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by BOAT
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: All About Boat Batteries
Replies: 117
Views: 2155

Re: All About Boat Batteries

I have used my lithium bank to start the van because the lead battery went dead. The way I do it is I turn the emergency perko to ON and wait about ten seconds and then crank the starter. It works. My lead battery is kinda old and my Sprinter sits a lot unused and if I don't keep a solar trickle cha...
by BOAT
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Clark’s hooking up lead and lithium batteries together
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Clark’s hooking up lead and lithium batteries together

I have lead acid battery under the hood in the Sprinter van and lithium batteries in the house section of the van and they both charge from the alternator when driving. BattleBorn Battery Company sent me the needed equipment to do this. It included a battery to battery charge unit. The B to B unit c...
by BOAT
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: All About Boat Batteries
Replies: 117
Views: 2155

Re: All About Boat Batteries

I noticed that BattleBorn Battery Company is starting to show their batteries in the fishing competition boats and I noticed even some pro fishermen getting BattleBorn sponsorships with decals on their boats. The reason I find this interesting is because the competition fishing boats use outboards l...
by BOAT
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Gander in Newfoundland had many airplanes land during 911 because northeastern airports in the US were closed. The townspeople in the tiny Gander opened their homes to help all the stranded travelers. People who open their homes to strangers value something. Canadians are pretty nice too. Unlike Ame...
by BOAT
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 265
Views: 98752

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

miamistyle wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:01 am
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I still think that's oen of the best boats Roger ever built. Right up there with the D.
by BOAT
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

The question was indeed posted as a philosophical one. I had a similar experience as drifter while in Hawaii. I was there on my honeymoon 30 years ago and got the flu on the plane. After a couple of days in the hotel bed I felt strong enough to go out and the sun and warm water enticed me to swim. T...
by BOAT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 61
Views: 5640

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Closed cell foam - that's brilliant. It's also a great insulator and will keep the chill off in cold waters. Not sure where to get that much thick enough that will not be too expensive but if you guys can find a source I'll try it. I have been looking for a reason to put some closed cell foam into '...
by BOAT
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M water ballast fill time
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Mac 26M water ballast fill time

I completed my ballast tank indicator so I can get the time values for you now.
by BOAT
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Thanks to the Members....
Replies: 23
Views: 3374

Re: Thanks to the Members....

I have a political question,

What do you guys use for an anchor light?
by BOAT
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ever wish you had more seating room on an X? I found some.
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Ever wish you had more seating room on an X? I found some.

Idiotfool wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:34 pm
It’s always a flip down, or this another BOAT upgrade?
the backrest is hinged on one side and swings away so it's flat against the hull. it's hard to describe - I guess I could get some pictures - by the way - i finally completed the ballast level indicator -

you guys want pictures?
by BOAT
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 90
Views: 20207

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

Jimmyt wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:18 am
NiceAft wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:17 pm

BOAT,

Which mast are you referring to, the X or the M?
Is there a significant difference, by the time you add rigging and Genoa on Furler? :o

Although the X baby stays (shrouds) might make it more stable...
not sure but I think the M is harder to rig than the X without a gin pole.
by BOAT
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 90
Views: 20207

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

the mast itself is not too bad for a normal person - it's the the mast AND furler AND genoa all together that is really hard to lift because the furler with sail is nearly as heavy as the mast but even worse it flops around trying to pull the mast sideways while your tryin the lift the mast making ...
by BOAT
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 90
Views: 20207

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

the mast itself is not too bad for a normal person - it's the the mast AND furler AND genoa all together that is really hard to lift because the furler with sail is nearly as heavy as the mast but even worse it flops around trying to pull the mast sideways while your tryin the lift the mast making t...
by BOAT
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-01: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.
Replies: 61
Views: 2493

Re: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.

well, the best ideas have been tried by the factory and BWY and Captain Sparrow but honestly I have many times felt there is still a better dagger board out there waiting to be invented. The main feature of most daggerboard inventions has been adding lead to them. Another idea attempted was to add w...
by BOAT
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-01: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.
Replies: 61
Views: 2493

Re: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.

looks like he is trying to make a daggerboard :?