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by dlandersson
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: TOW BEAST
Replies: 25
Views: 7561

Re: TOW BEAST

Two capacity = 20,000 ibs. :P

by dlandersson
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 165
Views: 5797

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

No, but truth be told, "planing" is not something we do much. Sailing, kids on tubes, etc. :P
Drifter wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:06 am
By the way, do you find the weight affects the 'planing' of your boat?
by dlandersson
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 165
Views: 5797

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

My two batteries are together under the forward starboard table seat. 8) The PO has fitted 2 batteries, far away from each other. My understanding is that the original design is a single battery next to the galley? I have a battery selection switch and would like to set 2 batteries in that location ...
by dlandersson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 165
Views: 5797

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Replace it with a strap rated at NLT 4000 lbs. Like your trailer tires, just being exposed to the elements will degrade the material. So plan on replacing the strap every 3-4 years. :wink: Quick question - the webbing strap on my winch snapped (did I mention that mishap?) so I'm looking to replace i...
by dlandersson
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 165
Views: 5797

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

:D :D :D
Drifter wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:01 pm
We do, but this boat came from Japan...
by dlandersson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Assistance needed in aisle 12 - 1997 X Repower
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Assistance needed in aisle 12 - 1997 X Repower

My thoughts (my kids are 12 and 14) is to go with the 60HP or 70HP 8)
by dlandersson
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Best sailing speed

Ditto 4.5 to 5.5kts is average for those conditions in my :macx: . I've exceeded 6kts a few times but not for long. I've found that my boat goes faster if I put in one reef above 15 kts. Once I get over 15 degrees or so of heel the boat seems to be wasting much of the wind. Chinook, I can't match yo...
by dlandersson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Lake Havasu in the media
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Lake Havasu in the media

Lake Havasu in the media :P

by dlandersson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 89
Views: 19284

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

:)
sailboatmike wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 pm
BOAT wrote:Yeah, bottom line - the M boat is better.
This place seems to be full of delusional people of late, its a well established fact that the :macx: is a far superior design and I know because I'm A" stable genius" :P
by dlandersson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 89
Views: 19284

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

Thrrrrppp!!! 8)
BOAT wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Yeah, bottom line - the M boat is better.
by dlandersson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

The June 12th forecasted levels for Lakes Michigan-Huron and St. Clair are 6 and 2 inches respectively higher than last year’s levels.

https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions ... er-Levels/
by dlandersson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Boats, Pools and Home Furnishings: How the Lockdown Transformed Our Spending Habits
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Boats, Pools and Home Furnishings: How the Lockdown Transformed Our Spending Habits

Boats, Pools and Home Furnishings: How the Lockdown Transformed Our Spending Habits And with vacations and summer camps canceled and pool memberships on hold, families are looking for other ways to entertain themselves this summer. “I’ve got people I went to high school with who I haven’t spoken to ...
by dlandersson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: bow-boarding from the water possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: bow-boarding from the water possible?

"Possible" - yes. "Practicale" - I dunno

I have very nice success with boarding from the sides. :wink:
by dlandersson
Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

Ditto 8) I have the original 26X brackets and rudders on my 1998X. I have run aground about four times over the 16 plus years I have had her. I did recover the boat once with the rudders still in the down position. The groundings did not cause any damage. The very short distance I drove up the ramp ...