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Messages - Steve McGill

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Main Message Board / Re: New Member seeking alternator input
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:01:54 PM »

If you haven't already,

Go back up to post #5, Mainsail's post. Go to his link at the bottom and click on his store. Many options for you needs.
Just my thought,


Main Message Board / Re: Spreaders
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:49:20 AM »

I can't help with spreader measurement, but I used the large size spreader boots from Taylor Made last month.|118|2358491|2358503&id=1004624

Good luck,



Threaden Sails,

You should hear replys from others with models like yours,  but while you wait take a look at the "Critical  Upgrades" it will give you valuable insight into your issue.

Hang in there, it will get better.


Main Message Board / Re: Split backstay reinstallation on mast
« on: May 03, 2017, 09:17:33 AM »


I'm 6'5" with my boat shoes on. Your backstay looks to me to be factory height. I replace my standing rigging
3 years ago and maintained it the same configuration.


Main Message Board / Re: Wood trim piece?
« on: December 29, 2016, 07:44:16 AM »
Like many I removed the teak trim.

I filled the holes, when your are two feet away you do not see where the holes were and after 2 weeks
I did not recall the teak trim ever being there.

My 2Ę


Main Message Board / Re: Bow water tank replacement
« on: December 21, 2016, 09:28:50 AM »
I would check with Ronco Plastice the original maker of your tank. If you do not see the tank number on their site call them. the total cost + shipping may well be better than CD.

When I replaced my holding tank the price when I called them was much better than the  published price on their WEB site, your mileage may very.

Good luck


Main Message Board / Re: Covers for Horizon(Standard Instruments]
« on: November 15, 2016, 07:39:11 AM »

Even a better deal......................


Main Message Board / Re: Chainplates
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:17:51 AM »
I completed the replacement of my chain plate covers purchased from CD last year.
I removed the old covers, the chain plates and the thru bolts on each. I counter sunk the bolt holes
 following some of Mainsailís suggestions. I cleaned the chain plates and all surrounding areas I
re-installed the chain plates and used butyl tape on the counter sunk bolts tightening these from below.

For the new CP covers I added butyl tape (BT) to all surfaces and installed. I then used a pick or dental
tool to get the BT in between the chain plate and the new cover on the vertical surfaces so that it was
close to the top of the new cover.

Because I was concerned how the BT would react to the UV overtime I then covered the top of the new
CP covers where it met the chain plate with  3M Marine Adhesive Sealant Fast Cure 4000 UV


Congratulations, I had seen her in the lot at HHN a number of times, glad to see she has a new home.



Main Message Board / Re: Cleaner for the head
« on: June 22, 2016, 06:40:52 AM »

For the outside of our bowl and surrounding areas we use normal household cleaners.
For the bowl we only use Raritan CP, see the link below.

For our tank I use both Odorlos or Raritan KO depending on what I have available on the boat.
All 3 products work well together.

We usually purchase from Defender and the like.......................


Main Message Board / Re: Seaward 2172 Hillerange Oven repairs
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:08:37 AM »

To me it sounds like the Temperature probe. I have a 19 page document that is text and illustrations for our stove,
It only covers the Seaward / Princess / Hillerange stoves manufactured prior to September 2007.

Not sure if I got it on this site or another.

I sent you a PM if interested


Main Message Board / Re: Sanitation System Help Needed
« on: June 16, 2016, 04:05:30 AM »

Thanks  for the update, the more I think I understand of our boats I find I really understand less. Looking at the attached price list your boat may not have
been built with the available head/holding tank option.

It just shows I cannot assume anything about our boats.


Main Message Board / Re: Sanitation System Help Needed
« on: June 15, 2016, 04:19:03 AM »

I'm sure there is a reason that the tank is not in the usual port side mid ship location.
How long must you pump to clear 20 + feet of pipe from the head discharge. I'm just
thinking the potential for plumbing issues are many with the current v birth location.

Not trying to be critical, but I've not seen many setups with the holding tank at that distance.

Best of luck,


Main Message Board / Re: Battery longevity
« on: May 24, 2016, 09:04:00 AM »
I vote for replacing. itís been 8 or 9 seasons.

They may hold a charge, but the actual AHs available must be much lower than when first purchased.

The cruise will be much better with a new bank.

Again, just how I would vote, enjoy the Bay.


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