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by Sparksvonrou
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Removing the center board on 1996 26X
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Removing the center board on 1996 26X

I am able to access the entire center board on my 26X. The dual axle trailer has that open. I have a broken cable and need to drop the board and fix the cable. Looking under I see the pivot pin. Where is the bolt and nut that I pull to drop the board? Or better yet, can someone post the correct proc...
by Sparksvonrou
Sun May 05, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4384

Re: Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.

Seahouse's post about main rolling is not the same concept as what I did. Our mod does not allow rotation of the sail when it's set and being used. It allows releasing it, rolling it up to any desired reef point, and then locking it back in place. One person with lines fed aft can reef from the cock...
by Sparksvonrou
Sun May 05, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4384

Re: Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.

:macx: After a very busy week, I finally get a chance to update the ongoing mods and repairs. Let me deal with some of the comments and thanks to everyone that did comment. I got a personal email asking for more info on the boom mod but when I tried to respond it was blocked by some spam blocker tha...
by Sparksvonrou
Wed May 01, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4384

Modified boom to roll main sail & blog.

:macx: Well finally the weather broke here in Erie, Pa. Sometimes it seems we never see the sun! I purchased this used 26X last fall and finally am getting around to making mods that are important to me. For years I had a "Shark" by Hinterhauler. It had a rolling boom for reefing the main as well as...
by Sparksvonrou
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Liquid Roller solves boat not going up against chock.
Replies: 16
Views: 5315

Liquid Roller solves boat not going up against chock.

I am so pleased. I was having a hard time getting the 26X to seat up against the bow chock on the trailer. As explained elsewhere in this forum there is a logical reason for it and most solved it just by doing the Macgregor bump. My bottom was filthy and I bought a can of Liquid Rollers and what an ...
by Sparksvonrou
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Autohelm 3000?
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Autohelm 3000?

Thanks for getting back to me about this. The sizes will be helpful! Yeah, Erie, I am out of town at the moment and enjoying some tropical weather while Erie goes through it's winter routine! I am the only 26X that I have seen so far in Erie. There is one older 26S that I am aware of. I called Rayma...
by Sparksvonrou
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Autohelm 3000?
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Autohelm 3000?

I hope it is ok to tag along on this post. I just purchased a used ST3000 and it looks like it's in brand new condition. Unfortunately it did not have the pulley that mounts behind the wheel. Does anyone know of a used one or where I can get a new one? Also, from the posts, does that mean that it do...
by Sparksvonrou
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: steering linkage
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: steering linkage

Thanks for the picture Hamin. I have a different setup. I have a 1996 26X but for some reason my pushrod from the cable comes out astern of the rudder linkage rod. If you want I can post a picture of it. I think if I put the mounting bracket with the pin where the motor rod is attached when disconne...
by Sparksvonrou
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26X Main sheet placement
Replies: 4
Views: 681

26X Main sheet placement

We are still sorting out things on our newly aquired 1996 26X. Today we sorted out things in the cabin and tested the motor. As info we bought this from a camper dealer and he admitted he knew nothing about sailing. So our adventure starts with us learning from scratch! My previous boat, a 24' Shark...
by Sparksvonrou
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Centerboard- Need help
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Centerboard- Need help

Absolutely correct. I was looking in the cabin! Thanks for your reply and also the tip on the manuals.
Thanks
Sparks
by Sparksvonrou
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Centerboard- Need help
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Centerboard- Need help

I have never owned a MacGregor before. We purchased this 1996 26X boat used from a person who sells campers but really knew nothing about sail boats by his own confession. The boat appears to be in fairly good condition. When we got it home and went to use it, we can not find the control line for th...
by Sparksvonrou
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Best Autopilot for 1996 26X
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Best Autopilot for 1996 26X

Ok. The comments for the "human" pilot noted but requires too much maintenance!
Ok on the Wheel Pilots.
Anyone have one that is in good order for sale? (is that allowed to be asked here?) :?
by Sparksvonrou
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Help! sewing leach line back into leach
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Help! sewing leach line back into leach

Minnies?
Can you email me more contact info? Looking for a Spinnaker too.
Sparks
by Sparksvonrou
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Macgregor Sailor's Map Tutorial
Replies: 39
Views: 78434

Re: Macgregor Sailor's Map Tutorial

Thanks for a nice idea and great map! I have posted some things for info around the Erie Pennsylvania Harbor, Presque Isle, and east of Erie on Lake Erie.
Be safe.
Sparks
by Sparksvonrou
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Best Autopilot for 1996 26X
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Best Autopilot for 1996 26X

So what is everyone's consensus what the best autopilot to look for (used) would be for the 1996 26X
I just bought a used 26X and always have a AP to assist with single handing.

Regards,
Sparks