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I did not have to try this to feel it would have problems

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what the heck is it?
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It's an electric motor pod that bolts below the boat - aluminum housing with electric motor inside - in salt water = disaster waiting to happen - and it will.

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OK, I could not tell the size of it , looked like some kind of miniture toy, made by MATEL I thought it was all plastic
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If it was all plastic it wouldn't have ended up looking like this.
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Definately not plastic

WoW ! I certainly see wait you mean. THanks for those follow up pictures, I have never seen such a thing. Who Made that? Whose Boat and what kind of boat was it on, if you know? Definately not plastic !
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"I wonder why we have some people reporting that rings catch sheets and some do not.You ring catchers, is it possible you are using a spring type ring (Just 1.5 wraps of wire) instead of the split ring type (like a key chain)?"
Precisely. It was the spring type and on a boat that had just been purchased and launched. We replaced all the rings when we got back to the dock and reinspected the rig. Lesson learned.

Well - Sandusky has done a couple Macs from what I've read. So I'll listen to him. I'd call that first-hand experience.
17 MACS in fact.

My previous boat had forward lowers. We used the wrap pins on these also and never had one come off through numerous tacks dragging a large genoa around them.
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Well - Sandusky has done a couple Macs from what I've read. So I'll listen to him. I'd call that first-hand experience.
17 MACS in fact.
Okay - but I guess you know what the REAL question is....how many of those did you win?

There another dude on here that has done a few; Nicholson. He's got some stories!


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I race on a boat where the owner just uses a light line and ties the turnbuckle open sides together. They can't move or turn and there is nothing to snag on. Seems to work well.......
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