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by noel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Jerry Montgomery
Replies: 31
Views: 8056

Re: Questions for Jerry Montgomery

Couple days ago setting up Vela a seasonal local live aboard sailor came by to admire your creation. He and his wife live up here during the summer and sail down to the Carib for the cold months. Decades of sailing experience. Asked me what I least like about the Sage 15? Not a dislike, but a concer...
by noel
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Lapper jib
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Lapper jib

Questions; “Lapper” jib for the S15? 1. Given the fixed jib “car”, is a Lapper even an option? 2. If possible what size up from the working jib would be an option? 3. Would a jib larger than the stock working jib make much of a difference in light (sub 11 knot) conditions? Couple days ago (single-ha...
by noel
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Sage magnet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Sage magnet.

The Sage 15 attracts people. On the road home from Golden at rest stops. Locally a number of people. Two have followed me into the marina. Both of those people are more than casually interested in the Sage. A few comments while sitting at the ramp dock about the pretty “Montgomery”(it’s a Sage, desi...
by noel
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Torqeedo update

It finally happened. Had to motor in. Wind rapidly died from a nice 10-12 knots to 0- 3 knots. Hints: Boats coming in under motor. Decreasing wind velocity. But doorknob still heads upwind for another ~hour to reach my goal (Long Is. lighthouse). The Sage 15 plugs along too nice under light winds. C...
by noel
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Torqueedo 1003

Decided on going electric. Limited needs for a motor. Just getting in and out. Defender warehouse sale price pushed me over the edge. Departing and returning under sail in a Lazer and 420 has not been an issue most days from the boat club docks. Marina docks require you to motor in and out. Short sh...
by noel
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Re: Outboard Motors

Multiple marinas up here that sell “boat” fuel. Pricey compared to premium grade road gasoline. Price really isn’t an issue considering how little fuel is consumed per hour of operation. Honda 2.3, Made in China :( . Guessing 2016 was the last year these motors were manufactured in Japan. Defender h...
by noel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Re: Outboard Motors

Ethanol free gas is “premium” grade. Used in the chainsaw. Will use in H2.3. Have seen the “spill free” small gas containers. Definite need for refueling a hot Honda2.3 on anything but calm seas. Corrosion issue is/was with the four bolt heads on the underside of the lower outer case. Salt water and...
by noel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Re: Outboard Motors

RickCA, thanks for the reply. The Honda 2 and now 2.3 seem to be a popular choice for small boat owners. Probably the better choice for future use. Eventually would like to attempt a circumnavigation of L. Superior. Personally the relatively loud H2.3 negative is outweighed by the simpler design and...
by noel
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Outboard Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Outboard Motors

Close to zero experience with outboard marine motors. Laser and 420 dinghy sailor. Experienced one real bad event pulling out of a marina powered by a 2 stroke Mercury. Considering the Sonar survived with no damage it was a good training experience. Coming in under sail and/or sculling has worked fi...
by noel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Sage 15 & SageCat
Topic: Tom Luque’s MastGate
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Re: Tom Luque’s MastGate

Thanks Greg. The Sage15 and I are looking forward to sailing the cold waters of L. Superior.