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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: 758

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: 762

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: 449

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: 55
Views: 17815

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: 55
Views: 17815

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: 2388

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: 1546

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: 850

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: 1477

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 ...
by dlandersson
Mon May 18, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 2600

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

:D :D
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
My wife said that she liked the 26X better than the 26M, so we have the 26X. Therefore the 26X must be better.
by dlandersson
Sun May 17, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 3601

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Sounds like a sweet deal. Bought my 97X the same way - sigh unseeen, No regrets.

Jelouse of your Bigfoot. My 50HP Merc is nice, but no a Bigfoot. :(
by dlandersson
Fri May 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

:D :D
K9Kampers wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
How robust?...

Not nearly enough to survive several attempts at hauling out in the locked down position! Jus sayin'!
:o
by dlandersson
Fri May 15, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 3226

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

:D :D Something I don't understand about this character... He's suddenly free of marital entanglements and has a boat and classic pickup in San Diego, and he wants to kill himself? Why? That'd be like living the life of Riley! Also, isn't an AMT .380 backup a 5+1? How does he get eight shots? Oh wai...
by dlandersson
Wed May 13, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

You really need to be more specific. I have a 97X. My old style rudders (and I have an extra set from ebay - just in case) - seem to be holding up fine after 10 years and after having had to repair/weld the rudder brackets (of which I also have an extra set re: ebay). 8) How robust are the MacGregor...
by dlandersson
Wed May 13, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 2600

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

Ditto 8) I've heard it said, and rightly so, that the X and the M are two completely different boats, despite their superficial similarities. Best answer to these questions would come from someone who's owned and operated both designs. The answer will depend, to a degree, on how you want to use the ...