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by Cougar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26x forestay length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Mac 26x forestay length?

Are you still up for an answer? I have an old forestay lying around and could measure it for you.
by Cougar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: New Outboard Recommendations

It makes perfect sense that you heard good things about the Yamaha 50 High Thrust. Because that's what it is, a high thrust engine. Meaning lower top speed and much more torque. Bear in mind that Yamahas are expensive and the 50 HT is even more. That said, it might be the ultimate machine for a powe...
by Cougar
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Peak "the Generator" headsail
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

It's all fine that everybody's so happy about their supplier. But the truth of the matter is that the "Generator" is a rather unique concept. No other sailmaker has anything similar in the catalog, and definitely not for the price.
by Cougar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Peak "the Generator" headsail
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

I've been searching for exactly the same thing for a couple of months. There's very little info around, but the scarce comments are fairly positive. And it's not expensive!
by Cougar
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bow Pulpit Crack in Stainless Steel Tubing 26M
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Bow Pulpit Crack in Stainless Steel Tubing 26M

I figure it would cost less to have a new piece of tubing welded in professionally than replacing the entire pulpit.
by Cougar
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Model year questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Model year questions

Do you know if there is a way to tell if the deck core is wood or the newer material, without having to cut through the roof? If it's a '98 it's most probably wood. The transition to newer spec was done in '99. I'm a lucky bastard, my :macx: is from april '99 and appears to have all the new specs, ...
by Cougar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3800

Re: Where you have the fresh water fill in?

Like many others, I have a flexible tank fitted under the V-berth, filled from the anchor locker. Not ideal, but it was fitted that way when I got the boat. From what I've read the more weight in the bow the better a :macm: sails .... Can anyone confirm that? From my experience, that might be true....
by Cougar
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3800

Re: Where you have the fresh water fill in?

Like many others, I have a flexible tank fitted under the V-berth, filled from the anchor locker. Not ideal, but it was fitted that way when I got the boat.
by Cougar
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudder protector for MAC X
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: Rudder protector for MAC X

I sail in an estuary most of the time, often in less than 3 feet of water. So I never cleat them. Instead, I had a couple of custom rudder protectors welded. Now the rudders can scrape any way they want without me bothering.
by Cougar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Mppt and solar
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Mppt and solar

I have two 40 watt panels in parallel to a Victron MPPT charger, attached to the cockpit life lines. In this setup at least one panel will almost always benefit from direct sunlight without any shading. The drawback of having panels in series is that when one has even only partial shade, the whole a...
by Cougar
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I know everything ... but have a rudder question.
Replies: 58
Views: 13011

Re: I know everything ... but have a rudder question.

Seems I have read many comments on the X sailing better with weight in the bow. Could be the fuel/motor's weight is upsetting the balance. Might be the power boat back end is too deep, vs the hull presenting more of a sailboat shape if the back is less deep. I have the origional 4s honda 50 and onl...
by Cougar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: YouTube Sailors
Replies: 20
Views: 5139

Re: YouTube Sailors

Is it illegal to post links to those Youtube videos?
by Cougar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I know everything ... but have a rudder question.
Replies: 58
Views: 13011

Re: I know everything ... but have a rudder question.

Because I mostly sail in (very) shallow waters I never sail with the rudders locked down. I did it once and snapped the lower fairlead that same afternoon. So I take advantage of the kick-up functionality. :) I added some PTFE washers to the rudders to minimize friction. And I never noticed any diff...
by Cougar
Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: planing in MAcX
Replies: 18
Views: 4317

Re: planing in MAcX

My X planes at around 9-10 knots, Since the theoretical max. hull speed under sail is 6 knots (which I've never seen, 5.5 is my personal max with a Hunter 22 sail), it's highly unlikely that you can plane under sail. :wink: I am surprised about your 5.5 max. I do get to and just over 6 knots every ...
by Cougar
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Advice on buying 26M/X
Replies: 50
Views: 11384

Re: Advice on buying 26M/X

I belong to a rare species who actually sailed both the :macm: and the :macx: , though in very different circumstances. The :macm: was chartered in Croatia, where water depth is not an issue in most areas. In the Netherlands, where I live, the :macx: is by far superior because we have very shallow t...