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by Tahoe Jack
Sun May 23, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Air Conditioner - other ideas?
Replies: 20
Views: 7818

Re: Air Conditioner - other ideas?

Check out my mod http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=693 where I use a common 5k btu Costco-sourced AC mounted in a removable companion way hatch. No special tools or skills required. BTW, I posted a second mod with more pics. It works well and can be slipped off and stored in your garag...
by Tahoe Jack
Wed May 12, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Front Hatch - arm to hold it up?
Replies: 36
Views: 9724

Re: Front Hatch - arm to hold it up?

Some critical attachment comments are included in my similar mod for my 26x. The custom slip fitting likely will not be necessary since most of these pull apart to allow laying the hatch full open. http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=548 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Questions about installing a kicker outboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: Questions about installing a kicker outboard

I agree with Kelly H. The issue of the long shaft vs. dinghy...I solved this by adding a vertical extension to my dinghy transom...1/4" aluminum plate sandwich, SS nylocks etc. only about 4" as I recall. I have not posted that mod but could email pics if you are interested. You need the long shaft t...
by Tahoe Jack
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New member with a question (re Keelguard)
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: New member with a question (re Keelguard)

Welcome to the site. FYI, you will find our archive of modifications (mods) quite extensive. Couple years ago I posted a mod re keel protection. http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=686
Stuff still secure and doing a good job. 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Auxilliary engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: Auxilliary engine

Check out my 2008 mod http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1001 Like most mods...measure twice, cut once. You need to mock-up and check tilt, and be sure that the prop is properly exposed below the hull to get some push. On a ten scale, I would put this one at an 8....and I have done many...
by Tahoe Jack
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Honda EU2000i Location While Moored
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

Re: Honda EU2000i Location While Moored

Hi All.......in the spring of '06 I posted my Honda Gen mod http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=653 Works for me, I only use it for trips over a couple days duration. 8) Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 600W inverter/607W microwave
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: 600W inverter/607W microwave

So.....if you get it working....I can share with you that it may take up to six minutes to heat a mug of water.....I have two 600-800 watt microwaves..a Samsung in a travel trailer and another brand in my Mac...lot quicker to use almost any other heating option....we have propane in the travel trail...
by Tahoe Jack
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2000 X center board question
Replies: 23
Views: 2569

Re: 2000 X center board question

You may find a lot of specific details on 26X line vs. centerboard in my mod from a couple years back... http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=841
8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Propane tank storage unit for Cockpit
Replies: 23
Views: 2875

Re: Propane tank storage unit for Cockpit

Hey guys.....I'm all for going green.....but those damn tanks don't last, and generate trash....check out my mod from a while back....one time effort and lifetime savings....and, no trash...my preferred way to go green. http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=784 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: aux second kicker / mount ?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: aux second kicker / mount ?

Take a look at our fall 2008 mod http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1001 Seems to work well for us. BTW, we put a small transom extension on the dinghy to allow the long shaft better prop position. We had a companion mod about off season storage of kicker motors. 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker mount on Mac X, starboard mount
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: Kicker mount on Mac X, starboard mount

Thanks re our mod....re tender and long shaft...we used some aluminum plate/plywood and extended the tender transom ...pretty simple...frankly, for low HP kickers I don't see much performance difference. 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Kicker mount on Mac X, starboard mount
Replies: 9
Views: 1934

Re: Kicker mount on Mac X, starboard mount

Interesting.....similar to my mod posted in late 2008...take a look, seems like someone else had a go at this as well. http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=1001 8) Tahoe Jack
by Tahoe Jack
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Built-in AC System for Our 26X :)
Replies: 78
Views: 20762

Re: New Built-in AC System for Our 26X :)

And, for you DIY folks like me....refer to my version from a couple years ago..

http://macgregorsailors.com/modt/index.php?view=693

We swap this and he OEM w/port glass...dependent on weather. 8) Jack
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by Tahoe Jack
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Arch with Davits, Would you buy it?
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: Arch with Davits, Would you buy it?

There is an excellent commercial arch available at http://www.joystickpylons.com/towers_universal.htm I have seen pics from one installed on a 26X located in southern sierras...not sure if he is a member of this board. I do have a couple pics he shared with me. Not sure about the vendor ....hard tim...
by Tahoe Jack
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Dinghy Davits
Replies: 21
Views: 4342

Re: Dinghy Davits

Hey folks....this issue got pretty well explored a while back...R. Rae of this site customized a commercial Australian reverse-tow mod that really seems to be the best solution I have seen. Do a search for Dinghy Tow....bottom line, the dinghy is backed in transom to transom, hinged with a couple ri...