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by Ivan Awfulitch
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: pedestal cover?
Replies: 14
Views: 3920

Re: pedestal cover?

I have used a Smoke Hollow smoker cover for years on our 2002X. We have a flip up table on the front of the pedistal and it fits like it was custom made. https://www.amazon.com/Smoke-Hollow-SC3430-Weather-Resistant-Polyester/dp/B00AR677IU?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffsb...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Original rubrail replacement for X?
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Original rubrail replacement for X?

This is on my list also. However, I wanted to launch this weekend, but have put it off till next. Here's a video of one being replaced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Ib9j47LnY I assumed that BWY would supply one that is the same or better than the original. How do you know that it is inferior? ...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Softopper Seat Covers
Replies: 18
Views: 1822

Re: Softopper Seat Covers

I bought both interior and exterior sets. They make the boat look better than new, and they are of a very high quality. They've been in use for 4 years and look as good as the day we received them. I'd recommend Bob (Softopper) for any needs. We also have their bimini, main sail cover, gas tank cove...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Will 26M rudders fit on 2001 26X?
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Will 26M rudders fit on 2001 26X?

This would be a good time to order a pair of Ida rudders. As long as you have the newer style stainless brackets (the older models used aluminum which cracked and broke) it's a simple bolt in job. Your boat will point and handle much better.
by Ivan Awfulitch
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lightning Strike!
Replies: 34
Views: 5671

Re: Lightning Strike!

Dimitri-2000X-Tampa wrote:the odds are in my favor now that I won't get hit again..even though that "lightning never strikes twice in the same place" is a myth because this is the second time I've been hit in about 17 year.
Sorry, but it is true. Once lightning hits once, it's not the same place anymore. :evil:
by Ivan Awfulitch
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Custom rudders?
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: Custom rudders?

Of course, you can always change from the stock rudders. We were not happy with the way the boat pointed (and were too lazy to do the minor repairs to the stock rudders) and bought new Ida rudders for our X. The boat does handle and point better than with the stock rudders. http://www.ruddercraft.co...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lifeline PELICAN HOOK pin gone wild
Replies: 20
Views: 1664

Re: Lifeline PELICAN HOOK pin gone wild

Can someone recommend a mod to add a pelican hook to the 2002x lifeline. Thanks in advance. The easiest way (no special tools required and 5 minute installation) is to order a set from Bluewater Yachts. Simply remove the old lifelines (cut one end, unpin the other) then pin one end of the new assem...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Main sheet placement
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: 26X Main sheet placement

With may bimini installations, you must move the boom bail forward (about 12-18 inches) to sail with the top up. Try putting the top up, hook the sheet to the pulpit, and move the other end forward a foot or two and see if it'll clear.
by Ivan Awfulitch
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Slip fees
Replies: 37
Views: 6864

Re: Slip fees

On Catawba Island we pay $1300 per season (April - October) for 30 ft. floating drive out dock (park you car at the dock). Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, heated in-ground pool, and picnic area. There's room on the pier by your dock you can fit a full size picnic table and grill ra...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Spongy cabin floor in Mac 26x
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Spongy cabin floor in Mac 26x

The floor there is fiberglass with foam-filled stringers. In our boat, the stringers at that point seem to be quite thin and there's a slight bit of "give" when you step there. Looks like they didn't add enough fiberglass as you can see spots where the foam is not completely covered (had a someone w...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X cockpit cusions
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: 26X cockpit cusions

If we have 10 persons or more interested in the 26X cockpit cushion set, Bob would be willing to get them back in production: --set: like the original, six pieces (two seats, two back rests, and the captain's seat and rest) --same material as the originals (some sort of vinyl. NO sunbrella) --to ke...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X cockpit cusions
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: 26X cockpit cusions

I bought mine from Softopper years ago and they're fantastic. On the web they don't list the X or M any more, but I know Bob has the patterns. Give them a call and check.
http://www.softopper.com/Marine_Products-list.aspx
by Ivan Awfulitch
Sun May 13, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Make that 26X look like new
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Make that 26X look like new

For all of you who own the 26X, and are dealing with the fading and chipping of the MacGregor logo, Bluewater has the replacement labels (Part Number H601-1V0) in stock now at a new much lower price of $6.05 each plus postage (down from $25 each). Found it was easier to remove the labels dry, then c...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacing rub rail question???
Replies: 17
Views: 3367

Re: Replacing rub rail question???

I used 4200 when replacing the rub rail on our X. Took about 2 caulk gun tubes. I used a bit more as I sealed along the entire seam after cleaning and prep work were done. Before you start, when you order the new rub rail (you'll need 50 ft, available from Bluewater Yachts) make sure that you order ...
by Ivan Awfulitch
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Lake Erie - Need Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3629

Re: Lake Erie - Need Help

Thanks Ivan. Great stuff. Can I leave my truck and trailer at your suggested launch point on Catawba Island for 5 days with no worries? Bob Unless they have changed policy this year, shouldn't be a problem. If they have, there are many places around that you can leave a vehicle and trailer on the i...