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by Billy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Real thru hull leak
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

Real thru hull leak

For those of you that have been chasing those illusive leaks, here's a new place to look. I have often found water in the bilge underneath the galley of my X. For years I have searched for the entry point. I have resealed almost ever place imaginable. After years it was finally revealed to me. A tru...
by Billy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I'm an A/C convert
Replies: 59
Views: 13336

Re: I'm an A/C convert

First, this is not a commercial offer. If your serious about A/C on your X and want an easy way to do it, I may have an answer. I located an extra A/C box in my warehouse. It's precut PVC board, assembles with SS screws, and holds a 5000 BTU A/C. It slides into the companionway, bridges the cockpit ...
by Billy
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Transom Wedge yea, Hydrofoil nay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Transom Wedge yea, Hydrofoil nay?

Definitely the wedges. It gives the motor a better angle of attack thus preventing the bow from rising as much during acceleration. Stay away from the foil. Possible undue stress and torque on stern and motor. Just my 2 cents. (Works for the 140. :wink: )
by Billy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flipping a Macgregor
Replies: 150
Views: 14905

Re: Flipping a Macgregor

You may have a valid point concerning the M. I'm game if someone is willing to volunteer their M, but it appears T.S. Colin is already on its way out to sea. Oh, well.
by Billy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Flipping a Macgregor
Replies: 150
Views: 14905

Re: Flipping a Macgregor

I do much more reading than posting these days but felt I should weigh in here. I know for a fact an X with full ballast can be knockeddown-twice in a row. When it went over, it was on its side. Bow was not down. There is additional weight to consider. I have a 300 pound plus engine on the rear with...
by Billy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst Nightmare
Replies: 106
Views: 13951

Re: Worst Nightmare

Turning blocks, if I remember correctly. Looking good!
by Billy
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X centerboard repair
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: 26X centerboard repair

If you think you might need to replace the cb, you can order it from Ruddercraft. Joel has the original Mac molds for the centerboard and rudders. I got an extra set for my X a while back, just in case. I then repaired my damaged cb and reinstalled it. It's just fiberglass. Go for it. If you have ne...
by Billy
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: A/C box for Mac26x still being produced (Billy Box)
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: A/C box for Mac26x still being produced (Billy Box)

Glad to make the connections for you guys and that it all worked out. The a/c box should be available for a while since it's on a CAD program. There are actually two designs. One for the smaller a/c unit (5000 BTU) and one for a larger unit. If anyone else ever desires one, I'll be glad to help them...
by Billy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Mac26D Owner, With An Unusual Mast?
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: New Mac26D Owner, With An Unusual Mast?

The two pulleys at the top of the mast, I would guess one is for the main and the other may be a topping lift for the boom.
by Billy
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anybody near Raleigh want to build me a billy box?
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Anybody near Raleigh want to build me a billy box?

For the record, I built the prototype. Because of the initial demand, I had a friend who runs a high end cabinet shop help me reconfigure it to cad program so we could produce the parts quicker and more accurately. The unit is made of PVC board and ss screws. I could probably have another run made, ...
by Billy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: confused mast gate vs jackline
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: confused mast gate vs jackline

For a quick fix until you get your reefing lines, this is what I do. BTW, I single hand my X and have slugs in my main. Instead of a mechanical sail stop I use a ball bungee wrapped around the mast at the top of the gate. It gives me just a little more area for stacking the slugs nearer the gate. Pl...
by Billy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26x Centerboard Hangs....
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: 26x Centerboard Hangs....

Sounds as if that extra 40 pounds is testing the line. Here's an idea. Why not attach a small wood or plastic extention onto the front of the center bunk using ss screws. This should help support the heavier cb at the same level as the bunk and assist in the launching. At least you won't have to swi...
by Billy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Confused about AC
Replies: 45
Views: 7928

Re: Confused about AC

That's all you will need. I've used a 5000 btu unit for over 10 years on 2001 X and it will put a chill in the cabin. It gets cold enough to stop the mosquitoes from flying. Best of luck.
by Billy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: What is this wooden tiller-lookin thang?
Replies: 16
Views: 4285

Re: What is this wooden tiller-lookin thang?

I would agree with the lever idea of pulling the furler drum down for pinning. The double notches would fit on each side of the single forward cleat. Then one could lay a ss rod or heavy screwdriver over the notches and under the cleat. This would give the leverage one would need to pin the forestay...
by Billy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Boat, with holes
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: New Boat, with holes

Recently worked on a 26D (basically the same boat) that had the identical drains. One for the motor well and the other for the galley. Just check on the internal connections. Should be good. Best of luck.