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by Newell
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cabin seat cushion for a 97X?
Replies: 13
Views: 3950

Re: Cabin seat cushion for a 97X?

It appears some folks need to go sailing or back on FB. :evil:
by Newell
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15340

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

5th year on Lake Pontchartrain? Wow time is sailing bye. Have crossed to Mandeville, motored up to LaCombe Bayou and returned to the Industrial Canal, crossing both ways by sail on the same tack each way, great winds. Have seen zero Macs this year? A large snake (Water?) tried to enter my motor well...
by Newell
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Front Hatch - arm to hold it up?
Replies: 36
Views: 11398

Re: Front Hatch - arm to hold it up?

Highlander wrote:I have a similar one but never installed it due too the fact that it doe,s not split into two allowing u to fully open the hatch if needed !

J 8)
This is a old topic, but what did you decide to do for hatch support? :?: :macx:
by Newell
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)
Replies: 64
Views: 19882

Re: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)

4 Macs at last count will be sailing the lower Powell area together and apart beginning 9/10/17. Boats are from CA, ID, UT and members of the VYC of SD. Join us if you can or or just hail us on CH 68. 8) :macx:
by Newell
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast Mast Mast - Carbon? Anyone have one? Hobie-Option?
Replies: 15
Views: 5554

Re: Mast Mast Mast - Carbon? Anyone have one? Hobie-Option?

Hi, I have been sailing and racing a mast that was way bent from (just guessing) hitting a bridge. No inside kinks like yours but I straightened with chains and hydraulic jack. Built a outside sleeve out of PVC to spread the fulcrum pressures of the jack. It's not perfect and may be more bendy to af...
by Newell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26M front stay too short to rig to spec?
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: 26M front stay too short to rig to spec?

I can't address M rounding issues, but have my Masts on both X and D straight up (90). Boats will tend to round up in relation to the wind increases. In too much wind (think big!) the boat will round up. Unless sail is reduced or run off-wind. "wasn't paying attention and we must caught a gust comin...
by Newell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: steering cable on 26x
Replies: 16
Views: 5214

Re: steering cable on 26x

Brian, My 26X 1996 has the first type of steering, haven't done anything to it but pour oil (gear lube) into the cable at the steering wheel end. When looking to correct sloppiness check all the connections bestween the connecting arm at the engine to the rudders and engine. You may have loose bolts...
by Newell
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Listed On Craigslist
Replies: 30
Views: 8830

Re: Listed On Craigslist

6:1 Backstay? I didn't know M's had backstays? :o
by Newell
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M - Racing - Lay lines
Replies: 37
Views: 8056

Re: 26M - Racing - Lay lines

Racing my D, the low profile cousin to the M, my tack line to mark is 44 D. My X, is best raced as a one design if you can find a venue, but tack at 55 D or if way below mark, when the mark appears behind a line from the stern of the boat :evil: . I think winning races has more to do with taking adv...
by Newell
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Removing main hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Removing main hatch

Not necessary to take slides off to get main hatch off. I can get mine over the hump by lubricating, prying up with a paint stick and pushing hatch with foot. Have done the Velcro mod several times on the 96X.
by Newell
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rope Traveler/Bridle?
Replies: 12
Views: 5151

Re: Rope Traveler/Bridle?

[quote]cabin roof is tempting but the shorter pivot to goose neck will effect the sheeting angle/quote]. The gooseneck angle isn't the issue, as this is related to the length and the positioning of the traveler. Neither is the stress on the gooseneck. The considerations are cluttering up the cockpit...
by Newell
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rope Traveler/Bridle?
Replies: 12
Views: 5151

Re: Rope Traveler/Bridle?

Sisu, "My issue is that I want to race the boat in a local series that uses windward/leeward courses, which means a lot of tacking, so I'd like to be able to tack with a minimum of reconfiguration." I thought the 25 was originally setup similiar to Classic models, where the mainsheet was mid-boom an...
by Newell
Thu May 04, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15340

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

Wrapping up this NOLA visit, our annual thing. Made 2 long distance (for me) trips into Lake Borgne stayed overnight and sailed the lake and motor-sailed the GICW. Passed 1 sailboat transiting the waterway but no others on the water. Yesterday sailing solo running off-the-wind it got somewhat wild, ...
by Newell
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15340

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

Thanks, have been to Mandeville and Madisonville several trips. Moving boat to the Northshore with 40' RV is more permanent than my time here permts.
by Newell
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15340

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

Did you get my contact information? My wife left it on your R/V in not I can pm you. We are going to try and make the trip to the missippi island's soon if y'all want to tag along. Yes Thanks for pm. Have made 2 trips east on GICW, sailing with jib and main in good wind. Motored down a channel thro...