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by Don T
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: You do not have the required permissions to view or read topics within this forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: You do not have the required permissions to view or read topics within this forum.

Hello,
I too can not access the special interest groups when I'm logged in except "The Admirals Galley" which does show up.
by Don T
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26X front window leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Mac 26X front window leaking

Hello, The windows on my early 26x are getting very crazed and have absorbed enough moisture to begin looking cloudy (normal problem with polycarbonate). Thinking of replacing them all this year. For the front windows I'm thinking I might use 1/2" thick material and machine a 1/4" thick edge for mou...
by Don T
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Windows
Replies: 23
Views: 8576

Re: Windows

Hello, I thought I posted to this before. I have an early 26X (actually marketed as a 2600 in 1995). The windows are all mounted with thin double sided foam mounting tape. When I had to reseal a side window I used the same tape but followed it up after installing with black silicone around the outer...
by Don T
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bow Pulpit Crack in Stainless Steel Tubing 26M
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Bow Pulpit Crack in Stainless Steel Tubing 26M

Hello,
I would straighten the tube and tig weld the crack unless it cracked for imperfection reasons then I would do as kmclemore suggests. You will find that the life line and pulpit stanchions already have the next size smaller tube welded to the plates inside going up about 6"~8."

My .02
by Don T
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Where you have the fresh water fill in?
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

Re: Where you have the fresh water fill in?

Hello,
My water tank is under the aft dinette seat. I put the fill right in the seat corner aft midships.
My Mod:
http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=230
by Don T
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)
Replies: 13
Views: 3170

Re: gooseneck failure (boom to mast connection)

Hello, On my 95 26X the original goose neck was a solid piece of aluminum rod. The short 1/4" bolt they used put threads in the wear area so not surprisingly it cut through the aluminum pretty quickly. I suspect they chose that part to be sacrificial in case of an accidental jibe so as not to take d...
by Don T
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor bucking redux
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Motor bucking redux

Hello, Yes the lock mechanism should lock in reverse and unlock in forward so the motor can kick up if you hit something. I believe the lock mechanism is independent of the hydraulic lift system, although, the lock should be on the part of the engine that raises with the ram. I'm just pulling from m...
by Don T
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motor bucking redux
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Motor bucking redux

Hello, Depends on what you mean by "bucking." Could be that the reverse lock is not working and the motor is lifting itself, cavitating then dropping back down (rinse & repeat). When you shift it into reverse a lever should lock the motor in the down position via the transom angle setting rod. Could...
by Don T
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Hello,
Isn't that what the cable is for? Holds the seat down and gets clipped onto the lifeline to hold the seat open.
by Don T
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 96X ballast vent assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: 96X ballast vent assembly

Dawgfish wrote:Oh ok! Thanks for the heads up!! I have to do this afloat (difficultious- maximus).
Any idea what angle ? A ballpark figure ?
Can't help with the angle. I assume all hulls and steps are slightly different. It's easy to see the mating surfaces when it's on the trailer.
by Don T
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Be careful around gas, fire: One Dead, One Injured In Wilme
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: Be careful around gas, fire: One Dead, One Injured In Wi

Hello,
I carry 2 fire extinguishers. One back by the engine and one inside the cabin by the hatch.
by Don T
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Clanging Swing-Keel
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: Clanging Swing-Keel

Hello, It's not that hard really. I had the keel out for replacement anyway. Early boats had keel failures do to water freezing and cracking / splitting down the edges. I took that opportunity to do the mod. You have to remove the keel to install the nylon shims at the top of the board. With careful...
by Don T
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Clanging Swing-Keel
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: Clanging Swing-Keel

Hello,
I am still using that mod (adding pads to reduce play) with zero difficulties after 20+ years in operation, I recommend it.
http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=390


Still sleeping well,
by Don T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 96X ballast vent assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: 96X ballast vent assembly

Hello,
When installing the valve make sure to bend the rod so that the plate and seal are parallel to the hull. It will seal better with less tension.

good luck