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by NiceAft
Wed Jul 17, 2024 4:21 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?

When I need to hoist the main sail, can I tighten the main sheet so the boom doesn’t move
?

Yes.

Welcome to the MacGregor Sailors Forum. Where in NY are you located? There may be MacGregor owners nearby.
by NiceAft
Tue Jul 16, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wildfire near our marina

Russ,

Sell your TV coverage to the networks :wink:
by NiceAft
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: EZ cleats
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: EZ cleats

Contact Bill at Boats 4 Sail, he would know.
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You could also check BYW, they sell their version. :? BWY. I think I’m going screwy in this hot weather.
by NiceAft
Sun Jul 14, 2024 3:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

Jim, I understand all of that. Without rereading, I think it was stated the air is dried by the unit.. I just want to know how warm it gets. The unit is being used in an Alaskan environment. We know that it gets cool in the evenings. So, how well does the unit work? That answer is explained with a t...
by NiceAft
Sun Jul 14, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

Thanks for the detailed info Jeff.

Third time: how warm does it get in the cabin during those cool nights? Inquiring minds want to know. :D
by NiceAft
Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:26 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How I clean the bottom

Be Free wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:24 pm 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.
Very good information. Thanks.
by NiceAft
Sat Jul 13, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

Jeff, stating this: and the heat exchanger design helps drive moisture out of the cabin during cool rainy periods. does not clarify how a heat exchanger performs. I confess, I didn’t understand how it works. I’m sure I’m not alone. I had to look it up. Assuming this unit is in the cabin, please expl...
by NiceAft
Sat Jul 13, 2024 4:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1977

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

Jeff,

(A) With it, how warm does the cabin get on the coolest summer nights? Your :macm: is 10’ (3m) longer than the recommended boat length.

(B) How did you exhaust it to outside the cabin?
by NiceAft
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How I clean the bottom

I tried pressure washing
This is easier. The garden sprayer is definitely not a pressure washer. :D
by NiceAft
Fri Jul 12, 2024 3:50 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How I clean the bottom

So you have to put it back in the bottle through the spray nozzle? :| :wink: I use the powder form. I mix it in a one gallon garden sprayer with hot/warm water (your choice), pump and spray. If any left over, it stays in the garden sprayer. https://i.postimg.cc/jCb3x77b/IMG-3830.jpg See my previous...
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My Macgregor Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: My Macgregor Journey

Pitchpolehobie said:
Welcome a broad
Pitch, this is a family site; what are you suggesting :?: :o :D
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How I clean the bottom

I should have added that there are no phosphates in the product, it won’t hurt the fish or plants.

It appears that I used it backwards :)
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by NiceAft
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How I clean the bottom

Slimmy Grimmy is a powder. I mix the required amount with a gallon of hot/warm water and spray. The powder has a long shelf life. The stuff I just used in the video is years old. :D
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: The Front Room
Topic: How I clean the bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 609

How I clean the bottom

I thought I would share my results with Slimmy Grimmy. The boat was in the freshwater Chesapeake for seventeen days. The brown scum is apparent. Six days later, I now am going to clean the bottom. It has been baking hot here for days. These are not sped up videos. 1st I hose down the area. 2nd I spr...
by NiceAft
Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Wildfire near our marina
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Wildfire near our marina

All you need are condensed rations and your ready for the apocalypse.:D