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by opie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Unnamed 26X
Replies: 12
Views: 72

Unnamed 26X

Under a helpful reply in the repair forum, I noticed that member Svscott has a 26X "to be named."

May I start the suggestions with:
ATARAXIA

Other suggestions???
by opie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.

Svscott, Thanks for the pictures. I think what you are saying is that your rigging almost corrected your bend and to fix it the rest of the way you had to strap it down and force it back to normal. Right? And my bend, being much less than yours, may not need to be strapped and stretched like yours, ...
by opie
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.

Thanks. I will bend it back to normal on the next nice day. Stay tuned.
by opie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: BWY Pedestal Guard + Table for 26X
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: BWY Pedestal Guard + Table for 26X

p.s. - IMO, add those white BWY drink holders to your order.
by opie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: BWY Pedestal Guard + Table for 26X
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: BWY Pedestal Guard + Table for 26X

We have the table you are considering. We use it constantly, on every trip, for meals and snacks. The mainsheet loop on top is very desirable and useful. While the table is narrow, it suits the two of us. When we have more people on board for snacks or meals we bungee on the top of the narrow table ...
by opie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.

Yesterday a large tree limb hit my trailered Mac 26X mast at an angle, from port to starboard, crushing the mast crutch. The impact did not dent the mast but the impact left an estimated 4 inch rake toward the port side. It seems almost as if the normal mast incline at the top toward the stern is no...
by opie
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anchor locker too small, so...?
Replies: 35
Views: 1090

Re: Anchor locker too small, so...?

I was about to reply with my setup but I don't need to write a word since Bill's arrangements are basically what I use. Even saved the bacon one time when I had inadvertently kicked my gas line off the outboard and ran out of gas in an area with boats and docks everywhere. Just reached to my right a...
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: Shallow depth alarm

BeFree:
You nailed it. "Going low" is exactly the pin I used. Since it had no spec to alert me to load I could not trust to use it directly so I used it to trigger a NPN transistor and that in turn ran my 12 v relay.
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Shallow depth alarm
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Shallow depth alarm

In a recent topic by JimmyT he described a wonderful sailing day in a J while in occasional areas of shallow water. Some years ago I discovered that same issue while trying to sail my Mac in the larger expanses of the ICW here and small bays and inlets. I was watching YouTube sailing one day long ag...
by opie
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What is the record for posts?
Replies: 1
Views: 164

What is the record for posts?

I don't want to inflate the total inside the other thread, so I am asking here if Drifter's thread about his Borneo adventure is approaching a forum record for # of posts inside that thread?
Cheers....!
by opie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 7287

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

And you got the word to never have anyone on top of the boat without a full ballast tank?

Enough said.

If you have a question on that, look at thread history or start a new thread.
by opie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 166
Views: 7287

Re: So I just bought a Mac X....

Super progress.
Comments:
- Looks like incandescent lighting. If yes, someday when you have nothing to do, consider LED for running lights as well as interior lamps.
- I've never seen an example of the early model X fill valve underneath the boat before. My '99 X has none. Thanks.
by opie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Drifter, The two pics below will have to do until I get back to my boat next week. Step 1 is to cut off the s.s. bits sticking out that make the poor man's block. Pic 1: Black outline is block from above. Green is pulley block. Red on upper side is slipped under mast plate. Red on lower side is new ...
by opie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

https://i.ibb.co/dMpVLfs/Screenshot-2020-10-25-054517.jpg This is my block. I drilled one hole for one corner bolt and shared another of the block's holes with a mast plate bolt. BUT, you say your passage from below is tiny and only fit for wire cable. Sorry then. Cable it must be, but surely the b...
by opie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Can't Raise Centerboard
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Can't Raise Centerboard

Drifter, Sleep easy. You bought the right boat. Plus we all enjoy the tales of your adventures very much. Invite us all down to your first launch, please. But, the new sailor here has to buy the rest of us beer and pizza. Now, for the centerboard. It fills with water to help make it less effort to r...