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by Starscream
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 183
Views: 7419

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Fun times on a 26X With the centerboard down, the boat steers just fine. With only the rudders down, it's kind of like drifting in a car: the nose might start pointing in the way you want to go, but it takes a lot of time for the boat to start going in that direction. If you're in shallow water, eve...
by Starscream
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1047

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

Mine looks like this: https://bn1ap000files.storage.live.com/y4m3C3He4QIyD-Y3OCX3j-uAq9vFQlN5N5o9Eskz8NnksdqSTTsBRTCrDMt-Fh9_hvnRuBM0_POXhS8eXOHcL2qG2MjVz_Suinxmea2eE8jQz-LaoYQblDvRwfxcmuwpFaf6t9PoFyaBWkcwN-f2VSaqFOuwnKq3k9ZD0sKe3wTZp27SQc0VzPyCm4vLS1uHjHj?width=2268&height=4032&cropmode=none You ca...
by Starscream
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1047

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

Nope, I had to drill new ones.

The original boot needed replacement, and installing the new one over top of it was the easiest thing...a 5 minute job and now the cable entry is really waterproof.
by Starscream
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spotted in OKC: Fire Salvage Tattoo 26
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Spotted in OKC: Fire Salvage Tattoo 26

Definitely an error on the auction posting. It's a T26.
by Starscream
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1047

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

You can get the cable glands at Amazon too, or Walmart. https://www.amazon.ca/Universal-Firewall-Rigging-Steering-Throttle/dp/B087FDVBY8/ref=sr_1_37?dchild=1&keywords=cable+entry+outboard&qid=1614965110&sr=8-37 . The one from Bwy is a little small, especially with solar panel wiring going thru there...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Carpet mold
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: 26M Carpet mold

I love what you've done with that rear cover. I removed mine with the intention of updating it 3 or 4 years ago. I'm making new HDPE covers for all the bilge lids now. I'll have to order some more for that. On my boat, the steering cables go through that clear plastic tube in the upper left-hand si...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wet Bilge over winter
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Wet Bilge over winter

For the windows and rubrail I used Mono Ultra, Black, Exterior. Applications are windows, doors, siding, vents, wiring and pipe entries.

Doesn't really say what it is on the tube. But it's not silicone.

It's been several years and it's holding up well. But this is Canada 🇨🇦 so YRMV.
by Starscream
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wet Bilge over winter
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Wet Bilge over winter

How do you waterproof the port/starboard chainplate areas? Butyl Tape /4000/5200 / remove? Drill out the rivets, use butyl or caulk...not 5200, then replace with new rivets. If I remove and rebed all the deck hardware - do you recommend chamfering & what paste/sealer do you use? Sikaflex? butyl/4000...
by Starscream
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 32
Views: 277

Re: Unnamed 26X

C Buchs wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:52 am

Can anyone recommend a source for decals? If I get them ordered, I'm more likely to get them installed.

Jeff
I ordered from streetglo.net. Lots of options, good service and price.
by Starscream
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Carpet mold
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: 26M Carpet mold

I am in a constant battle against mold. I think I fight pretty hard: ClO2 bombs, constant cleaning, Concrobium spray everywhere, removal and replacement of surface-moldy styrofoam, etc. The absolute worst place for mold and smell is fabric. This year all cushions and mattresses are replaced, with th...
by Starscream
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 32
Views: 277

Re: Unnamed 26X

The only advice I have on the name is that it's useful to have something that is easy to say and receive over the radio, and also easy to remember. Two syllables work well on the radio. Our Bear Hunt seems to do the trick. Never had to repeat myself on the radio, and most lock operators remember tha...
by Starscream
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Uh oh what did I do
Replies: 15
Views: 1986

Re: Uh oh what did I do

SWEET! Glad you are enjoying it. That's a lot of work you have done, I'm impressed! I was very happy that you took it, and I hope you got to spend some time on it. Yeah, those wall-carpets were an odd idea. Even in the 26X I had to remove every single piece of fabric, right down to the curtains, to ...
by Starscream
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Pirates vs Navy sailing event
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

We're ready for you...two sons manning the guns, one just chilling. https://bn1files.storage.live.com/y4mZWWy9yuO5qlz_oJkjpxvqx38gNa9HNLNia3oDZ5FrHJksizpz9iH4oM2T2tVo-iFomFkTHSbw7FrnJClx10MKkKjXX3UoSZq7i6TTlWSW9YriYwTBiIAYsXEkeZUCtM0XiTByq_qwlr3HCyj1sLDGdPjazeb_sKHjGInXxNL6e4rZh437uYyIa6B2M93dyrj?wi...
by Starscream
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?
Replies: 50
Views: 991

Re: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?

Was looking at the photos again. That's a Jeep Cherokee, I believe, and I think they are rated between 2,000lbs and 4,500 lbs towing depending on the engine. Just a word of caution: I don't know how it is down in the USA, but here in Canada your tow vehicle has to be rated for more than the weight i...
by Starscream
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?
Replies: 50
Views: 991

Re: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?

Great story...better than most first-timers! Kudos to your wife. There's nothing better than a supportive partner who can do things like drive the trailer! I had a tire blowout on the original single axle trailer 100 miles from home during when I first picked up my X. Nail biting all the way home on...