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by Herschel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 851

Re: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!

I am considering buying a new sail from BWY, but would really like to start off with a used sail with some mileage on it for now, and consider new sails later down the road. I've seen some cheap ones on the marketplace from other boats, but didn't know if they were fairly universal or not. Assuming...
by Herschel
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Pirates vs Navy sailing event
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Pirates vs Navy sailing event

Aren't there some really powerful water guns for pool water fights? :D
by Herschel
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Bottom Paint

If anyone is interested, I just got my boat back from the marina with my new bottom paint. They used Tie coat primer by Pettit. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/pettit-paint--tie-coat-primer--P0131179 and black pro-75 Trinidad by Pettit https://www.bottompaintstore.com/boat-bottom-paint-c-13523.html/b...
by Herschel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What I like about the 26X
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: What I like about the 26X

I have been contemplating getting a bigger sailboat as I keep my 26X in a marina. But beside low operational costs , the 26X gives me the peace of mind being unsinkable . The only company I know of that produce larger 32 to 36ft sail yachts that are unsinkable are Etap. Very few of them in North Am...
by Herschel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can a painted OEM "X" centerboard "swell" and jam in up position?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Can a painted OEM "X" centerboard "swell" and jam in up position?

Spoke to Todd at BWY today. He was pretty sure that the situation was either accumulated marine growth and/or an object stuck up in the truck. He said that a third issue could be the pivot hole becoming elongated causing the centerboard to ride incorrectly in the trunk. But swelling should not be an...
by Herschel
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can a painted OEM "X" centerboard "swell" and jam in up position?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Can a painted OEM "X" centerboard "swell" and jam in up position?

Hauled out my "X" to day for bottom cleaning, sanding, and painting. Had forgotten I had a problem with the board sticking in the totally up position. When motoring and wanting to bring the board "up" I have been aligning a knot in the centerboard line with a mark on the deck which I knew was "safe"...
by Herschel
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Dougiestyle wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Oh yeah good thread! I will have 2 mirrors ready for placement next time out.
Thanks
Glad it was helpful. Now I actually have to get two of those for my wife's and my bicycles. 8)
by Herschel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Inqism-05: The Throne Room
Replies: 42
Views: 1171

Re: MX-5: The Throne Room

The original owner of my 26X ran a freshwater line with pump to the stern so he could screw on a shower hose for showers. I haven't used it myself, but it might be an easier solution. I typically sail in Florida fresh water and just go for a quick dip, if I get hot and sweaty, or use a water bottle ...
by Herschel
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Bottom Paint

In the Fl Keys if you don’t paint the boat every year the barnacles will straight up raise the anchor, turn on the tunes, raid the icebox and sail the bloody boat away. Ix I can totally appreciate that. Up here in Central Florida fresh water, we just have to deal with a little slime and preventing ...
by Herschel
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Bottom Paint

I have my '98 26X that sits fulltime in a marina slip in the fresh water of a Florida lake/river system, scheduled for haul out and bottom painting January 11 (2021). This will be the third paint job on the bottom in the 17 years I have owned the boat, but I did not start keeping it at a slip full t...
by Herschel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Donation
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Donation

Done. OBTW Just watched the movie, Captain Ron, again. If you are feeling a might down about your last seamanship evolution or skills, its a great movie to boost your self esteem as a Skipper. 8)
by Herschel
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Anyone ever used a Macgregor on European canals?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Anyone ever used a Macgregor on European canals?

No, I haven't even been to mainland Europe, Just the UK in 2006, but I followed Magic Carpet videos all summer as they headed north from the Med to the Netherlands. It is a fascinating journey, and she is an excellent musician which adds value to the videos. Her husband is an accomplished boat techn...
by Herschel
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

I thought it was a great idea. I spend almost all of my time out in the bay. The little bit of time we spend in rivers can put me on edge (depending on traffic) due to the situations you describe. An easy view of what's coming up on you is a good thing. Thank you. Appreciate the support. Beers on m...
by Herschel
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

I know there is not much interest in this thread. My marina repair chief even asked me what I was putting rear view mirrors on a sailboat for just yesterday, but I have persevered and installed the second mirror. I located both toward the top of the support for my Bimini to be out of the way and sti...
by Herschel
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: rear view mirror that attaches to a round stanchion

Sunday a week ago I did get out for a day sail and tested my rear view mirror I had installed on the starboard side support for the Bimini. I really liked it. I liked it so much I will install the second one on the port side to complete the panorama view of whatever is astern. Field test: good. It g...