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Dougiestyle
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Sailboat: MacGregor 26X
Location: Farmington, New Mexico

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Post by Dougiestyle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:48 pm

My new to me 1998 :macx: I have had it about 6 months. This is the first time I have tried to post a photo on this site and want to see if the photo came through.
Thx Doug

2nd try for photo with imgbb https://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/ ... =9&t=27433
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Navajo lake NM
First time out: Overnight First time - Motor ran good, Prop cavitation was bad. Prop is 10 3/4" x ?. BWY said it needs 12x9 its on the way. Bottom of boat needs heavy scrape lots of calcium type build up.
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Scraped bottom and sanded with 100 grit
second time out: Overnight - Admiral came, wind was calm to light, expecting 10 to 15mph. Admiral piloting boat most of day while I tweak stuff bobbing around. Wind picked up to 5 to 8mph moving smoothly along. I go below deck andwe must found some of those mountain turbulance winds. The boat turned hard port and heeled about 45 degrees or as the admiral said it dipped and rolled. I believe experienced our first round out. It quit just as quick. Could have been a dust devil, we get those here. We were not too far from shore. Good day on the lake.
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Re: Dougies X

Post by dlandersson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 am

Uh...no? :?
Dougiestyle wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:48 pm
My new to me 1998 :macx: Image I have had it about 6 months. This is the first time I have tried to post a photo on this site and want to see if the photo came through.
Thx Doug

DownSouth
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Re: Dougies X

Post by DownSouth » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:14 pm

Photo's are there - nice.

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Jimmyt
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Re: Dougies X

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Nice looking rig!

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Dougiestyle
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Re: Dougies X

Post by Dougiestyle » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 pm

Thanks looking forward to many years of adventures.
Repairs: Sliding hatch leak due to mfgr drilled through with 3/4 drill (drilled too far when installing hatch rail). Will post photos
of repair when completed. I have found two of these drilled too far.
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Replaced shifting cables working but corroded and stiff - 14feet teleflex - done.
Motor well drain runs uphill, will trap water and freeze. I think this was leaking from PO. No damage - mod finished.

Trailer - new drum assemblies, new master cylinder, Brace tongue with 3"x 3"x .188" square tubing. Will post later in
repairs and mods.

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