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by Andy26M
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Sailing Songs
Replies: 38
Views: 3564

Re: Sailing Songs

A few to add off the top of my head:

"Come Sail Away" - STYX

"All at Sea" - Jamie Cullum

"The Mermaid" - Bobby Bare - FUNNY!! If you haven't heard this, look it up on youtube :)

- Andy26M
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Topside cleaner?
Replies: 26
Views: 2821

Re: Topside cleaner?

For the black streaks down the side I use something called "Awesome" which I get at Dollar General for a buck a bottle ($4 for a 1/2 gallon refill jug) - in fact, it cleans most anything. Also, before I use anything, the most important tool is a pressure washer - probably 90% of the topside stuff in...
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Matching "wood" color - interior, 2004 26M
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Matching "wood" color - interior, 2004 26M

Hey all - I've read this topic before but I can't find it with the "search", so here goes: I'm looking to do a few cosmetic improvements inside my 2004 26M and I'd like to make the wood bits a fairly close match to the laminated plywood that was used for the cabinet/table, etc. from the factory. Any...
by Andy26M
Thu May 19, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: leak when it rains
Replies: 23
Views: 2450

Re: leak when it rains

Tom, On your 26M leak: Is it right below the area on the side where the two pieces of the liner overlap? My 26M leaked there on both sides and it drove me crazy for a while until I sat inside the boat in a rainstorm and tracked it. Using the garden hose never worked because I assumed (we all know wh...
by Andy26M
Sun May 15, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New Mac 26M
Replies: 31
Views: 3247

Re: New Mac 26M

Capt. Sharon wrote: Also beware on your first launch of the guideposts on the trailer If these are still the same as they were in 2004, they are too-short and made of steel with a rubber cap on top - on a steep ramp it's possible for the boat to drift over top of the stupid things, and voila more sc...
by Andy26M
Sun May 15, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Replacement trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Replacement trailer

When you buy a new trailer for a boat, does the seller of the trailer adjust the bunks to match the hull? Or is there some kind of chart to look at for the individual hull design that allows the trailer to be setup? Also, the standard Mac trailer that came with my boat (2004, painted black steel typ...
by Andy26M
Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: interior layout: old M versus *new* M versus X
Replies: 24
Views: 8689

Re: interior layout: old M versus *new* M versus X

Hey folks, I have the 2004 wide-open "M" layout and love it. I, too, hear the "wow this is way bigger inside than it looks from outside" every time anyone looks inside. Regarding "needing the extra berth from the table and benches" I'm a little confused, given that with the fixed galley you have bot...
by Andy26M
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking to come aboard
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: Looking to come aboard

If your question about "salt issues" is referring to issues related to buying a boat which has been kept in salt water: I kept my 26M in salt water (Narragansett Bay) for the first 3 years of her life. Several things make the Mac a good boat for salt water: no through-hull fittings below the water l...
by Andy26M
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Water storage choices
Replies: 19
Views: 2618

Re: Water storage choices

I originally had a collapsible 20 gallon bladder under the V-berth, but I hated the effect that had on the boat's trim (pushed the bow down too far). So, I moved it aft under the rear bunk - it is restricted in how full you can get it back there because the space is so shallow, but it is center line...
by Andy26M
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Is Softscrub enough for the top deck or wax it too?
Replies: 32
Views: 2376

Re: Is Softscrub enough for the top deck or wax it too?

Surfboard wax is more like candle wax than car wax - it is sticky and after every few applications needs to be removed (it gets thick and can ball up). It also collects dirt like nobody's business - and the dirt is stuck in there until you remove the wax. As stated above, the purpose is to provide a...
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely confused about filling ballast!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Completely confused about filling ballast!

Congrats on getting back in the pool! When I lived in Singapore I swam laps 5 days a week outside (back in my younger days when I was serious, LOL) - yep, I had a superb tan! Now my doctor keeps looking at the freckles on my shoulders and back and telling me they are sign of sun damage and I've gott...
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Taking the Mac to Block Island R.I.
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: Taking the Mac to Block Island R.I.

Hi Rich! I lived in Newport for the first 3 seasons with my 26M. On several occasions I started the trip to Block Island, but just my luck every time I got to Point Judith the wind came up out of the SouthWest at 30+ knots and I decided to spend the weekend inside the Narragansett instead... "Gentle...
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely confused about filling ballast!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Completely confused about filling ballast!

Only?? Ugh. :cry: I'm up to over 8000 yards per week in the pool but the more I workout the more my appetite grows!
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer jack
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Trailer jack

My original trailer jack lasted 3 seasons. In the spring after the third winter, the wheel had sunk in the mud over the winter - rather than dig it out, I tried just jacking the tongue up with a regular car jack - I heard a metallic "pop" and the trailer came up ok - without the wheel or internals o...
by Andy26M
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Completely confused about filling ballast!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Completely confused about filling ballast!

Within three inches is what is required for safety. With the boat loaded and trimmed "normally" the ballast should fill to about this level and stop and on its own. However, if the boat is loaded heavily, or even if you just have some extra weight in the bow, such that she is trimmed down by the bow...