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by Newell
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: The best free download read this winter!
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Confession of a Long Distance Sailor

I was really enjoying the read, now it looks like the site is down. Anybody know if the story is in print? Anybody have a copy?

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by Newell
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Keel 180 Lbs
Replies: 61
Views: 24979

180 lb DB

The question about tension on a weighted DB or CB when trailering I addressed earlier is more relevant to the 180 pounder than mine. In my case the weight is a lever arm working against uphaul line so my 40 lbs of lead is multiple x wt being held up by the tension of the uphaul. I think letting the ...
by Newell
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Keel 180 Lbs
Replies: 61
Views: 24979

180 lb

I knew the next question would be how much weight I added. I think someone said the original board weighed 30 lbs empty. I never weighed mine. I don't think it weighs more than 70 though. Even so I don't like trailering with tension on the uphaul line. I let the tip rest on the trailer with the upha...
by Newell
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Keel 180 Lbs
Replies: 61
Views: 24979

180 lb DB

As this is a weighted DB proposal perhaps a weighted CB on a 26X is out of the range of discussion. I modified my CB by filling the bottom @1/3 with melted lead (tire wheel weights) several years ago. Previously I built up the top of the board to match the trunk cavity to within 1/8" with layers of ...
by Newell
Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Larger Rig for M ega fast.
Replies: 15
Views: 3981

Go Fast mods

I missed the A25 before and can't read the language on the website. Remarkable boat. Very trailerable, 2 rudders and room for a larger? engine, very mac like. Can't tell if it is CB or DB. Anybody know the price delivered? Extendable bowsprit now that would be fun.
by Newell
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mod involving the X-Compression post
Replies: 25
Views: 7231

CB Mod

GG, Consider a mod that replaces the Fiberglass CB with a SS one, similarily shaped, with the lower end shaped for a single point attachment. I know this would be challenging. However the mod would be to add a shaped leaded form (Wing?) with a design that would allow it to pivot 90 D. When the board...
by Newell
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Zeno's Arrow
Replies: 226
Views: 63883

Zeno's Arrow

Maddmike, I haven't read this entire thread so don't know if you are real, but you seem knowledgable. If you have a 96 26X then you haven't been voyaging for 10 years. I got mine in May 96 and put it on Tahoe in June for a week. There was a X I located in the Tahoe Keys and it could have been yours....
by Newell
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Review in Boatworks Magazine
Replies: 66
Views: 12900

26 X Reviews

Sometimes I get so focused on the merits of my X that I slip outside certain realities and think that I can invent my around some of it's sailing performance problems. On one such sojurn I e-mailed FM with some ideas and received a nice, though suspect reply, toting achievements that are suspect in ...
by Newell
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Excessive Heeling and Rounding Up (further question)
Replies: 11
Views: 4139

Moving weight forward

Removed duplicate post.
by Newell
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Excessive Heeling and Rounding Up (further question)
Replies: 11
Views: 4139

Moving weight forward

I have been active in the technique's considered on the old Sailnet List to be effective for reducing weather helm, improvements in pointing and speed upwind on the X. I have my batteries (2) at the very front of the V on top of the ballast tank, followed by a 26 gal. water bladder. My mast has been...
by Newell
Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I'm Going To MacGregor Factory
Replies: 43
Views: 7853

Factory Tour

The question about the need for a 30 X 8(1/2) is for real with many of us. I want mine with a shower and forced air heat, and still launchable without a tongue extention.
by Newell
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Did the Mead Maddness Men Makeit ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Mead Fall Flotilla

Hi Skip, I met you on Saturday evening, thanks for the help launching in the dark, almost hit a powerboat on the beach when I finally tied up with the group. We really had a great trip with the exception of the bad wind day. It caught me at the front of the pack with the jib and main up. The topping...
by Newell
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: anybody seen the new hunter 25?
Replies: 27
Views: 6106

H 25

Took another look, iti's a fractional rig but appears perhaps a 95% or so.
by Newell
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: anybody seen the new hunter 25?
Replies: 27
Views: 6106

Hunter 25

No backstay like the M but it looks masthead rigged, if that's a CDI furler it has some sort of second halyard attached to the top? Still the mast looks curved like a fractional rig. If it sails better than the water-ballasted 260 then it will blow the X & M out as a sailor.
by Newell
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: knock downs
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Heeling

Bob, If money isn't a issue buy a catalina or a hunter. You get what you pay for and both are trailerable though somewhat harder to set up and take down than a Mac. I sailed 11 miles last Saturday in 14-16 knts of wind with Jenny and full main. Boat was heeled 20-25 degrees all day. I was single-han...