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by rsvpasap
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to mount kicker on an X
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Where to mount kicker on an X

Also, most people are right hand dominant. If you're right-handed, it's probably a lot easier to get to get the kicker motor on and off the mount if it's on the starboard side. I have not found that the backstay is in the way. And if you're using that swim ladder on a regular basis, you imay end up ...
by rsvpasap
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 3972

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

The shades have taken some rough handling and are still doing fine. 3 x 1535 2 x 1510 1 x 1530 I didn't order a cover for the window in the head because that window has two vents installed (Nature's Head, etc.) One can not see through the two holes in each shade where the stoppers attach to the wind...
by rsvpasap
Thu May 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 3306

Re: Ballast leak

I had a problem with water accumulation in the bilge of my 2002 26x any time I would sail (heel), motor or when the boat was moored in even slightly rough water. This would happen whether the keel was up or down. There was no water accumulation when the boat was moored and the water was totally calm...
by rsvpasap
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My keel line broke.
Replies: 3
Views: 616

My keel line broke.

My keel line broke. From the photo, you can see the line is healthy, but all that clanging of the keel from the boat staying in the water year round just wore it away. http://i66.tinypic.com/w6y4jo.jpg I was going to replace it with Dyneema and I see that's what Blue Water Yachts is selling. http://...
by rsvpasap
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?
Replies: 21
Views: 2820

Re: any mods / suggestions for reducing heel in a 26x?

I'm going to give you a long-winded response. This was a real problem for me that had to get resolved. There is no simple, single answer, but there are many things you can do to change both the reality and the perception. Also, ++ to everything said by other posters. You're probably not going to be ...
by rsvpasap
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Narrow Dodger
Replies: 26
Views: 4473

Re: Narrow Dodger

Some folks here in the PNW use Stamoid or a similar product rather than Sunbrella. I assume this maximizes protection from the rain/snow. http://i67.tinypic.com/2rndlib.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/9liepx.jpg Good summary and comparison of options: http://www.canvas-fabrics.com/Stamoid-Vinyl/index.htm...
by rsvpasap
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 3972

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

Seems to me the solution depends upon why you want to cover the windows. I didn't go with curtains because I feel they make the cabin seem smaller and cluttered. But I definitely definitely want to be able to cover the windows. I've been on my 26x for two months now in a liveaboard slip with other l...
by rsvpasap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: How to fix a leak in a stock bow light?

If the light is fully functional and its appearance is acceptable, remove and rebed it using 5200 sealant.

https://bit.ly/2Vl2I4j

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000AY6CA/re ... il_2?psc=1

https://thd.co/2GNfgOG

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by rsvpasap
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED tape lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: LED tape lights

I've had these for about three years with no problems.
They're installed around the rim of the v-berth.
On a dimmer switch.
Here they are cranked up to 100%.

https://amzn.to/2LoXnVN


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by rsvpasap
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Modifying a Bimini for Height and the Backstay.
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Re: Modifying a Bimini for Height and the Backstay.

If you are never using more than a single headsail at once (jib, genoa or spinnaker variation), is there a compelling safety reason you can't just remove the backstay on a 26X? 98% of the time, the only headsail I use is the furling jib. I'm more likely to reef or even drop the main before reefing t...
by rsvpasap
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Hard Dodger
Replies: 22
Views: 6744

Re: Hard Dodger

This is not my boat and it's apparently no longer for sale. I'm posting because it seems like a useful addition to the topic. I have literally never taken down my BWY/sunbrella dodger during the year I've had it and I frequently use the zip-in doors. Being able to securely close the companionway see...
by rsvpasap
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Radar Arch
Replies: 53
Views: 10991

Re: New Radar Arch

This amazingly well-planned and well-executed work and for such a reasonable expense. Interesting and impressive.

Will there be a backstay?
by rsvpasap
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X
Replies: 15
Views: 3778

Re: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X

As I recall, I don't think I fully removed the pedestal. I think I just removed the four bolts and rocked the bottom forward, creating enough space to get by,

Do note the braised on tied downs were moved to the sides of the tanks rather than the ends like they do with their standard tanks.
by rsvpasap
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X
Replies: 15
Views: 3778

Re: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X

$576.00 total for two tanks including shipping. I was getting a DF60A from Blue Water Yachts shortly thereafter, so it didn't seem that extravagant at the time.
by rsvpasap
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X
Replies: 15
Views: 3778

Re: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X

A couple of years ago, I had two 17 gallon aluminum tanks made for my 26x by http://www.rdsaluminum.com They essentially took their 18 gallon model # 59044 and reduced the dimensions slightly to fit the 26X tank space. http://www.rdsaluminum.com/marine-stock-above.html It was necessary to slightly t...