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by JotaErre
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

Be very careful with the trailer, if structural members are rotten, I'd discard the trailer.
Look for bubbles in the hull, and replace worn halyards and sheets. Inspect also stays and shrouds and change them if they look rusty or they are not smooth when you run your hand across them.
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: New Outboard Recommendations

I have a Yamaha and I'm very happy with it.
by JotaErre
Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3258

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

If I ever change to a more "conventional" sailboat, I'll miss the fast motoring and the Mac¡s agility for docking and moving in tight spaces inside the marina.

But that's quite unlikely...
by JotaErre
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another water ballasted trailer sailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Another water ballasted trailer sailer

It looks like the web has disappeared.
by JotaErre
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Prayers & Wishes...
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Hurricane Prayers & Wishes...

Amen. Good luck to all who are in the path of the hurricane.
by JotaErre
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do you store your enclosure panels?
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: How do you store your enclosure panels?

Umm...nothing. Roll em up and stuff em in the aft berth. I just avoid folding the windows if I can, but I've even done that on occasion. Sunbrella is tough stuff. I did spend a few bucks on the aerospace protectant that Sunbrella recommends, and that really protects the fabric. That's what I do, too.
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Scooter Power! & Trolling Motor!
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Scooter Power! & Trolling Motor!

Electric scooters are quite fashionable in my city (Barcelona, Spain) these days. They are really fast. I've been using a kick scooter as my daily transport for the last seven years or so, and I think it works for distances smaller than five kilometers. My only caveats for both (electric and kick sc...
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: pedestal cover?
Replies: 14
Views: 3678

Re: pedestal cover?

I had mine custom made.
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The End of an Era
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: The End of an Era

Good luck whatever you do!
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sharing my first sailing experience
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Re: Sharing my first sailing experience

When I sail single-handed, I use only the genoa, and the :macx: works quite well that way.
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m Docking advice and suggested reference videos?
Replies: 43
Views: 9534

Re: 26m Docking advice and suggested reference videos?

My first docking attempt (with a "proper" saliboat, not with a Mac) was really embarassing, but practise helps a lot... Comparing my old boat with an X, the X is more affected by crosswinds, but, with the keel and the rudders down, it has a really tight turning circle, I find easier to dock the Mac ...
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Yamaha outboard diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Yamaha outboard diesel

I think they are too heavy, and more suited to a professional rather than to a leisure use.
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

Re: 26X Auto Pilot

My X came with a Raytheon autopilot installed. It's a very old model (20 years) and it broke two years ago (the rubber transmission belt war really worn), but my mechanic found a cheap replacement and now it works perfectly. You might be able to find a second hand pilot.