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by macowneril2015
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Odd spark plug condition
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Odd spark plug condition

did you replace with the suggested brand and gap them properly? I had misfires like this on a car but it was after 60k miles so that was the result of use but it was a streak along the side and I was having power issues after 3rd gear. Also a lot of things could contribute like fuel to oil mixture, ...
by macowneril2015
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Odd spark plug condition
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Odd spark plug condition

Could be a lot of things but sounds like a misfire. Have you tried replacing them?
by macowneril2015
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 26x Bilge Pump?
Replies: 0
Views: 489

26x Bilge Pump?

I have seemed to finally stem most water intrusion but a boat on my dock last week sank due to a failed bilge pump which made me think about adding one. I keep the boat in the water from May through mid October and I only have the standard through hulls. I was wondering if it is advisable in my scen...
by macowneril2015
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electrical issues on my 26M
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Electrical issues on my 26M

I bought a :macx: a few years ago and the biggest issues were water intrusion and the electrical system was not up to my standards. There are a lot of posts here on upgrades and changes. The best thing I did was upgrade the entire electric system. If you have any questions feel free to reach out.
by macowneril2015
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Mac 26x forestay length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Mac 26x forestay length?

vulcan98 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Cougar, thanks for the reply. Not viewed the forum lately. No I found what I needed. Thanks again.
What was the length? I am replacing the furler luff and did not think to measure.
by macowneril2015
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: A few random questions

So I purchased a fortress anchor and it seems unable to set through the weeds it seems to be a common issue and most people go to a plow type. I was looking at getting a Rocna anchor( "self resets, punches through weeds, quick setting). Obviously it will not fit in anchor locker, any suggestions on ...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water in Bilges Still
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Water in Bilges Still

I will have to check out the transom area, may be some intrusion and there was water under the cushions (not sure condensation or something else). I will check chain plates. I did not realize it would take a while but will look into it Friday.
by macowneril2015
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Water in Bilges Still
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Water in Bilges Still

So I have tried most of the problem areas, I replaced windows ( screw holes ended up leaking but has been resolved), replaced rub rail (was done professionally). I still am getting almost an inch in the port bilge areas, it seems to mainly be there and I do get moisture in the rear berth but I was t...
by macowneril2015
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What's everyone doing about curtains?
Replies: 32
Views: 4899

Re: What's everyone doing about curtains?

Seems to me the solution depends upon why you want to cover the windows. I didn't go with curtains because I feel they make the cabin seem smaller and cluttered. But I definitely definitely want to be able to cover the windows. I've been on my 26x for two months now in a liveaboard slip with other ...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: A few more questions

Thank you, I actually had the ground and neutral flipped so thank you. It is so hard to find a good diagram for it.
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few more questions
Replies: 4
Views: 852

A few more questions

Hello all, I upgraded my entire electrical system and I want to make sure that my shore power inlet is wired correctly, could any one provide what each prong in a 30 Amp inlet is? Also any suggestions on best securing 2 27 series AGM Batteries in the forward booth seat on a :macx:, only complication...
by macowneril2015
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: What to look for buying a 2001 Mac 26X

I bought my 2001 :macx: at an auction for a steal not knowing anything at about the boat. I will highlight some issues I ran into in my process of making her lake ready. I had some fiberglass damage that needed to be repaired, engine had to be serviced (not an issue for you), gel coat was oxidized (...
by macowneril2015
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Continued Water Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Re: Continued Water Leaks

So a little update so anyone who may use this thread in the future will know what the outcome was. I had the rubrail replaced and the inside and outside of the boat "deep cleaned" (boat sat in a heavy machinery yard for 5-10 years and was dirty inside and bilge was nasty from constant water intrusio...
by macowneril2015
Thu May 30, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Roller bunk trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Roller bunk trailer

I did a quick search and did not turn up any results does anyone know If it is feasible or has done a roller bunk trailer for the Mac 26X, it would certainly stop the Mac bump problem. Make sure to have a "bow chain" and the winch connected as i have seen boats with roller bunks dump boats on the r...
by macowneril2015
Thu May 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: A few random questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: A few random questions

What anchor roller do you use, I have a bow surface mounted deck light and the bwyacht roller states "not for anchor storage"