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by JotaErre
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Yamaha outboard diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

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 1:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 3200

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.
by JotaErre
Sat May 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: new power sailer design and build- early results
Replies: 55
Views: 14425

Re: new power sailer design and build

About the rigging, have you considered somthing similar to the Ocqueteau Tilapia?

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by JotaErre
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 50
Views: 12646

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

:macm: 's are much prettier...:) Especially white ones.... :D Condition is the big one.....and hours/condition of the outboard. Beyond that, a big factor is what equipment comes with the boat. Is it working? Is it what you want/need? Is it almost out of date? Is it wired or connected in a silly/dan...
by JotaErre
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 50
Views: 12646

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

I think the most important issue is the boat condition: buy the boat in best condition that fits your budget and you'll be all right, wether it's an :macx: or an :macm: .

I think the :macx: is more beautiful, but that's just a personal opinion.
by JotaErre
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marina etiquette upon arrival
Replies: 18
Views: 5971

Re: Marina etiquette upon arrival

Here in the UK vhf calls are the norm. I try to call as early as possible as some fill up early. We have some with traditional locks and others with sill locks so calling the harbor master is a must. In Spain it's quite similar. Most marinas listen to channel 9, so you usually call them with some a...
by JotaErre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marina etiquette upon arrival
Replies: 18
Views: 5971

Re: Marina etiquette upon arrival

Here in the UK vhf calls are the norm. I try to call as early as possible as some fill up early. We have some with traditional locks and others with sill locks so calling the harbor master is a must. In Spain it's quite similar. Most marinas listen to channel 9, so you usually call them with some a...
by JotaErre
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New powersailor
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

Re: New powersailor

I met the owner of the boatyard and sailed in one of the prototypes, it was moored in my marina. It's really fast under power. They have improved and refined it since. The owner told me that the Mac was their inspiration, but he had made some market research and found that buyers wanted something sm...
by JotaErre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rowing? Forget it.
Replies: 25
Views: 8013

Re: Rowing? Forget it.

With the interior gutted and the proper placement of staggered offset benches you should be able to get at least six oars to each side. With proper motivation and personnel you should be able to get a good steady 6/8 knots with the occasional burst of 10/12. There should be ample room on deck for p...
by JotaErre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to store cabin door?
Replies: 24
Views: 6986

Re: Where to store cabin door?

I leave it on the large berth under the cockpit.
by JotaErre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 26x steering limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5941

Re: Macgregor 26x steering limits

I think you should reduce your sails (furl 1/3 or 1/2 of the genoa and reduce the mainsail too)... probably you'll find the boat much easier to steer.
by JotaErre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mooring Difficulties
Replies: 15
Views: 4928

Re: Mooring Difficulties

I'm surprised... my previous boat was a (British) Hunter Europa, a very traditional sailboat... well, with the rudders and the keel down, I find my 26X much easier to steer than the Hunter Europa.
by JotaErre
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: help!! information!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Re: help!! information!!

Hello everyone is happy to be part of this community, in italy there are not many macgregor, I have had to look several months before I can buy one, I think they are also more expensive than the american, the problem will only understand all that what are you saying.......Thanks but would you be ab...
by JotaErre
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lakes and Rivers Boat?????
Replies: 28
Views: 5310

Re: Lakes and Rivers Boat?????

macs are good coastal cruisers. I know some guys who have even sailed their Macs from mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands and back.
by JotaErre
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Real rescue with 26X
Replies: 79
Views: 14691

Re: Real rescue with 26X

Bring back someone who has fallen into the sea? I've thought about it several times, and I think that, in an X (without a mainsheet rail), I would use the mainsheet and the boom. I would set the mainsheet free from its holding point in front of the wheel, attach a float ring to it, turn the boom 90º...