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by Newell
Sun May 01, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gooseneck Advisory
Replies: 15
Views: 4069

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: 4075

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: 3535

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: 2917

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: 4119

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: 14489

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: 20332

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
Fast Sunday 96X[/img]
by Newell
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Why can't the M significantly out sail the X
Replies: 51
Views: 14489

X & M Performance

Last year I was in a VYC of San Diego race with a 04 M. There were 3 Xs and 1M in 2 races. At one point going to weather the M and I were very close. I was pointing as high as my boat points and I thought the M could have out-pointed me but since I had the inside track he could not pull away from me...
by Newell
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Leave the Boom Attached to the Mast?
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

Boom on Mast Storage

I also have ordered the new gooseneck from my dealer. I have converted to rolling the main on the boom over the vang. Combining mods I think the newer type gooseneck can be converted to a swivel and still allow the rolled main-on-boom to go parallel to the mast. Since I don't have it in hand, just g...
by Newell
Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 28 Coming - And I want one!
Replies: 40
Views: 8016

New 28

So is the consensus that there is no new French boat in the offing? I was getting very interested.

Perhaps this thrread could be sent to Roger M. for review. There is a market I believe.
by Newell
Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water Ballast Question...
Replies: 26
Views: 4601

Ballast Valve(s) configuration

I think only the 95 model Xs had the small fill valve on the port side. My boat built in April 96 had the small starboard valve. I removed it and put in the large valve. I capped the hump valve and drilled a front vent that travels up to the anchor locker and tees into the anchor locker vent. After ...
by Newell
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Topping lift install
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Topping Lift Instll

I think a better alternative to having 2 snaps or wrapping is to have the snap on a loop tied with a slip knot. Topping lift can be adjusted without removing the hook.

Newell
by Newell
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Secondary forestay again
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Secondary Forestay

Hi, If you raise the original forestay up the mast, the rake of the mast is more vertical. Have you already changed the angle of your mast? I wonder why Doyle had their offshore shop build all those 150 Gennys? The X or any other boat is only overpowered when the existing wind reaches the point the ...
by Newell
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Racing
Replies: 25
Views: 5113

Racing

DavidB, I wrote a long reply but my browser dropped the connection and I lost it before I could post it. I have raced my X every year. I have raced on the Great Salt Lake, Lake Mead and San Diego Bay. Have more fun competing in one design and without meaning to brag my X has only been beaten by 1 ot...
by Newell
Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: CAN MAC 26M BE BOUGHT WITHOUT THE SINGLE AXLE MAC TRAILER
Replies: 30
Views: 6458

Backing Trailer

I back my trailer up a steep driveway each round trip. I drilled and use a pin to disengage the surge brake, yes it may be a pain in the butt. When I lost a wheel and wasn't able to get the right parts on a 2300 mile trip, I used the pin to disengage the unit and completed the trip without brakes an...