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by opie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?

This topic is interesting since my 1999 Honda BF50A is getting old.
The admiral enjoys going about 6 kts. She says she gets to see more things....
One question: We have inlets with swift currents at peak times, maybe 4 kts.
What is max speed of 9.9 hp? Of 25 hp?
thanks.
by opie
Tue May 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: CD Furler raising sail
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: CD Furler raising sail

It should NOT be hard to raise the foresail with the FF2. The furler head does not last forever. There is line-on-furler-head friction each time you raise or lower the foresail. This friction eats slowly away at the black phenolic furler head until eventually the inner chase is deformed and line has...
by opie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: Mac 26X front window leaking

AutoZone clear car windshield sealant fixed my leak a couple of years ago. Tape off the repair first. It flows slowly into cracks and does the job. Clean well first with acetone or similar.
by opie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My keel line broke.
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: My keel line broke.

Yes, many of us have replaced the centerboard line while the Mac26X is on the trailer. But, your trailer must cooperate. You can see from this pic that the board will hit ground if you release inside nut and no trailer crosspiece prevents it from falling. It is a good time to check the hanger as it ...
by opie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Question to Ris about " no?" rudders etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Question to Ris about " no?" rudders etc.

Ris, Due to your Great Loop thread hint on your mods, I found your stash of pics. If I am seeing things right, have you removed your rudders for your trip? Is that why you have built a skeg? How is steering w/o rudders? (Apologies if you have explained this previously.) Ps- Very much like what you h...
by opie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Engine tilt motor successfully replaced
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Engine tilt motor successfully replaced

I successfully replaced my tilt motor. It failed after 19 yrs. The culprit was not the rust but one of the power leads broke off right as it enters motor. Some struggle to get it off, but YouTube helped. eBay replacement motor by romaineelectric was $49 including shipping. Attachment screws had to b...
by opie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rubrail protection for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Rubrail protection for winter

It is a fact that the factory recommended a bead of sealant on the topside of the rub rail but I have written here before that I don't believe it is necessary. The 138 small bolts and nylock nuts squeeze the factory sealant that was applied when the top molded piece was secured to the hull. After 12...
by opie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Let's consider physics and Roger Macgregor's design genius before thinking there is a problem. The hole for the pin should NOT be tight. Play is essential. CB locks tighter than a rock when down and sailing due to sides of CB pinning itself to interior of CB housing. Larger hole hurts nothing and is...
by opie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Too tiny emojis
Replies: 22
Views: 3308

Re: Too tiny emojis

Let's look at the bare facts objectively. In the example pasted below, sailboatmike's 9 emojis shrivel up in comparison with NiceAft's whopper sized emoji. http://i63.tinypic.com/lbo75.png But, I apologize to sailboatmike, because we know his emojis are just fine and just as large as normally displa...
by opie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Too tiny emojis
Replies: 22
Views: 3308

Re: Too tiny emojis

Unfortunately, I can barely see my emojis. Is emoji envy applicable? I initiated a text reduction and still have small emojis.
Example below after I shrunk my big text:
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You guys with normal emojis, please show some sympathy.
by opie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Too tiny emojis
Replies: 22
Views: 3308

Too tiny emojis

Is it just me and my Android or are everyone's emojis very tiny like this example pasted below:
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by opie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: She really does float in a foot(.304Meters) of water
Replies: 31
Views: 4698

Re: She really does float in a foot(.304Meters) of water

Can we chip in and buy an hour of anchor management therapy for our friend Boat?
by opie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rear Berth Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

Re: Rear Berth Question

You asked, so here is one X owner's reply: - rear berth cushions, the 4 floor hatch covers and the far rear cover panel over that hides the transom bolts, all of that came out when I first got boat 12 yrs ago and stayed out. - Never considered sleeping there, too claustrophobic. - I have milk crates...
by opie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: 26X Auto Pilot

Try sunscreen back there. ;-)