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by Boblee
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Starter battery size
Replies: 11
Views: 3831

Re: Starter battery size

G'day all who read this. Good to see a few familiar faces on here, pop in every now and then, today because I recommended the Mac on another forum discussing this http://boatahome.com.au Will have a browse round and fix my profile now as our internet address has changed, the best thing we did was bu...
by Boblee
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle

Hate to throw stuff away but the bits on this axle don't fit or are too much trouble to combine with aust gear so it is being cut up to take out the tip.
by Boblee
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Electrical question
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Electrical question

Think ours were positive to earth as well, I do remember something odd but it was a long time ago and I just changed the whole fittings in the end anyway, you can buy fittings now almost as cheap as replacement globes.
by Boblee
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle

Nah mate they were still leafs back in 2006.
by Boblee
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Anybody want an original 2006 braked axle

Been tripping over this thing for years now so decided to toss it as it is not something most would want here but axle, brakes,hubs and bearings etc all there, just pinched the heavier than normal springs for the van. Will check back in a week or so if no one wants it it will go to the tip or recycl...
by Boblee
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium Batteries anybody using them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Lithium Batteries anybody using them?

Good post Texlan Sort of backs up what I have been hearing over here but didn't pick up about the heat and cold, thought more would be using them for air cond etc as there were a few toying with them a while ago. Think it would have been a good option for our old boat as we basically lived on it 3-5...
by Boblee
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium Batteries anybody using them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Lithium Batteries anybody using them?

Probably been discussed but been away for a while and been some discussion elsewhere and thought they would be ideal for the Macs especially those who want lots of toys. We are still using VRLA in our new mode of transport and think they will outlast me but think prices are coming down and when comp...
by Boblee
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: G'day been away doing other stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: G'day been away doing other stuff.

Yeah Thanks for that, as usual never really know what we are doing until we are doing it but this year we are attending a wedding at Airlie Beach early September and maybe another in Brisbane late September so thats all the plans except would like to visit the Roper River again but been attempting t...
by Boblee
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: G'day been away doing other stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: G'day been away doing other stuff.

Yeah miss the old girl and the many interesting discussions on here re mods etc, they are a great boat anybody thinking of selling should be very careful before taking the plunge, we had a great time and massive memories and photos travelling and exploring with a flexibility that absolutely no other...
by Boblee
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Australia Group
Topic: G'day been away doing other stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

G'day been away doing other stuff.

G'day all been travelling a bit differently since we sold Trust me and while enjoying the new way missing the ease and flexibility of the Macgregor but the wife isn't. Hope everyone is enjoying their boats to the fullest, they are a great choice, just got a bit homesick so thought I should pop in an...
by Boblee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: not so sure i like my new ETEC- convince me otherwise...
Replies: 24
Views: 3870

Re: not so sure i like my new ETEC- convince me otherwise...

Well we had some problems and issues with the etec but non relating to smoke/oil use/noise in those regards the etec is A1 but yes it is probably noisier than a four stroke as for the other two way better if you count the number of oil changes needed as compared to how much xd100 needed they are way...
by Boblee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Propane Tank Aboard? Be careful...
Replies: 10
Views: 2893

Re: Propane Tank Aboard? Be careful...

Something that has been discussed at length on here with those who think it's ok to have it below deck and those like myself who wouldn't do it in a fit even on land, mind you even on deck and coupled with petrol it has huge potential for disaster especially on the water.
by Boblee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26's Big Brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 4279

Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Don't think that boat even goes close to matching a Mac, the Mackman 28 (Aust) which was basically a copy of the :macx: was the only one I have seen but even it had disadvantages, although it does sail and motor better. http://www.ensignbrokers.com.au/ensign/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/mach-...
by Boblee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!
Replies: 71
Views: 28682

Re: Still have your factory trailer? Take a good look at it!

You blokes must have a more toxic environment over there, our original trailer after 6 years showed no signs of rusting anywhere including the tongue section even though we had a brake fluid leak in there in the second year. In fact when I remodelled the whole thing putting a tandem and galvanising ...
by Boblee
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Solar Trickle Charge - Myth or Fact?
Replies: 37
Views: 10217

Re: Solar Trickle Charge - Myth or Fact?

Unless you live in OZ and then the Sun goes North for the winter and we try to follow it.