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by Newell
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mission bay to San Diego bay and back in a day.
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Mission bay to San Diego bay and back in a day.

Did you notice if that Ketch was still stuck in the flats by the car pier in South Bay?
by Newell
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: Just Rambling....

Great post, braggers set the standards.

I think the mod I appreciate the most was shortening the spreaders. Started using the lifting system last year but since I have been sailing in 2 bodies of water that's only 2 up and downs a year. I'm 76, dang the X is getting old.
by Newell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M
Replies: 8
Views: 2718

Re: Video: 1 Week Trip to Georgian Bay 26M

Great Video, also like the Powerhead Mainsail, looked effective from above anyway.
by Newell
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hello from San Diego
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Hello from San Diego

Will be mooring Fast Sunday at Chula Vista Marina beginning November. Come over for the monthly Race Qs race 1 Saturday a month. Sometimes there are 2 Xs. It's a free no committee boat on-line race. :macx: :)
by Newell
Sat May 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Outhaul Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Re-visiting, my outhaul is 8:1.
by Newell
Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Outhaul Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Outhaul Suggestions

I believe 3/32 braided line, remember it's 4:1 so load is divided. I did a terrible jibe 2 years ago that bent both my boom and cabin top traveler the outhaul was fine. :macx:
by Newell
Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Outhaul Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Couldn't find pic to show my outhauls. Placed internal sheave inside boom for 1:2 then added small block to sail clue for 4:1, small plastic V cleat for adjusting. Can adjust easily underway in most wind conditions.
by Newell
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

Many cogent thoughts here. Increasing the 'righting moment' is another way to talk about heeling. Decreasing weight aloft and increasing weight below are two ways to address heeling, one of which have been mentioned. I put my VHF antenna on the cockpit to reduce weight aloft. Removed the steaming li...
by Newell
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregorSailors
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

Re: MacGregorSailors

Just heard the site was back up, didn't know it was down. Guess I work on the boat too much. Thanks again.
:macx: Fast Sunday 96X
by Newell
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 5363

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

Tom, I put up WM (Walmart) mini-blinds on the side windows. Messed around with velcro attachment for awhile, then attached with tiny screws the top header and bottom brackets. I cut out the head wall to allow one blind to do both head and dinette rear window. They aren't warm and fuzzy but very func...
by Newell
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: Gelcoat

Evercoat is the product I use. Try this reference: https://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Evercoat-Marine-One-Step-Finish-Premium-Gel-Kote-Pint&i=348446&CAWELAID=120030620000079387&s_kwcid=adwords__&gclid=CjwKCAjwio3dBRAqEiwAHWsNVZKqPwYRxPBxID9WB_5CwEQFiziXxa20vgVxquhPYeSKUCBjljc...
by Newell
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sirprise, Ketchikan, AK
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Sirprise, Ketchikan, AK

You're right, my bad. :(
by Newell
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sailng booster system... ???
Replies: 11
Views: 3133

Re: Sailng booster system... ???

Maybe perfect for our boats Is the boat structure heavy enough to take the force? Also: Mabe the Mac will get to wide for trailering? Well I guess too complecated...??? !!! Raises some questions about how it would work on a X planing hull, having run without ballast I haven't been able to measure a ...
by Newell
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: Gelcoat

I have had very good matching with the single step gelcoat, have painted and sprayed it. It is the same white that Macgregor used AFAICT.
by Newell
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

Re: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1126079004072681&set=a.1126075114073070&type=3, My 96X is 22 years old with original rudders, she has been broached, blown over, rounded up violently and the rudders are just fine. However, the AL rudder brackets have been way beefed up. Tried to add a pic fro...