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by kadet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Mods required overseas
Replies: 57
Views: 16056

Re: Trailer Mods required overseas

Trojan make a single DURATORQUE axle rated for 3000kg that can be fitted with electric drum breaks or discs. This can be fitted with a SURETRAC TYRE SIZE: 285/75X16 which is rated for 1500kg per tyre sadly the highest rated rim for a single axle I have seen is a 16x8" SUNRAYSIA at 1450kg so the who...
by kadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mppt and solar
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: Mppt and solar

Re: Mppt and solar Post by kurz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:22 pm @Kadet I agree with you 100%. For me the advantage with 2 50W panels in serie and mppt controller is important as I want to inrease the output in bad conditions like morning/evening or when the sun is shaded. So the 2 panels in serie will ...
by kadet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mppt and solar
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: Mppt and solar

Maybe other know better, but the best output with mppt regulators you have when you use 2 solar panels in serial mode. So you get higher voltage that the mppt regulator can convert in 14.4V or 14.8V. Fortunately some people do know better :) A typical 12v Panel puts out between 18-21V so an MPPT co...
by kadet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Honda 2 kicker motor
Replies: 7
Views: 2330

Re: Honda 2 kicker motor

I use my sails as backup in case of main engine failure.
I use my motor as back-up to wind failure 8)
by kadet
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Epirb vs sat phone
Replies: 30
Views: 7964

Re: Epirb vs sat phone

epirb all the way it is designed specifically for the purpose. It broadcasts so emergency aircraft and vessels can locate you not only relay the destress via satellite to ground stations, they are waterproof and designed to work over the period of their life 5-10 years on standby depending on model....
by kadet
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic
Replies: 25
Views: 9141

Re: Crossing the Atlantic

You will also need CE certification before you can import it into Europe. Probably less expensive in the long run to buy a cheap keeler or ex-charter boat in Croatia or Turkey and do some proper sailing then sell it at a firesale rate before you leave 8) Something like this maybe :!: http://au.yacht...
by kadet
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Diy halyard winch
Replies: 19
Views: 4668

Re: Diy halyard winch

Anyone have plans for a slim cheap halyard winch? Tired of saggy luffs. Regular winches stick out too much and are bulky. Working on a plan right now for simple lever winch made from ss plate and aluminum. Ideally made in a home shop somewhere. Ix I put a turning block and clam cleat at base of the...
by kadet
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 78233

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

Meanwhile they could of been building and selling the Tatt 26 to keep the wolves from the door, a mature, well respected design with still some value
Except the :macm: moulds too far gone to continue using for the :tat26: and new ones were needed, so the effort went into making :tat22: moulds.
by kadet
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17974

Re: Is this the boat for me?

You can get a 2 banger 9.9 that weighs in around 27Kg (https://melbournemarine.com.au/9.9Hp%202%20stroke%20lite%20weight) , 4 strokes are savage heavy, My 6Hp single cylinder Tohatsu sail drive (which would also be a great motor with its extra long leg and high thrust prop) weighed in at 28kg. The ...
by kadet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17974

Re: Is this the boat for me?

9.9 on a outboard bracket hanging off the transom that you could use as a dinghy motor and a spare main motor is required.
sailboatmike you must be a weightlifter a 9.9hp like a yammy weighs in at around 40kg, I struggle to lift my 16kg kicker on and off the dingy 8)
by kadet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17974

Re: Is this the boat for me?

Really appreciate the reply and this leads me to another question. I tried to search for efficiency. What is the best outboard for cruising at hull speed? I'm not looking to get there fast, I'm looking for the journey! At hull speed it makes not real difference if the motor is propped correctly, th...
by kadet
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17974

Re: Is this the boat for me?

Also, isn't the "flash point" of diesel "higher" than gas? If it were "lower it would be MORE flamable. 8) Well yeah higher temperature but lower risk, I am dyslexic so give a guy a break and isn't it inflammable from the Latin verb inflammare, which combines flammare ("to catch fire") with a Latin...
by kadet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is this the boat for me?
Replies: 71
Views: 17974

Re: Is this the boat for me?

Cons 1)outboard. I'm sure a diesel would be much cheaper to run just chugging down the ICW. 2)outboard. Obviously I would wait for a perfect weather window to cross to the Bahamas, but the idea of an outboard beyond the sight of land is a little less than thrilling. 1) no not in a trailer boat like...
by kadet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: retrofit mast
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

Re: retrofit mast

What sailboatmike said, I pin my :macm: mast for transport and often forget to unscrew the pin and sail all day with the mast pinned and unable to rotate, honestly never notice the difference 8) How you pin the :macm: Mast? Do you have a photo? thanks Drill a hole in the mast base plate below vang ...
by kadet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Weak links in the macgregor
Replies: 162
Views: 42228

Re: Weak links in the macgregor

Ixneigh wrote:It has not been my experience that the M sails well with one rudder except in ideal conditions. Start having to plow through chop with 2 reefs in the main and a scrap of jib and she don't sail well at all.

Ix
In those conditions she don't sail well with two 8)