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by Newell
Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Longer Boom and bigger Mainsail
Replies: 42
Views: 12578

Longer Boom, bigger mainsail

Am I noticing something different here? ............ Mac-X .... Mac-M Luff...... 24'09"... 28'02" Leech... 25'11"... 27'05" Foot..... 10'05"... 10'05" The M's luff is 3' 5" longer but the leech is only 2' 8" this doesn't appear as more roach but much less roach than the X main. Someone earlier said ...
by Newell
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Two 2540# trailer wheels for $201
Replies: 22
Views: 7233

15" tires

I moved to 15" bias ply 3 years ago. Longer shackles (self-made) to compensate. Lost a wheel bearing last year which took off the starboard fender in the process. Made my own brackets on a new, wider fender looks and works good. I got the tires and rims for $153. 65 lbs of air is a stable ride and n...
by Newell
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing Speed Record
Replies: 26
Views: 5896

Sailing speed record and racing (FM)

Frank,

Look again at the graphic it is antimated, what a hoot.

FM, good luck racing. Perhaps you should take off the dodger and the radar tower if you really want to be competive against other 26Xs. You may have your main a little tight for such light winds.

Newell
by Newell
Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Winch capacity?
Replies: 23
Views: 5559

Winching onto Trailer

I also think I had to reverse the anti reversing pawl so that it would work correctly. Not to clear on this part. I know another owner machined a part to do the same thing so a change has to be made but I can't remember it being much work.
by Newell
Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Winch capacity?
Replies: 23
Views: 5559

Winching onto Trailer

I used longer bolts and bolted through the same holes using washers to strengten the winch. As I remember the winch is mounted backward from it's original position. The hole for the line to pass through the support is drilled just ahead of the rubber V-block. I have faired the hole with a file but i...
by Newell
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Winch capacity?
Replies: 23
Views: 5559

Winching onto Trailer

Over the years I have heard about this problem innumerable times. The original winch is rated heavy enough to winch the boat to the V stop without any additional refloating, winching while coming up the ramp (sort of hard to do singelhanded). The winch is in the wrong position. J. Kerwin came up wit...
by Newell
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Problem winching boat to trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 8545

Winching onto Trailer

Does anybody read any of this? The Mac Bump is not some sort of Roger Blessing for having bought a Mac. Read my earlier post. Yes it requires a little work but look at the time, wear and tear you will save on both the boat and vehicle loading your boat. Remount the original winch. That's the solutio...
by Newell
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Problem winching boat to trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 8545

mAC bUMP

Change the angle of the winch. Take it off the bottom of the support and put above and drill a hole for the rope or strap through the support. It will now pull up and you can stop the problem of having to do the bump. I never do and have been trailering for 8 years
by Newell
Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Performance rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Performance Rudders

The past two years Conch Cruisers trips, we have had two different 26S break their HDPE rudders. On the '03 trip to Bimini, the rudder, which was a laminated sandwich of two mirrored halves, first delaminated at approximately the top half of the rudder, then one of the halves broke close to the bra...
by Newell
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor trim tab
Replies: 36
Views: 9177

Was Trim Tab, has now digressed to planing and balance

I disagree with the previous 2 posts. The boat in the pic. looks stern heavy to me and it's not clear from the picture if the ballast is in or not. I have seen all sorts of Xs with different relationships to the boot line at rest. The most common is stern heavy. I equate these to captains that are m...
by Newell
Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Supporting furler for trailering
Replies: 38
Views: 7666

Furling extension support

Replying or commenting to Norbert's post above. If you are taking the furler off of the mast at the top end then laying it in a S curve this is okay I suppose, though time consuming. If you are not disconnecting it then make sure the attachment is not in a position to vibrate. I lost a forestay on a...
by Newell
Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How does one run a successful business when they...???
Replies: 35
Views: 7477

Sail costs

Frank, I also like how your genny looks. I think you have roller furling and I find it interesting that your sheet is under the railing. My 150 is sheeted over the railing with my cars forward. I have moved the sail down onto the furler drum as far as possible and still I have to sheet over the rail.
by Newell
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Performance rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Performance Rudders

Surely, there is someone who already has these on a X and would provide a performance review?

Apparently, owners of the older model with AL brackets are out-of-luck like me.
by Newell
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Just drained the carbs on my Tohatsu
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Draining Carbs

Not to suggest that you do anything different but I have never drained the carbs or gastanks and have only run the engine dry on 2 of the 7 Winters I've owned it. No problems, no down time.
by Newell
Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Head shower...worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 14393

Head Shower

I have done the done the work but haven't realized anything from it. I have plumbed a drain in the aft corner of the head to a homemade shower sump/bilge pump Y ed to head thruhull. Have 26 gallon bladder and demand pump for supply to overhead shower fixture that stores in starboard cavity and is al...