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by Gerald Gordon
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adhesive
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Take the wood and coat with epoxy and let set up. Take the epoxy resin and mix in some filler. Make into a peanut butter like paste. Apply the peanut butter epoxy to the wood. Is epoxy strong? I think so.

P.S. Don't forget the hardener.
by Gerald Gordon
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda EU2000i generator
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Honda EU2000i generator

Seems that a natural gas and LP conversion kit is available for this Honda model. As of yet, there is no tri-fuel option.

http://www.propane-generators.com/
by Gerald Gordon
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 24" Destroyer Wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 839

24" Destroyer Wheel

I have a 24" wheel. It has a 1" straight hub about 2.25" deep. What part do I need to attach it to my SportPilot Plus?
by Gerald Gordon
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Last trip not as I wanted...
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Every boat needs a second motor. $500.00 dollars. Sails are sails. Don't rely on them. There are many situations where they will not save your chicken. It only takes a moment to be on the rocks.

I agree with the idea of having a check list.
by Gerald Gordon
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Batteries & Extended Cruising
Replies: 21
Views: 2907

It doesn't add up! I have two 12v in parallel Two Trojan 6v 105's in series. One Iota 30amp charger. (smart charger 3-stage plus dual jack) I have not been able to get the Trojans above 12.42v. That's about 70% charged. I wrote Iota and they said I needed a larger charger. Yet I read here of some fo...
by Gerald Gordon
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is 20-30 mph winds too much for the mac 26x?
Replies: 15
Views: 2870

Ask yourself this:

Is driving your car/truck at 95 mph something you enjoy doing?
by Gerald Gordon
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker Motors
Replies: 16
Views: 3886

I suppose by bigger you mean thrust (power)

Depending on your battery setup:

12v Parallel more run time
12v in series = 24v more power

Not sure but 12v maybe 30-40lbs thrust
by Gerald Gordon
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Row, row, row your Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 4443

acdave wrote:
I just think the main motor, the sails, the dink & its outboard & Unlimited towing are sufficient options for most any situation I will encounter.

I could not agree more :)
by Gerald Gordon
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Row, row, row your Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 4443

acdave wrote:
But I see no use for it on a Mac.....we've got a motor or sail....one or the other will always work.
Really :?:
by Gerald Gordon
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Row, row, row your Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 4443

I guess you have a choice:

Die at sea or die at the oars. Don't forget to chain yourself to them. It will look so kool. Imagine the headlines :| Maybe it's proof the Romans had Macs? :D
by Gerald Gordon
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker Motors
Replies: 16
Views: 3886

I have a Tohatsu 5hp 2s. I'm am installing an outboard motor bracket on the starboard side. I have a Garelick bracket rated for 110 lbs. I had done some work in that area before when I installed a post for my AirX marine wind generator. I used expandable foam at that time which I spent two days digg...
by Gerald Gordon
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Trailer Sailor Down Under
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

I think the trailer has electric brakes.
by Gerald Gordon
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2 week Floridacruise
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

I think Halley won't be back for another 76 years or so. :D
by Gerald Gordon
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Power sailor (long)
Replies: 46
Views: 4951

MaddMike writes: Benefits of twin engines 1- you never have to cancel a day trip because your engine quits. 2- Smaller engines = the ability to usually unbolt it and take it in a taxi to the nearest service guy. 3-two engines seldom quit for the same reason (unless you run them out of gas), so you a...
by Gerald Gordon
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: NEVER leave port without these three safety items.
Replies: 46
Views: 4612

How would Capt. Cooke have avoided this heartbreak?

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/ ... 20348/1001