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by Sheppie62
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style

:D that would be very handy. I see your from Victoria, was just there a bit ago. Looking to possibly move to Nanaimo. In Southern California now.
by Sheppie62
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style

http://i63.tinypic.com/14in62b.png I have figured out I can raise pedestal 8” up and 8” back with a 4” round post with aluminum plates top and bottom. Rear seat fiberglass structure would get cut at 10” back from front edge, then raised 8” and attached with hinge like picture, but higher. This woul...
by Sheppie62
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Radar Arch
Replies: 53
Views: 10960

Re: New Radar Arch

Image Found this wakeboard arch at the metal yard. Will need some adjustment. Hope to make it look like this once done. Will get mounted on sides of boat.Image
by Sheppie62
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style

Image Image heres my pedestal, I plan on raising engine remote control as high as possible, moving key switch into pedestal. The control arm on remote can be changed position 90 degrees, so I would change so it’s vertical in neutral.
by Sheppie62
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style

Thanks Sea Pup, Highlander, this is great info for me. My 98 26x has like you said a very low pedestal, with the outboard remote control even lower and angled with key underneath. Do you think my original drawing of cutting the pedestal bottom half off ,and installing a post with plates top and bott...
by Sheppie62
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m post style

Thanks Tom, yes I didn’t consider the main sail forces. If I were to fabricate an aluminum plate same size as original pedestal footprint, And weld 4” post directly over cable hole into floor. Remote cables could enter on side halfway down. Could gusset bottom and connect top to main sail bracket in...
by Sheppie62
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Changing 26x steering pedestal to 26m style

I think I saw this done before, now cannot find it. Does anybody sell the newer style pedestal? Or has anyone modded the existing pedestal to a post style like early 26m? I really don’t like lack of foot room, makes side seats next to pedestal kinda useless. Also would prefer pedestal higher and fur...
by Sheppie62
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Image Thanks for picture changer thing
by Sheppie62
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Wish I could figure out how to post a picture, are there instructions somewhere? The hole was really big 2 1/2 Inches, not 3/4” like in your post , would eventually fall off if left as is, or not go up or down some day. Anyway I have filled with 8 oz of structural epoxy and redrilled hole in best gu...
by Sheppie62
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Ok I can fill it and make it strong enough, but where does hole go? Anybody have a few measurements?
by Sheppie62
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Copied from other website: Oblong hole - known problem There was a known problem with a batch of 26X's during 98/99 build when an insufficient amount of strengthening was put around the pivot pin hole.I had the problem on my original centreboard and MacGregor International (UK Dealer) replaced the C...
by Sheppie62
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 1897

Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

Noticed pivot hole on newly aquired 26x keel is ovaled out about 2’’. Pin is in good condition. I haven’t seen any repairs in a search. I’m thinking anchoring epoxy (Simpson structural epoxy). Still figuring out how to add pictures