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by Boblee
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's Traveler
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Poor Man's Traveler

It seems to work for those who have it this way but certainly not cheaper? especially if you already have a std traveller as you have to create two separate mainsheets or at least one if you use the existing for one but also two fixing points unless you use the existing jib/genoa rails which are too...
by Boblee
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's Traveler
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Poor Man's Traveler

Don't remember any discussions on this but I do have long periods away.
The standard traveller is a pain in that it blocks the hatch but how do travelers mounted on the Gunnels work around the lifelines?
by Boblee
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Curtains!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Curtains!!!

Been fair discussions over the years you will get lots of ideas using the search function.
by Boblee
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 5308

Re: rudder uphaul lever

Well it's got me buggered unless the rudders are way different on an :macx: to a :macm: I just can't see the problem, sure when the rudders are in the fully down position there appears to be little leverage, I can't put mine down to check as it's on the hard but looks like the lifting point would be...
by Boblee
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 5308

Re: rudder uphaul lever

Highlander wrote:Why not just add a few cheep blocks & make a 2-1 or even a 3-1 pulley system

J 8)
Yep they come up easy peasy on the :macm: and so does the dagger board.
by Boblee
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 5198

Re: Golf cart batteries?

Lots of them little thumper type packs around now and cheap with some combo's having a compressor, good investment I would think for someone who only needs more battery power occasionally or as a safeguard.
by Boblee
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inverter
Replies: 15
Views: 2194

Re: Inverter

Don't know how the 1000w microwave will go on the inverter never tried one but any magnetic load like a motor needs approx 5 times the continuos rating to start them but inverters like generators seem to have their own rating system that varies from maker to maker. Direct conversion for 1000w is 83 ...
by Boblee
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 5308

Re: rudder uphaul lever

Any metal fabrication shop should be able to bend it for you but personally would just do it in a vice with a hammer.
BTW what are you trying to accomplish with the lever?
by Boblee
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 5198

Re: Golf cart batteries?

I have started my old honda bf50 by rope. This no easy task and took over 12 times to get it going. Brut strength and determination is whats needed. Yes the etecs start easily, if you can get in a position to get a straight pull BUT when we lost our battery power and needed to get on the tide to ge...
by Boblee
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: wheel tamer
Replies: 27
Views: 4048

Re: wheel tamer

I hesitate to say it but giving the nut a TAP while pulling will usually do the job likewise give the centre bolt of the puller a TAP and I highlight tap to mean use caution to avoid damage, this can be after using some penetrating oil but use caution with tapping, wind the holding nut in till the t...
by Boblee
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: tohatsu Cable - select reverse, move forward.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: tohatsu Cable - select reverse, move forward.

If I am reading it right this can happen on the etec controller too and I didn't notice it even when it locked in forward flat out while powering onto the trailer. It was only found when I took the boat over to the dealer for the yearly physical and they had to replace the broken bits and fix the da...
by Boblee
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 11442

Re: Finally Powered to my liking!

If I had plans to keep the boat I would probably try to put one of them on with their weight and extra power when needed they should be perfect and being a 4 stroke should be just as or better economical especially at the lower speeds. You shouldn't have a problem finding props over there but here i...
by Boblee
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 11442

Re: Finally Powered to my liking!

We never use SS props, I work on the theory that I would rather break the prop than the gearbox or something else and almost every year our two props need fixing for one reason or another, logs and rocks or even the ladder left down can be pretty hard on props. With the power thruster back on at lea...
by Boblee
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 5198

Re: Golf cart batteries?

Again every boat will be a different situation depending on needs, no setup can be judged on someone elses needs. As others have said our OB's draw very little power and even if slow to start a normal car sized deep cycle will start them easily. If any body is really worried about a starting issue t...
by Boblee
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 11442

Re: Finally Powered to my liking!

Is that Yammy a 2 stroke and if so how do they compare for economy to the Etecs?