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by mac n cheese
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to get to the aft cleat / mount a freshwater inlet nerby
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: How to get to the aft cleat / mount a freshwater inlet nerby

I'm not sure what a bb cleat is. :?: If your drilling holes for a fitting you can check out this link/tutorial. https://www.wakemakers.com/resources/how-to-drill-fiberglass-and-install-thru-hull-fittings/ If you need to access the area you can always install an inspection hatch which will give you a...
by mac n cheese
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: transom mods and info please. new engine install.
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: transom mods and info please. new engine install.

Hello Kevin...I can't recall the thickness of the transom when I drilled the holes for my Honda BF50D...I'm guessing at least 1"thick. Someone feel free to correct me. Why steel for a back plate? Steel is heavy and your already proposing a 115 HP otbd which is no light weight. The function of the pl...
by mac n cheese
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Dreaming About Haida Gwaii

Congratulations on your circumnavigation of Vancouver Island by the way. I enjoy reading your blogs. Are you dealing with currents also when crossing the Hecate Strait? I suppose it could turn into a waiting game until the weather window opens up. If you like seafood then the scallops on the haida g...
by mac n cheese
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electrical issues on my 26M
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Electrical issues on my 26M

I have it figured out. I had some electrical lines that were suspicious, changed them out and it corrected the issues. I swear Mr Macgregor used household lamp wire when these boats were manufactured. :( The original wire must have been built to marine code or compliance you would think. Proper tin...
by mac n cheese
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

dlandersson wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:45 am
Take a look at these: 8)

Hake Seaward 32RK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZAwqDpWYaI
Sorry...I didn't see a boat in that video. :wink:
by mac n cheese
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water in Bilges Still
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Water in Bilges Still

I know the chain plates have already been covered where you mentioned in a previous post that you applied silicone. See my fix in the following thread. http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26785&sid=89c337814a797d2c78a7a6898928eb4b To confirm that you fixed the common chain plat...
by mac n cheese
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: IS THIS POST GOING TO POT?

I can't comment for the :macm: however my only complaint for the :macx: is that it sits too low on the floor. I assume this is the :macx: original in the pic :?: Its been adequate for a couple over nighters we've done and a long day of fishing. https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/New-Macgregor-26X/i-gF...
by mac n cheese
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: bilge pump 26x
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: bilge pump 26x

An alarm just might be a good idea when in open water if your too busy sailing. This couple wished they had an alarm outside in the cockpit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkAsfunh7HM
by mac n cheese
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: bilge pump 26x
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: bilge pump 26x

With so many bulkheads and hull sections how does one determine the installation of a 'fixed' bilge pump? :| I wired mine in order to move it anywhere in the boat with extended wire and alligator clips so that it can be used in auto or manual. On my 26X I mainly use it in 'manual' mode when pumping ...
by mac n cheese
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Terminal Fuse Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2461

Re: Terminal Fuse Block

FWIW I'll throw in my crude wiring diagram for reference only from when I wired my '97 MacX. Yes, reference only. :wink: From my research using a Honda 50 with an alternator 22amp/240watts this is what I came up with. Please feel free to critique. :) Also a link to my mod thread... http://macgregors...
by mac n cheese
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Land Macgregor spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Land Macgregor spotted

I would be ok if the road ended here and it was my Mac. 8)

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by mac n cheese
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mercury 60 HP impeller kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Mercury 60 HP impeller kit

Try again. Follow this path from the drop down. They illustrate both prop and jet drive on the same motor application. So yes...it should be applicable. edit...clic Gear Housing Driveshaft...depending on the gear ratio their are 2 different part #'s for the impellor. Hmmm.. > Mercury Marine [Updated...
by mac n cheese
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mercury 60 HP impeller kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Mercury 60 HP impeller kit

Part #'s and illustrations should be here.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/ca/par ... ts-catalog
by mac n cheese
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fixing Leaky Chain Plates 26x
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: Fixing Leaky Chain Plates 26x

I may have found a solution to well known top side water ingress through the chain plates. I really did not want to go through the hassles of dismantling the fasteners or de-riveting the cover plate. What I used is PR-1005-L (PPG Areospace) which is a one part, synthetic rubber solution. Yes, it's a...
by mac n cheese
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: gear shift cable replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: gear shift cable replacement

For my BF50D I purchased a pair of the following @ 13 ft. Uflex Universal 33C Style Control Cable Mach Zero. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/291785073875?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT From my research they make premium cables. 13' should give the wiggle room and bend radius you ...