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by Wind Chime
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor Trim Adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Motor Trim Adjustment

We are always full down as well, except when blowing off kelp stuck around leg.
by Wind Chime
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7345

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

I put pelican release clips on the aft-end of the deck lifelines (stantions at the front of cockpit on our X, but I know the lifelines are different in and M) I just Drop the lifelines to the deck and no Mac Dance, spreaders stay connected and just have to lift that mast over the rear stantions when...
by Wind Chime
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 8 year update on Velcro hatch slide mod
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: 8 year update on Velcro hatch slide mod

Just out of curiosity, which side of the Velcro did you use? The hook or the loop.

We installed the softer loop side about six years ago and is also still holding strong and works as advertised - but does get a little dirty. Wonder if the hook side has any benefits?
by Wind Chime
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: What is the material that covers the bunks?
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: What is the material that covers the bunks?

LOL ... ok, I'll set sail this weekend - should be there by spring :P
by Wind Chime
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: What is the material that covers the bunks?
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: What is the material that covers the bunks?

I refurbished our 2000 factory trailer a few years ago and replaced our entire bunks with; - pressure treated 2x4's - galvanized nuts, bolts, and washers (had to cut the rusted old ones off with sawsall) - black outdoor carpet - stainless staples (T-5O) all off the rack in one buy form Home Depot. 3...
by Wind Chime
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Genoa vs. Jib
Replies: 70
Views: 19225

Re: Genoa vs. Jib

For what it's worth, I believe that there's a slight difference between the deck T-track positions (lengths) on an "X" verses the "M". We have an model X, and 150% furling genoa. When high "beating" with the genoa; - in light air: we use the aft cockpit tracks, sheeted in 2 inches off the spreader. ...
by Wind Chime
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Forestay attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 4289

Re: Forestay attachment

Darry, When you pinched the ends together, did it allow for a shorter pin :?: if no, oh well :D If yes, would not a shorter pin make sense :?: . Just an extra amount of precaution to avoid the ends angling outwards again. Ray Hi Ray, Yes, we use a shorter pin and put washers on both ends. I do like...
by Wind Chime
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Forestay attachment
Replies: 23
Views: 4289

Re: Forestay attachment

That gap worried my at first as well. Tried putting spacers in there, but was too hard to add spacers while connecting.

I ended up pinching the end of the tang together with vice grips. No gap, easy to connect, and do not think I lost strength integrity (been about 7years now)
by Wind Chime
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

We also have a 2000 Suzuki DF50. When you turn the key does the engine; A) make a "click" sound or B) make "no sound at all" Makes ZERO sound. No clicks. I think everything is 'cold' and no current is passing through except to the 12V Distt Panel situated below the Galley. There could be a break af...
by Wind Chime
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?
Replies: 12
Views: 2513

Re: Engine not starting – Ground Fault?

We also have a 2000 Suzuki DF50.

When you turn the key does the engine;
A) make a "click" sound
or
B) make "no sound at all"
by Wind Chime
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring for battery charger
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Electrical wiring for battery charger

.I'd put a second set of hose clamps on your motor well drain pipes. In a bad situation this could let a lot of water into the boat. https://photos.app.goo.gl/X3vIZy9wIfj1bsl22 Thanks for the reminder!! That's one area of inspection I have neglected these past three seasons...... :| Ya, sometimes 2...
by Wind Chime
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring for battery charger
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Electrical wiring for battery charger

We have the similar promariner prosport20, great charger that has 2 sets of leads (+/-) that carry 10amps each, one set of leads each for two batteries (10amps) or both sets of leads to one battery (20amps) always pos to pos and neg to neg. Makes no sense to me either how your PO has this setup, onl...
by Wind Chime
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Learning to sail better
Replies: 105
Views: 15389

Re: Learning to sail better

You haven't mentioned your CB/DB. Next time you're out try moving it about; you'll notice that it makes a huge difference to the Balance, it's like you've turned the wheel/tiller. These adjustable foils we have are such a big advantage over fixed keel boats in so many different ways. Just as a remi...
by Wind Chime
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Transom transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Re: Transom transducer

This is where we have ours and works very well sailing and low speed under motor, although depth readings get intermittent sometimes at higher speed under motor - I believe it might be from transom water cavitation?
by Wind Chime
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Fueling while on trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 4730

Re: Fueling while on trailer

Just a reminder when at an automobile gas station - to check which octane level is best for your engine. Most marinas only have one choice, either gasoline or diesel.