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by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Mon May 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!

Delete "cheap"
Insert "inexpensive"
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Better than 26X?
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: 26M Better than 26X?

My wife said that she liked the 26X better than the 26M, so we have the 26X. Therefore the 26X must be better.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sun May 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 694

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

Ref my "hammock with spreader bars" post above. Google "hammock spreader bars". Mine doesn't fold into a small cube, it rolls up around the spreader bars and I stow it below.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat May 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!

First of all, I think that you are making a good decision in buying a MacGregor. These are 2 very different boats. Take a look at one of each before you buy. My wife likes the interior of the 26X so that is what we have. My first Mac, a 1991 26C is always stored at my TEMPORARY WORLD HEADQUARTERS. I...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Owner / Member With Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 694

Re: New Owner / Member With Questions

I use a hammock with spreader bars on each end. You might have to roll up the front bar and lash it on top of the bow pulpit. Take a line from the aft bar, over the boom on the port side of the mast, back to the starboard winch to tighten it.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed May 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: How Robust are the MacGregor Rudders?

I don't cleat off the rudder hold-down lines. I used to just wrap the lines around the cleat in a circle, instead of the figure 8, and if they hit something they float up. Now I just tighten the pivot bolts so that they stay down, and kick up if I hit something. Then I just pull them down again.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Mon May 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific
Replies: 32
Views: 1121

Re: Fiction: Lost in the Pacific

The first thing that I thought of is when we sailed from the lower FLAKEYS to Nassau in the early '70's and went thru one hull of a storm. We got to the Bahamas (either that or I'm still lost in the Bermuda Triangle) but we hadn't been there before and they all looked pretty much the same with littl...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed May 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: 1997 Macgregor 26X mast spreader bars

Go to "Resources" just to the right of "Forum" at the top of the page. Click on "'96 26X Manual". Go to page 5. Look at drawing 7. Start with a pair of aluminum spreader tips (not the plastic ones, they break too easily). Take a spreader tip to a hardware store and find aluminum tube that they will ...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 2040

Re: High Sides

Get a monkey fist. Attach maybe a 1/4" line to it and throw it over the dock you want to get to. If someone is there they can pull you in. If not, maybe you'll get lucky and the monkey fist will get snagged on something and you can pull yourself in. Or, try again.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: 26M mastgate

or a twist tie, or dental floss, or a paper clip, or . . .
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4683

Re: COVID-19 just got real

My wife and I got married on 5/21/77.so on our toast before dinner on the 21st of every month, I try to remember to say "Happy Anniversary". Or, if I think of it, as I did last night "Happy Anniversary Eve", on the 20th. We almost always toast something pleasant. If there's really nothing to toast I...
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: 26M mastgate

Anything that is removable is losable. Keep spares.
If you remove your boat from your trailer, keep spare boats.
A boat dealers mantra.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: 26M mastgate

or a piece of wire, or a cotter pin, or a # 8, # 9, or # 10 machine screw, or a piece of fishing line, or a wire tie, or . . .
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: 26M mastgate

I've used a sail track stop. I think drilling a hole above the gate, and putting a pin or a piece of wire thru it is the best way. It's hard to lose a hole.
by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Adding Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 1451

Re: Adding Storage

I tried one of those mesh pocket things. It didn't last too long. I think that I may have over-loaded it. Maybe I shouldn't have stored my spare anchor in it. Anyway, I've removed the doors on my head compartments and replaced them with shower curtains. It makes access to the head compartment much e...