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by Sumner
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Back in the water
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: Back in the water

Congrats on being back in the water. ..... Next time I will rent a compressor and do it my self with a harbor freight air sander. That is THE ONLY way to sand boat bottoms. Period. Full stop....Ix HF also has an electrica DA sander now.... https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-57-amp-heavy-duty-dual-ac...
by Sumner
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

Sumner, I saw your version. I like the versatility, but I was wanting to create a version that would store over the sink. As usual...you are the gold standard. It is always good to get your feedback. Robert Up high over the sink or laying on it? I wouldn't want anything I had to move to use the sin...
by Sumner
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

I'm still figuring out what I want to do for a table. ... We faced the same problem at first. I didn't like the idea of anything fixed in location as there is no ideal location on a boat of our size. I came up with the following table that ... http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/macgregor/09-24...
by Sumner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Solar (again) with ACR
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: Solar (again) with ACR

....Next set up will be to connect batteries in parallel as one bank and eliminate combiner. I carry a NOCO genius boost in case it is drawn down too far. +1 If one uses the ACR I'd run all the charging sources to one battery and let the ACR take care of the other. That seems to be the preferred me...
by Sumner
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reversing in the marina
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Reversing in the marina

Boat, Ricard has a 26S. I don’t believe there is a wheel. If I’m wrong, I’m sure the correction will arrive swiftly. :) Ray Correct, according to his signature he has an S. Hopefully comments related to X's and M's haven't confused him. With the S point the back of the tiller and outboard tiller in...
by Sumner
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Fuel filter placement?
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Fuel filter placement?

Are your holding the bulb vertical with the arrow up while squeezing it? This can help in some cases.... https://youtu.be/Mrt38-ulYFc Sumner ============================ 1300 miles to the Bahamas and back -- 2015 The MacGregor 26-S The Endeavour 37 Trips to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Canada, Florida Mac-...
by Sumner
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reversing in the marina
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Reversing in the marina

I have a Mac 25 and have always reversed using both the outboard and rudder. It makes the backing up process very precise. In all honesty, I wouldn't know how else to reverse as precisely without using this method. The above works perfectly with the 26S. You can back and turn the boat in its own le...
by Sumner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Fuel filter placement?
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Fuel filter placement?

http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/macgregor2/10-14-10-7-Tank%20Lines.jpg Ours is between the tank and the bulb. Never a problem and I've taken the outboard off for storage a year at a time and mounted it, attached the fuel line and fired it right up without touching the bulb but did fire the ...
by Sumner
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: I plan my trips early obviously
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: I plan my trips early obviously

.... I guess now that's my question is if once I get to the abacos if I will be disappointed because it's not nearly as beautiful as the exumas and pretty similar to the keys or if it will be just as stunning as the exumas... I think with nippers pig island and a couple of the other things my kids ...
by Sumner
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: I plan my trips early obviously
Replies: 21
Views: 3234

Re: I plan my trips early obviously

For me there is no comparison now. The Keys are just a step in getting to the Bahamas. Water quality is better but that isn't the determining factor. What you do have in the Bahamas is ... http://1fatgmc.com/boat/mac-1/2015%20Bahamas/2-Bahamas-1/04-13-15-Lee%20Stocking-9.jpg ... natural sand beaches...
by Sumner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Could use some advise
Replies: 31
Views: 4613

Re: Could use some advise

If the pin keeps walking out in that direction and results in forces on the ring then I would turn the pin around so that the forces are on the head, Sumner ============================ 1300 miles to the Bahamas and back -- 2015 The MacGregor 26-S The Endeavour 37 Trips to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Cana...
by Sumner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Help getting a Bimini
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: Help getting a Bimini

How do you have clearance between your boom and your bimini? I realize I've only sailed on my old boat with blown out sails, but on my boat I have to be careful of boom smacking the poptop. I can't imagine adding another structure to worry about. New sails are in the budget for next season though, ...
by Sumner
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Help getting a Bimini
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: Help getting a Bimini

See if this helps at all. There are some dimensions there of what we bought ... http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/macgregor/outside-10.html Been happy with that install, but now don't use a bimini since... http://1fatgmc.com/boat/mac-1/mac-outside/Trolling-Motor/14--11-14%20Trolling%20Solar%20...
by Sumner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: West Marine Price Matching
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: West Marine Price Matching

They tried this before a few years back and had to give it up. Can't see how they can do it with the overhead and taxes on individual stores vs. an internet store that doesn't have a lot of that, Sumner I think if they don't do it, they wont be competitive enough to stay viable. I'm not sure about ...
by Sumner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: West Marine Price Matching
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: West Marine Price Matching

They tried this before a few years back and had to give it up. Can't see how they can do it with the overhead and taxes on individual stores vs. an internet store that doesn't have a lot of that, Sumner ============================ 1300 miles to the Bahamas and back -- 2015 The MacGregor 26-S The En...