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by Late2sail
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Cockpit Decking

[/https://photos.app.goo.gl/2oi7LqyidD4dzo5X8img] I don’t know if this link will work to my pic, but I can only access the transom area of my boat for boarding from my slip. The floating dock can get very active (up and down from wave action) and I have to keep the boat tied a safe distance to preve...
by Late2sail
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Cockpit Decking

Rich, thanks for filling in the gap;) Yes, that is the mod I was referring to, and the ‘steering’ refers to the linkage around the engine/drain Well area. The deck design shown eliminates the transition step. I keep my boat backed into a slip and it’s a pain to board because you have to step around ...
by Late2sail
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Cockpit Decking

Reaching out to the forum for some more mod advice. I really like the wood deck pictured in the mod section that eliminates the need to step around the steering when boarding. I sent an email to the author but have not received a response. Has anyone else added this mod? From the pictures ,he is obv...
by Late2sail
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Gooseneck Mast slider
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Re: Gooseneck Mast slider

Thank you for the replies. I will update this post with what I find out once I do some more research.
by Late2sail
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Gooseneck Mast slider
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Gooseneck Mast slider

A friend noticed my current fixed boom height doesn’t allow my main to go full height. He recommended I look into getting a gooseneck mast slider. Raising the mast would also allow me to sail with Bimini in place. Does anyone use this set up? If so, would you happen to have a source for one that fit...
by Late2sail
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Looking for Mac's on Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Looking for Mac's on Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Just curious if there are any other Mac sailors in our neck of the woods? My wife and I are both school teachers and have dreams of attempting a trailer down to explore the Florida Keys some day. Still learning the ropes and working out the kinks on our new to us 26X
by Late2sail
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum Propeller 26X - 50 hp Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Optimum Propeller 26X - 50 hp Yamaha

I'm sure this topic has been covered, but have struggled to find info particular to my question through search. I'm wondering if anyone has experimented with prop sizes/pitch/# of blades to find the optimum "all around' best prop for a 50 hp 4-stroke set-up. I need to take my boat out to collect mor...
by Late2sail
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mast
Replies: 13
Views: 4202

Re: New Mast

It's been a while since I have been on / posted - but much appreciation to Heath for his willingness to keep this site up and running - I was one of the one's going 'bonkers' when it crashed.
Again, much thanks!
by Late2sail
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X

Thank you for the replies - anxious to get started on this adventure. My wife and I joined an 'inland sailing association' in our area, so hopefully we will have a lot of patient teachers to help us get started. As for the pizza, I will let you know the next time I'm in Florida:)
by Late2sail
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X

Hello, My wife and I are brand new to sailing and to MacGregor ownership. We live in Central Virginia and recently purchased a 1999 26X that included the 99 and up upgrades (steering, repositioned ballast breather, improved room in aft birth, etc). I was wondering if there is a resource that consoli...