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by Newell
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: old Mac 26X thread I am unable to find
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: old Mac 26X thread I am unable to find

I recently had an online discussion with Migetto about racing the X. He has a phrf of 240 for his X but he hasn't raced his boat lately, I gather. 240 is not good news, I told him so. Found a X rated at 273 in N. Carolina which rating I'm trying out in San Diego come November and New Orleans in Marc...
by Newell
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

Windancer looks pretty good for an old girl. Have you painted the deck? On the Macs I’ve been looking at in Florida, most have thinning gel coat and I’m wondering how well a DIY coating can be made to look and how well I can expect it to hold up. Additionally, what sort of prep did you do for the d...
by Newell
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint
Replies: 22
Views: 2291

Re: to paint or wax topside...when is it "OK" to start thinking paint

I have mostly re-finished the bottom of Fast Sunday, first fairing with 3M green filler,. Spot painted all patches using a small Harbor Freight gravity feed cheapo gun using One-step White Marine Gelcoat. This is the same white that is on the Macgregor. This gun can spray vertical but is very slow. ...
by Newell
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Another Wind system for rotating mast
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Another Wind system for rotating mast

Also watching wireless wind systems. This unit plus the interface prices up to the 1 boatbuck area close to where some of the other systems reside. Not having a dedicated readout screen drops me out of buying. I would like a system I could easily move between 2 boats. :macx: :tat: :?
by Newell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer brake issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Trailer brake issues

Open a bleed valve on furtherest wheel, press on actuator if you need to to see if fluid present.
by Newell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Re: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions

Enjoyed this thread. Have Fast Sunday off trailer on blocks doing bottom job. Still thinking of not using anti-foul, just re-coating with 1 step gelcoat and putting on Aurora VS 721 racing wax. That has gotten me through 5 or so seasons in the gunk. Total of 7 months a year. Never win many races but...
by Newell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Re: Inteprotect VC-17 Bottom Paint Questions

Enjoyed this thread. Have Fast Sunday off trailer on blocks doing bottom job. Still thinking of not using anti-foul, just re-coating with 1 step gelcoat and putting on Aurora VS 721 racing wax. That has gotten me through 5 or so seasons in the gunk. Total of 7 months a year. Never win many races but...
by Newell
Mon May 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D

Not to be contentious but this is not true if the ballast tank also has a leak. If it's full, water won't leak in or out at rest, but will leak when heeled. How fast depends on the size of the leak. But with 1200 lb of water ballast (144 gallons), you'd have to be heeled an awfully long time to make...
by Newell
Sun May 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: 26X PHRF

Epiloge : We raced the first race of the series, after dark in gusty winds with 40+ boats from the Lake Pontchartrain clubs. Covid-19 canceled the next race and the series until last week, May20. Due to the impending lockdown, we trailered home at the end of April, with several mechanical problems,...
by Newell
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: 26X PHRF

I was racing in monthly 'family fun' series in San Diego, mostly single handing. They gave me a 225 I think. I was in first group to start and would be the last to finish about 2-9 minutes. Several times my corrected times moved me up 1 or 2 positions. I never could get several other 26Xs or Ms to c...
by Newell
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: 26X PHRF

Thanks Jimmyt, 255 may be reasonable. My next step is to find out what measurements and observations, were made by the handicapper, in coming up with this rating. Having raced my 26X against other boats, mostly Macs, Hunters and Catalinas, I believe a handicap close to 300 to be the most fair. My ma...
by Newell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

26X PHRF

There is a 26X in the North Carolina PHRF with a rating of: 273. Does anybody know this boat and skipper? I am trying to race my X on the Lake Pontchartrain Wednesday night races, but need some sort of reasonable rating less than 300.
by Newell
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mission bay to San Diego bay and back in a day.
Replies: 32
Views: 4465

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

By the way NEWELL !! there was this older gentleman that sailed with your San Diego friends who owned an X boat and i think he was like one of the number one experts on that boat - I can't remember his name - I think it was MURV or Marv or something like that? Murv Berry or Marv Berry - anyways, he ...
by Newell
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Onboard shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Onboard shoes

I bought some 'boat shoes' from Costco, cheap, white soles, no arch! They are the best non-slip and non marking I have tried. I had a pair of Sperry boat shoes from West Marine and I don't recomend them, they were slippery.
by Newell
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bending the mast
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: Bending the mast

Do you have teletales on the aft of your Main? Sometimes in a good wind 15-20 close-hauled and genny quite tight, my main luffs some. My teletales are streaming hard and speed is good. I have pulled the main closer to center to drop the luffing, but it doesn't seem to affect speed. Speed on a X is a...