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by Jimmyt
Sun May 24, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 862

Re: Mast Track Gate Cover BWY

I read somewhere that the "BWY Mast Track Gate Cover" could work for an older 26M before 2007. By pounding the spread shut, Well I can't find that write up anywhere. I thought it was somewhere on the BWY site. Maybe I read it here but can't find the post........ http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/3...
by Jimmyt
Sun May 24, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Good read. But it also was a deviation from the original Mac design by adding an opening porthole. I'm so impressed at the Mac design for safety. Thousands of these boats out there and the vast majority, even when commanded by inexperienced captains, have an amazing safety record. Plus, they don't ...
by Jimmyt
Sat May 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

I've never owned a boat that I didn't believe would sink if I holed it. Honestly, I do not sail my Mac with the belief that if it filled with water, I would be standing on the deck waiting for help to arrive like the factory marketing photo. I expect to be clinging to some part of the hull as the b...
by Jimmyt
Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

There is a capsize report for a 26X on this site. The title was "capsized my 26X" and it was by a user named Fran Trapp. The boat turned turtle but didn't sink. I guess that this is a more realistic outcome for any uncontrollable leak. In this case it was portholes left open and healed below the wa...
by Jimmyt
Thu May 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Pics of companionway conditioning mod?

Here's one for an M. The X owners have it a bit better and can use the billy box approach for a really clean install.

by Jimmyt
Thu May 21, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: How Much Work Do These Need - CHEAP!

Thanks for the list, it is an eye opener, but I am interested in the actual structural integrity of the boat. I am interested in how much work would a $3,500 boat need to the hull, deck, rudder, centerboard, rig, hull fittings, chainplates, leaks, mast, transon, etc. so it can safely venture 2 mile...
by Jimmyt
Wed May 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1981 MacGregor 25 Inspection Question
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: 1981 MacGregor 25 Inspection Question

It's in this bulkhead, on the port side where the bottom corner of the cockpit sits in the cutout of that bulkhead. Does that make sense? The crack runs up and down, starting right at that corner, it's mate 6-9 inches long, with significant gaping. Philip https://i.postimg.cc/JyXT8Qps/Capture.jpg P...
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

I suspect cabin fever. You need to go sailing before you do something rash... :o
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

BOAT wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm
I know I'll get popped for this.

Anyone got a VW Bug or Baja Bug they wanna sell me? I'm gonna use it to tow 'boat'.
Hope you aren't planning to go far or fast... :D
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.

The short rod with the two ball joint sockets looks like the outboard steering arm. It allows you to disconnect the outboard while sailing to make the steering easier. Although, not sure it's right for your boat... http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/5712-1x0.htm The second image, I'm not sure as I h...
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

I read a lot of news articles and various reports on the few Mac-related tragedies. All were a result of ignorance, negligence, and/or BWI. Severe overloading combined with poor weight distribution, often with no ballast were common threads. Have there been any publicized incidents where Macs did h...
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Agree. If you want all of the flotation out of your boat, have at it. It won't sink any faster than the typical keel boat. I guess I may be the odd bird in the nest for using flotation in my buying decision. With me, it's about reducing risk for myself and, more importantly, those around me - in all...
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Jimmy, I agree with everything you say, except for the part about Anyone trapped in the cabin will be more accessible for rescue, since the boat won't go to the bottom. It’s too generalized. It’s like saying that one has a better chance of surviving if you don’t fall off a ledge :D How high is that...
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Foredeck hatch replacement in '85 Mac 25- another try for info
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Foredeck hatch replacement in '85 Mac 25- another try for info

What don't you like about the existing hatch? Mine has no strut so you either have it flopped all the way open, or open just a crack. Also, no insect screen is a problem in my area.

Both are things I can probably fix, but it would have been nice to have standard.
by Jimmyt
Tue May 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

Unsinkable just means you have something to sit on, or cling to, while waiting for rescue. It doesn't mean you can sit in the cockpit with only your feet getting wet. I'm betting a 26 ft white fiberglass object will be easier to spot than a human bobbing along in a vest. Flotation/unsinkable was one...