Tacktick Micronet, part 1

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Am glad to see that tacktik have improved their product line. But tell us about that outoard hanging over the stern!

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Terry, That’s a Minn Kota electric trolling motor, about the smallest they made five or so years ago. I took the regular control head off and mounted the 5-speed-forward /2-reverse switch on the battery box so I can steer with the tiller. But then I added a little tiller to the motor so I can use it azipod-style to get into a slip. It’s pretty minimal thrust for a keel boat; I’d like to try a Torqeedo:

  3. Sandy says:

    One glaring omission is a tiller pilot, but that would of course tap into your trolling battery, requiring an onboard generator. But if you did that you could install a small windlass for the centerboard to make up your performance loss on runs. Some solar panels would be nice, as well as a Class B AIS. The only remaining problem would be finding a place to sit, but a small PC running PCAnywhere over a broadband connection could possibly let you stay home and work on the Honey-Do list!

  4. Shawn Matteson says:

    I have recently bought a boat and I don’t know what kind it is. I cannot find numbers and alot of stuff has been removed for restoration. I think it is very similar to this boat and I am wondering if mine is a Rhodes 18. Is there any way I can tell for sure?

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    There are a few photos that might confirm the ID here, Shawn:
    Or feel free to email me pics for comments: ben dot ellison at panbo.com

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