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by Jack O'Brien
Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Speaking of Mildew
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

No Mildew

I've had my X for four years in south Florida where even the concrete driveway in full sun gets mildew. I had to clean the inside of the boat ONE TIME. That was one time too many. Bought a small dehumidifier. The dehumidifier keeps everything inside the boat toasty dry and NO MILDEW for 3 and one ha...
by Jack O'Brien
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Discounts on a new Mac X Tandum (no rust) Trailer...
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Custom Aluminum Trailer

Louis:

That price is in line. I paid $3,700. for mine. It came with two sets of goal posts, 4-wheel disc brakes, spare tire, ladder, LED lights, torsion suspension & extra length for long bunks. It tows great.
by Jack O'Brien
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wireless MOB
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Wireless MOB

Some time ago we had quite a thread regarding jacklines, tethers, trailing lines, motor kill switches, etc. I, for one, wished for a wireless device that would kill the motor if I fell overboard while singlehanding. WELL, HERE IT IS. http://www.powerboatsafety.com/ BoatU.S. Magazine March 2006 page ...
by Jack O'Brien
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Goal post replacements
Replies: 17
Views: 5097

Goalpost Photos

Argonaut asked for pics of my PVC midship goalposts. I just joined Photobucket and am using it for the first time. Duh. Self-made PVC Mid-ship Goalposts http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e263/Gostosa3/PB070264.jpg Ace Trailers Stock Goalposts http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e263/Gostosa3/PB300992....
by Jack O'Brien
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Type and Size of Anchor
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Land Anchor

That land anchor is available at The Home Depot. I used a bunch of them for the hurricanes. 8)
by Jack O'Brien
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacement Rotary Steering for 1996 26X
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Steering Cable

If you have read all the previous posts you should see which length to order. My suggestion is to go with the teleflex best cable that allows 4-inch radius bends. The price is not that much greater and all reports say it is worth it. I have bought two, throttle and shift, but have yet to install. To...
by Jack O'Brien
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Goal post replacements
Replies: 17
Views: 5097

PVC Goal Posts

Chip's suggestion to have a welder replace the originals is probably best. However, if one enjoys the challenge of doing everything "on the cheap" try PVC. I made an additional set of mid-ship goalposts from PVC piping. A horizontal 2" held under the trailer frame with conduit "U"-clamps. A 90* elbo...
by Jack O'Brien
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Removing Helm Seat on 26X.
Replies: 41
Views: 9991

Helm Seat Drawn & Quartered

Haven't modified it yet but intend to in two different ways: 1) My plan is to cut completely through the back and the seat on a single plane at a slight diagonal. The port half would stay hinged as is existing. The starboard half would be hinged on the starboard side. The starboard half would have s...
by Jack O'Brien
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

Night Crossing

We Conch Cruisers left anchorage south of Miami at 2 am to cross the Gulfstream to Bimini, Bahamas. The thunderstorm had gone away, the moon was 91% having risen the previous afternoon and set at 4:41 am behind us. Too much light pollution from Miami to be dark. Arrived Bimini mid-morning. Nice. 8)
by Jack O'Brien
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lewmar 32" folding wheel questions
Replies: 28
Views: 7501

Wheel

IIRC RayMarine manual for the SportPilots says don't use bigger than 18".

Obviously, every time the pilot needs to move the wheel there is more mass to overcome.

Use this as your reason to the Admiral to return it. You didn't know about the warning. 8)
by Jack O'Brien
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bimini Tops for 26X
Replies: 43
Views: 6191

Dowsar Dodger

The Dowsar Dodger will fold forward. 8)

http://www.dowsar.com/options.htm
by Jack O'Brien
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: replacement parts
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Canadian Imports

I got my dodger from Dowsar. Did not have import duty but, the carrier, FedEx or UPS, charged a healthy fee for clearing it. :(
by Jack O'Brien
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Question about a boarding grab handle...
Replies: 16
Views: 4545

Boarding Handle

Do a LONG handle. Mine is 21 or 24 inches long. This lets you grab the bottom of it while still in the water, then slide your hand up it as you climb up. There is an access hole at the top inside of the transom MacGregor uses to reach the cleat bolts. Use that for the top handle bolts. Make a new ho...
by Jack O'Brien
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Small boat A/C
Replies: 44
Views: 9476

El Cheapo

Craig:

Yeaah! I used your info you posted a long time ago as part justification for the Yamaha I bought. Thanks. The Yamaha puts out 900 W continuous. I just did not want the weight of the 2000 W models. 8)
by Jack O'Brien
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do the loop in a Mac?
Replies: 64
Views: 11187

Great Loop

Yo:

I, too, would love to do the great loop. It won't be this year for sure - who knows what next year will bring?

Haven't thought this out but, might it be possible for different folks to join up with each other in the loop at different starting points and be together for parts of the loop? 8)