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by Seapup
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favourite youtube sailing channels
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Favourite youtube sailing channels

I generally don't get into youtube, but I met a couple via another usergroup that purchased the same boat I have last summer. He said they were going to make a youtube channel as a job and live on the boat. I was skeptical, but they are great people so tried to help them and worked on it with them. ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Launched

It’s a dometic. The power plug had gotten hot, and the tip no longer seats correctly. Time for a replacement plug, maybe a better quality one. Maybe replace the plug with a heavier duty connector like SAE https://images.autods.com/ebay_images/393-Sparking-10Awg-Sae-To-Sae-Extension-Cable-Dc-Power-A...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Hot water heater

Wanted to share this since I have tried a few options and this one has worked out well over the past year and half. Its small, fairly light, and comes in a bag so there is nothing to install and easy to leave at home if its not needed. Not much setup, pump drops in a water container and use. I just ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Throttle assembly upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Throttle assembly upgrade?

I have been told by our marina that since the wires and electrical system are built in to it that a replacement isn't easy to find. Depends on your ability level. If you just want a single OEM connector that you plug in and are done then there is a bit of truth to that. If you are willing to connec...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 35
Views: 7002

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

I'm guessing that one stanchion (attaching at the base) alone is not really up to the job in higher winds Thats exactly what I did on the :macx: Just used two mainsheets from stantion bases to a bale in the middle of the boom. Never had issues in heavy winds. Gets the sheets and lines out of the co...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question
Replies: 30
Views: 2807

Re: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question

I wouldn't overdo the thickness, better off with a thinner better quality foam IMO. If you go thick those inches cut into clearance quickly. Maybe look into the dimensions of premade folding mattresses, there are a bunch of places selling them on amazon and such for $100-$200 with upholstered zip co...
by Seapup
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates

Thanks for sharing. I was reading about them elsewhere last year and everyone was very negative before trying them. Then a few people installed them in their boats and had glowing reviews of them. If I had a diesel boat I would try one. We use heat a decent amount and I have experimented with multip...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: Code zero sail

I had two different cut nylon drifter/gennakers on my :macx: as well as a factory spec doyle jib, genoa and asymmetric. The drifters stored compactly and allowed me to leave the 110 jib on the cdi furler all year since they were free flying from the spinnaker halyard. I used them instead of the geno...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?

Worth a try. Maybe just run a line or webbing around the mast and through the clew for a test.
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: Just Rambling....

6. My aft, underneath the stern end cushions have never been on my boat but are stored. That place is only used for my storage of my kayak and plastic tubs of supplies, nets, tools, screen, and hatch.
Interesting, never thought of putting a kayak down there. Inflatable, or what kind?
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2962

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

Looks like a good motor, I don't think it would disappoint. I had a much larger and heavier 90 on my :macx: so it should fit fine. Yamaha makes good engines :!:
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

I ran a 2003 suzuki DF90 (older 1950cc 400lb 4 stroke) on my X for a few years. I also had a 2003 honda 50 and 2015 suzuki DF20a on it. I have a yamaha 70 on my skiff. The yamahas seem to be a little smoother to me. The 90 is a great match to the x. My experience is stay at 9.9 or jump to at least 7...
by Seapup
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 2519

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

Therefore, it may be more suitable for my next motor to have just enough power for full displacement mode + a little extra in reserve for super windy days and power through squalls. I ran a honda 50 for a few years, then suzuki 90 for a few and then suzuki 20 on my :macx: . The 90 was fun for after...
by Seapup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Catamaran from 2 ea 26s or d's?

Seapup for the win! Seapup your profile says your in Va Beach. I grew up in Va Beach and went to Green Run before joining the Navy. Next time I'm down we should grab a beer at Lendy's Yup, VB is home most of the year, except for summer when we live on the boat. I am back on land and back to work ne...