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Forum: MacGregor   01-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By timebandit
Yes, for end boom sheeting.

Yes, for end boom sheeting.
Forum: MacGregor   03-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By timebandit
Ok, here you go--- If the main is truly...

Ok, here you go---

If the main is truly pulled to the top of the mast NOT just pulled tight and there is no sliding goose neck the problem is with the sail.

However if the sail is pulled up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 16,164
Posted By timebandit
I know I late to the party but may I offer a few...

I know I late to the party but may I offer a few sugestions?

First try to remove the bolts by using a six point socket with the starting taper ground off so that it gets a better bite on the nut...
Forum: MacGregor   03-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By timebandit
You might try posting your problems here ...

You might try posting your problems here
MacgregorOwners.com - Home (http://macgregor.sailboatowners.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 9,291
Posted By timebandit
OR Just do it when the mast is down and the...

OR
Just do it when the mast is down and the boat is on the trailer.:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,413
Posted By timebandit
I just use a block and a hammer to close my gate...

I just use a block and a hammer to close my gate after adding slugs and opened another below the gooseneck attachment.

I load the sail, pull it up and then attach the boom.
Forum: MacGregor   05-18-2010
Replies: 297
Views: 44,748
Posted By timebandit
Having a cable slap around inside the mast would...

Having a cable slap around inside the mast would drive me nuts. Is there some way to keep it from doing that?

Zip ties with the tails still on placed every foot and in different directions will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By timebandit
This is my solution ...

This is my solution
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo57/Tmebandt/improvements001.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By timebandit
Don't forget to wet the floor first.:)

Don't forget to wet the floor first.:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,131
Posted By timebandit
The quickest way I can think of is to start with...

The quickest way I can think of is to start with a green substute sanding pad on the the ruff stuff to soften the edges and then switch to the red (fine) for the rest using soapy water and long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2010
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,804
Posted By timebandit
Got an outboard with the shifter way down there? ...

Got an outboard with the shifter way down there?
http://s361.photobucket.com/albums/oo57/Tmebandt/?action=view&current=outboardshifter001.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,411
Posted By timebandit
The things don't fall out of a top loader when...

The things don't fall out of a top loader when heeling.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By timebandit
I have a small trolling motor that can be...

I have a small trolling motor that can be deployed on the swim ladder or outboard motor mount when needed.

When I rewired the boat with 8 gage wire to the little outboard 6 amp charging plug some...
Forum: MacGregor   03-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,912
Posted By timebandit
Just a large washer. I think the most load...

Just a large washer.

I think the most load is compression, kinna like a wisker pole.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By timebandit
John, are you out there? It's been almost a...

John, are you out there?

It's been almost a year now, have you fixed your boat?

Hum, maybe he sunked it for the insurance.

I hate one sided trouble shooting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,705
Posted By timebandit
If one of the wires goes to the block you close...

If one of the wires goes to the block you close the switch to kill it.

if it has just one wire it closes to kill it.

If it has two wires and they go to something then you open the switch to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By timebandit
You've come a long way baby!

You've come a long way baby!
Forum: MacGregor   03-24-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,912
Posted By timebandit
Just a bolt some washers and a "U" bracket. ...

Just a bolt some washers and a "U" bracket.

At first I used a 2x3 attached to the tack and clue but that would not let me sheet out far because of the pulpit.

I made the pivot and moved it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,926
Posted By timebandit
A mate?

A mate?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,907
Posted By timebandit
Get new batteries. Any batteries that self...

Get new batteries.

Any batteries that self descharge below 12 volts in two days are cores.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 8,698
Posted By timebandit
Yes, your bigger 2 strokes (2 cylinder) motor...

Yes, your bigger 2 strokes (2 cylinder) motor produces 4 times the power pulses per revolution as a 4 stroke (1 cylinder) does.

Most older small outboard engines use a mechanical advance system...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By timebandit
Try a wood dowel of an approate length and hold...

Try a wood dowel of an approate length and hold in in your fist just below the the first finger and put the other end on different parts of the engine, trans assembly and listen for the noise.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By timebandit
Here is a shot of the finish smothness today. ...

Here is a shot of the finish smothness today.

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo57/Tmebandt/mastcap006.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By timebandit
Here is a shot of my mast at about 3 years and...

Here is a shot of my mast at about 3 years and now at 5 years it is looking a little faded and has some places where the paint is wearing thin and a few chips from contacting things while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By timebandit
Three pads in a triangle on the centerline of the...

Three pads in a triangle on the centerline of the stern----

How about a Radar or wind generator mount pole??
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