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by Rich Plumb
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 X Line Drawing
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Re: 26 X Line Drawing

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Rich Plumb, S/V "Chieftain"
Morgan 462, Tacoma WA
by Rich Plumb
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: How to use whisker pole?
Replies: 28
Views: 5560

Re: How to use whisker pole?

The whisker pole that I fabricated from a boat hook always worked well when running down wind with the Genoa, on my 26X. If you search the mods section for "Whisker Pole" you'll find it.

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Rich Plumb, Covington WA
S/V Chieftain, Morgan 462
by Rich Plumb
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swing-Keel Line
Replies: 41
Views: 9133

Re: Swing-Keel Line

Hi Darry! I had a 2000 26X with an all rope centerboard line. It came apart while on a trip to Everett, one year. I normally launched the boat using the slings at Des Moines, (don't know if they are still available) so I just motored back there and we lifted the boat out of the water. I had to get u...
by Rich Plumb
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: My Tohatsu 50
Replies: 18
Views: 3142

Re: My Tohatsu 50

I had a Nissan 50 on my X, and I agree with others here. The first thing to try is just change out the spark plugs. You have only three cylinders in the first place.

Good luck.

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Rich Plumb, Covington WA
S/V Chieftain, Morgan 462
by Rich Plumb
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Factory Reset a Raymarine Sportpilot+
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Factory Reset a Raymarine Sportpilot+

I had the Sport Pilot Plus on my 26X for nearly 8 years. The behavior that you are describing sounds like a faulty switch in the control stick. I'll bet that the stick got twisted and the wires are now shorted together. Yes, that stick is a bit fragile and there is a temptation to use it like a car ...
by Rich Plumb
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Fair Winds And Following Seas......
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Fair Winds And Following Seas......

Well, after nearly 10 years with Plumb Crazy, it’s time to say “Fair Well”. I purchased a Morgan 462 last January and single-handed it down from Bellingham to Tacoma in February. Here it is June and I’ve sold my 26X on craigslist to a fella in Bellingham. I trailered it up there last Tuesday, helped...
by Rich Plumb
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Stiff Steering on 2002 26X
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

Re: Stiff Steering on 2002 26X

The steering gear and cable are almost a "consumable item" on the "X". I've replace mine twice in the past nine years. I've always had good luck with BWY.

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Rich Plumb, "Plumb Crazy"
26X, Covington WA
by Rich Plumb
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 X layout
Replies: 19
Views: 3626

Re: 26 X layout

1 X 4's. I didn't try to match the curve of the hull, so there's a small gap, but it doesn't effect the overall outcome. I don't have any other pictures handy. The connector piece is a removable square of plywood, supported by aluminum angle iron on the left and right. I added a piece of angle iron ...
by Rich Plumb
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 X layout
Replies: 19
Views: 3626

Re: 26 X layout

Here's a couple of pictures of the modification. I made a rectangle using 1X4's and used a piece of 3/8" plywood for the top. Trimmed the whole thing down so that it matched the level of the other seats. Aluminum angle iron pieces are used to fasten it to the original fiberglass settee top. Everythi...
by Rich Plumb
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 X layout
Replies: 19
Views: 3626

Re: 26 X layout

One of the best mods that I've made to the 26X cabin has been to raise the level that port settee up to where it matches the level of the dinette seats and then to make a removable connector seat between the forward dinette seat and the settee. I then used the cushion from aft of the galley on the c...
by Rich Plumb
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: lake washington
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: lake washington

Hi Bubba. I'm on the trailer for the winter, but looking forward to another great year of sailing. I sometimes launch into Lake Washington, but only for a few days at a time. I normally spend my nights anchored near Seward Park, depending on the direction of the wind, either in Andrews Bay, or the c...
by Rich Plumb
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: lake washington
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: lake washington

The areas of transient anchorage is limited to just certain areas of the lake, and for limited times, (usually 3 days). Permanent moorage at facilities in Lake Washington and Lake Union are available, and I know some people who have live-aboard slips, but they are hard to get. Here's a link about th...
by Rich Plumb
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: September Sucia PNW
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: September Sucia PNW

I hope that you all had a nice time in the islands. I will be launching at Oak Harbor, later this week, heading up through La Connor and then over to the islands for a couple of weeks.

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Rich Plumb, "Plumb Crazy"
26X, Covington WA
by Rich Plumb
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wallas stove vent pipe problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Wallas stove vent pipe problem

As a side note: I've had this stove for about nine years now and during that time, I've had to repair it when the fuel pump fails or the burner wick carbon's up, which can easily happen. I've created a MS Word document, including pictures, describing how to disassemble and repair the stove. If you w...
by Rich Plumb
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Wallas stove vent pipe problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Wallas stove vent pipe problem

I too have the Wallas 800 stove and experienced the same problem of water entering the exhaust tube. Todd from Blue Water Yachts, reached under my galley counter, and stuffed that exhaust tube up higher wedging it up above the aluminum stove frame. That solved the problem and I have not an issue sin...