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by mike0404
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Insuring mac in Canada with engines over recommended HP
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Insuring mac in Canada with engines over recommended HP

Hi This is an old post, but it applies to my macx , i have to decide if i put $ in my honda bf50a 2000, and use my merc20hp 2strk as back up and more power if needed. We sail most of the time and the maximum speed i can get is 17-18 knts facing wind (20knts). I guess i would speed up to 22 knots add...
by mike0404
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lightning????
Replies: 66
Views: 19224

Re: Lightning????

this is a never ending topic. as a group of sailors and navigators, we have experienced lightning strikes. My sailboat was struck and simply demasted. I wasn't on it ... Not a mac at the time. My friend's cottage was strucked, his house burned and he got hit trying to tie his fishing boat the wind w...
by mike0404
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: The new tow tug
Replies: 43
Views: 12501

Re: The new tow tug

this is what i had in mind. We had wheels of trailer size for our old trailer for the powerboat. We had a very long shallow at low tides and we did not want our cars totally in the water. Now people use ATVs but they ruin them if they go too deep. Perhaps having the motor up and chain gear to the to...
by mike0404
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 29892

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

Hi 1 - i had no issues with stainless and aluminum but i vasoline all stainless nuts, bolts and washers each year. I vasolined also between all my galvanized rollers plates and the aluminum frame, no trace of electro... yet. Been 20 years. 2 - on car ball frame, inside the tube, i vasoline each year...
by mike0404
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Towing jet ski behind 26m in water
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Towing jet ski behind 26m in water

I would look at some form of bracket with flottation capacities. Check with Armstrong brakets or another make for such a bracket for heavy outboards motors. I would even consider some kind of use for the seadoo . in shallow waters ...beware of algeas.
by mike0404
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anyone have/use Parasail?
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: Anyone have/use Parasail?

Hi
I kite and this is for sûre a fun concept. Soon you might see a Mac or tattoo 26 with funny wings.
Foils, trim tabs, floating engine Brackets , trimaranmac, are also ways to speed up a 26.
For me the most important thing Will always be to reduce quickly
In case of emergency .
by mike0404
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: stern outboards brackets with floatation
Replies: 1
Views: 898

stern outboards brackets with floatation

Hi Did any of you guys have such a bracket on your Mac ? I have seen them advertised on www.dadmarine.com, and Armstrongnautical.com. I saw one photo with a bracket and trim tabs. It looks like it is good on fuel too. I look at this because at the marina, they have a minimum charge for 30 ft vessels...
by mike0404
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: mac 26 x, mod to head possible ?
Replies: 3
Views: 904

mac 26 x, mod to head possible ?

Hi It looks like it could be possible to push a toilet under the aft dinette seat, this is to have a little bit more space showering or simply washing hands. It will be a compost toilet, or, if it doesn't fit a porta. I will have to shim the door a little for my shoulders and elbow room. 2 " at the ...
by mike0404
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Smart tabs on X..yes or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

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

Hi Having used tabs and trims, yes if you motor alot with loads aft. It allows you also to level left to right. I noticed on youtube that more powerfull engines weigh more, and in a way do seem to welly. I would look at a way to tighten the swing keel opening. On a youtube video, at a beach meeting,...
by mike0404
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32629

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

Hi I was thinking about getting a spark seadoo and even use it as a stern plug-in to push or help push the boat. Not completely out of the question but we will see , i would need to find a way to trailer it. On a F250 or Ram 2500 pickup maybe ... But i definitly want to bring my beach cats. I don't ...
by mike0404
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: storage on board
Replies: 16
Views: 4709

Re: storage on board

Hi If i can suggest something, i plan to get rid of all the cushions and back rests. Make new ones, inside those, you can store lots of things, toilet paper, scott towels, swim noodles, life jackets, some small cans but don't throw pillows at Trump... fill the voids with inflatables as you go. A wat...
by mike0404
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: picture window screens
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

picture window screens

Hi I plan to add thin hd tv screens wherever i can even blinding the "larger" windows. I will use cameras , probably one (maybe 2) for each port, bow and one aft stern. They will also be connected to my satellite tv and internet. I'll connect my dvd players to them. I will watch all the games i want...
by mike0404
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Head for a New Boat
Replies: 22
Views: 3453

Re: New Head for a New Boat

check separett composting toilets.
by mike0404
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: British Virgin Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 2965

Re: British Virgin Islands

Hi Diandersson, Did you really go to the BVI on your Mac ? I thought i would be limited to Bahamas and TCI . I find the great lakes and the St-Laurent river and the gulf to be as unforgiven as a short ocean ride. I already went several times to the Virgins islands and St-Martin , and many other isla...
by mike0404
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: killing zebra mussels in ballast tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: killing zebra mussels in ballast tanks

i heard also about hot water working on zebras, tried it on ants, it worked well. Carefull with chlorine , my replacement at the pool burnt himself badly handling chlorine powder. I would consider all alternatives and try the least potential dangerous first. Could a filter prevent it ? salt in balla...