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by mallardjusted
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 4214

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 4:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

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 1:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

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 4:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

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!
by mallardjusted
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1931

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

"Boat - but for DC more material means more resistance." Unless I read that out of context, that is not true. The larger the wire diameter, the less resistance. AC or DC. https://chemandy.com/calculators/round-wire-resistance-calculator.htm https://www.cirris.com/learning-center/calculators/133-wir...
by mallardjusted
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 4431

Re: Narrow Dodger

The narrow dodger for a full enclosure is apparently only for the M. The X uses the wide dodger for the full enclosure:

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/2107-1x0.htm
by mallardjusted
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Suzuki 100BTL
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Suzuki 100BTL

Tiger, I'n not sure what outboard brands you have near you, but if available you should consider the Yamaha 70. I replaced my Suzuki 50 with this outboard in 2014. A huge improvement in power. Yet, it only weighs 253 lbs vs a Suzuki 90 at 343 lbs. It is only 6 or 7 lbs heavier than a 50. What I also...
by mallardjusted
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: Fuel Additives

Ethanol is a problem in gasoline engines, especially if it is stored for awhile. Around our part of the country it is extremely hard and/or inconvenient to find non-ethanol fuel. For years I've used Marine Stabil, and occasionally Seafoam. After a lot of research, the last couple years I've switched...
by mallardjusted
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 6970

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

That is calculated weight. And if true that dry weight includes mast and main sail and boom, I'm probably a little less than that (100 lbs????). I agree on the trailer rating, mine is dual axle, weighs 990 lbs, and is rated for 5925 lbs. And my tow vehicle is a Powerstroke F-350, so I can tow 3 or 4...
by mallardjusted
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 6970

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

Starscream ........ "So we are now getting real numbers for the X and the M: Loaded X: 5,100 lbs including dual axle trailer Loaded M: 4,740 lbs including dual axle trailer I suspect that some X boats (@gazmn for example) are a lot heavier than that, and likely the majority are under, especially if ...
by mallardjusted
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Glass 2 alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 8052

Re: New Glass 2 alternative

In a post above I stated I used Polyglass. I found my container in the garage, and it was actually Newglass II. I'll either throw it away, or if someone wants to pay shipping it's free! It's about half full.
by mallardjusted
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Glass 2 alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 8052

Re: New Glass 2 alternative

I don't know exactly about NGII, but I used Polyglass several years back and HATED it! I've had a horrendous time getting it off. This stuff looks good, but with a price of $80 for 12 oz, I think I'll wait for some reviews. I'd like to see how it does over time. Right now I'll stick with my Rejex.
by mallardjusted
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Replacement Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: Replacement Motor

KeithF, "a neighbor down the street has a Mac 26M and his 90 evinrude doesn't allow him to steer at all unless he floods the ballast." and "...t the 70HP which is the same weight as the 90 and 115 merc". The 70/90 suzies have the same profile (maybe the 115 too?). That's where the yammie 70 is nice....
by mallardjusted
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Replacement Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: Replacement Motor

The Yamaha 4-stroke 70HP only weighs 257 lbs. It swings a bigger prop than the 40/50 outboards. Sizewise it is no bigger. I've had mine since 2014 and LOVE it.