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by Boblee
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's Traveler
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

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 9:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Curtains!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: Curtains!!!

Been fair discussions over the years you will get lots of ideas using the search function.
by Boblee
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

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 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

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
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 4719

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
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inverter
Replies: 15
Views: 2028

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
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: rudder uphaul lever
Replies: 32
Views: 4860

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 6:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 4719

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 6:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: wheel tamer
Replies: 27
Views: 3654

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 6:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: tohatsu Cable - select reverse, move forward.
Replies: 4
Views: 607

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
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 10796

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 7:15 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 10796

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 7:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Golf cart batteries?
Replies: 40
Views: 4719

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 2:47 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Finally Powered to my liking!
Replies: 38
Views: 10796

Re: Finally Powered to my liking!

Is that Yammy a 2 stroke and if so how do they compare for economy to the Etecs?
by Boblee
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New poll - just to get an idea (re Anchor Mounting)
Replies: 45
Views: 6780

Re: New poll - just to get an idea (re Anchor Mounting)

[quoteThe down side is that if at anchor and there is lateral stress on the rode then I think the roller extension will bend. Yesterday was stern first on a beach with anchor deployed and a stern line to the beach. Moderate to high side winds were putting pressure on the new extension. No damage but...