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by Newell
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Review in Boatworks Magazine
Replies: 66
Views: 10681

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: 3586

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: 3586

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: 6082

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: 1203

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: 5161

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: 5161

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: 1188

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...
by Newell
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: wheel in a Macgregor 26D
Replies: 3
Views: 3050

26 D with Wheel Steering

I helped a fellow step his mast at Lake Mead in April of 2004. He was from AZ and had come to try out his new wheel steering he had just installed. I invited him to race with us and it looked like he started the race then went on his own or had problems. Don't remember the name of the boat or owner.
by Newell
Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: initial Reactions Gemini 105
Replies: 19
Views: 3686

gEMINI 105

What did you pay for a 2000 model? What were the shipping costs?

Newell
by Newell
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cutting my 26x Mast by 2 feet?
Replies: 25
Views: 3412

Mast Cutting

I'm voting for dropping the mast vs shortening the mast. The procedure is much less tipsy without a furler. Do away with the furler, you can always sell it later. Run your jib halyard to the cabin, tighten up your baby stays, now when you go out to the Ocean you don't even need your forestay pinned....
by Newell
Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Back from LOWISA races
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Lowisa/Racing

BB, Now you have me looking up Alcova, WY. Never heard of it before. I hadn't considered WY as much of sailing venue before. I hauled my X to Jackson Lake 6 or 7 years ago and had a blah type of trip. I can take windshifts and gusts, but when it comes rolling down off the Tetons from above it was ve...
by Newell
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Back from LOWISA races
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Lowisa Racing

BB, Yes, I put the main on the same side as the genny but pulled in. My intention for the main is to direct wind into the Asm Spin. However, I have only done this in racing against other boats for fun. I have never listed my boat as having a spinnaker so race non-spinnaker. I'm usually short-handed ...
by Newell
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Back from LOWISA races
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Racing the M

Way to go, racing is great. Several comments. When running dead downwind did you try poleing out the genny or the spinnaker and going wing on wing with all 3 sails? I usually pull up the CB on my X. You may think the 240 rating was too low at least I do. I'm still of the opinion that 359 the VYC est...
by Newell
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Channel Islands, CA - July 2005 Loop Trip
Replies: 124
Views: 31086

Catalina

The VYC of SD will be arriving at Cat Harbor sometime in the middle of Friday the 15th for a raft up. Perhaps we could see you in 2 Harbors for drinks in the pm?

Newell
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