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by Russ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Yet Another Galley Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Yet Another Galley Mod

Really interested to see how you make sausage. Big hammer indeed. That's a beautiful sink. But wowser, it's big. I got this cheap bar sink at Lowes years ago. It's about the right size for the sliding galley. I also took out the cubbies and added doors. https://i.postimg.cc/VrPxW042/galler2.png http...
by Russ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Suzuki DF60 2001 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Suzuki DF60 2001 issues

Are you pumping the squeeze bulb on your fuel line? On a dry fuel line, I must pump it many times until fuel starts to flow. Also, I find the bulb must be lower than the fuel tank. Once the bulb feels hard and full of fuel, the motor starts right up. I also have a spare fuel line. Fuel filter is eas...
by Russ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 2002 Mac X trailer wiring and lights, redux.
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: 2002 Mac X trailer wiring and lights, redux.

Nice work.

Are these junction boxes waterproof?

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You should document this in the mods section.
by Russ
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Air Conditioning with Full Enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Air Conditioning with Full Enclosure

It looks like a great mod. And the cockpit cooling is a plus. You should document this in the mods section. Worthy of consideration of other Mac owners.
by Russ
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swallow Coast 250
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Swallow Coast 250

I just looked at some Swallow videos. It's a nice boat that appears to be well made. But it's MUCH more expensive. Also, the center mount engine concerns me. I had a friend who had a Clipper Marine 30 with center-mounted outboard. It used a blower to vent the exhaust. The blower never could keep up ...
by Russ
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing keel nightmare
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Swing keel nightmare

We motored 35 miles up the reservoir to the hand car portage, where we had the boat transported by rail flatcar to Eutsuk Lake, a stunning place with incredible fishing. I had to google this. It looks amazing and that rail car is so interesting. http://pondosybay.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1_Ri...
by Russ
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

Another interesting mod.

Would love to see the progress as you always post the perfection results and make us amateurs look foolish.
by Russ
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 48
Views: 3810

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

Looks great.

Sorry about the beer.
by Russ
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

Regular TP.

Treat PP tank with something like this


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by Russ
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 93
Views: 11678

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

Tomfoolery wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:53 am
Changed hundreds of those way back in the day, many on the side of an interstate. :(
I'm always astonished at the wealth of knowledge and information (and experience) you have Tom.
by Russ
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Porta Potti Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Porta Potti Replacement

There are many solutions for different boaters. Many here love their composting toilets. A bit more expensive and complicated to install. For us, usually 2 overnights and 2 people, the 5 gal Dometic works very well. https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-301097502-Portable-Stainless-Hold-Down/dp/B002A3AKCS/...
by Russ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Boats, Pools and Home Furnishings: How the Lockdown Transformed Our Spending Habits
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Boats, Pools and Home Furnishings: How the Lockdown Transformed Our Spending Habits

I'm seeing many temporary tags on new car purchases. Perhaps they took their stimulus money to the dealership.
by Russ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Check your outboard internal anodes
Replies: 45
Views: 4516

Re: Check your outboard internal anodes

It's possible there are none. I'm no expert on outboard motors, but I've never heard of anodes until recently. I changed mine this year, after 12 years, but they looked fine and probably didn't need to be replaced.