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by macowneril2015
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 3550

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 ...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: A few more questions

Thank you, I actually had the ground and neutral flipped so thank you. It is so hard to find a good diagram for it.
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 505

A few more questions

Hello all, I upgraded my entire electrical system and I want to make sure that my shore power inlet is wired correctly, could any one provide what each prong in a 30 Amp inlet is? Also any suggestions on best securing 2 27 series AGM Batteries in the forward booth seat on a :macx:, only complication...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

I bought my 2001 :macx: at an auction for a steal not knowing anything at about the boat. I will highlight some issues I ran into in my process of making her lake ready. I had some fiberglass damage that needed to be repaired, engine had to be serviced (not an issue for you), gel coat was oxidized (...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Continued Water Leaks

So a little update so anyone who may use this thread in the future will know what the outcome was. I had the rubrail replaced and the inside and outside of the boat "deep cleaned" (boat sat in a heavy machinery yard for 5-10 years and was dirty inside and bilge was nasty from constant water intrusio...
by macowneril2015
Thu May 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Roller bunk trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Roller bunk trailer

I did a quick search and did not turn up any results does anyone know If it is feasible or has done a roller bunk trailer for the Mac 26X, it would certainly stop the Mac bump problem. Make sure to have a "bow chain" and the winch connected as i have seen boats with roller bunks dump boats on the r...
by macowneril2015
Thu May 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: A few random questions

What anchor roller do you use, I have a bow surface mounted deck light and the bwyacht roller states "not for anchor storage"
by macowneril2015
Mon May 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: A few random questions

Thank you for all your input I really appreciate it. I did not realize the issue until I finally got her out and could not fit the "right sized" anchor in the locker.
by macowneril2015
Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: A few random questions

what size chain do you have? and where do you store the other anchors?
by macowneril2015
Fri May 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: A few random questions

how do you secure it to the anchor roller?
by macowneril2015
Thu May 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Continued Water Leaks

I could see that water was dribbling from the starboard chainplate and from the rear, where the control cables to the engine went The rear arrangement is an easy culprit. I had some water entering through the hole where the engine cables and steering enters the boat above the rear berth. I sprayed ...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

A few random questions

So as I continue down my list of questions last year I had issues with a larger anchor not fitting in the anchor locker, I mainly anchor in muddy / grassy areas for those in Chicago the "Playpen". I was looking to see what types and size anchors other use, I also have 8-10 feet of chain and 150' of ...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Continued Water Leaks

This past weekend after a week of rain I had 1.5+ gallons of water in the boat (she's on dry land). Windows are new and sealed well I will be changing the rubrail in a few weeks, my fuel lockers were resealed plus I do not think they would let in that much water. Would the rubrail still be the main ...
by macowneril2015
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac 26X front window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Mac 26X front window replacement

We purchased replacement windows from Blue Water Yachts for our MacGregor 26X. They came with installation instructions that specified to install the new windows with lots of black silicone. While we installed the windows as per instructions, working with silicone was messy and we still had leaks a...
by macowneril2015
Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Gap in main hatch

The posted photo shows an opening gap at an angle. Not sure why that would be. When the sliding hatch is fully pulled back, it should overlap the removable companionway hatch, thus keeping rain out under most conditions. The biggest problem we have had with the gap between the two hatch panels invo...