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by Seapup
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor Chain and Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: Anchor Chain and Alcohol

Everywhere is different for anchoring needs. A side effect I noticed of chain is in normal conditions, say under 20 knts wind, chain kept my :macx: from sailing at anchor or swinging in the wind. When I had a short amount of chain it was constantly sailing left and right, when the rode is mostly cha...
by Seapup
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Favourite youtube sailing channels
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Favourite youtube sailing channels

I generally don't get into youtube, but I met a couple via another usergroup that purchased the same boat I have last summer. He said they were going to make a youtube channel as a job and live on the boat. I was skeptical, but they are great people so tried to help them and worked on it with them. ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Launched
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Launched

It’s a dometic. The power plug had gotten hot, and the tip no longer seats correctly. Time for a replacement plug, maybe a better quality one. Maybe replace the plug with a heavier duty connector like SAE https://images.autods.com/ebay_images/393-Sparking-10Awg-Sae-To-Sae-Extension-Cable-Dc-Power-A...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 16
Views: 2068

Hot water heater

Wanted to share this since I have tried a few options and this one has worked out well over the past year and half. Its small, fairly light, and comes in a bag so there is nothing to install and easy to leave at home if its not needed. Not much setup, pump drops in a water container and use. I just ...
by Seapup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Throttle assembly upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Throttle assembly upgrade?

I have been told by our marina that since the wires and electrical system are built in to it that a replacement isn't easy to find. Depends on your ability level. If you just want a single OEM connector that you plug in and are done then there is a bit of truth to that. If you are willing to connec...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Better Pointing into the Wind
Replies: 35
Views: 8783

Re: Better Pointing into the Wind

I'm guessing that one stanchion (attaching at the base) alone is not really up to the job in higher winds Thats exactly what I did on the :macx: Just used two mainsheets from stantion bases to a bale in the middle of the boom. Never had issues in heavy winds. Gets the sheets and lines out of the co...
by Seapup
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3950

Re: 26m Aft Cabin Cushion Question

I wouldn't overdo the thickness, better off with a thinner better quality foam IMO. If you go thick those inches cut into clearance quickly. Maybe look into the dimensions of premade folding mattresses, there are a bunch of places selling them on amazon and such for $100-$200 with upholstered zip co...
by Seapup
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Heat in your boat for VERY cold climates

Thanks for sharing. I was reading about them elsewhere last year and everyone was very negative before trying them. Then a few people installed them in their boats and had glowing reviews of them. If I had a diesel boat I would try one. We use heat a decent amount and I have experimented with multip...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 2308

Re: Code zero sail

I had two different cut nylon drifter/gennakers on my :macx: as well as a factory spec doyle jib, genoa and asymmetric. The drifters stored compactly and allowed me to leave the 110 jib on the cdi furler all year since they were free flying from the spinnaker halyard. I used them instead of the geno...
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: mainsail attachment to mast or boom?

Worth a try. Maybe just run a line or webbing around the mast and through the clew for a test.
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just Rambling....
Replies: 10
Views: 2543

Re: Just Rambling....

6. My aft, underneath the stern end cushions have never been on my boat but are stored. That place is only used for my storage of my kayak and plastic tubs of supplies, nets, tools, screen, and hatch.
Interesting, never thought of putting a kayak down there. Inflatable, or what kind?
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 3731

Re: Anybody have the newer 90hp Yamaha on their boat?

Looks like a good motor, I don't think it would disappoint. I had a much larger and heavier 90 on my :macx: so it should fit fine. Yamaha makes good engines :!:
by Seapup
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x
Replies: 25
Views: 7177

Re: Max Horsepower for '01 26 x

I ran a 2003 suzuki DF90 (older 1950cc 400lb 4 stroke) on my X for a few years. I also had a 2003 honda 50 and 2015 suzuki DF20a on it. I have a yamaha 70 on my skiff. The yamahas seem to be a little smoother to me. The 90 is a great match to the x. My experience is stay at 9.9 or jump to at least 7...