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by Inquisitor
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Small Boat Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Small Boat Motors

I don't have a direct answer however, I can say that on a long trip, listening to a loud motor is just horrible. If I was to do a great loop, I would really want a big motor, probably overpropped, that could push the boat at 6mph or so in the mid 1000's RPMs. I suspect there would be limited sailin...
by Inquisitor
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Small Boat Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Small Boat Motors

Apologies - I imagine something like this has been asked, but I don't seem to have the right keywords. IF... I were considering doing the Great Loop in my Mac-M, I know there are several sections with long distances between gas stops. Also being retired, I don't see any real need to hurry. I want to...
by Inquisitor
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Parking While Extended Sailing
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Parking While Extended Sailing

Hey, Inquisitor! Nice to hear from you, I was worried you had moved on and didn't say goodbye! For extended stays I like a nice fenced marina, although if you're in Canada or certain parts of New England that's not so important. I've left the rig at the public launch in Westport NY for a week, and ...
by Inquisitor
Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Parking While Extended Sailing
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Parking While Extended Sailing

If I'm towing to a distant area with the idea of putting the boat in the water and sailing for say... a week, a month, several months... is there a generalized category of place that I can park my tow vehicle and trailer? For instance... Marinas - will they allow non-members? Public boat ramps State...
by Inquisitor
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 70
Views: 15344

Re: Best sailing speed

Jimmyt wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:08 pm My stock M rudders are pretty close to NACA 12 profile if I recall...
Think you're right. Just re-looked at mine.
I been watching too much Captain'Q's :) and must be remembering one of those old barn-door rudders looking like a board with rounded edges.
by Inquisitor
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 70
Views: 15344

Re: Best sailing speed

But in fact it makes no sense for me. Airfoil or in our sense hydrofoil are wings that have different shapes on both sides. If they are same like daggerboard the do not produce lift. So as long as both rudders are same - it makes no sense to talk about foils - thats my opinion. This is the misunder...
by Inquisitor
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy - 2020/2022
Replies: 304
Views: 51448

Re: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy

OverEasy wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:37 am Please forgive the fumble fingered typing above….
No worries... I do it all the time. But, you know, you can edit your post and fix typos / Freudian slips. 8)
by Inquisitor
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Battery set ups
Replies: 24
Views: 2333

Re: Battery set ups

I only read the O.P. and skimmed some of the replies... apologies if this has already been covered. As you have already discerned, there are many ways to roll the project. Many solutions (some simple, some complicated) are based on specialized use cases and don't apply to other cases. In my case, I ...
by Inquisitor
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Refrigerator
Replies: 35
Views: 5171

Re: Refrigerator

The Engel's are an old gold standard, but they don't have an advantage on power usage any more. They may have on built-like-a-tank-longevity, but that's up for grabs too... to early to tell. Many YouTube comparison tests will compare these Chinese knock-offs to Dometic, Waeco and/or Engel and often ...
by Inquisitor
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A/C that runs off a battery...
Replies: 134
Views: 10959

Re: A/C that runs off a battery...

Taking a page out of Bilgemaster's playbook, the "freight" has a budget 134a set. https://www.harborfreight.com/ac-r134a-manifold-gauge-set-60806.html Since 410a and 134a use the same type oil, it's probably ok to use the same gauge set on both. If you aren't working on systems with compa...
by Inquisitor
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A/C that runs off a battery...
Replies: 134
Views: 10959

Re: A/C that runs off a battery...

... The stuff will work somewhat over a pretty wide range. However, if you want to spend a boat buck on a build, you'll want to do better. I say go for it! And have fun. Here is some light reading that may give further insight into your project, but remember this is a document for pros that have to...
by Inquisitor
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A/C that runs off a battery...
Replies: 134
Views: 10959

Re: A/C that runs off a battery...

I have an old house fridge from 80's. It was working when I purchased a new one about 5 years ago, and took it off-line. Its about to go to the dump and I'm wondering... Just to learn about refrigeration and cobble things together... purely experimental. I want to experiment with soldering replacing...
by Inquisitor
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Modification to Preemptively Add Bilge Pumps to a MAC26X
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Modification to Preemptively Add Bilge Pumps to a MAC26X

... Each of the pumps tested separately exceeded the inflow capability of the full open garden hose. :) :) The out flow from the discharges were solid jets. ... Just think... in a pinch you could intentionally hole the boat and use them as propulsion to get home in case your engine dies. :P :D
by Inquisitor
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Refrigerator
Replies: 35
Views: 5171

Re: Refrigerator

I just have two batteries that power everything. I'm in a slip with shore power, but really plan to use this cooler on trips. I have a way to monitor my batteries. I'm looking forward to seeing how they hold up. Jeff I don't have very scientific information on how this is working. I brought the boa...
by Inquisitor
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A/C that runs off a battery...
Replies: 134
Views: 10959

Re: A/C that runs off a battery...

Hi Inquisitor It’s close enough :D The efficiency of charge get me an idea of charge rate. Was sort of ball parking how much solar power wattage would be required to recharge different battery types. So considering starting with amorphous solar panels that we could easily mount 100 Watts and then u...