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by yukonbob
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

Sailboat data as mentioned above Below for good solid cruisers http://bluewaterboats.org/ Below for good deals on cruisers <$30K http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f47/boats-less-than-30k-recent-noteworthy-finds-147098.html My concerns: Will an inboard engine be more than I can handle, having been ...
by yukonbob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3081

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Maneuverability in the harbor and doing boat projects in the backyard.
by yukonbob
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The Chinese have no shame
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: The Chinese have no shame

But it comes with free fenders err tires. I’m half surprised it wasn’t some knock off Chinese band ripping off deep purple as well.
by yukonbob
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Don’t get too hung up on the length, just go a size or two larger and shoot for between 3-10% v drop. Sometimes that’s just the way ya it is but you also have to consider access for future upgrades and maintenance. It would be better imo if you were a few feet longer in your run but had good access ...
by yukonbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Should also add that any sensitive electronics should be on isolated circuit from the engine start when possible. If you’ve got a low start battery or a large motor to crank and unisolated electronics and go to start you could damage them or have them shut down due to low voltage at an inopportune t...
by yukonbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

"Boat - but for DC more material means more resistance." Unless I read that out of context, that is not true. The larger the wire diameter, the less resistance. AC or DC. https://chemandy.com/calculators/round-wire-resistance-calculator.htm https://www.cirris.com/learning-center/calculators/133-wir...
by yukonbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Agreed Russ, hadn’t heard big wire can cause more resistance but throwing too small a fuse inline can cause too much voltage drop (resistance) On that note don’t forget that each item you add fuse, switch, bus etc adds more resistance thus adding to more drop so a size larger wire may be applicable....
by yukonbob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

With that in mind the wire should also be sized to the load with minimal voltage drop @3% and not WAY oversized . Why should it be NOT WAY OVERSIZED? I think I have a 10 gauge wire going from the battery to the fuse panel. I assumed you can only go too small with the wiring. BTW, what sized fuse di...
by yukonbob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Calculate you max house load first (everything you can possibly run at the same time and then a bit more for possible future upgrades (100amp is usually sufficient for a house panel) https://www.bluesea.com/support/articles/Circuit_Protection/1437/Part_1%3A_Choosing_the_Correct_Wire_Size_for_a_DC_Ci...
by yukonbob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

Just installed a double version of one of these. One for house bank one for inverter same block different fuses. Fuse should be sized to the wire not the appliance. Using too small a fuse can result in too much voltage drop ie a 5a fuse in line of a 12g wire with a 30’ round trip run = not enough vo...
by yukonbob
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: For those who like music while sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: For those who like music while sailing

By good gear I mean a proper halibut rod (don’t try and use a salmon rod) good heavy quality line, and don’t skimp on your leader, you’ll spend $30 on a spreader, weight and bait, even a small 60lb’r will open up most leaders like bailing wire. Check Walmart for spreader, rigs and weights (they’re g...
by yukonbob
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: For those who like music while sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: For those who like music while sailing

80-180ft mud bottoms with rocks nearby. Use good gear or risk losing it. Spreader bar with 1lb lead ball works best, lighter can work but currents can take it. You can drift fish but best to find an above location and wait for flood tide just inside an inlet close to open water. I prefer braided ste...
by yukonbob
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: For those who like music while sailing
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: For those who like music while sailing

I’ll second the Bluetooth speaker. Jbl charge 3 is waterproof and you can pair multiples, also acts as a spare charging bank. We kicked one around in the cockpit a few years back in a downpour while hauling in halibut. I was very impressed so I went out and bought one. Rarely use head units and fixe...
by yukonbob
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: time for some upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: time for some upgrades

Curwen wrote:Russ.

Thank you for that...adding lazy jacks as well.

Is that different than a down haul?

I don't have a rolling furler, but it there a way to use a down haul into a bag for my hank on jib?

Thank you,

Curwen
Lines run to cockpit, with downhaul, lazy jacks and stack pack, all different.