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by JotaErre
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Real rescue with 26X
Replies: 79
Views: 14656

Re: Real rescue with 26X

That guy was born again... Herschel you are a guardian angel.
by JotaErre
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Mac / Tattoo 23Ft concept boat
Replies: 78
Views: 21263

Re: New Mac / Tattoo 23Ft concept boat

I also saw the Nuva in the Barcelona Show. They showed the second propotype (I sailed in the first), which has some improvements, for example, the way to raise and lower the rudder. The keel has a hidraulic mechanism for raising and lowering. The cabin is small, I'd say it's even smaller than the :m...
by JotaErre
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cheap Emergency Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

Re: Cheap Emergency Steering

¡Nice idea!
by JotaErre
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Mac / Tattoo 23Ft concept boat
Replies: 78
Views: 21263

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 2:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex-traditional TS owners
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

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 2:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Two minutes too late... dropping the sails
Replies: 28
Views: 6182

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 3:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum wind speed for an X?
Replies: 26
Views: 6100

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 3:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum wind speed for an X?
Replies: 26
Views: 6100

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 3:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: are the rudders supposed to fill with water?

Yes. The water helps to keep the rudders down.
by JotaErre
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A Mixed Day...
Replies: 15
Views: 2866

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 1:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: We are all too soft :)
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

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 1:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lazy jacks - how are they fitted?
Replies: 25
Views: 5306

Re: Lazy jacks - how are they fitted?

My lazy-jacks are connected to the lazy-bag.
by JotaErre
Fri May 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another New 26X Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 5316

Re: Another New 26X Owner

Welcome to the club! I'm sure you'll enjoy your :macx:
by JotaErre
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X First Sail
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

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 3:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New to the Board. New to Sailing!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3824

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

Enjoy! I've had my :macx: for six yeras now, and I enjoy it a lot.