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by JotaErre
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sail or Motor
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Sail or Motor

I know the Mac is a compromise. But it was the boat that suited my needs best, and I knew what I was buying. I've been a Mac Owner for ten years and I don't regret it.

:macx:
by JotaErre
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: 26x Offshore capabilities - Newbie

I've been 10 miles (nautical miles) from the coast, and there was nothing special about it. I know a guy who used to sail from mainland Spain to Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands in his 26M... that's 60 nautical miles.
by JotaErre
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 36
Views: 998

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Congratulations!

I aggree with the rest, it's an early 26X. I have a 1998 26X and it's a great boat. Enjoy it!
by JotaErre
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hi from Oceanside - Bought a X
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: Hi from Oceanside - Bought a X

Congratulations!
by JotaErre
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Planing
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Planing

Maybe you haven't got the right propeller...
by JotaErre
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: List of Questions: Ballast, Sails, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: List of Questions: Ballast, Sails, etc.

I'll answer what I can... Below are a list of questions that I could not find answers anywhere on the web. Instead of 14 additional posts, I put them in one. Someone on the forum asked what I wanted to do with it. I am attracted to the MacGregor 26 because it is the only boat with a big cabin for we...
by JotaErre
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec 60 Choke only
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Etec 60 Choke only

I had a similar problem in a50hp, 4-stroke Yamaha a few weeks ago. It turned out to be a small hole in one of the fuel lines that let some air in. That’s the angle I was thinking... Glad you found your problem, though. Sometimes things like this can drive you nuts. Even more so if you’re paying $95...
by JotaErre
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec 60 Choke only
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Etec 60 Choke only

I had a similar problem in a50hp, 4-stroke Yamaha a few weeks ago. It turned out to be a small hole in one of the fuel lines that let some air in.
by JotaErre
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Storing Kayak in MacX
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Storing Kayak in MacX

I use an inflatable kayak.
by JotaErre
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Code zero sail
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Code zero sail

A cousin of mine has a veeery large Dufour and he has two furlers: one for the genoa and the other, for the Code Zero. I sailed with him this Summer, and the Code Zero was great between 60º and 120º, but he confessed that, from 120º to 180º (typical spinnaker courses), the Code Zero is useless unles...
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

Be very careful with the trailer, if structural members are rotten, I'd discard the trailer.
Look for bubbles in the hull, and replace worn halyards and sheets. Inspect also stays and shrouds and change them if they look rusty or they are not smooth when you run your hand across them.
by JotaErre
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Outboard Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 3149

Re: New Outboard Recommendations

I have a Yamaha and I'm very happy with it.
by JotaErre
Fri May 31, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?
Replies: 28
Views: 6576

Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

If I ever change to a more "conventional" sailboat, I'll miss the fast motoring and the Mac¡s agility for docking and moving in tight spaces inside the marina.

But that's quite unlikely...
by JotaErre
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another water ballasted trailer sailer
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: Another water ballasted trailer sailer

It looks like the web has disappeared.