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by mallardjusted
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

Suzuki and Yamaha both make fine outboards. I suspect you wouldn't notice much difference between either choice. I've had a several Suzuki's in the past, and currently have a 70 yamaha on my MacX and a 50 yamaha on my duckboat. With the added weight of either one you are thinking about, it would be ...
by mallardjusted
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 19 repower question
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Mac 19 repower question

I don't have a 19, but I do have a 26X. You only need to go about 8mph to empty the ballast tank, so I would think yours would be similar? While I have a Yamaha 70 as my main, I have a Merc 9.9 kicker. I can do hull speed with that kicker. Today's 4-strokes are getting lighter from what they were se...
by mallardjusted
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where's the Macgregor Factory Website?
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Where's the Macgregor Factory Website?

You can use the "Wayback Machine - Internet Archive" website to find a lot of old site data: https://archive.org/web/web.php Here's a couple examples, 2007: https://web.archive.org/web/20070331022736/http://www.macgregor26.com/ 2003: https://web.archive.org/web/20030214020205/http://macgregor26.com/
by mallardjusted
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: De-powering to 10-25 hp ob motor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

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

I can do hull speed extremely economically with my Yamaha 70 (and it only weighs about 10 lbs more than a 50). But I can also do 23mpg if I want to. My kicker is a 9.9hp Mercury, and can push the boat at or near hull speed. But with some currents and winds, I don't think I personally would go below ...
by mallardjusted
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 4752

Re: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?

I've tried 2 props the last several years with my F70 on my 26X:

13-5/8" x 13 and a
14" x 11

With the 13 I've done a wind and current-adjusted 24.5 mph, lightly loaded!

I have found the 14" performs a little better when heavily loaded, so that's probably what I will leave on it.
by mallardjusted
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 3782

Re: Upgrade already?

bobbob: "- I keep the ballast in all the time (even under power), so my top end with 60HP is practically around 12 knots. I find the boat handles very squirrly in the semi-planing 8-11 knot range. So, practically speaking, I have a trawler that does 7 knots under power." You might check your prop v...
by mallardjusted
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Upgrade already?
Replies: 37
Views: 3782

Re: Upgrade already?

How about a bigger outboard to get you out of incoming weather faster? Not sure what you have now ...
by mallardjusted
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1851

Re: New Outboard Recommendations

I have the 70 Yamaha. Excellent, perfect for the Mac, only weighs a couple more pounds than the 50. My best 2 upgrades are this outboard and the dual axle aluminum trailer!
by mallardjusted
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2278

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

"Boat - but for DC more material means more resistance." Unless I read that out of context, that is not true. The larger the wire diameter, the less resistance. AC or DC. https://chemandy.com/calculators/round-wire-resistance-calculator.htm https://www.cirris.com/learning-center/calculators/133-wir...
by mallardjusted
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 5193

Re: Narrow Dodger

The narrow dodger for a full enclosure is apparently only for the M. The X uses the wide dodger for the full enclosure:

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/2107-1x0.htm
by mallardjusted
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Suzuki 100BTL
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Suzuki 100BTL

Tiger, I'n not sure what outboard brands you have near you, but if available you should consider the Yamaha 70. I replaced my Suzuki 50 with this outboard in 2014. A huge improvement in power. Yet, it only weighs 253 lbs vs a Suzuki 90 at 343 lbs. It is only 6 or 7 lbs heavier than a 50. What I also...
by mallardjusted
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Fuel Additives
Replies: 13
Views: 2773

Re: Fuel Additives

Ethanol is a problem in gasoline engines, especially if it is stored for awhile. Around our part of the country it is extremely hard and/or inconvenient to find non-ethanol fuel. For years I've used Marine Stabil, and occasionally Seafoam. After a lot of research, the last couple years I've switched...
by mallardjusted
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 8379

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

That is calculated weight. And if true that dry weight includes mast and main sail and boom, I'm probably a little less than that (100 lbs????). I agree on the trailer rating, mine is dual axle, weighs 990 lbs, and is rated for 5925 lbs. And my tow vehicle is a Powerstroke F-350, so I can tow 3 or 4...
by mallardjusted
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Weighed our 2003 26X today.
Replies: 34
Views: 8379

Re: Weighed our 2003 26X today.

Starscream ........ "So we are now getting real numbers for the X and the M: Loaded X: 5,100 lbs including dual axle trailer Loaded M: 4,740 lbs including dual axle trailer I suspect that some X boats (@gazmn for example) are a lot heavier than that, and likely the majority are under, especially if ...