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by trswem
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cracks in non-skid and my plan
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Cracks in non-skid and my plan

Hi Trswem Q: Have you figured out “why” the non-skid areas are flaking? What causing it to delaminate? It your substructure is compromised the flaking is an early warning of an underlying problem…. Just wouldn’t want you to mask over a problem with a little fix vs. a problem that later requires a b...
by trswem
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cracks in non-skid and my plan
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Cracks in non-skid and my plan

THE CUSCUS wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 5:09 am I used Kiwi Grip over the non-skid on my V25. I'm happy with the results, and it was fairly easy to do.
Thanks! Did you use the supplied roller, or use a short nap roller? I'm thinking I don't want a super aggressive texture.
by trswem
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cracks in non-skid and my plan
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Cracks in non-skid and my plan

Howdy folks. I have a number of small cracks in my non skid on the deck on either side of the pop up. My plan is to chip away any loose material and then apply Kiwigrip to all the diamond pattern nonskid areas of the boat. Is this an acceptable repair method? Has anyone else kiwi'd their nonskid? TH...
by trswem
Mon Apr 08, 2024 1:19 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question

Your gooseneck may also be set too high. Or the sail isn't original to the boat and is oversized. Next time your out take some pics, this should be easy to figure out!
by trswem
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: New to MaGregor Sailing and Question

Welcome to the crew. Yes the boom should be parallel. Was the sail fully raised?
by trswem
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Aft berth, stowage, ventilation
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Aft berth, stowage, ventilation

Howdy folks. I just scored a pretty sweet deal on a brand new memory foam mattress that's coming out of an RV. I'm concerned about having enough airflow around the mattress to prevent mold. I think I have some good procedures for operation and storage that should work out, and I live in a low humidi...
by trswem
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

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This area here! This space takes about 2/3rds of the aft area of the cockpit benches.
by trswem
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area. Where were these speakers installed? Oops, I think I was unclear. I'm referring to the space between the seat and the stern berth. It seems totally sealed, and I'm assu...
by trswem
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 4611

Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade

Hello. Are you running from a fuse panel to a fused switch box? I’ve been thinking through this exact scenario on my rebuild. Is going fuse to fuse like that a best practice, or am I overthinking the diagram?

Thanks!
by trswem
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Anyone want to share their switch and circuit setups?

Hello all. Replacing some suspect wiring in my D and making some updates. I’m adding a 12 circuit fuse block and replacing all the switches. There’s some circuits that seem don’t benefit from being “switchable”, and it makes me wonder how people have organized their circuits. For switchable circuits...
by trswem
Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

I’m assuming it’s all styrofoam for flotation? Seems like a lot of wasted space that would be good storage, but I’m not going to be removing any of the engineering storage to accommodate that. The PO also managed to install speakers, I’m wondering how he got access to run that speaker wire.
by trswem
Thu Mar 28, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Route planning - how to estimate speed
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: Route planning - how to estimate speed

When you say 80 miles; is that the total trip, or an 80 mile leg? 80 miles round trip, and we will likely break that up into about four days. Because of the shape of the lake, and out loose agenda, we'll also have the opportunity to cut off 20 miles if the kids poop out or if there's just no wind. ...
by trswem
Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Route planning - how to estimate speed
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: Route planning - how to estimate speed

I see you're located in Spokane. Coeur d'Alene is 25 miles long, so I assume you're talking about sailing Puget Sound and the San Juans. In my experience, the paid version of the Windy (red) app that shows the forecast in one hour increments, set to the HHHR model, is the most reliable predictor of...
by trswem
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Route planning - how to estimate speed
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Route planning - how to estimate speed

Howdy folks. I'm excitedly planning some trips for this summer where we'll need to cover some miles. How do you folks estimate speed made good when route planning? I have days where I'm clipping along nicely at 6.5 knots and then I have days where I never see the SOG go above 2kts, that's sailing! I...
by trswem
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mystery Black Board, what’s this thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Mystery Black Board, what’s this thing?

OK, by way of clarification: 1. Is there an opening behind this panel? 2. Does the table you located look like this panel i.e. same thickness, materials, design? I'm thinking it is the result of some abandoned project or cover-up of damage, but you mention no cut-out or damage. There is nothing beh...