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by John Christian
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Need advise on rigging new jib
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Need advise on rigging new jib

Thx john, also tie a good knot so it doesnt come undone 12 feet off the deck. Thank god for telescoping boat hooks.
Also sails dont neccasarily come out of the bag right side up.
by John Christian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New winch for 2007 Al trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: New winch for 2007 Al trailer

1050 kg sounds comparable to 2500 lbs, and yes double tooth.
Seems like an upgrade over original and no drilling
by John Christian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: New winch for 2007 Al trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

New winch for 2007 Al trailer

Anyone know the capacity of the oem winch? Im looking at 1 that matches exsiating bolt pattern thats rated at 2500 lbs. That seems sufficient but i thought I would ask the experts before ordering.
by John Christian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Rudders up when motoring
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Rudders up when motoring

I typicaly pull the rudders as soon as I clear the no wake zone leaving the marina. Ive forgotten a few times and the boat will remind you fast. Cant explain the physics, but under power reacts different than under sail. Have sailed comfortably at 8mph but powering at that speed she gets very squirr...
by John Christian
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.
Replies: 16
Views: 4667

Re: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.

In meanwhile I got a chance to try a http://www.propulse.se propeller. With the lowest pitch setting (whatever that is) it makes ~6200 rpm and 14-15 knots (17 mph) with the boat empty but the mast up. I guess that is not very good? :macm: MY 2007 came outfitted with a Suzuki DF50 and an 11.5 x 10 p...
by John Christian
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Torch Lake, MI ... Whose MAC X???
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Torch Lake, MI ... Whose MAC X???

Spent a week in Torch Lake , MI with our :macm: , Noticed an X sitting in a driveway at the south end of the Lake. Anybody here own the boat?

JC
by John Christian
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 2007 Al Trailer need some help!
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: 2007 Al Trailer need some help!

Thanks Ray.... :)
by John Christian
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Using genoa as a jib?
Replies: 21
Views: 1428

Re: Using genoa as a jib?

JJan - I see your Sailing St. Clair, The Genny will be fine. I sail the south western end of Lake Erie and rarely do I need to furl the genny. When the wind gets that high Erie or St Clair will too be choppy to be out in anyways. Added benefit to Genny, In light winds you can troll for Walleye with ...
by John Christian
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: 2007 Al Trailer need some help!
Replies: 2
Views: 432

2007 Al Trailer need some help!

Im working down here in Alabama and cant get to the boat. We'll be pulling the boat up North next week and I'd like to order some new tires. Can someone verify that the 2007 trailer is a 4.5" 5 lug pattern?

Thanks in advance,

JC

While I'm at it, Marathons or Carlisle ?
by John Christian
Tue May 26, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: HOW FAST IS YOUR MAC ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: HOW FAST IS YOUR MAC ?

Just want to get an idea of how fast your boats are ???
1. MOTOR Suzuki DF 70
2. YEAR 2007
3. TOP SPEED BALLAST FULL 16 - 17 Knots in calm lake
4. RPM 5000
5. KNOTS
6. BALLAST EMPTY 19 - 20 Knots
7. RPM 5400
8. KNOTS
9. PROP SIZE 14 x 11


Bottom Paint
by John Christian
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Furler setup Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1949

Re: Furler setup Questions

I cut the end off an old fender and slip it over the furler drum while raising the mast. Keeps the drum from causing all kinds of scratches.
by John Christian
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Buying my first sailboat, going to be new
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Buying my first sailboat, going to be new

Another vote for John ast SSM! call him you wont be disapointed.
by John Christian
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Larger Wheel at the Helm
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Larger Wheel at the Helm

I upgraded to the 18" and wish I would have gone with the 20". The difference in the 18 is hardly noticeable.
by John Christian
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bank Repo 07 M in Florida $15,135.00
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Bank Repo 07 M in Florida $15,135.00

Looks like proof the slower blue hulls don't hold their value... :D
by John Christian
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26 M build up
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Mac 26 M build up

Suzuki 50 /70 ??? Probably the biggest decision on your list. You can search the Archives for all the motor recomendations. Here's mine; 70/75 4 stroke or 90 2 stroke, you wont achieve the advertised performance with a 50. If your not interested in that performance you may be buying the wrong boat.