GordMay thanks for the welcome. I've spent some time here reading before and the last couple days reading all of the wi-fi stuff. A lot of good info there and I appreciate that.
We are cruisers, but not at the level of most of you guys, so I'm a little reluctant to post, but I'll spend more time here
. We do hope to do 2-3 months around south Florida
and the Keys next fall, so that will be a big deal for us.
Originally Posted by hellosailor
......Anything more available online on the entire setup?
Do you mean the build on it? If so it is here a ways down the page.....
Macgregor Outside Mods Index
Originally Posted by cchesley
??? What's the decibel level of that shiny little thing?
It is a Honda so not that bad, but not as quiet as their small 110 generators. Still it is actually quieter in the cockpit
right next to it than down in the cabin
. The boat
is so small that down there you pick up the vibrations from it resonating from the hull
. I'm going to try some rubber mounts and see if that helps.
takes the sound and fumes down to water
level. I'm a little reluctant putting the exhaust
very far down in the water
as I don't know if the back pressure would be something this motor
is designed for. I might try making a small muffler
for it, but it really isn't bad. If I can get rid of the vibration noise down in the boat I'll be real happy. One thing is that with the 5HP motor
you don't have to run it fast.
On our last trip of the year, Lake Powell.......
Sail Lake Powell Sep-Oct 2009 Index
.....where we tried (note the word tried) to sail the 150+ mile length of the lake we only used one tank of gas in it for the entire 18 days and I'd say we ended up averaging 15-20 minutes of run time a day.
We are real happy with it,
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