New Custom 26X Trailer

A forum for discussing issues relating to trailers and towing MacGregor sailboats.

Moderators: beene, Hamin' X, kmclemore, tangentair, Catigale, Paul S, Heath_Mod

User avatar
vkmaynard
Captain
Posts: 958
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:02 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Apex, NC - 2001 26X "Compromise" w/ 2010 Suzuki DF90A
Contact:

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by vkmaynard » Fri May 25, 2018 10:07 pm

Just heard from Triad today.

"Finally! I’ve finished up the pricing file which is attached. The same trailer as yours is going to start at $3,990.00. There have been a ton of steel increases over the past couple of months which really raised the pricing. Everything on the trailer is pretty much steel. Hopefully the markets have calmed down a bit."

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttisqajrphjrc ... 8.pdf?dl=0

Still a deal considering all the MacGregor mods including a custom 102" single axle for a 26 foot trailer with wheels that don't rub the hull.

Not advertising for Triad. Just trying to get a great trailer source for our Mac family.

Victor

User avatar
sailboatmike
Admiral
Posts: 1599
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:17 pm
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Australia

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by sailboatmike » Sat May 26, 2018 12:58 am

Do you find launching and retrieving much better with the roller on the bow bunk??

Does the bow roller mean you dont have to dip the trailer so deep?

Does the bow roller mean no more Mac Bump??

K9Kampers
Admiral
Posts: 2350
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:32 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: NH, 2001 MacGregor X - Tohatsu 50 / 2013 Ford F150

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by K9Kampers » Sat May 26, 2018 4:21 am

I have a Sea Lion trailer, and like the Triad pictured, I had to install that same roller under the bow. It doesn't have anything to do with the Mac Bump, but rather to keep the boat bow from being gouged by the end of the tongue tube.

User avatar
vkmaynard
Captain
Posts: 958
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:02 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Apex, NC - 2001 26X "Compromise" w/ 2010 Suzuki DF90A
Contact:

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by vkmaynard » Sat May 26, 2018 7:30 am

The bow roller does reduce how far you need to dip the tailer since the bow can roll up instead of digging in like K9Kampers wrote.

I noticed key features missing on the pdf: side rails extended up to the hitch for better stregnth, cross bracing, lengthened trailer for better support, axle moved back to reduce sway and mid bunk slightly moved forward to rest swing keel and avoid dropping during transport (26X). 

Victor

User avatar
sailboatmike
Admiral
Posts: 1599
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:17 pm
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Australia

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by sailboatmike » Sat May 26, 2018 2:21 pm

vkmaynard wrote:The bow roller does reduce how far you need to dip the tailer since the bow can roll up instead of digging in like K9Kampers wrote.

I noticed key features missing on the pdf: side rails extended up to the hitch for better stregnth, cross bracing, lengthened trailer for better support, axle moved back to reduce sway and mid bunk slightly moved forward to rest swing keel and avoid dropping during transport (26X). 

Victor
Awesome thanks, I was thinking of this mod even before you got your trailer made after watching other 25 foots boats hauling out without having to splash the whole trailer, I identified the bow bunk as a major issue to the depth required for the trailer, I would think this could save as much as 3 feet of distance from the water edge as the rear and middle bunk are plenty deep enough to push her off long before the bow bunk gets anywhere near the water line

Danhux
Deckhand
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Sailboat: MacGregor 26M
Location: Raleigh, NC (2003 26M, Suzuki DF 50)
Contact:

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by Danhux » Sun May 27, 2018 6:09 am

Great job on the ad/flyer/brochure, I emailed this morning to place an order.

User avatar
vkmaynard
Captain
Posts: 958
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:02 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Apex, NC - 2001 26X "Compromise" w/ 2010 Suzuki DF90A
Contact:

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by vkmaynard » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:35 am

First trip on the new trailer last weekend.

Wow! No problems towing, launching in shallow water or single hand retrieving (first time auto center).

No sway, no tire rubbing just no problems anymore.

Fully loaded the boat and towed with confidence. Disk brakes worked great!

Thanks Triad!

Victor

User avatar
vkmaynard
Captain
Posts: 958
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:02 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Apex, NC - 2001 26X "Compromise" w/ 2010 Suzuki DF90A
Contact:

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by vkmaynard » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:13 am

Dan finally got his 26M Triangle trailer done. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27070

Reports better towing and NO sway.

That means they can make trailers for both models now.

Victor

User avatar
dlandersson
Admiral
Posts: 3474
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:00 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Chicago metro, USA

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by dlandersson » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:48 am

I have this on my Mac trailer (an after market add). I like it a lot. 8)
K9Kampers wrote:I have a Sea Lion trailer, and like the Triad pictured, I had to install that same roller under the bow. It doesn't have anything to do with the Mac Bump, but rather to keep the boat bow from being gouged by the end of the tongue tube.
Last edited by dlandersson on Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

sturmgewehr
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:40 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26S

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by sturmgewehr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:32 am

I wonder if anyone has ever had this trailer built for a Mac 26S? I'm very interested in a new trailer based on retirement plans.

User avatar
maguire44
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:28 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26S

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by maguire44 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am

sturmgewehr wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:32 am
I wonder if anyone has ever had this trailer built for a Mac 26S? I'm very interested in a new trailer based on retirement plans.
I also would love to hear about it if anyone had it built for a Mac26S before. Also would love to hear if someone tried it in Europe. I want to try this anyway but it would be great to hear some other experiences. I'm going to be retired by the end of the summer and thinking about moving to Greece. Right now I'm looking for a house for sale in Athens by the shore and as soon as I buy a house I want to start. I'm gonna have plenty of time to work on it.

Flightfollowing
Chief Steward
Posts: 93
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:37 am
Sailboat: MacGregor 26X

Re: New Custom 26X Trailer

Post by Flightfollowing » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:05 pm

Has anyone investigated using longitudinal bunks rather than the lateral crossmember bunks that come standard for either the X or M? I am planning on building an aluminum trailer and was considering using the non stock yet more conventional bunk arraignment and wondered if anyone has info?

Post Reply