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by Erik Hardtle
Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A Real DC Refrigerator
Replies: 48
Views: 13307

A Real DC Refrigerator

I spent the 3-day July 4th weekend on Shackleford Island near Atlantic Beach, NC. I saw a thread on this board about coolers and someone mentioned Engle as a good frige... so I checked it out and had them send me one just before the weekend. http://www.i-m-d.com/engel/MT_35_-_with_food-s.gif It is j...
by Erik Hardtle
Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X speed and RPM,s
Replies: 17
Views: 3919

RPMS

Last time I looked at mine was this weekend. I have a 50hp Honda 4-stroke. Unballasted, fully loaded (2- 9 gal fuel, 2 gel batteries, 9 gal water, 2 adults, 2 kids) = 19.5 mph @ 4800 Unballasted, just me plus the batteries & fuel = 25 mph @ 4800-5000 rpm. Ballasted, fully loaded = 17-18mph @ 4800 rp...
by Erik Hardtle
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Surge brakes not working
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Fluid

You may have a fluid leak. Check the level, if it is low refill and check for leaks in the tubing. To really check to see if they work, jack one side of the trailer up so the wheel turns freely... have another person spin the wheel, then use a large C-Clamp to press in the coupler to activate the br...
by Erik Hardtle
Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Beaching
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Beaching Technique

I beach my boat A LOT... I usually just run it straight up onto the beach... empty ballast... bow first, then I attach an anchor line to the back and swing the boat around manually so the back is facing the beach... then I throw another anchor off the bow. With the back to the beach it makes getting...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Too tame - Scat 27?
Replies: 10
Views: 3302

Powersail 20M

The picture of the big Powersail 20m is priced at... (hold your breath) 3 Million I emailed them for a price... curoisity got the best of me... I think I'm a little short on cash.... here is the email I received from them... Thank you for your enquiry regarding the Powersail 20m. Please accept my ap...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 31
Views: 10662

Lets All Remain Calm

Down Schock.... Tripp Gal hold it in.... don't start something you know will not ever finish... Lets All Remain Calm... Just consider the source.... and do like we do... if you hold still long enough it will just go away.... for a little while. Quote for this thread "The Manufacturers intent is a my...
by Erik Hardtle
Wed May 26, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Need a rental for towing
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Car Rental Place

Try going to a car rental place that rents SUV's...(enterprise, etc) Don't tell them you are going to tow a boat.... look for one on their lot that has the Hitch receiver already installed... (probably will not have a ball on it) Some of the newer SUV's come from the factory with hitch receivers ins...
by Erik Hardtle
Sat May 15, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rudders and Irons (not chains)
Replies: 11
Views: 4623

No family

I got the chance to single hand the boat today as well... the rest of the family went on a girl scout camp.... I had 15 - 20 winds with gusts at 23-25.. I have a 99 Mac with the newer rudders... they definately stalled out at about 30-35 degree heel and went right into the wind... handy for the fami...
by Erik Hardtle
Fri May 07, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spreaders Broke Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Spreaders

Thanks for the feedback: Schock- appreciate you hanging around on our board.. the experienced advice you send are very welcome. I tested it at about 50 lbs of pressure... but I still have to test it while sailing. I had one spreader break during sailing... I am sure it was from me bending it while r...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu May 06, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spreaders Broke Again
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Spreaders Broke Again

After going through several spreaders from raising the mast .... I came up with the idea of a collapsible spreader that would use spring buttons on the poles like my grass trimmer does. I couldn't remember where I had seen poles with the spring buttons... found some companies that sell them by the t...
by Erik Hardtle
Thu May 06, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Attaching furler roller
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Mast raising system

Try my mast raising modification.. it makes it much easier getting the roller furler attached... click on the WWW button below then click on Modifications button.
by Erik Hardtle
Wed May 05, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Collapsible Spreader
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Collapsible Spreader

After going through several replacement spreaders.... I came up with the idea of a collapsible spreader that would use spring buttons on the poles like my grass trimmer does. I couldn't remember where I had seen poles with the spring buttons... found some companies that sell them by the thousands......
by Erik Hardtle
Tue May 04, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: NewGlass2
Replies: 12
Views: 5107

Oh great... I hope mine lasts longer. They do guarantee it for 12 months... like they would come and strip it off my boat and bring back the old gel coat... They do add this about re-applying "What do I do to reapply NewGlass? -Simple. Just do a good wash down and remove brown water stain with acid....
by Erik Hardtle
Tue May 04, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: NewGlass2
Replies: 12
Views: 5107

Check out their web site... http://www.newglass2.com then click on questions.
by Erik Hardtle
Mon May 03, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: NewGlass2
Replies: 12
Views: 5107

Answers below..... Check out my website (the www button below) for actual pictures... then click and on Gallery on the bottom. 1. Does it come with an applicator? If not what kind of applicator do you suggest? It comes with the applicator. 2. Does it require buffing with a hand polisher like many bo...