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Search: Posts Made By: mikehoyt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 4,363
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: OMC Sail Drive 15 HP Engine

yahoo saildriveowners group. Has well over 500 members and is all about the OMC saildrive. Anything you want to know that is the place
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

Thanks all

This looks like an off season project. It is of course tucked away in a very difficult to access location.

I did note that the cable connecting the inverter to the panel looks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

http://users.eastlink.ca/~mhoyt/Projects/IMG_20140924_170608 - Copy.jpg
http://users.eastlink.ca/~mhoyt/Projects/IMG_20140924_170603.jpg...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

http://users.eastlink.ca/~mhoyt/Projects/panel1.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

Uploads are failing. All files are JPG and less than 90 KB.
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

Attached are pictures of the control panel and the inverter itself. Some of the pictures are not great as I was holding the camera at arms length inside a locker hoping to get the inverter in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

Well the good news is that not all the systems are antique and that it seems all the other systems are functioning correctly

I guess I will have to start looking / crawling around to find the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

Check out the link below. Is a Cruising World article/catalog from the 80s or earlier. On page 147 they show this inverter. It actually has ON, AUTO, OFF rocker switch and the other switch may or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By mikehoyt
Vigil Shorepower 1500w inverter

I recently purchased a 1987 sailboat. Above the AC panel is a small panel that appears to be inverter. VIGIL is the brand and the model seems to be Shorepower Inverter. Beneath the AC panel is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

run a tape up your forestay attached to the halyard. That gives you a good idea of the luff length you can use. LP is easily determined by measuring shortest distance from the clew to the luff. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Paceship PY23 thoughts/opinions

PY23 is a good solid boat. This is an excellent boat to learn on.

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: hole plug

I agree with groggy. A new knotmeter is not that expensive and just replacing the transducer even less so. On top of that a knotmeter on a sailboat is a very very nice thing to have
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Painting the deck with interlux perfection and intergrip

Using the Interlux 2 part primer after sanding as advised above.

Interlux has a wonderful tech support toll free number. Is somewhere on the www.yachtpaint.com site. They will tell you exactly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Does this GPS have value to anyone

that unit is very similar to the current version which I believe is CP190. These retail for over $400 and are very useful
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: help outboard with alt buy gen set ?

If you stick with motors under 6 hp they will be approx 59 lbs even with alt. Thinking Tohatsu, Nissan, Merc, etc ... Going to a 9.9 will add huge weight and more power

How about trying a solar...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,149
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: C&c 36

Brochure available here C&C Resource Center (http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/index1.htm)

Our family had a 1981 C&C36 from 1980 thru 1990. Essentially the same as the 79 model with different windows....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,883
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Traveler positions - pros and cons

Paulo

Love the look of your cockpit!

One thing no one has pointed out about the cockpit located travellers like J24 or Paulo's. It seperates the helm area from the rest of the cockpit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Fall consciousness struggles

Suggest you pick a particularly nasty day when it is really windy and driving rain. Go camp out in your boat for one half hour with a flashlight and a notepad. You can see if the hatch is leaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

There are now alloy end caps to replace the plastic ones. Part # HC2276. In the attached link look about halfway down the page for the paragraph that begins "If you've ever busted the plastic ends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Has anyone ever seen this? YES! Last Saturday as a matter of fact we gybed and saw ball bearings draining out of traveller car and on next tack entire car a foot above the track. We grabbed some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Ridgid Boom Vang Stuck

http://www.usspars.com/wp-content/uploads/sections/vang.jpg

is it one like this? The pic is US spars vang from US Spars, Inc. | Welcome to US Spars America's Premier Mast and Boat Equipment...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,857
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Seller agreed to offer, but set a clause,"no discounts after survey"

He has accepted your reduced offer. Make sure your deal is subject to a satisfactory survey. If the boat is OK with only minor issues then you have already agreed to buy it at the agreed on price....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 22,465
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Ketch vs Sloop?

Jeff

Was reading thru this old thread and noted the above comment that was discussing Fractional rigged vessels. I have always wondered how bending the mast can both flatten the sail and open the...
Forum: Racing 09-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Race rating (TMF, TCF) for Farr IMS 40.7

Please note that the list of Hi, Low, Avg numbers posted by US Sailing is only a very rough guideline. This is published from the submitted base handicap numbers by PHRF regions across North...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: OMC Saildrive is two stroke? - Wait? What?

Two things:

First - water in the cylinders is just about the most common issue on these engines. Easily remedied and often asked about.

Second - There is a user group of 755 members and...
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