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by bobflshmn
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Self tacking jib
Replies: 0
Views: 822

Self tacking jib

Last year I was faced with the possibility of having to do a lot of single hand sailing. Not caring about ever racing I decided to fabricate a track system for a self tacking jib. I sailed all last season with this setup and loved it. Most of my sailing days last year were in 15 to 20 mph winds, so ...
by bobflshmn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: No mast, I've gone solar...(With gas engine backup)

I think you made a great setup for your needs. Hard to beat the space in a Mac for overnighting.
by bobflshmn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

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

I have been running a 25 hp. since I purchased my boat 3 years ago, PO installed. I can run for two days on 6 gallons of gas. Top speed is about 10 knots with ballast empty. I never empty the ballast and I can still run at 8 knots with about 3/4 throttle. I have an older 3 cylinder Suzuki which I w...
by bobflshmn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

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

I have been running a 25 hp. since I purchased my boat 3 years ago, PO installed. I can run for two days on 6 gallons of gas. Top speed is about 10 knots with ballast empty. I never empty the ballast and I can still run at 8 knots with about 3/4 throttle. I have an older 3 cylinder Suzuki which I wo...
by bobflshmn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sandals?
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Sandals?

Nor those pink shorts or stripped pants!
by bobflshmn
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Stiff steering

Update! Over the weekend I replaced the complete steering system with one from BWY; I opted for the upgraded cable. Pulled out the old steering hub which I found to be very worn with a lot of play but turned freely without the cable attached. Removing the cable was a bit of a chore. Previous owner f...
by bobflshmn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Stiff steering

Thanks for the advice, I will.
by bobflshmn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Stiff steering

Thanks Tom. I did look on BWY and a complete upgraded system is available in my price range, and 1/3 the cost of hydraulics. I believe that is the path I will follow.
Bob
by bobflshmn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Stiff steering
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Stiff steering

The steering on my X is getting extremely difficult. I have disconnected the link to the motor to see if it improved. And I have tried it while docked with no improvement. It is at the point now where I can no longer steer with one hand. 2001 X with original equipment. Question: Is there a way to pu...
by bobflshmn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello from San Diego
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Hello from San Diego

Hey Bob
Bob here as well. Where do you keep your boat? I have an X in a slip at Harbor Island West for the season.
Kiko's Seafood truck on Friars Rd is the best seafood anywhere! Easier than fishin!
by bobflshmn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Pulling a tube
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Pulling a tube

Great.
I had forgot about the cleats as an option. I already have a bridle with a block for skiing for just that reason. Hit the end of the summer clearance table last year!
Thanks
by bobflshmn
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Pulling a tube
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Pulling a tube

This summer I will be pulling the grandkids around on a tow tube. I only have a 25hp on my X so we aren't talking about wiping around the bay, but hey they will be wet and happy!
For those who have done the same, how have you attached the tow rope to the aft end for pulling?
by bobflshmn
Tue May 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 2548

Re: MacGregorSailors

Thank you!
Man going through withdrawals. Great job!
by bobflshmn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Peak "the Generator" headsail
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Another plug for BWY and Hyde. I have purchased several sails from BWY including standard jib, 150 genoa, and main for 26 D and X. No issues what so ever.
by bobflshmn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New sails for my X
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

Re: New sails for my X

I have purchased a main and a 150 genoa from BWY and am very happy with them. Also heard great things about Judy B, and even though I did not purchase from her, she provided advice on my purchase.