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by Stevenhigbee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac 26S new owner stantion repair
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Mac 26S new owner stantion repair

Maybe take the bolt out from the outside and drill a pilot hole from the outside, then use the pilot hole to drill a new access hole from the inside. The access-hole covers are a stock item.
by Stevenhigbee
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Question about a Keel on a MacGregor 26s
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Question about a Keel on a MacGregor 26s

I have a MacGregor 26s, the cable on the swing keel needs replaced. I have removed the keel just wondering if the hole where the cable goes through the keel is supposed to have anything in there besides the cable and bolt to keep it in place. If so, where would be the place to get this part? Thanks...
by Stevenhigbee
Mon May 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D

I was afraid too until I saw what the whole assembly looked like. Before that, I wondered what hardware might be inside (none). Putting it back in from underneath, you have to blindly poke the shaft until you find the hole it goes through on the upper side. I imagine you could thread a string throug...
by Stevenhigbee
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Leaking ballast drain valve 26D

I was checking my ballast tank while on the trailer and noticed the drain valve was leaking a little when closed tight. Crud between the valve gasket and hull fiberglass. How do I clean it? I can't open the valve wide enough to clean between the valve surfaces. I'm afraid to open it too much and dr...
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 36 cat
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Mac 36 cat

The interior must feel like being in a submarine.
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 36 cat
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Mac 36 cat

Ever hear of a Mac 36 catamaran? https://www.ebay.com/itm/283755628713 Buy-it-now price is $30k. https://i.postimg.cc/LqDk10b3/mac36cat.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5jg0MWF3/mac36cat2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/crJJxkRN/mac36cat3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qNPBGk9k/mac36cat4.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kVWJ10m...
by Stevenhigbee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: MacGregor 19

I see them on ebay a couple times a year. There was one in the past week or so with a buy-it-now button ($3000 maybe?). It's not there any more, so it must have sold.

Save searches on ebay and craigs list and wait.
by Stevenhigbee
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New boat (26S)owner in Texas!
Replies: 22
Views: 5045

Re: New boat (26S)owner in Texas!

buck_justice wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:24 pm
In the bow under the access door is a 10 inch long piece of 4” PVC glassed in vertically with a screw in cap on top with a 1/2” hole in it. What in the world is this??? I cannot imagine what it is?
Is that perhaps housing for some sort of transducer or underwater sensor?
by Stevenhigbee
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Flooring on a 26D
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: New Flooring on a 26D

Are you thinking about caulking it after installing it, or pulling it up periodically for cleaning?
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Mac 26S: Removing the keel

I don't think increasing the distance from the ground will help. The issue is increasing the distance between the boat and the trailer, and ramps would just raise them both up. "...then let down the trailer and remove it, leaving the boat on blocks..." You would have plenty of clearance by just get...
by Stevenhigbee
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Mac 26S: Removing the keel

I don't think increasing the distance from the ground will help. The issue is increasing the distance between the boat and the trailer, and ramps would just raise them both up.
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Mac 26S: Removing the keel

I can tell you what I did, although I don't consider it the best way. I initially thought it was just a broken keel cable which I could have probably replaced in the water without removing the keel. This is what I was actually repairing: http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2707...
by Stevenhigbee
Mon May 20, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Mac19 restoration

Ballast tank must be completely empty or completely full. Never kept partially filled.

Some other answers can be found in the manual, available from the resources page:

https://www.macgregorsailors.com/manuals/index.php
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Outboard tachometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 4508

Re: Outboard tachometer?

I have a little battery-powered digital unit that the sell for under $20 that wrap around a spark plug wire, and display tach and hours of operation. Easy search on Amazon or Ebay.
by Stevenhigbee
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Resin
Replies: 17
Views: 4780

Re: Resin

Given Roger's emphasis on maximizing value, it seems highly probable that the resin is polyester, since epoxy is much more expensive.