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by Stevenhigbee
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 9
Views: 840

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 9:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 9
Views: 840

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 11:11 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S: Removing the keel
Replies: 9
Views: 840

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 5:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

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 10:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Outboard tachometer?
Replies: 2
Views: 3935

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 6:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Resin
Replies: 16
Views: 3179

Re: Resin

Given Roger's emphasis on maximizing value, it seems highly probable that the resin is polyester, since epoxy is much more expensive.
by Stevenhigbee
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Baja California
Replies: 2
Views: 2035

Re: Baja California

I hope you make a vlog of your trip, especially whatever hiccups you encounter. I got a smartphone with AT&T prepaid plan, $40 per month with autopay, because it allows tethering and data access throughout Mexico. I haven't tested it yet in Mexico. I don't expect high-speed on it, but hoping it's go...
by Stevenhigbee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Aft storage, 20 drawers, 10 cubbies, $120
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Aft storage, 20 drawers, 10 cubbies, $120

The whole interior of Mac classics is essentially a crawl-space to begin with, so sliding back along the smooth fiberglass isn't an issue. Obviously, lesser used items should go further back than commonly used items.
by Stevenhigbee
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Aft storage, 20 drawers, 10 cubbies, $120
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Aft storage, 20 drawers, 10 cubbies, $120

I found that the Sterilite 3-drawer sets fit perfectly snug with a bit of trimming. I screwed sets together, but made no attachment to the boat itself. I left out the bottom drawers to use the space as cubby holes, The top drawer of the rear three units on each side I cut down the front enough to be...
by Stevenhigbee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

If I had the skill and tools to make my own fold-up table top, I think I would want to maximize the area to cover the front of the galley when folded down. One might end up with a table for two.
by Stevenhigbee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Enlarged V-Berth
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Enlarged V-Berth

I couldn't figure out how to add images to a post with the "mod-tracker." But I do know how to link images stored on my own server. If someone could explain how to add this to the mod system, I would be happy to do that. I think it was Sumner's mod that inspired me to do this. I am not a finish carp...
by Stevenhigbee
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

I ended up with a table for 1 made using a $15 cutting board, a pair of hinges, and a cut walking cane:

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by Stevenhigbee
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keel Damage, how to repair?
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Keel Damage, how to repair?

The cable sawed its way through the edge of the keel. http://www.chacala.net/steven/KeelDamage.JPG What's the best way to repair it? I'm thinking of having a brake shop make me a short piece of 3/8" stainless tubing flared at both ends for the cable to pass through, then using epoxy putty to secure ...
by Stevenhigbee
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

The original design was a table that swiveled from over the sink to the table position. An obvious advantage to that is if you are using it for desk work, you can move your whole desk out of the way and have your kitchen surface. I don't think it is what I will use, but it's a configuration worth c...
by Stevenhigbee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: Galley Table

Recently while taking everything out of my 26S for cleaning, I found one of the rear berth storage cover panels had a fitting on its underside which I could not quickly figure out (Like one end of a shower rod holder). It also had two holes drilled on the other end which the other panels didn't have...