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by MikeFloutier
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

Many thanks Ray
by MikeFloutier
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

Thanks Ray, I think it was just belt and braces, ie. "it's 10 years old so you better replace it". I do have some sympathy with that view but it does look perfect to me; ie. no visible corrosion or loose strands of wire. By the way, has anyone replaced their standing rigging? I can see it at BW Yach...
by MikeFloutier
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Time to replace standing rigging?

Hi,

I just had my 26m 2009 surveyed as I'm seller her and one of his recommendations was that the standing rigging should be replaced as it's the original.

It all looks fine to. What do you think? Is it a sensible precaution?
by MikeFloutier
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Neo wrote:
BOAT wrote:I hope Highlander chimes in here and tells us how his aft mounted wind sensor works for him.
Me too :)
A thought occurred to me. On the "manual" wind vane self-steering devices the "sensor", i.e. the wind vane itself, is located in roughly the same position we're looking at.
by MikeFloutier
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Well I don't think we need a wind sensor. Maybe it will just be fun te read the exact wind speed. My AP with wireless controll will be ok for 99.9% of situations. Will the AP steer better in difficult situations becouse the AT gets with the wind information earlyar impuls to correct the boat? Now w...
by MikeFloutier
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Just to reiterate, my £99 Nasa Clipper Tactical Wind sensor works fine with my autopilot and also gives me accurate wind speed on my chart plotter. The wind direction I'm interested in (which no instrument - on the boat - can give) is 20 miles away in 4 hours time. Just sayin' Mike, what is the lan...
by MikeFloutier
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Just to reiterate, my £99 Nasa Clipper Tactical Wind sensor works fine with my autopilot and also gives me accurate wind speed on my chart plotter.

The wind direction I'm interested in (which no instrument - on the boat - can give) is 20 miles away in 4 hours time.

Just sayin'
by MikeFloutier
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Also BOAT, remembering you have the ev-100 tiller pilot, I see that it doesn't seem to accept NMEA directly. Have a look at - https://raymarine.ning.com/forum/topics/adding-nmea2000-and-nmea183-to-an-ev100-autopilot Also, I forgot to mention, with regard to the AIS, setup, you will need a VHF feed e...
by MikeFloutier
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

BOAT! Good news. First of all it looks like I was wrong about you needing the more expensive 220wx sensor. I had based my advise on a quote on Star Marine Depot. I just checked the Airmar website and they say that the cheaper 120wx, that you were looking at, is fine for marine environments; sorry. A...
by MikeFloutier
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Based on the info from MikeFloutier I think this is what I need? https://www.quark-elec.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/A024-600x600-300x300.jpg and this: https://www.quark-elec.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/AS03-600X600-300x300.jpg and this: https://www.imarineusa.com/images/products/dis...
by MikeFloutier
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

Hi BOAT, many thanks, I'm a bit lazy and only really post on something that affects me; will try to keep in touch more. 1. Ignoring the mast rotation works for me BUT not for all, e.g. if you want the True Wind deduced for live route planning. 2. Multiplexing, in this context, relates to the streami...
by MikeFloutier
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!
Replies: 153
Views: 36620

Re: Finally, a wind instrument that will work with a Mac!

At the beginning of this thread nearly three years ago, BOAT summerized... The whole point of these instruments is to hook it up to your auto pilot About this time last year, having finished my honeymoon year as a newbie sailor, I was starting to get fed up with not being able to leave the wheel of...
by MikeFloutier
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Steering Ajustments
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: Steering Ajustments

I have a similar setup and get much the same slack steering response. Since installing a tiller pilot that drives an extension to my starboard tiller I've noticed that the tiniest movements in the tiller pilot ram result in instant corresponding movements to the rudders - ie no slack. However, the r...
by MikeFloutier
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Towing my inflatable tender - concerned about the prop
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: Towing my inflatable tender - concerned about the prop

Many thanks for this Sumner, and thanks for your Bahamas marathon story; I'm about halfway through, really enjoying it. I tried towing my tender for the first time yesterday. I decided to tether it to the side of the boat with a couple of lines. It was as far back as I could get it without it being ...