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by mallardjusted
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Carb rebuild/cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Carb rebuild/cleaning

SeaFoam is excellent at cleaning out carbs. I use it, but just at the start of the season. It cleans, but something like Startron or Marine Sta-bil is better for storage and ethanol protection.
by mallardjusted
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Assistance needed in aisle 12 - 1997 X Repower
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Assistance needed in aisle 12 - 1997 X Repower

60hp - 245lb dry wt + might be able to reuse bolt holes (probably get 15mph WOT) 90hp - 360lb dry wt, add transom reinforcement + possibly have to redrill bolt holes (wider) (probably get 20-22mph WOT) 115hp - 380lb dry wt, add transom reinforcement + possibly have to redrill bolt holes (wider) + r...
by mallardjusted
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X, Kicker Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: 26X, Kicker Mount

Tomfoolery, the reasons for recommending the original 50 hp engines by McGregor never listed weight vs hp vs transom issues. Bluewater Yachts used to install 70 Suzies on Ms. I'm not sure, they may have added something for those, but then again they were 70 or so lbs heavier than a Yamaha F70.
by mallardjusted
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26X, Kicker Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: 26X, Kicker Mount

Snowdancer, I sent some answers to your pm just a little bit ago. I had someone do the install so I don't know about the length. They did have to use new cables since I went from a Suzi 50to a Yammie 70. And, no reinforcements were needed. The Yamaha F70 is not that much heavier than the 50 it repla...
by mallardjusted
Sun May 17, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED strips are power hungry
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

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: 1165

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: 889

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: 17
Views: 2611

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: 3621

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: 25
Views: 7376

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: 3872

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: 1440

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: 1960

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: 17
Views: 3772

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: 7132

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.