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by kurz
Mon Jul 15, 2024 2:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

Re: Bottom Paint Questions

I put on copper coat 10 years ago.
Did not touch the underwater boat yet!

The boat sits all year in the water. Lake of Zürich.
for me the perfect product.

Yesterday I anchored in 1 meter water. With a brush I cleaned the underwater bottom. Little things I can whipe away easily.
by kurz
Mon Jul 15, 2024 2:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1931

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

A question When I install the diesel air heater outside, on the back. I want to take the air from inside the cabin. So the nearest is to take it from the compartment in the back where the flotation foam is inside. Is it a problem taking bad air from there? Becouse it stays humid and with no ventilat...
by kurz
Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 29
Views: 1931

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

I am thinking of mounting a diesel air heater outside at the back of the boat. So all the exhaust stay outside. But the main problem is that I have no space inside. I hope I will have done one day...

Would give me some more hours in colder days at anchors :)
by kurz
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Calculating tow weight - back of the napkin math
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Calculating tow weight - back of the napkin math

My :macm: incl Trailer, 2 axles, is around 5000 lbs
by kurz
Sat Jun 08, 2024 3:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MRS, what kind of block?
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: MRS, what kind of block?

My :macm: is 2011

I normally trailer 2 times a year.

Roller Genoa is installed also when using MRS.
by kurz
Fri Jun 07, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: MRS, what kind of block?
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: MRS, what kind of block?

Finally I installed a block 2000/1000kg, somewhat bigger diameter than original.

Had good feeling.

Also the tube bents little, so I put all kind of tube inside the original tube to make it stronger.
Worked fine so far...
by kurz
Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Depowering procedure/schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: Depowering procedure/schedule

For me except for running down wind when the wind starts blowing past 25 knots i start my motor and take down all sails. Below that 20 to 18 knots I will throw up my hobie 16 storm jib and fly it on the inner stay and reef the main . I find that i can sail closer to wind with this set up very inter...
by kurz
Sun May 19, 2024 5:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question

The smartcraft display of my mercury 60hp (2011) shows volts. But it is not very exact. If you want to know the volts exactely, please go with a mulitmeter.

Better? :D
by kurz
Sun May 19, 2024 1:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor choice
Replies: 51
Views: 9081

Re: Motor choice

Well, to change every year the impeller works of course... Und but I think the impeller really holds longer...
by kurz
Sun May 19, 2024 1:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question

Be Free wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 1:53 pm Does VesselView give access to historical voltage data? That would be handy.
But have in mind that the voltage at the outboard display is justan information in which direction the voltage goes. For exact data you need a multi meter...
by kurz
Mon May 13, 2024 12:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Propeller Selection for 26M w/ 90 HP Honda Outboard
Replies: 24
Views: 2181

Re: Propeller Selection for 26M w/ 90 HP Honda Outboard

sorry no, 14x9 is definitely to small für your 90HP, you cannot get out the HP with a pro as small lik this.
by kurz
Sat May 11, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Propeller Selection for 26M w/ 90 HP Honda Outboard
Replies: 24
Views: 2181

Re: Propeller Selection for 26M w/ 90 HP Honda Outboard

Thanks to everyone that responded! My goal is maximizing "cruising speed" under power, not top speed at WOT. I define that as 75%-80% of WOT RPM. Both cruising or top speed will not be anywhere near hull speed. When powering I am primarily concerned about getting to a destination too far ...
by kurz
Fri May 10, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Tire Pressure?
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Trailer Tire Pressure?

I keep my trailer near 4bar (4 wheels).

Most important anyway to check on tour often if bearings get hot...
by kurz
Mon May 06, 2024 10:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question

Mercury OB NEVER goes up to 15V as long the regulator is ok.
by kurz
Sun May 05, 2024 1:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: 60 HP Mercury Outboard Battery Question

I would not mind.
I use a AGM type starter bat for 10 Years. And now I use a lifepo4 (winston) for 2 years. No modification of the charging system.

I guess thousends of AGM-types of batteries run with these ob's...