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by Late2sail
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

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 5:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

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 8:31 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cockpit Decking
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

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 7:06 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Gooseneck Mast slider
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

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 9:26 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Gooseneck Mast slider
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

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 6:20 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Looking for Mac's on Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

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 2:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Optimum Propeller 26X - 50 hp Yamaha
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

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 12:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Mast
Replies: 13
Views: 3720

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 11:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

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 8:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction and questions 1999 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

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...