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by Terry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Novice Mac 26M Owner/Furler Pin Movement
Replies: 26
Views: 4868

Re: Novice Mac 26M Owner/Furler Pin Movement

I had the same problem with my fore stay attachment some years back. The headsail sock creates a lot of windage, enough to vibrate that forestay pin out. The pin that holds the fore stay to the fore tang chain plate. I upgraded the pin to the next size up and discarded the goofy ring ding thing and ...
by Terry
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 4540

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

I can't speak for the Yamy 70 however, I'm running an Etec 50, 14 x 11 prop, 12gal fuel, 2 anchors, 2 batteries, lightly loaded, 2 adults, 18.2mph (no ballast), 5,900rpm. Etech 50 rated 6,000 rpm. When I run my back up prop 13.75 x 13 with ballast in I can't pull enough rpm and bogs down to 5,400 r...
by Terry
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M
Replies: 62
Views: 19003

Re: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M

FlatHead, SquareHead, MuscleHead? Are these all the same? Quite some years back there was a company called Kelly-Hanson I think, anyway they or someone designed a big main and dubbed it the 'MuscleHead', it featured a bigger roach and square top with full battens. (200 sq.ft 5 oz Dacron) There was a...
by Terry
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Prop for a Yamaha F70 on a 26M?
Replies: 16
Views: 4540

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

I re-powered my 26m from the 50 Honda to the Yamaha F70 in 2015. I also got the K series 3x14x11 prop which spins right up to 6300 rpm. Range is, 5300-6300 so I get top of the range. Seems like a nice match and I can reach 19-20 mph wot. So I decided to carry a spare prop and purchased a 3x 13 5/8 x...
by Terry
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Roller furler purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 6686

Re: Roller furler purchase

It is not just about the style of your sailing but also who is your crew if you have one. Two men with practice can trailer sail quite easily, but if you trailer and setup solo it becomes a challenge. I have that Snapfurler CF700 and as slick as it is to use it is also clumsy and awkward during setu...
by Terry
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My New Enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 5074

Re: My New Enclosure

HI Terry Sounds like u got the Blue,s Buddy :P I,ll be moving out to Victoria BC on permanent vacation in Sept hope to hook up with u for a beer sometime :) J 8) Looking forward to it John! Weather is great out here right now but I am laid up with a fractured ankle so I am missing out a lot. Hope t...
by Terry
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 2004 M mast manufacturer
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: 2004 M mast manufacturer

I would be surprised if they ship you an OEM mast for the 2004M! Your original mast measurement at the ends are 5.25" X 3" teardrop, the same mast I have and that came with the M till about 2006 maybe a bit later, not sure what year they changed it but at some point it was replaced with 4" X 3" tear...
by Terry
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My New Enclosure
Replies: 24
Views: 5074

Re: My New Enclosure

Well Tom One thing we all have in common colour regardless we all got that great comfort zone that the full enclosure allows us , it doubles the living space of our boats :) :wink: I know G is gonna just luv it J 8) Well said John, But the white hull affords one more color choices! Having a blue hu...
by Terry
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 98X wants 90hp or not?
Replies: 54
Views: 9766

Re: 98X wants 90hp or not?

I have to second the vote for Yamaha 70, best power to weight ratio available for an outboard, and best match for an M. I have seen a few 90s on the X and think that is best for the X with it's flatter hull. Over all though the ability to swing a 14" prop is the main advantage of any repower decision.
by Terry
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: question on dodgers....
Replies: 41
Views: 5214

Re: question on dodgers....

A couple other thoughts on dodgers, enclosures: If you have a bimini and want a connector to the dodger ask yourself if you want the connector to be a window skylight or solid for shade? I made mine a skylight but when the sun gets hot i have to put a towel across it to keep the heat down. I have le...
by Terry
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: outboard prop for 60 hp honda
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: outboard prop for 60 hp honda

The Honda 60 comes in 2 gear ratios, the BF60 is a 2.07:1, whereas the BFP60 is a 2.33:1 gear ratio. If you have the former then you are likely stuck with a 14X9 but if it is the 2.33 try a 14X10, maybe even 14X11. I get wot @ 62-63000 on my Yamaha 70, 2.33:1 with a 14X11 so I am guessing I can go 1...
by Terry
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Asym Spinnaker size
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Asym Spinnaker size

Keep it simple and just get the Hyde genneker (asymmetrical spinnaker) and snuffer from Judy B who advertises on this site. it is 290 sq. ft.and is easy to operate, I have this setup and am quite satisfied with it. I think the factory one was 350 sq. ft.which may be a bit big. There are some accesso...
by Terry
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32262

Re: looking for a dinghy --ideas

NiceAft mentioned PVC gets sticky! Yes it does over the years, my old one did, but i managed to remedy that for a few extra years before it finally died. The surface tends to get gooey/sticky in places and will collect all manner of dirt and crud if not attended to. You can't clean the gooey off but...
by Terry
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: looking for a dinghy --ideas
Replies: 132
Views: 32262

Re: looking for a dingy --ideas

Too bad about the DuPont Hypalon issue as hypalon is the best material but also very expensive, I tried getting hypalon but price and availability became an issue. My first dinghy was a 9' 9"' PVC inflatable and it lasted me ten years but succumbed to deterioration. I am now on my second one, got it...
by Terry
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless
Replies: 26
Views: 6988

Re: PROP - Aluminium or Stainless

A new Evinrude 13.75x13 is $120. I carry my damaged original as a spare onboard. So Mastreb, is the 13.75 X 13 what you have installed on your E-Tec 60? I have always wondered what prop works best on those engines. If an E-Tec 60 swings that then maybe Yamaha 70 should swing a 14X13 but I currently...