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by Ezra_BWY
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 74901

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

A larger Macgregor, something in the 28' range has long been talked about among enthusiasts, but no plans have ever been made by Macgregor or Tattoo to take the jump up in size. We got an interesting brochure some months back for the Imexus 28. Price point is the barrier, the Imexus was going to com...
by Ezra_BWY
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Alternative Swing keel replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Re: Alternative Swing keel replacement

Can't say anything in regards to the replacement of the keel, but the issue with the keel clunking over to the side when the boat is heeled is standard and intentional. The hole in the keel was always a bit bigger than the bolt to allow for this action, the idea being to take force off of the bolt. ...
by Ezra_BWY
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Tattoo 22?
Replies: 252
Views: 74901

Re: Any news on the Tattoo 22?

No word still to the old Macgregor/Tattoo dealer network
by Ezra_BWY
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)

Don has got a good idea with using a longer bolt and cutting off the excess thread. If the threads are not in contact with the gooseneck tube then there should be no "cutting" or excess rubbing from the threads. Also correct, the gooseneck tube was originally a solid aluminum piece. I believe this c...
by Ezra_BWY
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Tattoo Questions

The rudders should be in the straight down position when they are in the water, yes. It is a balanced rudder design, leaving them trailing behind creates a large amount of force "side-to-side" which puts stress on the top of the rudder and can cause damage to the rudder, rudder head, or both. It is ...
by Ezra_BWY
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.
Replies: 16
Views: 4471

Re: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.

Hello, For the 26M and DF60ATL combination we recommend the 11 5/8" x 12 pitch prop. That is Suzuki part number: 58100-88LA0-019 Note that the Suzuki part numbers I listed are the "original' part numbers, sometimes Suzuki supersedes part numbers when they make a change to the packaging or a change o...
by Ezra_BWY
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.
Replies: 16
Views: 4471

Re: Props again, sorry! Suzuki DF50.

For the 26X and a DF50 we have two different recommendations, depending primarily on how heavily the boat is weighted. With a normally weighted boat, with bottom paint, we would go with a 10 pitch, 11 1/2" diameter. Suzuki part number: 58100-88L13-019 With a very lightly weighted boat, with no botto...
by Ezra_BWY
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Dodger/gas tanks
Replies: 24
Views: 6338

Re: Dodger/gas tanks

Hi there, Ezra from Blue Water Yachts chiming in on a couple of questions here. In regards to the dodger, for the 26X there are two options, narrow or wide (narrow not compatible with full enclosure, wide is compatible) - but for the 26M that is being discussed here there is just one option, our sta...
by Ezra_BWY
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M
Replies: 62
Views: 19003

Re: Your Opinion on new Sails for a 26M

Hey all, I just saw this thread pop up and thought I'd drop in, as there was some talk of our mylar sails. We are running a promo right now for the 100% 26X/26M 100% mylar jibs, bringing the cost down to $750. We really recommend having a canvas sock-type cover for the mylars to give them the longes...
by Ezra_BWY
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Leaking front windows on the 26M
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

Re: Leaking front windows on the 26M

Hi there, The factory used a black silicone rubber sealant. That's what we use when replacing windows, too, a product made by BoatLife. There are no nuts on the back of the screws. The biggest thing to keep in mind when you're res-eating the windows is not to over-tighten the screws. They are really...
by Ezra_BWY
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 2006 mast extrusion
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

Re: 2006 mast extrusion

Hi there,

As long as that is the original mast for 2006 it will have the spray in foam without a notched channel. Mid-way through 2007 is when they switched to the smaller profile and started doing the styrofoam chunks or shaped inserts.
by Ezra_BWY
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: BWY (Tattoo Style) Replacement Base Bracket issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: BWY (Tattoo Style) Replacement Base Bracket issues

We are a little puzzled as to exactly what is going on here, but first to clear a few things up. 1) The boom vang kit in question is to lead the vang control line aft, so the block for that does attach to the new style mast base angles this is a new kit we are offering that lets you run it aft witho...