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by macsailor
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: lines on boom for new Mac 26X owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

generally speaking.you tighten your vang, until the second batton from the top is fairly parelell with the boom
by macsailor
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Safe Heeling Angle???
Replies: 57
Views: 14568

I dont like to sail much over 20 or so . In the 10 years I.v had my X I found this is a good spot..Had it "pinned" a few times, and although it always come back with no worries except for having to clean up all the stuff that fell down below.seemed a bit much. when in doubt, let it out
by macsailor
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dissapointing 2005 26M
Replies: 133
Views: 27873

I had problems with my dealer as well when I bought my x new in 1996. Promised the world and provided nothing. I ordered a set of engine controls that summer( have a 9.9 hp) and I have yet to get them from him. Is 11 years a bit long to have an item back ordered. Fortunately I found another dealer, ...
by macsailor
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: leesails
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

morning al.A friend of mine has bought a couple of lee sails through their office in Vancouve B.C. for his Vision 660. Seem to be a decent sail with no worries so far. He bought a 150 a couple of years ago, and a new Jib this year . He seems quite happy with them
by macsailor
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 19"
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Hi Bill...I agree with you, I always thought this message board was for sailors that owned or were going to own a Mac. I dont think the rudeness that was expressed to the gentleman with the 19 was warrented nor called for. I feel he asked a lagitimate question about the 19, and we as mac sailors and...
by macsailor
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

we had the same problem with our 96 last weekend. After we had the boat all tucked away and were almost ready to haed home. My wife went to drop the centreboard down a bit . No luck. So its go under the boat and pull it down., Found a bunch of "guck" stuck on the boardl. Got a stiff brush and a seri...
by macsailor
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: cleat risers
Replies: 1
Views: 513

cleat risers

Moe.....Put the new risers on the other day. I finally gort a chance to go out today, and what a difference.I singlehand a lot, and this has made it much easier to work the sheets. Of all the mods I've done over the years, this on has to be among the best. Thanks for your posting on the mod page and...
by macsailor
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: bolt length
Replies: 0
Views: 840

bolt length

Im putting Harken 295 7/8 flat risers on my cam cleats to get less of an angle to make it easier to cleat while singlehandling. I noticed on the mod board that someone else did the same. If someone could let me know what diameter and length of bolts I need, it would be much appreciated. The boats an...
by macsailor
Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

I have a dowser coming for my spinnaker. Since launch day is still a couple of months away, it will be a bit before I can try it. I have never used one, but I asume I need to run a bit of rigging to use it. We too had a bit of trouble the first time we hoisted ours. Got it all twisted around the fur...
by macsailor
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: courtesy flags
Replies: 20
Views: 3762

I too havnt seen to many visiting boats flying a courtesy flag. It is flown on the stbd spreader
by macsailor
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Engine Size (fuel economy)
Replies: 53
Views: 11691

Engine Size (fuel economy)

gentlemen.I dont want to start a big kerfuffle with this, but when I bought my X in 96, I opted for a 9.9 hp motor. I dont have kids at home anymore so skiing is long since passed, and I do sail mostly on an inland lake. Usually I burn 20L (app.6 US gal) of gas a year.So I was just wandering why a l...
by macsailor
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast Water Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

would you not need to fill the tank with RV antifreeze to work?. Mixed with water would dilute it I would think.Last time I bought it I think it was around $3-$4 a gallon.
by macsailor
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast Water Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

would you not nd to fill the tank with RV antifreeze to work?. Mixed with water would dilute it I would think.Last time I bought it I think it was around $3-$4 a gallon.
by macsailor
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Keel
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Keel

My boat is under a foot of snow, so its a bit early to be asking perhaps, but ... Last fall, while sailing in a fairly stiff breeze, main reefed, genoa half furled, my X seemed to want to slip sidways, and we found it was easier to gybe at times than it was to tack. My keel line indicated the keel w...
by macsailor
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: anyone located on vancouver island?
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Bob.Not from the island, but I too have seen a few macs out there, in Vic, Sidney and this fall when I was in Comox. I knoe Gerry Berg in Vancouver has been selling them for years.There use to be a chap from Naniamo on here, but not sure if he still is, but he had an X . Lost of mods posted, so mayb...