separator type filter. If I’m Planning a Bahamas trip, should I: carry a spare? A repair kit? Get a newer motor ;) ? Local repair guy has an etec in good...
by Ixneigh
Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

They start to give me “the look” at around 20 degrees.
by Ixneigh
Fri May 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hull to deck leaks
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Hull to deck leaks

My boat collects water every time I sail her hard or for more than just a day sail. Thinking of glassing the hull and deck joint with a few passes of heavy cloth. I think I would only lap up unto the two inch vertical deck pan edge. Maybe down the hull four inches. I had planned to make some structu...
by Ixneigh
Fri May 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida keys mid July
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Florida keys mid July

Sounds cool but alas my boat will be on her trailer during that time. I was just down to the maquases area.

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by Ixneigh
Fri May 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Hi Neo. It comes down to shape. The hank on jib can have the ideal shape. A roller furling jib has to roll up. It’s shape is partially dictated by that. The RF genny can’t be rolled to reduce it to working jib size effectively either. Yes the hank on Jib is a pain. But with practice it gets better. ...
by Ixneigh
Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Key west and marquesas
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Key west and marquesas

Key west has few good Anchorage’s fof small boats. Trump he problem is that the only shore access is a long way from the mooring fields of permitted anchor zones. The live aboard a all have big dingies and motors. The only place that you can anchor and easily access land is cow key channel. This is ...
by Ixneigh
Thu May 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

Weather ability in the M Good sails. Hank on jib Tight halyards Proper sail up (reef the main first) Properly set up shrouds Understanding sail trim Understanding the boats requirements (speed above 3 knots heel 15 degrees Don’t over trim the sails. Although I do find that I can crank the jib in a b...
by Ixneigh
Sat May 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lower keys cape sable and south
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Lower keys cape sable and south

Latest trip down through the Lower keys gulf side. Cape sable was exquisite. Great weather this time, plenty of sun. Hidden creeks accessible to Macs make this an all weather location. I did a lot of exploring here. Return to marathon. Trouble locating rec 90 on the gulf side. However, it is availab...
by Ixneigh
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: amas (outrigger on a mac 26)
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

Re: amas (outrigger on a mac 26)

I don’t like the inflatable idea. Also I think the outboard mounts wouldn’t be strong enough
I did a lot of research and concluded there would not be much of a gain in speed, if any. Better off selling the boat and buying a similar sized multihull.
Ix
by Ixneigh
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 74633

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

Stretching a Mac would not be out of the realm of possibility. Cut the boat at the cabin ladder and add two meet to it. Have a larger cockpit.
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by Ixneigh
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Prop ding
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Prop ding

Ok I’ll look around for a repair place. But I still need a spare before I go anywhere. Maybe one better suited to low speed use.
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