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by March
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Swing Keel rope replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Swing Keel rope replacement

I have replaced the portion between the keel and the upper deck with a wire coated in a plastic sleeve. From the upper end to the cleat--rope. Loops at the end of the wire attached to the centerboard with a bolt,
by March
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where did it go???
Replies: 41
Views: 7370

Re: Where did it go???

Not sure about the 26M configuration, but on a 26X, the breathing hole is right under the companionway step. One can easily see when the water level in the ballast tank is all the way up. A "stopper" there prevents the water from coming into the bilge, no matter how much the boat tilts. I never remo...
by March
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where did it go???
Replies: 41
Views: 7370

Re: Where did it go???

:D :D :D
by March
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Where did it go???
Replies: 41
Views: 7370

Re: Where did it go???

Sounds like you made sure the ballast valve is fitting snugly against the hull--which is good, As for the vertical hatch door which opens within the valve itself, that is probably not watertight, nor can I thing of a good reason why it should be: the water will be "forced out" only of there is a dif...
by March
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 4162

Re: I hit the dock last week!

Glad you like it, Ray. Wish you had been there. This is Devil's Island, in the Apostles. There's a small, shallow bay at the southern tip of the islands, with two docks and and a small opening. We motored in and blithely tied up at the Eastern dock, facing the shore. Things looked good in the evenin...
by March
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 4162

Re: I hit the dock last week!

The boat was rocking so badly that the rub-rail touched the dock at times, no matter how many buffets we put between the dock and the boat. We tried to keep her as close to the dock as possible. But not enough. No matter what, at some point, one section of the rub-rail was bound to hit the dock It w...
by March
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 4162

Re: I hit the dock last week!

March said: After a stormy night when we pumped into the dock for hours, the rail showed only one spot where it was worn out to the fiberglass, which I also managed to patch satisfactorily. The question begs to be asked; did you use any fenders? Why would the rub rails take a beating if there were ...
by March
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: I hit the dock last week!
Replies: 24
Views: 4162

Re: I hit the dock last week!

The only time I seriously nicked the hull was when I drifted into the metal sheets that covered part of the dock (stupid manoeuvering, I panicked, but let's not get into that, lol). The metal sheet sliced into the hull, above water level, and I was able to patch it at home with fiberglass and made i...
by March
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Repairing keel pivot hole 26x

I remember having seen a mod a while ago where the owner inserted a ring on ball-bearings into the pivot hole--which made lifting the centerboard much more easily--and probably reduced the wiggle, too.

I am still considering it.

Anyone remembers that mod?
by March
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X
Replies: 17
Views: 4157

Re: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

If the profile is the same for plastic or fiberglass, I would choose fiberglass. Even though they are easily nicked, they are equally easily to patch: the small nicks with Marine Tex and the major ones with resin and fiberglass. I am still wondering how much more effective the different profiled rud...
by March
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X
Replies: 15
Views: 4122

Re: 12 gal fuel/gas tank for MAC26X

We ordered our boat in 2002 with a pair of 12 gallon tanks installed. They fit into the X fuel lockers, with a bit of trimming. However, Tempo, the manufacturer of the tanks, discontinued making them a few years ago. I recently met up with a friend while out on the water, and he showed me his new 1...
by March
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: I plan my trips early obviously
Replies: 21
Views: 3525

Re: I plan my trips early obviously

Depends what you're looking for, whgoffrn . The exumas are mostly a national reservation and fishing ain't allowed therein-- I saw fishermen though blithely disregarding the law. Don't know if that applies to trolling in open waters though. In what ways do you expect a group of islands to be "better...
by March
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: How do you store your enclosure panels?
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Re: How do you store your enclosure panels?

The bimini has a zipped-up cover that I never use. When the bimini is in place, it is always deployed and I store it below deck when travelling. The rest of the dodger goes up in the bimini cover (rolled up, piece by piece, like rsvpasap suggests) producing a "sausage" that gets stomped all the way ...
by March
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Steering Ajustments
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: Steering Ajustments

David Snowman said:
....the sail slide slugs go in near the boom, but when the sail is lowered the slugs will fall out,
is there a simple way to stop this?
A bit of string twirled around the mast and tied skillfully with the proper knot