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by Newell
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: whisker pole
Replies: 51
Views: 12485

Re: whisker pole

It would be interesting to know how many Mac drivers use symmetrical spins? I would guess a 2' section would fit most spinnaker set ups, if placed correctly on the mast.
by Newell
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: whisker pole
Replies: 51
Views: 12485

Re: whisker pole

I have the 6/12 whisker poles always attached to the front of both my Macs. I have a short section of track @12-14' for the sliding the spinaker ring, the top attachment is AL strap hand formed and pop riveted to mast. The pole is always at the ready and I have used it with every foresail configurat...
by Newell
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15330

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

2017 update. Arrived with Fast Sunday in tow from Chula Vista, CA to some bad news. The Seabrook railroad bridge is out of commission since Dec 16 and projected to be down until July. This cuts off Lake Pontchartrain sailing and also no slips available over there. Haven't launched boat after being h...
by Newell
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Loose footed main- advantages? Disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Loose footed main- advantages? Disadvantages?

Great discussion touching on several things as to performance and flaking besides loose footing. I have loose footed mains on both my Macs. I don't flake or even try to flake when I am just dropping the main for the day. I just roll it onto itself and sail tie it on top of the boom and cover it. If ...
by Newell
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Measurements in a cruising chute
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Measurements in a cruising chute

I fly a stock Assm. with a tight luff and extend the tack about 1' up from bow rail on my X. To get the tight luff I have a duel purpose topping lift/spinaker halyard from the mast top. Downsides to be noted: The mast is not supported well from the top, which raises strength issues for the mast. Als...
by Newell
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)
Replies: 64
Views: 19873

Re: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)

Somewhat true, but still several Macs. Look at their homepage showing boats on Powell beach. :wink:
by Newell
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)
Replies: 64
Views: 19873

Re: Sailing Lake Powell (Arizona & Utah)

The VYC of San Diego is planning a Powell trip this year, 2017 during late August/Sept. If you haven't been there and done that before, get with them and enjoy some good sailors doing the trip.
by Newell
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard pivot hole
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: Centerboard pivot hole

The guide for acceptable slop and
noise from your CB is whether you can sleep with the noise or not :x
by Newell
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Centerboard pivot hole
Replies: 24
Views: 9347

Re: Centerboard pivot hole

I just 2 months ago removed my CB on Fast Sunday and re-checked the work on the pivot pin upgrade I did @ 18 years ago. I had put a brass pipe bushing (Lowes) 1/2" pipe, added washers to both sides of the pin/board and capped the ends of the pin with rubber caps. Widened the top of the board with FG...
by Newell
Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Hairline crack/crazing on 26X rudder?
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Hairline crack/crazing on 26X rudder?

Don't use Marine Tex if possible, use FG cloth and gelcoat and do the job right. The location of the crack is more important to the issue of strength and safety of the rudder. :macx:
by Newell
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15330

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

FlyboyTR, Probably I would need to trailer my boat to Ocean Springs and it's a very long rig. I need to check out launch ramps and rv parking but from what I know about the area I am interested in checking it out. Yesterday sailed from Seabrook Bridge to Southshore Marina and had lunch at the Blue C...
by Newell
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mission Beach area San Diego
Replies: 27
Views: 3962

Re: Mission Beach area San Diego

I have done both Mission Bay bridge and Queensway in my X. Haven't done Mission Bay since 99 and it's a close fit for the X, go only at low tide if in a M and have your friend check your clearance. Queensway is no problem for either X or M, I was told it is 47' but can't find a reference.
by Newell
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing
Replies: 29
Views: 15330

Re: New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Winter/Spring Sailing

:) 3rd year at Pontchartrain, thinking of taking a waterway trip from Industrial Canal to Gulfport or Pass Christian, saw X parked at Longreach YC, anybody else in the area and getting on the water? :macx:
by Newell
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: My mods so far
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: My mods so far

Ponaldpe wrote:

Ladder wider and angled out more like stairs.
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How are you doing such a good job welding stainless. What equipment do you use?
by Newell
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor steering 26D
Replies: 14
Views: 3228

Re: Motor steering 26D

Great work. What happens when you motor into the shallows with the motor and tiller attached? Or even when the rudder is up and motoring with engine attached to tiller, can you raise motor quickly?