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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: 9
Views: 372

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: 53
Views: 1661

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: 245

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: 245

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: 53
Views: 1661

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? "...
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X

Ah...so you were drilling into the liner and hit the spot over the ballast.

What a story. My thinking is that if the gate valve on the transom was closed, only ballast water should leak into the cabin. Although that's still a lot of water.

Clever and lucky you had a means to pump it out.
by Russ
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 53
Views: 1661

Re: Battery drained

I had a picture someplace but can't find it and of course the boat is 90 minutes away. I don't have an A/B/All switch. Every other boat I've owned had the A/B/All/Off switch and EVERYTHING was connected to that switch so you could disconnect EVERYTHING or share both batteries with everything. That m...
by Russ
Thu Jul 11, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Wildfire near our marina

They evacuated our marina. Fire is getting bigger. My son asked me if the boat is insured.

Well at least we can watch it live until the cell tower goes out.
by Russ
Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 53
Views: 1661

Re: Battery drained

Sounds like the charger is getting juice and putting out 20 amps to the batteries. So that's good news. From the photos, it looks like it's directly connected and the A/B All switch position doesn't matter. The tags on your batteries indicate they are 3 years old which should still have some life un...
by Russ
Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stock 08’ 26M Forestay Length?
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Stock 08’ 26M Forestay Length?

BWY has a thrust bearing replacement for the bronze washers at the base. Mine have been in place now for 10 years and surprisingly are still in good condition. It made a big difference. Also, not overtighting the bolt is key. I have the standard forestay. I did replace it once because the strands at...
by Russ
Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:49 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Wildfire near our marina

This fire is over the hill in the next gulch. I haven't heard an update yet today. The marina is 90 miles from my house and the fire is probably 5 miles away from the marina and I'm sure our boat is covered in ash. This morning it looks like the smoke is everywhere. Won't be going to the lake today....
by Russ
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stock 08’ 26M Forestay Length?
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Stock 08’ 26M Forestay Length?

Just talked to BWY and got a Forestay measurement from them for a Forestay with CDI furler on a 08’ 26m should be 26’4” and mine is 26’ even. So I’ll order a new 5/32 of the correct length and install a cut down version of the old one for redundancy. Good information. Thanks for posting an update. ...
by Russ
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: macgregor 26X Bent Mast
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: macgregor 26X Bent Mast

Some thread topics. I think somewhere I read a Hobie mast will fit.

viewtopic.php?t=26793

viewtopic.php?t=25532

viewtopic.php?t=18602
by Russ
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"
Replies: 37
Views: 27423

Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

I recall Laura MacGregor Sharp said the molds for the 26M were shot.

Roger was building a 65 (or 70) with a bunch of interesting components (carbon fiber, water ballast that is movable). Mike Inmon made a video. Never saw the boat completed.
by Russ
Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Wildfire near our marina

This fire just started. It's just over the hill from our marina. Kind of scary. 500 acres so far. A plane fighting the fire crashed and the pilot perished. Sad to hear.

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