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by macowneril2015
Mon May 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Re: A few random questions

Thank you for all your input I really appreciate it. I did not realize the issue until I finally got her out and could not fit the "right sized" anchor in the locker.
by macowneril2015
Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Re: A few random questions

what size chain do you have? and where do you store the other anchors?
by macowneril2015
Fri May 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Re: A few random questions

how do you secure it to the anchor roller?
by macowneril2015
Thu May 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Continued Water Leaks

I could see that water was dribbling from the starboard chainplate and from the rear, where the control cables to the engine went The rear arrangement is an easy culprit. I had some water entering through the hole where the engine cables and steering enters the boat above the rear berth. I sprayed ...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

A few random questions

So as I continue down my list of questions last year I had issues with a larger anchor not fitting in the anchor locker, I mainly anchor in muddy / grassy areas for those in Chicago the "Playpen". I was looking to see what types and size anchors other use, I also have 8-10 feet of chain and 150' of ...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Continued Water Leaks

This past weekend after a week of rain I had 1.5+ gallons of water in the boat (she's on dry land). Windows are new and sealed well I will be changing the rubrail in a few weeks, my fuel lockers were resealed plus I do not think they would let in that much water. Would the rubrail still be the main ...
by macowneril2015
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac 26X front window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Mac 26X front window replacement

We purchased replacement windows from Blue Water Yachts for our MacGregor 26X. They came with installation instructions that specified to install the new windows with lots of black silicone. While we installed the windows as per instructions, working with silicone was messy and we still had leaks a...
by macowneril2015
Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Gap in main hatch

The posted photo shows an opening gap at an angle. Not sure why that would be. When the sliding hatch is fully pulled back, it should overlap the removable companionway hatch, thus keeping rain out under most conditions. The biggest problem we have had with the gap between the two hatch panels invo...
by macowneril2015
Fri May 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Continued Water Leaks

I removed all the plywood covers over the holes above the bilge and made sure the interior of the bilge was tolerably dry. Then I applied some "puffs" of talcum powder wherever I could. Then I hosed the boat. I could see that water was dribbling from the starboard chainplate and from the rear, wher...
by macowneril2015
Fri May 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Gap in main hatch

the main entrance way appears to be off and allows a quarter inch gap in opening when is an issue with weather and the elements, I am not sure if anyone experienced this or could offer suggestions.I tried to shift / make it level but I am not sure what else to do also the edge material there and on ...
by macowneril2015
Fri May 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Continued Water Leaks

Replacing the rubrail is a huge project. It seems like an easy one, but reports suggest differently. It would be the very last thing I would attempt before making sure that the chainplates and the windows are well sealed. My rubrail is chaffed in a couple of places, but is still holding tight in th...
by macowneril2015
Mon May 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Continued Water Leaks

So I replaced the windows this passed weekend and I fully think the rub rail is the culprit because even after draining 85% of the water out of the bilges I ended up with water in them with the boat sitting on the trailer I also noticed it is pulling away in places. I will look at the chain plate po...
by macowneril2015
Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Oxidation remover and windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Oxidation remover and windows...

It has abrasives in it and the windows are plastic not glass so they are more susceptible to being marred or scuffed. If you are careful and avoid the windows you should be fine. If you really are worried you could probably get some wide blue painters tape and put a few strips along the lower part o...
by macowneril2015
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Continued Water Leaks

I keep my :macx: in a slip in Chicago during the season and in a storage facility in the elements during the winter. Last year I noticed that there was water ending up in the bilges and also it appeared as water may be getting in somewhere near the cockpit (water dripping from black cover on undersi...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running / Recovering mast coax line
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Running / Recovering mast coax line

I will attempt to pull the coax line out via fish tape just to get through the season. Then I will replace it.