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by Newell
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Problem winching boat to trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 7383

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: 2191

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: 7166

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: 5970

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: 5794

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: 2191

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: 880

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: 12565

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...
by Newell
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Interesting mainsheet (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Interesting Mainsheet

As I recall I think the Pardies had this same set up on their boat. I don't believe this attempts to do the work of a traveller because this multiple attachment point setup won't pull the boom upwind past center. I'm thinking the advantage of this is it divides the load on the hull to 2 separate poi...
by Newell
Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Most Awsome Race Yet!
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Racing

Tom, I really enjoyed the races also. The wife is more than courageous to put up with my antics. Since she is at the wheel sometimes there are 2 captains. If she wants to try it again we will but I am changing my boat to be better able to race singlehanded if she wants to do something else on race d...
by Newell
Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flexible Furler Warping
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Flexible Furler Warping

You are lucky if it is only at the top. Mine is more in the middle dating back to when I used to lash the furler around the steaming light (since discarded). I think the furler literature said the extrusion could be removed made into a circle and placed in the sun and it would return to straight or ...
by Newell
Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Furler Winding
Replies: 17
Views: 3381

Furling direction discussion

My sailmaker pointed out that there is an outside and a inside to the jib/genoa. The sail should be rolled so that the leech has the smooth side out and the cut side in. He said the UV protection is only on the outside. My sail goe on clockwise and comes off counterclockwise.
by Newell
Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Boat Fixun' on the cheap
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Sea Sprite

I owned a Sea Raider but it sounds like this boat. 16' tri-hull with a Chrysler 75. Fast and stable but hard on the back when running in chop.
by Newell
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How many Mac sailors would like to race?
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Racing

:D I have raced my X, the only sailboat owned. First I just comparitively raced, i.e. the other boats not aware of the race. Later, my first one-on-one race was with another X a 97. Having badly beaten the 97 the racing idea became a passion. I have raced perhaps 8-10 organized races now. Some with ...
by Newell
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26X PHRF
Replies: 31
Views: 10810

26X PHRF

359 seems to be closer to a fair handicap than any lower #. I raced a D that made several more tacks than I going to weather and still was behind over 20 minutes after him giving me 143 seconds per mile in a 4.2 mile race. Having to use binoculars to watch the first place boat beat the second place ...