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by tbowers
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where to mount battery charger on an M
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Where to mount battery charger on an M

I mounted to the inboard fiberglass wall. You can see screw heads from inside the cabin
by tbowers
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where to mount battery charger on an M
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Where to mount battery charger on an M

Thanks to all... ended up under the stbd aft seat near the batteries.
by tbowers
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where to mount battery charger on an M
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Where to mount battery charger on an M

Uhh yea. Besides you Robert lol
by tbowers
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where to mount battery charger on an M
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Re: Where to mount battery charger on an M

The Pronautic is not WP. Don't really need that on our boats I believe. Anyone mount it where the can see it? In the cabin?
by tbowers
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where to mount battery charger on an M
Replies: 19
Views: 2463

Where to mount battery charger on an M

Have a Promariner pronautic 1230p. Have 2 batteries parralleled in the batt compartment at base of ladder. Any suggestions on a good place to mount the charger? Thanks.
by tbowers
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

> you might be good to order a set of shrouds as well I was checking those out. No broken strands and they look good but yes with a light rust coating in places. If I get new ones how long do you guys experience they get like this? Does everyone usually replace if they get rust? I'd think that means...
by tbowers
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

> take it to a machine shop and see if they could drill it out for you; BUT that might cost as much as a new one and theres no guarantee it would work I had that thought but came to the same conclusion, a good day wasted and it still may not work. > Those look like they were swet/soldered You know t...
by tbowers
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

You read my mind :/ Was on the BWY site an hour ago - new stainless steel 'spreader socket' is $155. I already have replacement spreaders the PO bought so don't need those.
Maybe this alone is why he sold the boat :D
by tbowers
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

Pics as someone suggested: Note this is after I dipped the broken off end in a bowl of coca cola as a mild acid in the hope it'd dissolve any oxidation. Looking down into the spreader mount with broken aluminum tube inside; the aluminum tube is virtually welded to the outer stainless steel http://i2...
by tbowers
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

I'll post a pic of the corroded and stuck tube tomorrow.
by tbowers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Covers have their limits
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Boat Covers have their limits

Concur, the Sail Warehouse $800 fitted cover seems very well made and designed for high winds. Pricey but it's also fire and forget.
by tbowers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Covers have their limits
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Boat Covers have their limits

Russ, what is that tubing you have on your decks? If to hold the cover up why is some of it arched 'horizontally' like a rail more than vertically to arch the cover so rain doesn't pool? And how is it attached to the deck?
by tbowers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

Remember I can't get the spreader ends off the shrouds either because those end cap screws are also frozen with corrosion so the only way to put the spreaders in a freezer is to de-shroud the whole boat and put that all in a wad, wires and all, in the freezer lol. Uhhh... unless I throw away all tha...
by tbowers
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

WD 40 was first thing i tried. Then a penetrating oil - dripped it on then tried to loosen after about 30 minutes absolutely no movement. Didn't try to submerge it for hours though But if you shorten the spreaders don't you have to get new shrouds? The length of the shrouds is engineered; don't you ...
by tbowers
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve
Replies: 46
Views: 5120

Re: Getting broken aluminum tube out of stainless sleeve

Ok I'm going to try that. Do you think the coke will help?