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by Ricard_M
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reversing in the marina
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Reversing in the marina

Hey guys! Firstly I want to let you know that my boat is finally ready and staying at the nearest marina! I also want to thank you for all the help that you guys provided during all the recuperation of the boat. In the meantime, I new question has popped up regarding the way she sails. Namely, while...
by Ricard_M
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Help getting a Bimini
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Help getting a Bimini

Hey everyone, I am almost finishing my restoration of the my 26s and only now realized that I am still missing a bimini... :? Howver just by looking at the boat, I can see already that this is going to be a difficult one due to space restrictions. So, considering that I have seen some nice photos of...
by Ricard_M
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Size and type of water tank
Replies: 24
Views: 7529

Size and type of water tank

Hey guys, What is the size of the water tanks you use? I was planning to install a Plastimo triangular soft tank in the bow berth, but unfortunately they only make triangular shaped tanks with a capacity of 120 liters and I am afraid it might be too much weight for the boat (26S). I also have the op...
by Ricard_M
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - The Road so far
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Re: Mac 26S - The Road so far

I honestly don't know what happened with the center boat..... When I bought the boat it was in the water, so some aspects I couldn't see. She was used thoroughly in shallow waters so it might have bumped quite a lot in the bottom and damaged it. She was stopped in the marina for a long time before I...
by Ricard_M
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - The Road so far
Replies: 4
Views: 1625

Mac 26S - The Road so far

Hey guys,

Like promised in my previous thread I leave here a link to a folder with photos of the repair/mods ongoing on my Mac 26S.

Feedback is certainly much appreciated! :P

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuvNgXQf4NZ7hFdzTiRxMkazCImy
by Ricard_M
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?

As a curiosity, I just checked and could happily conclude that the conditions that I am planning to sail upon are very similar to the ones registered in San Francisco's Bay. :D Given the amount of videos and people I read about that sail with Macs there I am hoping that when I have enough experience...
by Ricard_M
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?

Thanks for your reply guys! Sumner, The wave period in this passage is always above 8 seconds. I plan to attempt that passage when signficant wave height is 1.2 or less, but I admit that depending on how well it goes I might stretch it to 1.5m. As for wind I will never do it in a day with wind gusts...
by Ricard_M
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Mac 26S - Sea Worthy?

Hey there! Finally, the repairs/improvements being done to the Mac 26S I bought last summer are approaching its end, and I hope to have the boat in the water by June! The boat will be on a Marina in Lisbon, Portugal, close to where we live, so I will be able to use it nearly everyday in the river Ta...
by Ricard_M
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water ballast - Close it permanently?
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Water ballast - Close it permanently?

Gazm, my idea is not to use the boat without ballast (I think a 26S must always be used with the ballast on). My idea to close the bottom valve is to prevent future malfunction given that the boat will be almost always in the water and corrosion/deterioration of the valves will certainly occur. Also...
by Ricard_M
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water ballast - Close it permanently?
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Water ballast - Close it permanently?

Hello, I am currently repairing/restoring a Mac 26S. While repairing I also took the opportunity to do some mods which have increased the weight. (I added a coolbox next to the sink, 2 batteries (25kg each), solar panel, 120 liters water tank, bow anchor, and a marine head unit). This weekend while ...
by Ricard_M
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Portable Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Portable Cooler

Sailboatmike, kevinmen,

I think you guys did not notice that the unit I am considering, has a compressor. It is not Thermoelectric.......
by Ricard_M
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Portable Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Portable Cooler

Highlander, it costs 300 euros, but it has a built in compressor :)
by Ricard_M
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Portable Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Portable Cooler

Thanks for the reply Starscream, but I am buying the version with a compressor (like a normal fridge).
by Ricard_M
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Portable Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Portable Cooler

I am currently thinking about buying a Mobicool Portable cooler for my 26C. http://www.mobicool.com/en/product/fr40/ However due to the dimensions of the cooler (aprox 60cm x 40 cm) I do not know if it would fit. Since I am currently away from home, can any of you guys tell me the dimensions of the ...
by Ricard_M
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Which motor for Macgregor 26C?
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Which motor for Macgregor 26C?

Sumner thank you very much for making it crystal clear!

It's settled. I will buy a 10 HP with electric start and if possible extra long shaft.

Thanks for the advice once more.