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by davera20023
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Swing Keel rope replacement

How do I replace the rope that raises and lowers the swing keel. When my boat is on the trailer, the keel will not lower enough to access the point where the rope is attached.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thanks,
Don
by davera20023
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Ballast leak

Hi Herschel,
I only have the issue when my boat is in the water. If I keep the ballast empty, I do not notice the issue. When the Ballast is full, I see the water filling the area where the kitchen sink is (walk way).
Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Thanks,
Don
by davera20023
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ballast leak
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Ballast leak

My 26x has a leak in the water ballast. My boat is dry until I fill the ballast. What is the best way to find the leak? It is annoying as when my boat sits idle for a week, the ballast slowly fills with water and then starts filling my interior. I remove about a gallon a day.
Any suggestions?
by davera20023
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Gelcoat

Where can I purchase a gelcoat that matches my 2002 26X?
by davera20023
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: 26X Auto Pilot

Hi Opie, It is quite simple. Just set your sails and maintain the boat in the desired direction (wind permitting). My bungee cord has a hook on each end. I hook one hook on the steering wheel and the other on my canopy pole. I just verify everything once every 10 minutes or so. When I adjusted the s...
by davera20023
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

26X Auto Pilot

I have to admit that I was very skeptical about using a bungee cord as an auto pilot for my 02 26X. I jokingly tried it. I am here to report, it worked! I have used it on three sails now. I have to make small adjustments every 15 minutes (sometimes longer). I can solo sail now leaving the helm for 1...
by davera20023
Wed May 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Auto Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

26X Auto Pilot

Does anyone have a suggestion for an Auto Pilot for a 26X. I want to install one since I plan to solo sail this summer.

Thank you for your feedback.
Don
by davera20023
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Auto Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Auto Pilot

I would like to add an Auto Pilot to my 26X. I would appreciate any recommendations.

I solo sail and it is just too difficult without the auto pilot.

Thanks,
Don
by davera20023
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bimini Crossing
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Bimini Crossing

Does anyone have any recommendations for making the Bimini crossing in a 26M. I would like to make the crossing before June 1.

Any information will be helpful.
by davera20023
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bow mounted roller anchor
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Bow mounted roller anchor

I have a roller mount for an anchor that I would like to mount on my bow. How do you access the area to move the cleat and install cap screws for the roller mount. I can see the area but cannot reach it. Any ideas?
by davera20023
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor roller installation
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: Anchor roller installation

Thanks for the help. My Macgregor is a 2002 and I do intend to hang a 25lb anchor off the bow. I do have access to the area in front of the anchor storage locker. I am 6' tall and cannot get my hands and arms in such a small space. If anyone has pictures of an installed anchor roller for a large anc...
by davera20023
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor roller installation
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Anchor roller installation

Good morning, I am ready to install my anchor roller in the front of the anchor storage box (26X). The running lights have been relocated and are not an issue. I will have to relocate a cleat. My concern is how do I reach the underside of the cap screws to secure the anchor roller. The space from in...
by davera20023
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mast electrical connection
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Mast electrical connection

Good morning,
I purchased my 26X recently. The mast had been replaced due to an accident. The owner had never sailed since the mast was replaced. Can someone send me a picture and schematic for the electrical connection to the mast. My wires were cut and plugs never installed.
Thanks,
by davera20023
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Bilge pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Bilge pump

I am new to the Macgregor 26. Where is the bilge pump? I cannot find one on my boat.