New Sailor, new to me boat

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New Sailor, new to me boat

Post by ScourgeoftheHudson » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Hello hive mind! Just bought my first boat (a dangerous slope, I know) and a fellow Mac owner pointed me here.

Just got one of them "wicked fast" 26Ds, hasn't been in the water for a couple years, so definitely some inside cleaning to do. After trailering her home, I noticed standing water in the back hatch with the fuel tank and inside the cobin, which had been dry when I looked with the seller. I'm thinking collected rainwater leaking in or bilges that were never pumped out?

Also, noticed it seems the PO or someone before them had removed the head bulkhead, any suggestions on making or finding a replacement?

And I know for "ettiquet" I'll get some pictures of it all up soon for y'all to devour. Lol


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Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

Post by dlandersson » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:10 am

I can't speak to the details (I don't have a 26D) - but I am jealous. :P

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Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

Post by Johnacuda » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:27 pm

I seem to recall something about the new guy buying the pizza.So says the fellow Mac owner with the pointer finger. :x

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