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by Russ
Wed Jul 17, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

Battery seems to be 3 years old. If it failed you found your issue. Warranty? Maybe west will replace it.

You also fixed the leak. You are making headway. Good work
by Russ
Wed Jul 17, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: ready to tackle rewiring
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: ready to tackle rewiring

It's pretty basic. Macgregor kept it very simple. The positive lead from the battery will go to the bus bar on the fuses. I would recommend another inline fuse close to the batter if not exist. Each of the switches then goes to the appropriate circuit (Cabin lights, running lights, mast light) On my...
by Russ
Wed Jul 17, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

Good find! Good luck with the repair. With a hole that size I think you'd be fine with a scuffing up the area a bit, cleaning it up with some alcohol, and then filling it with some epoxy. Fiberglassing would work too, and would be a nice introduction to it if you've not done it before. If you go th...
by Russ
Wed Jul 17, 2024 6:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

Wow!! That appears to be a perfect hole. Perfect as if it was drilled. Do I see the battery box is bolted down into the bottom of the hull? Perhaps the PO drilled a hole for battery boxes and abandoned the holes without realizing they went into the ballast tank. You certainly found the issue. Now, I...
by Russ
Wed Jul 17, 2024 5:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can I tighten the mainsheet while I hoist the sail?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Can I tighten the mainsheet while I hoist the sail?

Before you continue to respond, the user's first post traces to Ha Noi, VietNam.
by Russ
Tue Jul 16, 2024 5:55 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wildfire near our marina

So far, there has been no loss of life or homes. Probably because the fire is mostly in the mountains away from people and they are blocking it from moving towards structures. The remained at just under 12,800 acres. All Evacuation Orders are transitioning to Evacuation Warning status. Areas will be...
by Russ
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

The ballast going down sure is suspicious. From your observations, it is a possible source. Again, it's very rare to have ballast leaks, but it's been reported to occur. You could drop some of these tablets in the ballast tank and see if the water turns blue and you can find a trail. https://www.hom...
by Russ
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wildfire near our marina

They still won't let anyone in or out on the only road in except to evacuate. Lookin at my boat's camera, there are some campers around the marina who have stayed.
Hoping soon we will be able to go up there and check on the boat.


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by Russ
Mon Jul 15, 2024 6:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

I will second "Be Free" info on the A/B/All switch. That is a good theory. My batteries have the negative poles connected and the positive are isolated into "house" and "starter" batteries. I suppose you could try disconnecting the flat battery and connect the charger d...
by Russ
Sun Jul 14, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wildfire near our marina

Fire is up to 11,000 acres. Fortunately it’s moved more north. The road to the marina is closed so we can’t go up there

Boat and marina is safe for now.


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by Russ
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Max26x Repower: Suzuki DF60A vs DF60AV

Kevin just repowered with a DF60AV

Read more here viewtopic.php?t=29809

Hopefull he will chime in with more perspective.
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

That is progress.

So the charger was reading 20amps? I wonder where those Amps were going.

What is the voltage of the battery?
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Diode for anchor/masthead light
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Diode for anchor/masthead light

I didn’t want to pull another wire through the cabin. Just put a diode in one side of one of the fixtures. That is if the LEDs are not behaving like diodes. Plus deck fittings. Since it is not legal to have both anchor light and steaming light it works great. All I had to do was add a DPDT switch by...
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Diode for anchor/masthead light
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Diode for anchor/masthead light

Test your current LEDs. By definition, they are diodes and will only work with polarity that is correct. I wired steaming and anchor light with the same 2 wires and reverse the polarity to toggle between them. Now some LEDs are not polarity sensitive. I don't understand how that works, but my anchor...
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2505

Re: Battery drained

But the output from the charger converter has 0. Nothing registered at the batteries either. Confirmed the fuse on the converter charger is good. This is some good diagnostic data. No power out would indicate the charger is failed. However, did I see in a previous post it was reading 20 amps? "...