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by macowneril2015
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steaming Light Blowing Fuse
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Steaming Light Blowing Fuse

The anchor light works, I will look at the plug first and report back.
by macowneril2015
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Steaming Light Blowing Fuse
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Steaming Light Blowing Fuse

I raised my mast yesterday and I went to test the lights that plug into the deck fitting. The anchor light (installed last year) worked fine but when I plugged in the steaming light (original) it did not work so I pulled the boot covering back a and retried and it caused cabin lights to flicker it i...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Roller Furler / Sail Question
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Roller Furler / Sail Question

Lay the unidentified sail on a floor or driveway (carefully) and measure the luff, foot, and leach lengths and put them up here. But if it's really really thin nylon or other synthetic, and big, and (usually) colorful, it's a spinnaker. Probably asymmetric, which can be flown solo, especially if it...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log
Replies: 48
Views: 3810

Re: Wind Song (26X) repairs and mods log

3M's finesse-it products are amazing at restoring it and maintaining it as well, pricey but have worked wonders for me.
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Outboard Issues

I did not see your motor brand or model, but on my BF50A Honda, idle is influenced by any debris or dirt in carbs. I take them off about every two years and take them apart on newspaper and use gentle air, clean cloths, and very thin copper wire. I am not a mechanic nor is one needed, in my opinion...
by macowneril2015
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Outboard Issues

Dougiestyle wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:35 am
Gas tanks that dont vent??
Do you have an owners manual for the nissan? I found 1 online, very informative.
The new tanks do not have vent due to EPA regulation. But I have the user manual and the service manual, just was not sure about trouble shooting or if I was on the right path.
by macowneril2015
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Outboard Issues

I appreciate the feedback and yes it does sound like a bad bearing but I basically had the lower unit rebuilt so I guess I will live with it. I think this afternoon I will tinker with the idle speed. My fuel is stabilized (valvtech) and the tank that is fueling it now is premium gas from the local s...
by macowneril2015
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Outboard Issues

So it appears my :macx: is deciding to be a headache this year. I had to have the engine worked on due to vandalism and the mechanic did a "tune up", I launched my boat on Sunday and it would idle with the free throttle handle up but as soon as I lower it it will die. I am thinking it is a case of i...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cabin floor giving in - solution?
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Cabin floor giving in - solution?

Phew.....no pics, sorry, but there is absolutely nothing to see, anyway. And I have not really tried to test and see whether there is a pattern to the softness. The floor looks fine, but now that I've seen Spector's pics (thank you!), it seems the fiberglass ribs are collapsing. Anyone know a possi...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cabin floor giving in - solution?
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Cabin floor giving in - solution?

Phew.....no pics, sorry, but there is absolutely nothing to see, anyway. And I have not really tried to test and see whether there is a pattern to the softness. The floor looks fine, but now that I've seen Spector's pics (thank you!), it seems the fiberglass ribs are collapsing. Anyone know a possi...
by macowneril2015
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Roller Furler / Sail Question
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Roller Furler / Sail Question

So I have not been able to sail due to rigging issues and time constraints. I am now determined to make it happen. I have a furler that I rebuilt and I have a sail bag for a RF Jib and RF Genoa and then a new sail that I don't know what it is. I know for sure it is not the main sail as I have that a...
by macowneril2015
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer brake issues
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Trailer brake issues

I replaced the master cylinder and actuator around 2-3 years ago on my standard :macx: trailer. Then last summer and fall I would back it up to the storage facility (only move the boat a few times mainly from storage to harbor and back in the fall) and noticed brake fluid leaking out of the sealed f...
by macowneril2015
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint 26X
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Bottom Paint 26X

Is there anyway to get the boat raised off the trailer that does not involve framing together something. Much respect though I had to sand some areas and adding a coat is brutal. I need to add another coat this weekend.
by macowneril2015
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Source for Tohatsu TLDI 50A ignition module
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: Source for Tohatsu TLDI 50A ignition module

Boats.net is pretty solid, I also know a nissan/tohatsu mechanic in my neck of the woods that has a knack of finding hard to get parts if you need parts I can pass along his information.
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Blue Sea ACR Batttery Charge Regulator question
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: Blue Sea ACR Batttery Charge Regulator question

So I have 2 multiple purpose batteries an ACR, remote bus and remote fuse panel, where would I need separate fuses / how do you size the fuses?

Also on your :macx: where did you install your bilge and where is the discharge? This has been on my list for a long time to do.