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by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Flooring on a 26D
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: New Flooring on a 26D

Looks heavy. I might use the Eva foam decking instead. It comes in teak and is self stick. Better than carpet not as heavy as wood. Cleaning? Don’t know. But it’s used for paddle board decks frequently.


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by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25

To people considering this option, know that these boats are built to be light. There are better options if you want to have a lot of comforts like a big fridge and AC and the fuel and generator to run it all for a week. These boats won’t sail well with a lot of weight on them, and there are better ...
by Ixneigh
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Photo uploading easy

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Check out this cool wreck I found this Spring

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by Ixneigh
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Photo uploading easy

Tinypic must die! ;)

Ix
by Ixneigh
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 2953

Re: Where is everyone?

That photo site that a user suggested in the repair forum works well. Like tinypic minus the BS. Also, A telegram chat group might also be an alternative. Pictures are easy in that. Ix
by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Extra glass on foredeck
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Extra glass on foredeck

Another project this off season was some extra glass on the fore deck. This area gets a lot of use on my boat. The layers of biaxial fiberglass stiffened it up a bit. This is the same treatment I gave the coach roof. The factory went a bit light on the glass on the decks of these boats in my opinion...
by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Foredeck cleats bolts and backing plates.
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Foredeck cleats bolts and backing plates.

Yea don’t bother. You might remove a bolt to check it’s condition. Don’t bother installing a backing plate. The fiber glass is so thick there in the M model 26 that a plate is not needed. The factory washers were of adequate size. I did install a plate since I took both cleats off to check everythin...
by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Photo uploading easy

Well alltheeffrighty then! You get the bloody gold star of the month award.

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by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Photo uploading easy
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Photo uploading easy

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by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchoring in Municipal Waters
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Anchoring in Municipal Waters

In the keys we can anchor anywhere and for however long. Home owners own the home. Not the water. However, accessing the shore from the boat is a challenge. I live aboard my boat for most of the year. Irresponsible boaters, drugged out derelicts and seagoing hippies have made things difficult in the...
by Ixneigh
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: SS rounds at rudder posts...
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: SS rounds at rudder posts...

Hi Kurz My rudder brackets have been doing the same thing since I got my boat. While I used several big washers under the heads of therudder bolts to help stop the bending, I believe that part of the problem is slop or looseness in the pivot hole of the rudder. Weather that slop is from wear of the ...
by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anyone purchased BWY rudders for an M somewhat recently?
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Anyone purchased BWY rudders for an M somewhat recently?

The wood blades, made from oak, do not flex. Nor will they break. I applied several layers of heavy cloth to mine, then installed a bronze pivot bushing remove the slop that resulted from the old ones wollowing out the pivot bolt holes. Removing the slop here reduces the bending force on the rudder ...
by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: daggerboard 26m
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: daggerboard 26m

I would use plywood plug, and plenty of glass. Just use regular polyester resin. I would put at least 3/8 inch of glass over everything with more in the bottom. A lot more. Where it hits the bottom of the ocean. It will be heavy enough to sink down easily. I bought a spare board when I bought my boa...
by Ixneigh
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Motor well scupper.
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Motor well scupper.

I ended up locating some of the hardware at a marine 2nd hand place nearby much more economically than buying it from West Marine. I found some 11/4 inch matched through hull fittings in bronze so I installed those. The hull outlet is now on the other side of the engine from where the sink outlet is...
by Ixneigh
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Preventer just saved my stupid skull
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Preventer just saved my stupid skull

I installed running backstays so I’m more inclined to Run wing on wing in stronger conditions. Not my fav point of sail. My max speed was seven knots, but I got that out of my v22.2 at any rate. Thanks for the reminder to be careful.
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