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by Be Free
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: Wildfire near our marina

That's great news. Wildfires are scary.
by Be Free
Sun Jul 14, 2024 10:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

... Prior to sailing I noticed a small amount of water around the battery tray. Not that much. When I returned from sailing I had more. I hand pumped 11-13L. I checked under the aft lockers and they were dry. The ballast plug bowl forward was dry. Prior to sailing I estimate that the ballast water ...
by Be Free
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

Two steps forward, one step back. I have 2 12v AGM 79Ah batteries. On a recommendation in this thread, I purchased a Noco genius 5x2. I connected it to both batteries and plugged directly into AC via an extension cord (not shore power cord). The noco shows that it charged one battery but not the ot...
by Be Free
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV

Thank you. It's good to know that it's coming out pretty close.
by Be Free
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: How I clean the bottom

The active ingredient in both Slimy Grimy and Starbrite is oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is works very well on organic stains. If you want to save some money you can buy oxalic acid in a powdered form at a very reasonable price and make your own.
by Be Free
Sat Jul 13, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV

I had a similar dilemma when I went to re-power. I too had a Honda BF 50 (1998) and ended up purchasing the Suzuki 60AV (2015). I didn't get much more top end speed but the boat was much much easier to control at lower speeds - likely owing to the larger lower unit and bigger prop. No regrets. Just...
by Be Free
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

On to new stuff. Looks like you are well on your way to understanding your wiring. I'm in total agreement with Russ regarding your batteries, the irrelevance of the battery switch to charging, and the need to fuse both batteries. The batteries are matched in capacity and age so they are well suited ...
by Be Free
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

I typed this up yesterday but it apparently never got sent: Now your first item: tracing and understanding the electrical system on your boat is a very important part of safely operating it. Your boat (and mine), as it was delivered from the factory, had a rudimentary electrical system that just bar...
by Be Free
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

If it ever cools off tonight I’m going to get in there and trace all of the wires to be able to better understand and better describe the setup. I came across the ELCI breaker in researching a few of the units recommended. Is this needed in all cases? I’ve read a few references to distance from sho...
by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

The main difference in the two is that the first one has an ELCI main breaker. The breaker in that panel costs more, by itself, than the entire second panel with a 30A main and three branch circuits.
by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Attitude change on reefing
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Attitude change on reefing

I'm going to SLIGHTLY hijack this post about reefing. When I reef and I'm under way, I turn on the motor, head into the wind, reef, and then get back to sailing. Are you guys reefing while under sail, and if so, what's your procedure? I don't have single line reefing installed, I might get to that ...
by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

I may be opening up a new can of worms here, but are you using a proper shore power inlet and cord?

Something similar to this:

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and this:


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by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

Thanks Bill and others. Is this the type of breaker I need? x4 https://a.co/d/0eLrlfXD 15a? 20a? I’m going to have someone do an engine tune up, so I can add this replacement project to the list. Well, that's the breaker. However, you will probably need something to mount it in. This might be simil...
by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

Maybe this? https://a.co/d/05Bb8xgY Ouch, that's expensive. I feel like I'm going to go down a rabbit hole here, but if I need to make an expensive fix, should I give thought to a system that can accommodate solar one day if I want to add? Or is this fix independent from any solar plans I might hav...
by Be Free
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 61
Views: 2356

Re: Battery drained

Thanks Bill and others. Is this the type of breaker I need? x4 https://a.co/d/0eLrlfXD 15a? 20a? I’m going to have someone do an engine tune up, so I can add this replacement project to the list. That is the correct type of breaker. It is unlikely to fit in your breaker panel. Your panel probably t...