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by GART
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fittings on mast of 26x
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Fittings on mast of 26x

:? Thanks guys, I did not want to undo the screw and have a nut drop down inside the mast.
by GART
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fittings on mast of 26x
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Fittings on mast of 26x

Does anybody know how the mast cleats are fitted to a 26x?
I have just found the bottom horn on the starboard mast cleat has broken off. Are the cleats just held on by self-tappers? Or is there a nut & washer inside the mast somehow?
Thanks for any advice
by GART
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Thugs - bl@@dy thugs !
Replies: 25
Views: 6962

Re: Thugs - bl@@dy thugs !

Finally Sailing Very sorry to hear about your outboards, It might be worth posting on the YBW website (ybw.com) forum for stolen boats & gear, I see on there somebody had 5 outboards stolen from Papermill lock on the river chelmer. On January 19 which is near you.. If the police have the person who ...
by GART
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Holding tank on 26X
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Holding tank on 26X

Hi I have a Jabsco compact sea toilet on my 26X. I would like to fit a holding tank, to give me the option to empty at sea or use a pump out in harbor. My problem is where to put it. I do not want to loose the space where the cooler box goes as I use that for sleeping bags, bedding and spare clothin...
by GART
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mounting a Kicker Motor on a26X
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Mounting a Kicker Motor on a26X

I have a 4 hp Mariner mounted on the Starboard side of my 2001 26X on a lifting bracket. I use it as a back up also my inflatable to get out to the boat with as it is kept on a swinging mooring. The problem I have is it is a standard shaft and you realty need a long shaft. I have lowered the mountin...
by GART
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: European Group
Topic: Tattoo 26 at Southampton Boat Show (UK)
Replies: 1
Views: 16282

Tattoo 26 at Southampton Boat Show (UK)

I see the UK importer has a Tattoo 26 at the Southampton boat show that opened today. I have not been but saw it is in the list of new boats at the show. http://www.southamptonboatshow.com/2013/exhibitor_list/exhibitor_profile.aspx?objectid=29602 The new importer has quite a few photos & details her...
by GART
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery location question
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

Re: Battery location question

Mine is in the same position as yours, inside the steering pedestal, works fine, closer to engine so Shorter wire run and less voltage drop for engine starting, my battery has not got wet in 4 seasons I have owned the boat, it is dry and dusty in there. I wonder if this is a European /CE marking iss...
by GART
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac on steroids....IMEXUS
Replies: 32
Views: 4089

Re: Mac on steroids....IMEXUS

In Practical boat owner (a UK magazine) they did a test report in 2007 with the Mac 26m against the Imexus 27 and the Tide 28, all three are Power sailors. But the Tide is more of a sailboat with lead keel & offshore capabilities that will plane with big enough engine. In July 2007 there was £4,000 ...
by GART
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26x cleat replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1506

Re: 26x cleat replacement

I changed the bow cleats for larger ones plus a new bow roller, as has been said before there is a tight space in front of the anchor well / buoyancy liner, quite tight I did it with a socket on the end of a 18 inch long extension arm. I believe the rear cleats are also accessible from the rear bert...
by GART
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Mooring and bow cleats
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Swing Mooring and bow cleats

I don’t want to worry you, but I met a motor boat owner who had two 60 hp Yamaha’s stolen from the back of his boat in Pool, The police told him he was lucky they broke the locks if they cannot get the engine off easily they cut the transom out with a chain saw. - Just make sure you have good insura...
by GART
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: What steering do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: What steering do I have?

I do have the strap you mention, which is riveted to the end of the cable or rod, I was hoping there would be another way to remove it. thanks anyway
Graham
by GART
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: What steering do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 434

What steering do I have?

Sorry I know steering has been covered many times, I have yet another question. Mine would be the original steering as fitted to 2001 Mac 26x but there is no make on it, by reading various posts I gather there are several different makes & designs fitted. I hope I have attached photos (my first atte...
by GART
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Mooring and bow cleats
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Swing Mooring and bow cleats

I keep my 26x :macx: on a drying swinging mooring in Chichester during the summer; the PO had removed the bow roller and put a larger cleat on the starboard side (after removing the old one). I replaced the bow roller, but I should have got a better quality one, as it bent the first year, I have now...
by GART
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Colour of wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Colour of wiring

Thanks everybody, for answering my question so quickly.
Gaham :)
by GART
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Colour of wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Colour of wiring

:?: I am trying to work out the wiring on my :macx: , I believe it is original, except I understand the factory upgrade the wiring harness to meet European regulations on boats shipped to Europe. I have looked at the wiring diagram in the manual, and my wiring seems to follow this except the wire co...