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by BOAT
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.
Replies: 21
Views: 422

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: 3 Guesses. First 2 don't count.
Replies: 21
Views: 422

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

looks like he is trying to make a daggerboard :?
by BOAT
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

the boat will not swing much if you use only chain - this i have already tested
by BOAT
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

as for chain 1/4" & linked to match my anchor winch, chain I beleive 50' & 200' of anchor rode for a total of 250' combined as for alcohol Scotch or vodka has never failed me yet ! :wink: J 8) 50 feet makes sense for a boat over 3000 pounds - i do not anchor in coral so i don't expect to fray my ro...
by BOAT
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

Okay, so 20 to 30 feet on the chain - another question - do you use 1/4 inch chain? I ask because I was at anchor in a really crowded anchorage 2 weeks ago and all the boats had over 50 feet of chain! Of course all the boats were over 40 feet (you rarely find sailboats under 40 feet plying the ocean...
by BOAT
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Anchor Chain and Alcohol

The two don't mix? Or DO they?

How's that for a thread starter?

Anyways, two questions:

How much chain do you carry and is denatured alcohol illegal in California??
by BOAT
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Forgot re-connect motor after sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Forgot re-connect motor after sailing

Only a person like me that never had a power boat would be able to tell you because everyone else has way more experience that me with power boats. You need to ask some one like me who has only sailed all his life to find some one who would do such a bone head thing. So I will tell you: Nothing real...
by BOAT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

well just the same - thanks for explaining it to me
by BOAT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

1800 watts vs 300 watts - ? :? that's kinda a no brainer i guess :|
by BOAT
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

ok i thought it was too good to be true - i would never punish my batteries and my ob alternator that much just to get 100 degree shower water because i can already get 2.5 gallons that hot in less than 11 minutes right now on the alcohol stove in the zodi pressure can in the galley so this thing is...
by BOAT
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 34
Views: 1836

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

Electric People! Help! check my math - is this right?: 25 amps So to work out the amps at 12 volts you divide 300 watts by 12 volts and you get 25 amps; i read the brochure on the whale website and it says the water heater is 300 watts and 12 volts and that it will heat 3 gallons of water to 120 in ...
by BOAT
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Easy Hoop Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Easy Hoop Frame

what does the snow look like?
by BOAT
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Winter frame for 100 + inches of snow

i made a mid ship mast support that goes on the tabernacle and supports the mast from bending - if anyone is interested i can send a picture
by BOAT
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Top Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Top Speed?

stop this video at 00.14 and see the GPS speed on the ipad that is wifi linked to the chartplotter on the pedestal (this is how I monitor the course from inside the boat and how I monitor the anchor when at night) https://vimeo.com/463869604 here is a picture at 00.14: it shows 18.2 K over M https:/...
by BOAT
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Top Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Top Speed?

i have video proof of speeds over 18.5 knots in the ocean loaded with supplies from a week at Catalina - ballast empty - RPM 5350 the WOT RPM on 'boat' is 5650 per the Evinrude software displaying on m chartplotter. the red line for 'boat' is 5500 RPM - if i actually push the throttle all the way op...