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by mallardjusted
Sun May 17, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED strips are power hungry
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: LED strips are power hungry

Russ, re: "I can't daisy chain more than 30' of them. The voltage drop is too great. I blew a transformer that wasn't rated high enough. " There should be very little "voltage drop" whether it is 10' or 30' of strip lights. The LEDs and resistors are all in parallel. The difference is the amount of ...
by mallardjusted
Fri May 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED strips are power hungry
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: LED strips are power hungry

Just remember that LED lights are not power hungry compared to incandescent lights - they use about 10-15% of equivalent incandescent lights. And then, if you use ones with dimming (still bright) features as noted by the OP, it is very low power consumption. I would suggest starting by looking throu...
by mallardjusted
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac26X 90hp and transom reinforcement
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Mac26X 90hp and transom reinforcement

Another option is the Yamaha 70 4-stroke. I bought mine in 2014. It weighs just a couple more pounds more than most 50s (and 50 to 110 lbs less than most 90s). It's profile is like a 50, so there is no interference with the swingseat. Personally for my use, it is the perfect match for a 26X!
by mallardjusted
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Honda BF2.3 Kicker
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Honda BF2.3 Kicker

"highlander ... I don't think it's gonna do much for u if u had to go against a wind & current or entering a harbour or marina with an outgoing tide or outgoing river source with a narrow entrance .." From experience I know that is true. I had a 6hp Tohatsu 4-stroke as my backup. I had to use it a ...
by mallardjusted
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hard top Dodger
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re: Hard top Dodger

Somewhere along the line I had saved some pics of an example hardtop. Would be nice to have something like that.


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by mallardjusted
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

The reasons for the manufacturer recommended 50HP maximum was listed in their advertising brochures: from MacGregor 26X web page, @ 2002 We limited the engine size to 50 hp for a number of reasons: 1) An electric start 50 hp motor provides lots of speed, yet is light enough so that sailing performan...
by mallardjusted
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2695

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

Suzuki and Yamaha both make fine outboards. I suspect you wouldn't notice much difference between either choice. I've had a several Suzuki's in the past, and currently have a 70 yamaha on my MacX and a 50 yamaha on my duckboat. With the added weight of either one you are thinking about, it would be ...
by mallardjusted
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 19 repower question
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Mac 19 repower question

I don't have a 19, but I do have a 26X. You only need to go about 8mph to empty the ballast tank, so I would think yours would be similar? While I have a Yamaha 70 as my main, I have a Merc 9.9 kicker. I can do hull speed with that kicker. Today's 4-strokes are getting lighter from what they were se...
by mallardjusted
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where's the Macgregor Factory Website?
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: Where's the Macgregor Factory Website?

You can use the "Wayback Machine - Internet Archive" website to find a lot of old site data: https://archive.org/web/web.php Here's a couple examples, 2007: https://web.archive.org/web/20070331022736/http://www.macgregor26.com/ 2003: https://web.archive.org/web/20030214020205/http://macgregor26.com/
by mallardjusted
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?

I can do hull speed extremely economically with my Yamaha 70 (and it only weighs about 10 lbs more than a 50). But I can also do 23mpg if I want to. My kicker is a 9.9hp Mercury, and can push the boat at or near hull speed. But with some currents and winds, I don't think I personally would go below ...
by mallardjusted
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 5895

Re: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?

I've tried 2 props the last several years with my F70 on my 26X:

13-5/8" x 13 and a
14" x 11

With the 13 I've done a wind and current-adjusted 24.5 mph, lightly loaded!

I have found the 14" performs a little better when heavily loaded, so that's probably what I will leave on it.
by mallardjusted
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 40
Views: 6560

Re: Upgrade already?

bobbob: "- I keep the ballast in all the time (even under power), so my top end with 60HP is practically around 12 knots. I find the boat handles very squirrly in the semi-planing 8-11 knot range. So, practically speaking, I have a trawler that does 7 knots under power." You might check your prop v...
by mallardjusted
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 40
Views: 6560

Re: Upgrade already?

How about a bigger outboard to get you out of incoming weather faster? Not sure what you have now ...
by mallardjusted
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Re: New Outboard Recommendations

I have the 70 Yamaha. Excellent, perfect for the Mac, only weighs a couple more pounds than the 50. My best 2 upgrades are this outboard and the dual axle aluminum trailer!