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by Banner_IV
Sun May 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Ok to epoxy parts to fiberglass hull?

Sure is, that is the standard practice using thickened epoxy and or tabbing with strips of fiberglass. The two things I will mention is I do not know how well epoxy will adhere to the cutting board material, and you should probably scuff up the fiberglass hull with some sandpaper for better adhesion...
by Banner_IV
Sun May 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M mastgate
Replies: 21
Views: 834

Re: 26M mastgate

Think this may be what you read.

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/2306-1v0.htm
by Banner_IV
Sat May 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Why Do We Need Foam
Replies: 39
Views: 1699

Re: Why Do We Need Foam

I would think that it would not be advisable to add too much buoyancy low in the boat as it would change the center of gravity and make it more likely to turn turtle. The obvious question is how much is too much. Just hillbilly thinking no engineering papers around here. For mold remediation I use a...
by Banner_IV
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.
Replies: 9
Views: 368

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

Yep you have some problems there. Your steering cable is connected directly to the motor (like a powerboat). It needs to be connected to the crossbar like this. https://i.postimg.cc/LgLfmcCv/IMG-0010.jpg Then the quick disconnect rod goes from the crossbar to the motor similar to this https://i.post...
by Banner_IV
Thu May 21, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New owner of a Mac 26x. Question on rudder set up.
Replies: 9
Views: 368

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

#1 answered above
#2 best guess is some sort of rail bracket???
#3 I believe is a homade boomkicker or ridged vang depending on what side of the pond you are on

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BTW is there a prize involved for right answers? :D :D :D
by Banner_IV
Thu May 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

You might be better towing the Beetle with Boat!

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by Banner_IV
Sat May 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X deck/topside are they supposed to be matte/flat?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

26X deck/topside are they supposed to be matte/flat?

I have tried compound and wax with a buffer to no avail on areas above the rubrail (not nonskid).
Now I am wondering if I am trying to fix a problem that isn't there. The hull below the rubrail buffs and waxes up great. 2002 :macx:
by Banner_IV
Sat May 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Any Chemists on the forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Any Chemists on the forum?

Not a chemist but seems it's not a new problem https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/296515-pc-11-epoxy Gel coat is polyester and I have heard from multiple sources that epoxy over poly is ok but poly over epoxy is not recommended. I al...
by Banner_IV
Fri May 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: High Sides
Replies: 62
Views: 1931

Re: High Sides

Docking videos, the first one I have used several times especially at crowded docs.

https://youtu.be/8ZBDfwHIEMo

This is how the locals dock around here

https://youtu.be/G5o_xmuwupA
by Banner_IV
Tue May 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Outboard help
Replies: 30
Views: 1012

Re: Outboard help

As a general practice when I load cables/wires on to terminals I start with the largest wire first making sure the terminal lug is flat meaning that the cable stand up from the round lug. This keeps the most metal in contact, a common misunderstanding is that the electricity flows through the bolt w...
by Banner_IV
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: fuel flow problem since relocating the tank
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: fuel flow problem since relocating the tank

A little air in the line should not be a problem, and should work itself out. I would check the fuel filter and fuel pump since the engine will fire after priming. Also check that there are no cracks or leaks in the primer bulb and hose that would allow air in and loose prime.
by Banner_IV
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4555

Re: COVID-19 just got real

You guys just get all the press, it's nationwide and worldwide
by Banner_IV
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 just got real
Replies: 111
Views: 4555

Re: COVID-19 just got real

Now this is just uncalled for! Maryland has just banned recreational boating

https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2020/03/3 ... ome-order/
by Banner_IV
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Good place to compare boat makes/models?
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Good place to compare boat makes/models?

https://sailboatdata.com

This has been a good place for me to get an initial feel for a boat