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by Todd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Shelby OEM 2002 trailer winch refurb, abject failure..

Catigale wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:27 am
Just scored on the brake line

Eastern trailer had. Clearance on 19 feet of brake line flared, perfect for my trailer , for $5

I bought two
It's always great when you find these wins.
by Todd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 13705

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Update on the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Did a 1192 mile test towing a 1800 pound uHaul trailer. 15.5 MPG on a running AVG of 55MPH (according to the computer). I set the CC to 78 MPH on Interstates. The Diesel definitely reduced the driver fatigue by knocking the tops of some of the medium/small hill...
by Todd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

I booked a slip for ~$39 at Bullfrog marina labor day showing up Thurs night Sep 3 (hotel is $150-200 a night). Cavoite is that Bullfrog is mid-lake and I have at least 2 brothers showing up but they have ski boats, 1 has a house boat share as well so we have different experiences planned each day :...
by Todd
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: BBQ options
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: BBQ options

I have the original (small) Magma kettle gas grill with a mounting rod I put on the rail. I also have the extension rod, which helps, as there's no good place to put it in a Mac power sailor. But I do store it below decks, upright in a compartment under the v-berth. One-pound gas bottles next to th...
by Todd
Mon May 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?

Sounds like a good plan. An extra benefit was the caulk absorbed vibration and if I want, I can use a knife to remove it. That is a good point. I might do that instead. It will be in an Inspectable location so to reduce the permanency slightly would probably be a good thing if I ever wanted to swit...
by Todd
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Finally In The Water
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Finally In The Water

Great progress, a lot of work to get there. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dip in the water.
by Todd
Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?

I have a battery charger on the way. I want to make one of my bins under the seat as an Electronics / Power Center since I already have a charge relay and battery switch in there. Previous owner had to cut holes to mount the wood which has some of those parts mounted to it. I don't want to continue ...
by Todd
Sun May 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Just bought a 1987 Macgregor 25 HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Just bought a 1987 Macgregor 25 HELP

I was talking to purplethunder over on Facebook. i think he transposed the year 1987--- should be 1978.
It was in discussion over there that this may be a Catalina 22. Anyone know for sure?
by Todd
Sat May 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 2425

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Congratulations on the boat. I think at that price you got a great deal especially if it came with a trailer. My 2007 came with a dual axle trailer and I paid just over 18. I often think that I could probably get that for it today 4 years later because these boats hold their value so well. Congrats ...
by Todd
Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?

Here is what I did pretty straightforward. Used the factory hatch as a starter template then cardboard cutout to ensure the AC slot was accurately placed. https://i.postimg.cc/1npbKM4X/6-F413032-3-A3-C-456-B-AFF7-45422-DCC29-D6.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NLt0vz6N/759-C6-F9-B-1-F64-44-A4-A280-71647-ED6...
by Todd
Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shore power AC 120v install + more
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Shore power AC 120v install + more

This panel said that the inlet had to be within a few feet So this seems like the logical place. It did work out pretty good because that cabinet area is empty once you take out the foam you actually have quite a bit of room to work with. There is great storage in that space. I took the foam out an...
by Todd
Sat May 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Some help with a 17
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Some help with a 17

I haven’t seen the Venture 17 discussed much since I joined the forum so I went and did a search for older posts. I don’t know how to link it so I copied it. It was posted fro user argonaut in 2004 and has a few comments. Maybe one of the admins can chime in On how to link The search function is dec...
by Todd
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?

I just did a similar set up to what Jimmy posted. You can actually offset the AC quite a bit to one side or the other and still have enough of a space for your companion way hatch to have structure on each side after the hole is cut out. The key is when you go find an air conditioner to try and find...
by Todd
Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shore power AC 120v install + more
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Shore power AC 120v install + more

Nice work. I like where you installed the shore power connector. I don't understand why so many boat builders locate it far aft (eg: cockpit). Most sailboats dock bow first into slips. In previous boats I've had to run the shore power from the dock all along the deck to reach the connector. That le...
by Todd
Thu May 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lewmar winch maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Re: Lewmar winch maintenance

Greetings, I have got to perform some long overdue maintenance on all four of my winches. There is a great video on YouTube that covers the teardown of a Lewmar 6 but it has no sound. It looks like it was filmed on a Mac. Does anyone have a link to on online guide or video that covers our particula...