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by Newell
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: CATALINA JULY 24 - 26
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Catalina

May see you at the launch ramp in San Pedro. I will be returning from Avalon on the 23rd. Look for a 26X Fast Sunday.

Newell
by Newell
Thu May 26, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: To Hawaii on a Merit 25
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Merit 25

The several Merit 25s I have seen look similiar to the X with a white hull and black stripe. However that is where the similarity ends. Fast racers under sail, not much headroom in the cabin and no power planning capabilities.

Newell
by Newell
Thu May 26, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard Line
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

CB distance

The distance of 19" pops up but don't know from where. One fellow posted measurements of how much line dropped the board 1/4, 1/2 and so on. I lost that post, from the Sailnet board. That is if the uphaul is 1:1 which mine isn't. I always sail with mine fully down unless the water is shallow. Since ...
by Newell
Wed May 11, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sportpilot Plus
Replies: 38
Views: 5524

Sportpilot + Problems

Has anyone had their unit develop intermittant problems? Last season worked great this year it worked twice on a 5 day trip. When set it won't make any correction for a time allowing the boat to turn, then it will spin the wheel all the way to the stop usually a port turn.

Newell
Fast Sunday 96X
by Newell
Mon May 09, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 17MPH undersail.
Replies: 27
Views: 4663

Don't tell the M brochure is also saying the same things the X claimed?
by Newell
Sat May 07, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tohatsu 50hp Fuel problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Fuel Problem

I shouldn't even say this but I never winterize my Nissen 50. If this boat has been sitting around for several years then it might be a problem at getting the fuel into the carbs.
by Newell
Sat May 07, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New post on lines led aft
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

Lines led Aft

I ran Jib and Main halyards through mast base plate mounted blocks through Shafer oranizer so that each line is on each side of the baby stay bracket both go through a double clutch about 1' in front of the winch. Yes the clutch is overkill but I purchased everything during the Winter on eBay includ...
by Newell
Sat May 07, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gooseneck Advisory
Replies: 15
Views: 3592

Gooseneck

I'm responding to myself here. I received the new gooseneck complete with SS rivets and 4 SS screws. My question is are the later model goosenecks both X and M screwed onto the end of the boom? The early model AL round billet type was through bolted with 1, 1/4" bolt. I like the new arrangement. It ...
by Newell
Sun May 01, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gooseneck Advisory
Replies: 15
Views: 3592

Broken Gooseneck

Now that I have ordered a new gooseneck from the factory I'm wondering what they will send me. I have the old style fitting and a homemade swivel so that I can roll the main onto the boom. However under strong vang pressure the boom gets a little cockeyed and pushes slightly to the side of the mast....
by Newell
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: MEAD MADNESS
Replies: 8
Views: 3591

Mead Madness and Founder's Day Cup Race

Roy and others attending MM05 for the first time.

Plan on the the Saturday am Fun race. It is both fun and challenging. It's the closest thing you can find to one-design racing for the Xs.

Looking forward to meeting and beating you LOL.

Newell
Fast Sunday 96X :)
by Newell
Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cautionary Tale, CDI Furler
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

CDI Turnbuckle problems

I have used what alx 357 uses, i.e. medium ring dings. I used to loosen and retighten my turnbuckle on every outing, ring dings work better for this than siezeing wire in my opinion.

Newell
96X Fast Sunday
by Newell
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Mast Raising System Concern
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

M Mast Raising System

I have only watched a newbie raise his mast on a M. It looked a little more complicated than a X. You may be talking about babystays on your mast which the X also uses or you may be referring to something different. Make sure the thimbles are straight, giving maximum length before starting the lift....
by Newell
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard rope diagnosis--CUT ROPE?
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

CB line problems

Just a quick note, since I've been there and done that. I have a 96X and converted from the cable to Spectra, made the cable into a split backstay. Have replaced the Spectra once since it was fraying badly where the line contacts the compression tube. Checking the tube by feel found a rough edge. As...
by Newell
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Why can't the M significantly out sail the X
Replies: 51
Views: 12455

X & M Performance

216 is a huge insult to all X racers. VYC established 359 with some success.

Personally, the latter is embarasing but the X is no racer from a traditional standpoint.
by Newell
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Free and Inexpensive Mods, Please
Replies: 66
Views: 17605

Cheap Mods

8 years of mast up and down and still using original bolt and I have a furler. Perhaps better than using 2 bolts put a taper on the original and drill a hole in it for a pin. Then those who are challenged, only have 1 bolt and the pin to keep in-hand.

Newell
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