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by Brian
Thu May 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Question about 12 gallon fuel tanks

I like having storage in the cockpit so I would probably keep a 12 gallon tank on one side, and a smaller tank on the other so that you can store misc items like a helm cover and a small drink cooler. I have one 12 gallon tank and four six gallon tanks. The 12 gallon tank has been in my shed for a c...
by Brian
Thu May 07, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

I am mastless at the moment, until I finish repairing my boatlift, so using the genoa is not an option.

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Honestly, I have never used an anchor for an emergency brake either, but if you look at how close I am to rocks it might not be a bad idea...
by Brian
Thu May 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: $200 Emergency Brake
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: $200 Emergency Brake

That's brilliant! I am going to copy. I keep a light anchor in the cockpit that I call a lunchhook. What starscream has is overkill for that. I use a small danforth anchor that is probably appropriate for a johnboat that I had laying around in my garage. It is only good for a quick sandwich, beer or...
by Brian
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 7566

Re: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock

There is no need to modify your Hydrohoist to match the trailer. All you need are the standard two bow to stern 2" x 6" boards which are parallel and placed about 38" apart. My boat has been on one of these lifts since 2005 with no issues. I attach a line to the bow eye, and lines to each stern clea...
by Brian
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I'm back...and other tales of woe
Replies: 21
Views: 8754

Re: I'm back...and other tales of woe

Hi Bilge, The last two EverStart Marine Batteries I purchased from Walmart only lasted three years. I have since switched to these batteries from Batteries + Bulbs: https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/marine-and-boat/dual-purpose-(starting_cycling) They have pretty good reviews. It's too early to ...
by Brian
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 4659

Re: Where you have the fresh water fill in?

Here is where I put the deck fill on my M:
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Here is the complete mod: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ?view=1166
by Brian
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Friends' boat just went down
Replies: 51
Views: 14704

Re: Friends' boat just went down

Back to the original topic. What happened to the partially sunken boat? Were they able to recover it? It happened in fresh water, right? A few months back a Catalina 22 almost sunk in it's slip because of a leaking through hull at our marina. It was in about the same position as the boat in the pict...
by Brian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: Gelcoat

For a small repair you can try this:

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/1408-1v0.htm
by Brian
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 7566

Re: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock

I have been using a 6000# Galva-Lift floating boat lift since 2001. My Mac has been on it since I purchased it new in August of 2005. My previous boat was stored on the lift for four years before that. It has the standard two bow to stern 2" x 6" boards which are parallel and placed about 38" apart....
by Brian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Flag Halyard position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4335

Re: Flag Halyard position?

BTW, these are the instructions that I used to install my flag halyards. https://stingysailor.com/2015/09/19/make-a-flag-halyard-to-fly-your-favorite-colors-2/ I even ordered some of the materials from his links. Normally I am good about posting to the mods section after I complete a mod but in this...
by Brian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2017 Summer Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 12698

Re: 2017 Summer Photos

Nice pics everyone! Here is a winter photo.
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by Brian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Flag Halyard position?
Replies: 17
Views: 4335

Re: Flag Halyard position?

Mine is in the middle as well.
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by Brian
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice
Replies: 116
Views: 22083

Re: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice

I like it!
by Brian
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s
Replies: 15
Views: 6443

Re: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s

Regarding keeping the ballast tank full or not. The main reason I empty mine is because the lift sits about six inches lower in the water with the extra 1,150 pounds of water in the tank. Below is a picture of my boat on the lift. http://i66.tinypic.com/znlyyq.jpg Remember, my lift is a floating lif...
by Brian
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to burn rope ends?
Replies: 24
Views: 6957

Re: How to burn rope ends?

I use a rope cutter. https://www.amazon.com/Seachoice-79901-ELECTRIC-ROPE-CUTTING/dp/B005150RE8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497301454&sr=8-1&keywords=rope+cutter+gun It melts the ends while you cut the rope. That's what they use at West Marine. It is also handy for temporarily burning two rope ends toge...