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by JotaErre
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cheap Emergency Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 3062

Re: Cheap Emergency Steering

¡Nice idea!
by JotaErre
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Mac / Tattoo 23Ft concept boat
Replies: 78
Views: 20112

Re: New Mac / Tattoo 23Ft concept boat

Beneteau, Com-Pac, and Precision are alternatives, for more $$$. None of those get anywhere near 20 knots under power. A :tat22: will. This new Ventura says it will also. There really is NOTHING that can sail and do 20 knots or better under power on the market right now at all :cry: Well... have a ...
by JotaErre
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex-traditional TS owners
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

Re: Questions for ex-traditional TS owners

I went the same way, I had a (British) Hunter Europa, a 20-feet traditional sailboat and changed to a Mac (1998 X). I am actually using it more than I did with the Europa: if there was little or no wind, I had to remain on land. With the Mac, I can motor around. It´s not as good as sailing, but it's...
by JotaErre
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Two minutes too late... dropping the sails
Replies: 28
Views: 5789

Re: Two minutes too late... dropping the sails

When sailing on a broad reach or running, it can be difficult to notice if the wind speed is increasing... what happened to you has happened to many sailors before.
by JotaErre
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum wind speed for an X?
Replies: 26
Views: 5795

Re: Optimum wind speed for an X?

I'm here to tell you that at 5 knots with all the powerboats in the world making wakes, the max speed of an X is less than one (1) knot. :cry: Fifteen knots with full main and 100% jib is fun and fast. By the time it hits 20 I'm ready to put a reef in the main. It's a lot less stress on me and the ...
by JotaErre
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum wind speed for an X?
Replies: 26
Views: 5795

Re: Optimum wind speed for an X?

I think 15 knots is the limit for sailing with full sails. More than that, and it's wiser to reef.

I have sailed with 25 knots of wind using only the genoa (fully unfurled). The boat behaved quite well and did 4.5 knots.
by JotaErre
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Re: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?

Yes. The water helps to keep the rudders down.
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Mixed Day...
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: A Mixed Day...

I aggree... rudders and daggerboard down make a lot of difference and allow for very sharp turns.
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are all too soft :)
Replies: 18
Views: 4563

Re: We are all too soft :)

I love my Mac, but if I had to circunnavigate, I'd definitively choose another boat...
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lazy jacks - how are they fitted?
Replies: 25
Views: 4976

Re: Lazy jacks - how are they fitted?

My lazy-jacks are connected to the lazy-bag.
by JotaErre
Fri May 13, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another New 26X Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 4906

Re: Another New 26X Owner

Welcome to the club! I'm sure you'll enjoy your :macx:
by JotaErre
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X First Sail
Replies: 21
Views: 2595

Re: 26X First Sail

With the rudders and the daggerboard fully down, my :macx: maneuvers at low speed much better than my previous boat (a "traditional" 20 feet, fixed-keel sailboat with a 15 HP Evinrude outboard). The turning circle is better for the Mac. And sailing backwards, the diference is difficult to believe. I...
by JotaErre
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to the Board. New to Sailing!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3490

Re: New to the Board. New to Sailing!!

Enjoy! I've had my :macx: for six yeras now, and I enjoy it a lot.
by JotaErre
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Detractable or retachable Spreaders
Replies: 26
Views: 3099

Re: Detractable or retachable Spreaders

Sorry Neo, not sure what the problem is. Works when I click it. Search for knot shore, it's a 26x. Erik has a lot of neat mods on the boat - one of which is collapsible spreaders. He used two pieces, 23" and 26" for an assembled length of 44". It must been considered TOP SECRET intellectual propert...
by JotaErre
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller-Furling Main
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: Roller-Furling Main

Declan used to have one in his boat, but he does not enter into this forum often...