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by Erik Hardtle
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Colossal Sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Speaking of me....

Speaking of me... Hi Don & Jeff! I entered in the Blackbeard Sailing Clubs' Regatta last Saturday (they are up near Fairfield Harbour) I did see one MacX on a trailer, named Sky something.... but it looked like it hadn't been used in a long while..... My wife and I have never done a regatta... and w...
by Erik Hardtle
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flexible Furler Warping
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Flexible Furler Warping

I have noticed that the plastic part (luff) of my furler (CDI) is not straight, It has several curves near the top as it the sun had heated it and left it bent. Anyone else notice this. It still furls the genoa, and seems to sail fine (sure it isn't race ready)
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: NewGlass2
Replies: 12
Views: 5107

Update

Just wanted to post an update to the progress of this product. Well back in May I applied 4 coats... the boat has been out in salt water, storms, and out in the sun (not covered). It has started to show some streaks... mostly in the black areas. The shine has faded slightly. I also have hit several ...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Refrigeration
Replies: 15
Views: 4916

DC Refrigerator

Found out about this refrigerator from www.ahoycaptain.com ... works off of DC and AC... I cutout some of the cooler insert to allow it to ventilate and added more fiberglass roving to help support the extra weight. It automatically detects if AC current is on uses it instead of DC. This will keep e...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat Jul 31, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: second axle
Replies: 10
Views: 3378

Trailer Axle

I added a second axle. It cost my about $800 from a trailer shop with the tandem set up and new fenders. I like the added confidence I now have... the trailer doesn't sway, I can load the heck out of it, and if one tire blows I'm not stuck on the side of the road. It does rub the rubber the wrong wa...
by Erik Hardtle
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Clevis pin forestay substitute
Replies: 12
Views: 3150

Detent Pins

DON'T use Dentent / Quick Pins.... I used one and the thing just popped out one time while powering slowly... and of course the mast came crashing down. Luckly no one got hurt. So I went back to using the ring pins.... the safety is worth the hassle.
by Erik Hardtle
Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: M Mast Raising versus X
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Mast Raising

I am the one that posted the MOD on the mast raising.

I find it to be much easier and faster than the original.

Check out my website for lots of pictures on this mod. (Click on the WWW button below)

Erik
by Erik Hardtle
Sun Jul 11, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast raising system
Replies: 28
Views: 6596

26x factory raising kit

I use to use the :macx: factory raising kit because I have the genoa w/sun cover roller furled.... makes it much safer putting up the mast. I then saw how the :macm: raising kit works and modified my own... I find the :macm: kit to be easier to use. Check out the details on my website MODIFICATIONS ...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat Jul 10, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X speed and RPM,s
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

Thanks... bust my bubble

Thanks guys... way to bust my bubble... Here I am... :) happy as a clam thinking I'm going 25 mph.... when suddenly I calibrate... way to kill my delusions of grandure :cry: So Here is my data after calibration: (1 person, no water loaded, 46lb cooler, 1 empty 9gal & 1/3 full 9gal fuel tank, 2 gel b...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X speed and RPM,s
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

Bottom paint

I keep the boat on the trailer at home so I don't need 'real' bottom paint... I have had it sit in the water for a week... then I just use some murphys oil soap and wash off the Neuse River scum... no barnicle growth. I beach the boat a lot so the paint rubs off the bottom... then i just reapply.. a...
by Erik Hardtle
Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A Real DC Refrigerator
Replies: 48
Views: 13307

Shackleford Island

Timm: We left Oriental on Saturday, made our way down Adams Creek, and was anchored/beached Sat, Sun, and left Monday morning. We were sound side, next to the house boat that is permanently achored, and about 150 yards from the dock/pier there. Did you see the huge white tent with the two rented hou...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X speed and RPM,s
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

Hmmm

Hey quit ruining my fun! :P I think I have been viewing Speed over Water... I haven't calibrated anything... I guess I should read up and do that. I figured a wheel is a wheel. I did have a friend pace with me in his powerboat to confirm the speed... not that his meter was calibrated either! (analog...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A Real DC Refrigerator
Replies: 48
Views: 13307

Refrigerator Answers

Jack: Yes, it has two cords, one for DC and one for AC, I leave them both attached and the AC takes over when I plug in the boat at home or on shore power. Don B: I only heard it when we were sleeping on it (we drop the table to make the berth which is partially over the cooler area) ... and even th...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X speed and RPM,s
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

Speed

The transducer (speed wheel and depth sounder) is transom mounted and feeds into a Garmin GPS.

I believe I have the standard prop that came with the motor.. I'll see if I can check out what it is later today.
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A Real DC Refrigerator
Replies: 48
Views: 13307

Refrigerator Size

It is the Engel 35 Mid-size 34 Qt. Commercial Refrigerator/Freezer... it has the right dimensions. The link in the first post has the link directly to the right size. Model Number MT35F-U1 Power consumption 0.7 - 2.5 Amps Volume 34 qt. Equivalent 54 cans (12 Fl.oz) Weight 46.3 lbs. Inside Dims 15.4"...