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by kadet
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Sail Sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Re: Head Sail Sizing

Highlander wrote:Well the best of both worlds is a cutter rig ! :P
but today I might go with a Jib & code zero + spinnaker

J 8)
That's how I go with a solent rig. Furling 110 jib with luff pads and a top down furling asym. Makes life so much easier 8)
by kadet
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Yamaha 60 High Thrust
Replies: 10
Views: 4020

Re: Yamaha 60 High Thrust

We are thinking to replace outboard also. Currently have 2007 Yamaha F60 near 300hrs. WOT 5200 with 12.1x9 prop. Thinking the Yamaha F70 as it is the same size motor. Fitting under the captains seat is the concern. T60 and the F70 are almost the same motor except the 70 has 4 valves per cylinder an...
by kadet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding Solar
Replies: 71
Views: 23190

Re: Adding Solar

Some quick phone pics, might give you some ideas :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VM55vn7b54RGBYhM2
by kadet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding Solar
Replies: 71
Views: 23190

Re: Adding Solar

Me again :) My current :macm: setup is 2 x 200w 33v flexible panels. One is permanently mounted on a light alloy frame off the mast crunch carrier on the back. The second gets temporarily mounted on the bimini top on longer trips when the freezer is on board :). I use 2 to 1 Mc4 plugs to hook the pa...
by kadet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding Solar
Replies: 71
Views: 23190

Re: Adding Solar

What is this gauge you speak of 8) 14 gauge is about 1.7mm so what Tomfoolery said way to small. 6mm min. This to me is very KISS https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ENERDRIVE-40A-LOW-VOLTAGE-DISCONNECT-CUT-OUT-DEEP-CYCLE-AGM-DUAL-BATTERY-EN62001/301489855576?hash=item4632321c58:g:C1EAAOSwsYpaE2Rq Optima re...
by kadet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding Solar
Replies: 71
Views: 23190

Re: Adding Solar

I'll give you the benefit of my experience after setting up grid tied in solar on the house, a solar powered shed and two different solar installs on my :macm: Question 1. As you note to get a decent MPPT controller you are going to pay lots more $$. And to get the most out of those MPPT chargers yo...
by kadet
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Drop in shower/washdown solution
Replies: 33
Views: 11240

Re: Drop in shower/washdown solution

I use a Helio like foot pump collapsible shower. Takes up almost no room when folded up and I just use the kettle on the stove to heat some water. Shower on deck or in cockpit wearing my budgie smugglers (speedo swim briefs) as long as the sun is out 8) http://www.ironman4x4.com/system/images/W1siZi...
by kadet
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 5913

Re: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?

but it is usually 200 rpm drop for every inch of increase in pitch. K series is the hub design for the gearbox nothing to do with how the blades are designed Yamaha makes 6 different props in the K series and who knows how many aftermarket types are out there, your 13" maybe a Pontoon model cupped ...
by kadet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 5913

Re: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?

Cannot explain the huge drop, maybe someone else can. The maximum torque of the F70 is produced at 4500rpm maximum HP at about 6300rpm. Torque is the ability to do work, HP is how fast the work can be done. So simply put our :macm: s have too much drag and weight to maximize the HP (go fast) we hav...
by kadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Yanmar 50p diesel
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: New Yanmar 50p diesel

50hp for 175kg and it is a turbo diesel rebadged German Neander Shark being marketed by Yanmar. Given the recent history of diesel in the car market VW et al. I suspect this thing will be expensive, have high maintenance cost and will have trouble meeting EPA requirements. For a commercial stink boa...
by kadet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: ETEC problems update

But the what puzzles me is, with all this computerized hoopla, the diagnosis cannot "confirm" that it's the injector. This is what peeved me off so much with my EMM issue, the thing has about $60 worth of components in it potted in epoxy but no external protection circuit and a battery short fried ...
by kadet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: ETEC problems update

and which is built for a very specific applicantion (EPA Tier IV final pollution control) This is the same kind of BS that Bombardier uses to justify their price gouging practices yet no other outboard manufacture seems to have to follow this kind of control to keep their EPA ratings. If diesel and...
by kadet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: ETEC problems update
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: ETEC problems update

I am beginning to lose faith in my ETEC I lost faith in mine awhile ago, not because the ETEC is a bad engine but because of how Bombardier has set up the EMM and Injectors so only authorised dealers can use and fit very expensive factory supplied OEM parts and diagnostic tools. It makes it so any ...
by kadet
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 17421

Re: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

so hey kadet - your in a country that is not the usa - is it hard to start a business there? We are no better than the USA probably worse, we are often referred to as the nanny state there are so many regulations here for our own protection and different government departments to deal with both sta...
by kadet
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 17421

Re: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

Well if you kept up with modern computer stuff like facebook you all would know that it has taken the Sharps 2 years to secure a factory to make the 22 in. It took them way longer than they thought it would, but as of 30 June this year they have premises at St Lucie County Florida and are setting u...