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by Russ
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: hard dodger
Replies: 38
Views: 3641

Re: hard dodger

Veeeeery nice!

So how much are you selling them for and where can people order one?
by Russ
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: roller furling questions
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: roller furling qestions

A marina friend built his own furler for his 26D. I can't remember how he did it exactly how. PVC tube and some kind of barrel. It seemed to work well for him. I don't have his contact info or I'd reach out to him. Did you search this forum? http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=...
by Russ
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7570

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Firstly, you need to check for slop in the steering. It should be easy to check to see how much travel the wheel turns before you see action from the linkage cable. If there is a lot, replace it ASAP. I believe stock steering is rack and pinion which some have found wear that causes slop and possibl...
by Russ
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7570

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

That much play in the steering is not normal. Could even be dangerous. I would resolve that first. As mentioned, these flat bottom boats will not steer without fins in the water. Especially if you are fighting sideways blade pressure. Well, they will steer under power with some speed. But not tight ...
by Russ
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 36
Views: 354

Re: Unnamed 26X

The boat was being stored in a dirt parking lot owned by Old Man's Marina boat yard, very near Mount Sinai. I'm honestly not all that familiar with Long Island or NYC in general and was just following the GPS. Ahh, close to Port Jeff. We spent much time in Port Jeff. There was a sand hole there tha...
by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7570

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Just wanted to say THIS looks amazing compared to what you started with


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by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Spotted in OKC: Fire Salvage Tattoo 26
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Spotted in OKC: Fire Salvage Tattoo 26

Not a 22. The 22 didn't look like the 26 at all. And they call it a "TAHOE" :D http://tattooyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Beam-1024x381.jpg Makes you wonder what the story is on the fire. Always the worst nightmare at sea. The boat doesn't look burned to a crisp as in most fires. Just the in...
by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1096

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

There is a metal retainer mounted to the floor of the cockpit, right to the starboard side of the helm console. It sticks up a few inches, and is angled forward slightly, and looks to be either a retainer for a tube, or maybe a pass through for controls, is this normal? I have a pass through tube i...
by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 36
Views: 354

Re: Unnamed 26X

My Unnamed 26X was purchased on Long Island and it was a truly fun adventure, getting to hook up to the unknown trailer with my Z71 Suburban and then proceed to try and follow the previous owner through traffic to get back to his house to retrieve the boom and mainsail. He seriously drove with almo...
by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 36
Views: 354

Re: Unnamed 26X

While traveling in Long Island, NY, I once was passed by a truck pulling a boat trailer. The name of the boat was MOM’S PIANO. Kind of makes you wonder what the story is behind that name :evil: :D Yes. Boat names and cryptic personalized license plates. I always want to know the back story. I agree...
by Russ
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Road side ballast tank inspection by CO
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Road side ballast tank inspection by CO

Well, the INSIDE of the ballast tank has no gelcoat. It's raw glass and resin. Never saw wax like the hull gelcoat that came out of a mold. My experience with a fiberglass hot tub is that chlorine chemically "burns" organic matter. Some kind of chemical reaction with oxygen and the organic matter. I...
by Russ
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What the heck is this MacGregor?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: What the heck is this MacGregor?

Looks like a 36 that they have measured wrong. And I don't think they made them in 2008.

WAAAAAY too much for that boat. There are a zillion other cats I would buy for that price before that one.
by Russ
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 36
Views: 354

Re: Unnamed 26X

Nch'i-Wana means "The Big River" and is what the natives call the Columbia River. ....... Can anyone recommend a source for decals? If I get them ordered, I'm more likely to get them installed. Jeff Great name for your boat. How is it pronounced? Another vote for BOAT US lettering. Last year I actu...
by Russ
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 36
Views: 354

Re: Unnamed 26X

opie wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:42 pm
ATARAXIA
Had to look it up also. LOVE IT! THAT will be the name of my next boat.
by Russ
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Cheap Electronic Water Bladder Level Meter
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Cheap Electronic Water Bladder Level Meter

Very cool. Home automation is addictive. I've done some stuff with Smartthings and WebCore. Since Samsung is getting out of the hub biz, I moved to Hubitat. I also did some toying with Arduino's and Pi's. Just got one of those Litter Robots which is awesome. The thing is smart and connected so I can...