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by Herschel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?

Befree/Bill reports: This is a little simplified but it covers the main points of my house circuits. House batteries to Perko Switch. Perko switch to main Bus +. Everything feeds off the main bus. Nothing else is connected directly to the batteries. Perko is my master cutoff. Nothing is energized wh...
by Herschel
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?

I have a 110-shore power circuit that feeds directly to the dual battery charger via a breaker for a two-battery bank with a typical (i.e., Off, 1, both, 2 options) battery selector switch. On my boat everything 12-volt is on fused switches. I don't have an autopilot, but my instruments/chart plotte...
by Herschel
Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 34
Views: 7146

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

I have a huge tarp that I bought a while back originally to cover my travel trailer, but it is too cumbersome to be wrangling a huge 32x16 ft tarp on the top of my travel trailer at my age. So, I hope to detach mast, of course, build a braced X frame at each end of boat in which the mast will be pla...
by Herschel
Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 34
Views: 7146

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

OK, I am six months away from painting my topside, which I define as a "gunwale to gunwale" job including hatches, cockpit and stern. I am collecting info and tips. I ran across this on an boats.com website: "With on deck-painting projects the most important step will be to carefully ...
by Herschel
Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 34
Views: 7146

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

Dimitri asked: This seems like a nice old thread to 'bump'.. @Hershel, did you ever paint your boat? No, but this fall is "fish or cut bait" time for me on this issue. Beginning to wrap my head around it and set aside time in the fall for same. I have often thought I would use the forward ...
by Herschel
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mold?
Replies: 21
Views: 771

Re: Mold?

I've not found that products like "damp rid" are not effective where I live. The last time I tried it I just ended up with lots of little buckets of slimy liquid in a very short time. We don't have as much humidity as Florida, but I have the same problem here in the Pacific Northwest. I b...
by Herschel
Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mold?
Replies: 21
Views: 771

Re: Mold?

From the EPA: Cleanup and Biocides Biocides are substances that can destroy living organisms. The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. There may be instances, however, when profess...
by Herschel
Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mold?
Replies: 21
Views: 771

Re: Mold?

Yes, I use bathroom or kitchen cleaners containing bleach and that usually does the trick.
by Herschel
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Boat back in slip, but took too long!
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Boat back in slip, but took too long!

stickinthemud57 asked This experience underscores the need for me to generate an actual checklist since apparently I don't do this often enough. Any hints from those who put in and take out frequently would also be helpful. Thanks in advance! I keep my boat in the water full time, but on those occas...
by Herschel
Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Old geezer stanchion mod
Replies: 25
Views: 1821

Re: Old geezer stanchion mod

stickinthemud57's 3-D printed brackets holding up just great. Had a lively 3-hour sail today. Got the inclinometer over to 25 degrees during a fine family sail. 8) Thanks again. :)
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by Herschel
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Old geezer stanchion mod
Replies: 25
Views: 1821

Re: Old geezer stanchion mod

stickinthe mud57 remarked: Well, since kmclemore has effectively hijacked the thread (nice work, by the way), I'm sure Herschel will not mind if I pile on with this - Functional and practical wine glass and drink holders No, I don't mind at all. I've done my share bending posts in different directio...
by Herschel
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Tohatsu Motors
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Opinions on Tohatsu Motors

I really can't help with your question directly as I have a Yamaha. In my "neck of the woods" I typically see Yamaha and Mercury mostly. I speculate that what we see most in our area may relate for which brands we can most easily obtain technical support as well. Just a thought.
by Herschel
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Garage
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: Garage

This is totally "mission creep", but should you ever get the RV bug and want to park your travel trailer or Class A or C motorhome in that garage, you would like at least 13 ft height clearance, possibly more. I don't go under any overpasses or tree limbs with my travel trailer that are le...
by Herschel
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Old geezer stanchion mod
Replies: 25
Views: 1821

Re: Old geezer stanchion mod

Thanks, guys. Give Stickinthemud57/Bill all the credit. Great engineering on his part. I plan to experiment with a traffic pattern going up to and down from the cabin top. UP ONLY (one way) on the starboard side where the step is up, and I can grab the normal stanchion and usually the dodger support...
by Herschel
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Old geezer stanchion mod
Replies: 25
Views: 1821

Re: Old geezer stanchion mod

Got stickinthemud57's (aka Bill's) 3-D printed brackets for my stanchion mod. Installed them today. Wow! Talk about a more elegant solution! :) Take a look at this: https://i.postimg.cc/CzRdr667/20240215-134038.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Th7p9XQh/20240215-134051.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xqTXMdvW/20240...