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by Divecoz
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M
Replies: 59
Views: 11066

Re: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M

HI HIGHLANDER and all the rest of the Madd Men Of Ontario : ) How are you keeping the Raccoon stripes so black and shiny??? UP DATE : We thought we would be sailing year round after we moved to SW Florida and living on the water blablabla but I got hurt 2 months after our arrival 4 years ago and I a...
by Divecoz
Tue May 17, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sink Drains
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Sink Drains

Have the sink drain into a 5 gallon Plastic Jerry Can.. OR Remove drain tubes and Water Source.. Sorry to read about the restrictions.. I assume there is neither a farm or a ranch within 100 miles of your lakes... If There is , what they are expecting of you is smoke and mirrors and silly at best .....
by Divecoz
Sun May 15, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pressure Washer Use
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Pressure Washer Use

Dang I Almost forgot.. When you find it on sale at Ace Hardware ........30 Seconds is a GREAT Product for just about everything that lives outside..
by Divecoz
Sun May 15, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pressure Washer Use
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Pressure Washer Use

Well there are no less than a zillion products that can be suggested for this purpose. For me using the syphon bottle that pumps solution into the wash stream is useless. I use one of those pump up garden sprayers and starting at the top / deck , I soak my boat down let it stand a few minutes and co...
by Divecoz
Sat May 14, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Do U Know where ur GPS is taking U
Replies: 28
Views: 4352

Re: Do U Know where ur GPS is taking U

My money says Alcohol was a Major Player In That Event :D
by Divecoz
Fri May 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar
Replies: 60
Views: 8305

Re: Solar

Good Idea :wink:


BOAT wrote:I guess I will just use Jiffy Pop and put it on the stove.
by Divecoz
Fri May 13, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water ballast vent
Replies: 46
Views: 6388

Re: Water ballast vent

I do too.... I SURE don't want Mud Daubers Mice River Rats fruit rats snakes or anything else up in there.. :)
BOAT wrote:
frede wrote:So I keep it closed so crickets don't get in. it's silly.
by Divecoz
Fri May 13, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M
Replies: 59
Views: 11066

Re: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M

It might be :D ... scrap lead even at a junk yard is worth some money ( You sell 40+ cents a pound ) .. Not as much as a couple years ago , but still its a costly item. I don't know how it works today but 4 to 6 years ago to sell scrap to an honest scrap yard required Photo ID etc etc Sad to say but...
by Divecoz
Fri May 13, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar
Replies: 60
Views: 8305

Re: Solar

That's How I understand it too.... :) IMHO no way will you " Top Off Your Batteries " in 20 minutes of idling one of our outboards.. Remember output capacity and charge ability are two different things. You will not charge the battery at full output unless it is almost completely dead. The alternato...
by Divecoz
Fri May 13, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar
Replies: 60
Views: 8305

Re: Solar

Don't feel alone Boat hahahaha I have a decent enough background education working knowledge and understanding of Electrical Systems , and some of these previous post, leave me scratching my head hahaahaha The Factory Suggested Maximum RPM for a Mercury 60 HP 4 stk EFI is between 5500 and 6000 yet, ...
by Divecoz
Thu May 12, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M
Replies: 59
Views: 11066

Re: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M

Lead is running , depending on purity $1.50 to $2 or more a pound PLUS .... the possibly of shipping cost.. I am wondering where Ixneigh has his 350 lbs of lead located and how its attached that he can remove it ?? Couple bags of Portland and some short strand FG filimets (talk to your local concret...
by Divecoz
Thu May 12, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M
Replies: 59
Views: 11066

Re: Replacing Permanent Ballast in 26M

Hi Ix ... I have been gone for awhile , so I missed it if you explained how and where you added 350 lbs of lead ballast... We used to make and sell custom lead shot dive weights and the cost of lead shot being what it is we no longer offer that service... Outside lead ballast in the form of a shallo...
by Divecoz
Thu May 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar
Replies: 60
Views: 8305

Re: Solar

E-tec claims on their site 81 Amps 1100 watts.... Mercury claims 68 Amps with no wattage claim on their site that I could find. Can we agree that watts = volts x amps? @ 12 volts its 972 watts for Etec and 816 for Merc. Both alternators are computer controlled but I have no idea what that really off...
by Divecoz
Wed May 11, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar
Replies: 60
Views: 8305

Re: Solar

A Lot of Motors / charging systems, have to be bumped..... up to {About} 1200 RPM to excite the alternator.
BOAT wrote:what's "the bump" ? :?
by Divecoz
Wed May 11, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Our trip to Bahia Honda April 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 4819

Re: Our trip to Bahia Honda April 2016

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