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by danphilgreen
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25
Replies: 9
Views: 3640

Re: Liveaboard Cruising Mods Mac/Venture 25

Hi Scienclooker, I have a 26S and have been considering putting a 5k AC unit in a hole in the bulkhead between the aft berth and the laz. There is enough room in the laz for the unit (barely) and I figured it would work as long as the laz hatch was kept open. Having done something similar, do you ha...
by danphilgreen
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Time to replace standing rigging?
Replies: 10
Views: 3333

Re: Time to replace standing rigging?

I'm late to the party on this post, but for the benefit of any lurkers who might be seeking info re: standing rigging in the future, I replaced mine myself this last year (which I assume was original) on my 1990 26S. There was some rust and fraying visible. Total cost of materials was about $200 plu...
by danphilgreen
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cutting a hole in bulkhead between laz and aft berth on an S
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Cutting a hole in bulkhead between laz and aft berth on an S

This is in relation to my earlier post re: AC, but I'm wondering if anyone has done this for any reason? Did you learn anything? I know there are actually two walls to go through - the laz bulkhead and the interior liner. I assume they are pressed against ea. other in this area. Is that correct? Als...
by danphilgreen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Photo documentation of mods on 26S "Goldilocks"
Replies: 0
Views: 1565

Photo documentation of mods on 26S "Goldilocks"

I've done quite a few mods on my boat. Some I have copied from others. I have recently done a lot of woodwork that was inspired by others, but I did my own take on things. I've kept a Facebook photo album as documentation. For the woodwork, you'll have to scroll way down. It has been made "Public." ...
by danphilgreen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Air conditioner in the laz
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Air conditioner in the laz

I have a '90 26S, "Goldilocks." I've searched for the following and could find no discussion of it. If it exists, please excuse, but has anyone tried putting a little 5k btu window AC unit in the laz of a 26S or D by way of cutting an opening in the bulkhead between the laz and the aft berth either ...
by danphilgreen
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26S bilge question
Replies: 17
Views: 7141

Re: 26S bilge question

Thanks Grady and Sum. I was thinking about making a hole in the bottom of the bulkhead with a small hole saw and then keeping it plugged unless there was water to get rid of. But then there may already be a hole somewhere that I just haven't been able to find yet.
by danphilgreen
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26S bilge question
Replies: 17
Views: 7141

26S bilge question

Hi all. I have been searching but not finding an answer so I'm going to go ahead and post a question. My fairly new to me 26S came with a bilge pump in the bottom of the laz. I was under the impression that the laz was open to the rest of the bilge under the cabin. Upon crawling around in there the ...
by danphilgreen
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: She's all mine!
Replies: 58
Views: 17566

Re: She's all mine!

Congrats! I am on a parallel path having also purchased a 1990 26S a couple of months ago. I've had mine out about a half dozen times already and love it! I had never been on board one in the water before buying mine and was ready to accept pretty much any caveat in order to gain the trailering bene...
by danphilgreen
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor steering 26D
Replies: 12
Views: 3199

Re: Motor steering 26D

I have seen that some have added a mount or plate of some kind to move the motor further aft thus giving it more room to pivot. My 9.9 Merc 2-stroke is mounted directly in the stock position and I can get about 45 degrees either way. It's enough for where I have had to go so far, but it would be nic...
by danphilgreen
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Photo album of my "new" 26S
Replies: 0
Views: 1846

Photo album of my "new" 26S

Hello friends,
I have started a photo album on Facebook of my recently purchased 26S. I'll be adding to it with general photos and mod projects I am planning.

Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 1393ca3113
by danphilgreen
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Questions on fixing my Mac
Replies: 16
Views: 6274

Re: Questions on fixing my Mac

Epoxy is the material of choice to repair polyester resin fiberglass, not polyester resin, which is counter-intuitive, but it's the way it is. Epoxy bonds much better to old polyester resin glass than does fresh polyester resin. I recommend you spend some time with the many materials, many free, ava...
by danphilgreen
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: solar panel bracket and prop guard
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: solar panel bracket and prop guard

I just measured what I'd need, which turned out to be about 6" by 4 1/2" with a little taper at the front just to make it look spiffy. I cut it on a little job-site table saw. It cuts just like soft wood without melting. (Makes "sawdust" that would make for perfect artificial snow, btw.) I drilled t...
by danphilgreen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: solar panel bracket and prop guard
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

solar panel bracket and prop guard

I did a couple of mods to my 26S over the weekend. The previous owner had the solar panel velcroed to the lazarette hatch. It was problematic for several reasons. I made up a bracket to mount it on the stern rail. The actual rail clamps are Salty Dog units that came as a pair for $10.95 from our loc...
by danphilgreen
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New 26S Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: New 26S Owner

Ha Ha! Yes indeed! The trailer seems to want to suck all the work out of one that it can! As Neil Young said so well, "Rust never sleeps!"