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X model diagrams

Postby Crikey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:39 am

I wanted to provide some edited drawings of the MacGregor :macx: model for helping plan, or describing changes made by members on this site. Cut or 'save as' any of these images to your computer to later edit, and re-post if it helps you visualize an idea for yourself or others.
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Feel free to compete with better diagrams (and other models) to add further utility to our forum.
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Re: X model diagrams

Postby Knot Tied Down » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks for posting them, I had a copy but it was really poor quality
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Re: X model diagrams

Postby Tomfoolery » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 pm

Same here. Much cleaner than the ones I have now. 8)

But I have a question about the centerboard - is that the position it's in when it's all the way down? For some reason, I just kind of assumed it hung more vertical, like the daggerboard of an :macm:. But I guess that wouldn't make much sense, as it's very light and wouldn't stay that way on its own if it did hang straight.
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Re: X model diagrams

Postby Chinook » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:21 pm

When the centerboard line is fully released on the 26X, the board should indeed drop to a verticle position. The weight of the board, plus the forces exerted on the board while sailing, will keep it in that position. When sailing close hauled, the board should be fully lowered. When sailing on a reach, it's a good idea to partially raise the board, to approximately the angle shown in the diagram.
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Re: X model diagrams

Postby Don T » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:05 am

Hello,
The center board on my X does not lower to full vertical, If yours does then the nose on the top of the board is smooshed or broken.
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