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by macowneril2015
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running / Recovering mast coax line
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: Running / Recovering mast coax line

the coax for the Vhf runs from the top of the mast to the base and the coax exits the base of the mast through a hole like the mast head lights. The issue became that apparently they removed the mast and someone grabbed the base coax line and pulled it down internally inside the mast for what I assu...
by macowneril2015
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running / Recovering mast coax line
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Running / Recovering mast coax line

So I had my boat detailed due to excessive oxidation and I now realize that they ended up pulling about 3-4 feet of the coax line through the base of the mast. I am unsure if I should just try to run an electricians tape down it and hope I snag it? Any suggestions are appreciated. It should be noted...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water system and advice on ways to cool cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Water system and advice on ways to cool cabin

I have never seen a :macx: water system in operation or in working condition as previous owner caulked drains closed and disabled faucets for no reason I can tell. MY question is how to the standard "no - prime faucets' work and how to set up / how does a hose connect to the jug or tank and what jug...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Second Battery location
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Re: Second Battery location

So I did not do all the upgrades I wanted to because I want to actually use the boat during the relatively short Chicago season and I have already been delayed enough. So when I go to install the separate fuse block and go to run the wires up to the switch panel, what is the best route? I know that ...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Questions about Repair Costs
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Questions about Repair Costs

I know a lot of the costs because I have gone through it all recently, to rewire it really depends on what you have and what you want done so specifics would help. Also are you talking about standing rigging or running rigging or both. I know the going rate for rigging work and mast stepping in the ...
by macowneril2015
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Second Battery location
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Re: Second Battery location

Thank you guys for all the help. Another question stemming off of this is where do you have water storage? I know people use the collapsible tanks but I am not sure where to place the head water tank and galley one or if I should utilize a solid sided one I already own. I was worried about weight pl...
by macowneril2015
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Second Battery location
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Second Battery location

So I am finalizing all my electrical work and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on placement of another battery, the current location is under the small seat next to galley of my :macx: . I was wondering since the area under there is so cramped when the battery is put into a battery box ...
by macowneril2015
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar
Replies: 21
Views: 5730

Re: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar

I am installing a double burner stove so need to move my switch panel. The question is can someone show the wiring route to get the wires from the battery box up to that area just inside the companionway (as per the photo above). On a X, a M may be very similar though PLEASE :D :P :D :P Depends whe...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar
Replies: 21
Views: 5730

Re: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar

This is what I have done so far. On the right there's a Negative bus bar from Blue Sea because I added a lot more wires. The Black wires are the originals. On the left is a Blue Sea terminal bus instead of having all the positive wires from the boat going to switch panel they terminate there then t...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Bow Eye Safety Chain
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Bow Eye Safety Chain

Baha wrote:I use a rachet strap. Cinch it up nice and tight. Gives me peace of mind.

I have 3 across the whole boat strapping it to the trailer so I will just add one up front to just be sure.
by macowneril2015
Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: Mast Carrier

We tow a LOT, and always without any extra tie-downs or supports. We tow on semi-paved roads and with potholes the size of bathtubs, and have hit some serious frost heaves and damaged pavement, at speed. Never had a problem with the setup as is. Add some extra support if it makes you feel better bu...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Bow Eye Safety Chain
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Bow Eye Safety Chain

I was wondering if any one made / attached a bow eye safety chain on their trailer? I have a model yr 2000 :macx: trailer and I was unsure how to go about adding the safety chain.
by macowneril2015
Wed May 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: Mast Carrier

Thank you, I will add a little extra support then, I just became concerned when I saw it wobbling.
by macowneril2015
Tue May 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mast Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Mast Carrier

I had to order a new mast carrier, does anyone have the length of theirs? Mine appears longer (less stable) than I expected so if anyone could provide the length of theirs it would be greatly appreciated.
by macowneril2015
Fri May 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar
Replies: 21
Views: 5730

Re: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar

I have an update. I was able to reconnect all the wires to a replacement panel so I could verify all the lights worked, but now I will upgrade the panel per recommendations. I appreciate everyone's help here.