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by Brian
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 6517

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 11:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I'm back...and other tales of woe
Replies: 21
Views: 7444

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 10:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3605

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 1:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Friends' boat just went down
Replies: 51
Views: 12053

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 6:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

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 11:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26M Boat lift/floating dock
Replies: 21
Views: 6517

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 3:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Flag Halyard position?
Replies: 17
Views: 3506

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 2:56 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2017 Summer Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 11373

Re: 2017 Summer Photos

Nice pics everyone! Here is a winter photo.
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by Brian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Flag Halyard position?
Replies: 17
Views: 3506

Re: Flag Halyard position?

Mine is in the middle as well.
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by Brian
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice
Replies: 116
Views: 18746

Re: 'BOAT' needs your help and advice

I like it!
by Brian
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s
Replies: 15
Views: 5723

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 4:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to burn rope ends?
Replies: 24
Views: 5832

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...
by Brian
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s
Replies: 15
Views: 5723

Re: Boatlift Support for 1993 M26s

I have had my Mac on a 6,000# Galvalift (floating boat lift) since the summer of 2005 (12 years). I would also suggest the lengthwise (bow to stern) supports. My supports are carpet covered treated wood 2" x 6" boards bolted to a galvanized framework. There are multiple reasons why this is a better ...
by Brian
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Maps for Lowrance LMS-525C DF: Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Maps for Lowrance LMS-525C DF: Suggestions?

I too have a 10 year old Lowrance Chatplotter. Mine is an LMS-337 DF which is almost the same as the one Bilge has with a 5" display. MIne was purchased in the summer of 2005 while I was waiting for Roger MacGregor to build the boat I ordered. My unit probably has had about 1,000 hours of trouble fr...
by Brian
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Charging batteries with shore power question
Replies: 43
Views: 8820

Re: Charging batteries with shore power question

Back to the original question. Most battery chargers are connected directly to the batteries, so it does not matter how the Perko switch is set. On my boat the batteries are charging whenever shore power is plugged in. BTW, it's about 50 degrees here is Austin, TX right now. I actually enjoy sailing...