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by tlgeddes
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Which Chain?
Replies: 51
Views: 9164

Re: Which Chain?

I read an article that discussed chains and for boats like ours that are lighter you can go with a higher grade chain then stay at the 1/4" thus addressing the weight issue at the same time. On the :macm: the chain locker isnt huge either. I am also looking to go up in capability on my ground tackle...
by tlgeddes
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

Do you have a make/model on that jump pack. I have one that I'm sure would start any outboard but will not start my 5.7 Suburban engine if the battery is dead flat. Don't ask how I know :wink: Sumner There is another one on Amazon that is 16000mAh but here is the Costco 8000mAh Lithium Jump Starter...
by tlgeddes
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

I would be ok doing the twin 6v over the twin 12v. Here is why: - you can get the Duracell version GC2 which is the same as the West Marine for ~$85 x 2 (half the cost) It is a real deep cycle so has the 225 a :macm: p hour rating and the better cycles. (Per the article) - at least for me I can get ...
by tlgeddes
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

.. Still having sticker shock though! Thousands of sailboats have the T-105's in them. I've put off buying batteries for the Endeavour until we are actually going in the water but did buy two T-105's down here (FL) 2 years ago for the Mac and they were $93 then and have gone up a little to $103 now...
by tlgeddes
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: 1ea. start and house bat or 2 house batteries?

I can see the good argument for why sailboats should have a sealed battery. A lot of the deep cycle batteries are not sealed what are your thoughts on this? I have had good luck with the twin 6 volts as well. It looks like the T-105 has a screw-on cap for maintenance so I was thinking it is near-sea...
by tlgeddes
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: I made it to San Carlos and Serenity Wins
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Re: I made it to San Carlos and Serenity Wins

Stevenhigbee wrote:I would love for you to write all the details of getting her there: crossing the border, obtaining permits, driving conditions, etc.
Ditto on this. I was just educating myself on how to get to San Carlos from AZ this morning. Looks like a great place to go have an adventure.
by tlgeddes
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac-less
Replies: 99
Views: 20918

Re: Mac-less

Beautiful boat
by tlgeddes
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New guy.
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Re: New guy.

Welcome aboard. You will find a wealth of information on this forum. Todd
by tlgeddes
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Has anyone had this happen?
Replies: 26
Views: 6161

Re: Has anyone had this happen?

I had the same issue. Lowes didn't have the rivets in SS but the gentleman was kind enough to to tell me that True Value would have what I needed. They did. Still my favorite hardware store.
by tlgeddes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sunset Pics
Replies: 90
Views: 18317

Re: Sunset Pics

Elephant Butte this summer....heading back to camp.

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by tlgeddes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Console me
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Console me

I just have to get this off my chest. After only a short span of ownership I really like my boat....nay nay.....love my boat, even more than the old foxbody mustang ragtop sitting in the garage. However! I hate working on the console. Whatever Engineer designed this no-access, can't see inside, thro...
by tlgeddes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Blue Water Yachts
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Blue Water Yachts

I have made many many purchases from them , all by talking to Ezra in the parts department...... Excellent People :) Ron. Dauntless :macm: Ezra, that's the guy. He's Great. :) Ditto. I call and he has always helped. I try to consider the time zone they are in and avoid the lunch hour. Usually get t...
by tlgeddes
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising
Replies: 35
Views: 8041

Re: It's why they call it sailing...Not cruising

I keep hitting refresh to get us to 100 views so I can find out what happens next.
by tlgeddes
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Xxx
Replies: 24
Views: 3301

Re: Teak

Nice touch!