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by 81venture
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: another, prob dumb, prop question Honda 50
Replies: 31
Views: 6507

Re: another, prob dumb, prop question Honda 50

When I had the BF50 I put a 4-blade Honda prop on and was quite happy with it, getting 8 mph ballasted and 16 or 17 unballasted. No singing. I forget the actual pitch and diameter but I can look it up for you if you like. I had to search and find this thread, hoping the links to the Tacoma propello...
by 81venture
Tue May 17, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4566

Re: Rub Rail Replacement

We have 26X Anchor rollers, 26M Anchor rollers, and new longer 26M Anchor rollers to better fit plow anchors. And, yes we have enough rub rail that I may have to :) put them in my will....so please buy rub rail! Cheryl I would like to buy some for our 1996 X... also need those "end caps" for the ru...
by 81venture
Tue May 17, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: honda 50A outboard electrical problems
Replies: 18
Views: 4634

Re: honda 50A outboard electrical problems

Check your prop seal for corrosion while you have it off... My new to Me X last season the lower unit cracked on the side...apparently quite common on those...if run in salt corrosion builds between the ring that holds the prop seals in expands and will crack it.. I had mine professionally fixed and...
by 81venture
Tue May 17, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another New 26X Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 4948

Re: Another New 26X Owner

Welcome

I live in Wake Forest NC.... I have a boat lift and a ton of spare parts so if you need anything, or want to hoist the boat to do the bottom let me know

Extra Cheese pepperoni
and Beer

Cheers!
Dave
by 81venture
Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do U Know where ur GPS is taking U
Replies: 28
Views: 4349

Re: Do U Know where ur GPS is taking U

GPS (regardless of Brand) often brings customers to the boat shop to the dirt road BEHIND my house instead of my driveway in my actual neighborhood

just saying
by 81venture
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lower Cape Fear Mac Roundup
Replies: 42
Views: 11634

Re: Lower Cape Fear Mac Roundup

Victor you still haven't answered my question mate... Is that you at Jordan lake Marina?
by 81venture
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: The Great Loop support Network Area Coverage (NO DISCUSSION)
Replies: 37
Views: 43802

Re: The Great Loop support Network Area Coverage (NO DISCUSS

I am in Raleigh NC area... Prob not as much assistance to loopers, but only a short jump off 95 to me if anyone has trouble in that area on the road..

Have a boat lift and full shop

dave
by 81venture
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Jacksonville Fl, Fernandina Beach Fl.
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Jacksonville Fl, Fernandina Beach Fl.

Wife and I are also following the blog religiously

Congrats on your journey...we cannot wait!

dave
by 81venture
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lower Cape Fear Mac Roundup
Replies: 42
Views: 11634

Re: Lower Cape Fear Mac Roundup

June is better for us as well... I've got the X all tore apart doing upgrades... No way I could make april 29 unless I brought it down as a construction site

I also Vote Option #2 to bald head...nice trip have done it

dave
by 81venture
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Have U Seen This?? Anyone know Him?
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Have U Seen This?? Anyone know Him?

I just built a permanent lift with 6x6 posts 4 ft in the ground

Cost about $300 Use it on multiple boats and exceeds the weight limit of this portable...I can lift 5000lbs +


Its a neat idea, but the idea of having to be "portable" isn't something I would see using
by 81venture
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing the X without ballast
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Sailing the X without ballast

RussMT wrote:We've all done stupid things. I left the motor down and dragged it up the ramp once.

My guess is your ballast filled back up and wasn't empty. Was the vent open?

twice here

not counting other boats
by 81venture
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Smart tabs on X..yes or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Smart tabs on X..yes or no?

guessing maybe no?
by 81venture
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Smart tabs on X..yes or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Smart tabs on X..yes or no?

I bought a boston whaler the other week off craigslist with a 40hp tohatsu..
It had a pair of smart tabs on the back (trim tabs)

I stole them off the whaler and sold her for $1700

Wondering if the Trim tabs would be a good Idea to put on the X?

dave
by 81venture
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations...
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: Looking for recommendations...

you're like 4 hours from me mate

I do good work 8) 8)
by 81venture
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar panel frame
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: Solar panel frame

I'll second that request for pics... This mod is on my list after the galley

Particularly where you would mount the posts I'd like to see..