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by rsvpasap
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 21
Views: 484

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

The items for this mod: A hot water heater. I use a Seward/Whale Pumps S360EW 12V because I prefer electric: https://bit.ly/2HdAHZh Whale Marine WX1599B Seaward Thermostatic Mixer Valve. I have the hot water heater set at the maximum, 140F, and the mixed water set at 107F. https://bit.ly/2SV1rPK Bal...
by rsvpasap
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question
Replies: 21
Views: 484

Re: 26M Galley Mod Feasibility Question

It's not so much the size of the head as it is knowing how to use it. I was very inspired by the shower modifications on this site and installed a totally enclosed head in my 26X. I'm not aware of any trailer sailer at any price that has something comprable, but it does require a bit of work ... a N...
by rsvpasap
Fri May 15, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Signaleer - 26x Transom Extension - Addition - Each side added about 1 foot
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Signaleer - 26x Transom Extension - Addition - Each side added about 1 foot

Hello Signaleer. I think this is the boat you were looking for. The contact information for the owner/seller, Currie, is in the ad.

http://www.sononics.com/mac/


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by rsvpasap
Thu May 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Boat Pole
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Boat Pole

It can be helpful if your boat hook floats, such as if you drop it in the water while trying to pick up a mooring ball. (ahem, been there) Also, I think a three part telescoping hook is great because it packs down small. I keep mine standing just inside the companionway, held in place by one of thes...
by rsvpasap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

Thanks, everyone. Interesting information. I always have the ballast in except when planing. I'm going to try the autopilot at 7-8 knts without ballast to see if there's an improvement.
by rsvpasap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Seakeeper 1 for boats 23 - 30 feet
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Seakeeper 1 for boats 23 - 30 feet

A bit more expensive than Magma Rock N Roll stabilizers, https://magmaproducts.com/boat-stabilizer

but interesting ...

Seakeeper 1 (for boats 23-30 feet) https://www.seakeeper.com/seakeeper_pro ... akeeper-1/
by rsvpasap
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Skegs, straight tracking, revisited.

Hello Ris, Ixneigh and anyone else who has an informed opinion about getting the boat to track straight under power at 5-10 knts. Ris said: "Putting a skeg on the aft 42 inches of the boat made it track like a dream with the auto pilot and no rudders." And also: "With no rudders and a self added ske...
by rsvpasap
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Hot water heater
Replies: 16
Views: 1612

Re: Hot water heater

I've had one of these for four years and we've used it for at least 200 hot showers. https://www.whalepumps.com/marine/product.aspx?Category_ID=10054&Product_ID=10427&FriendlyID=12V-Water-Heater-11-ltr-3-US-Gal-Electric-Only Yes, it's somewhat expensive. Yes, it takes 30-40 amp hours of electricity ...
by rsvpasap
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MODS, MODS, MODS, Accessing the Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

MODS, MODS, MODS, Accessing the Mods

As we all know, the Mods section continues to be broken. But ... there is a way to view the already posted mods (Can't help you with posting new mods, only Heath can do that ...) All mods are viewable via the WayBackMachine internet archive. Many of the photos work too! https://web.archive.org/web/*...
by rsvpasap
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 88
Views: 15352

Re: Where is everyone?

Candidly, I expect users, especially long-time users, are frustrated they have invested untold hours, 250,000 posts and hundreds of mods, only to have it all just abandoned. This board helped sustain the value of this boats themselves by sustaining interest in their unique qualities. The thing that ...
by rsvpasap
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Newbie needs help first time owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Newbie needs help first time owner

Suggest you spend some time on YouTube, for example https://youtu.be/yIUrrjeZsnc
by rsvpasap
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where to mount kicker on an X
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Where to mount kicker on an X

Also, most people are right hand dominant. If you're right-handed, it's probably a lot easier to get to get the kicker motor on and off the mount if it's on the starboard side. I have not found that the backstay is in the way. And if you're using that swim ladder on a regular basis, you imay end up ...