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by bobbob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)

I love this idea :) You could even isinglass in around the perimeter for a great weather enclosure. Quick questions:

1) Is it still trailerable?
2) Did you need to remove the 50HP to fit the new equipment?

Cheers
by bobbob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 4226

Re: Upgrade already?

Do you think I have the wrong prop, or a damaged prop? I'm pretty sure when I repowered to this 4-stroke 60 I scrubbed the forum for prop sizing and confirmed it was in the ideal range. You also brought up another good point - at higher speeds the cockpit gets drenched from spray, so less than enjoy...
by bobbob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 4226

Re: Upgrade already?

If I'm being honest with myself, I'm starting to feel the same way with my :macx: My challenges are: - I keep the ballast in all the time (even under power), so my top end with 60HP is practically around 12 knots. I find the boat handles very squirrly in the semi-planing 8-11 knot range. So, practic...
by bobbob
Thu May 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26x forestay length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Mac 26x forestay length?

Quick question - what’s the correct length for a :macx: forestay inside the CDI furler?

(I assume measured from the top of the swage loop to the bottom of the bolt that goes into the turnbuckle?)

Thanks!
by bobbob
Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is my leak coming from?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Where is my leak coming from?

I think I figured it out - the metal plate that the boarding ladder uses to attach to the cockpit deck has some caulking that was loose. I think water is seeping under the ridge of that metal plate. I cant fully see the path from there to the drip edge underneath but I do see evidence of water weepi...
by bobbob
Mon May 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is my leak coming from?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Where is my leak coming from?

Last fall I ran a garden hose into the engine well for about 15-20 minutes and saw no evidence from the inside that there was any leaking. Also, since the tarp should in theory have prevented any water from getting into the cockpit and draining to the motor well, my assumption is that this is not th...
by bobbob
Mon May 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is my leak coming from?
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Where is my leak coming from?

Hey all, for the past two seasons I have tarped my :macx: from the mast aftwards over winter (including the entire cockpit and motor well). And for the past two seasons I have experienced water in the bilge underneath the aft berth, as well as a small pool of water right at the back of the aft berth...
by bobbob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

My final solution was a bit of a disaster :) I tried to run the new thicker shroud from BWY through the furler and it kept getting stuck half way. My furler was a little bit bendy/wavy so I tried to bend it back straight and ended up snapping it.... At that point I just decided to leave it alone for...
by bobbob
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Are you sure you have enough empty space in the top of the foil for both the sail and a toggle? Your sail must not be OEM or the same size luff as the OEM. I only have an inch or so on mine with either the OEM genoa or working jib. And less than an inch above the top cap to the forestay Nicopress t...
by bobbob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Thanks. I have some play at the top above the foil but not 5". You are right about the turnbuckle bolts, the need for the ringding holes makes that solution impractical. Good tip about a shackle up top, I will add that into my accounting. That combined with the lever combined with the turnbuckle alr...
by bobbob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Yep, lots of room on the foil. I took a survey in my club and no other boats have the forestay hound higher then the shrouds, so I’d feel a little self conscious :-)

I’ll call BWY today.
by bobbob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Looking at CDI videos the shroud wire has the threaded bolt built into the end- I would need to order another one of these. I guess CDI probably sells them. If I cut the bolts down that enter the turnbuckle that would also work though, if I can get 5 inches off while still leaving enough bolt to mak...
by bobbob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Best way to shorten CDI furler?

Thinking about this more - if I get a new shroud, doesn’t one end need to be unswaged to push through the furler? And if so, what do I do with that once it’s replaced?
by bobbob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Best way to shorten CDI furler?
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Best way to shorten CDI furler?

I want to add a Johnson lever to the bottom of the furler to make the chore of raising the mast easier. The lever adds about 4-5” to the furler length so I guess I need to reduce the length of the further by the same amount. Once I cut down the flat gray plastic part of the furler, I need to reduce ...