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by Tomfoolery
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7559

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

Here’s a YouTube vid of me putting the boat on the OEM steel trailer. The only difference from bog-stock is that I extended the goal posts with pipe and covered them with PVC pipe with a tennis ball cap on each one, and I added a bow roller just behind the little bow bunk. It’s the first thing the h...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7559

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

When getting back on the trailer, you need some centerboard and full rudders-down. They'll kick up when they have to. Yup. CB down, at least partially, and I use one rudder, usually because I have to tie up where there are rocks on the dock side. But one rudder full down is waaaaaay better than no ...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7559

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

NiceAft wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:35 am
Does the :macx: not have this :?:
Mine does not, but it's got long rudders which I don't think were original for a '99.
by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7559

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

Also, run a dock line from a stern cleat, around the rudders, and to the other stern cleat. In case the rudder raising line slips. You don't want the rudders dragging on the road, and especially without you even knowing it. And you'll need that dock line as soon as you put it in the water anyway. Ni...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: So I just bought a Mac X....
Replies: 196
Views: 7559

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

2 questions: :?: On my previous engines there has been some method of locking the engine in the tilted-up position, to avoid the engine bouncing on the hydraulic ram during towing. I'm not sure how to do that on the BF50, and the manual isn't really helping? :?: Second question It's only supported ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1093

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

Looks like a shop vac can be snaked down there to get it out, so that's what I'll try. That’s what I use, mainly to get errant rain water or interior wash water out. I’ve got a baby wet/dry vac with maybe 1 gallon capacity, but it works well enough and stores in a forward compartment. :wink: Looks ...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 79
Views: 1093

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

Of course, it needs mentioning that an improperly installed pump could cause a flooding problem also if water backflows. This is, apparently, a touchy subject with some folks. My last boat was a Hunter 340, which has a small but very deep bilge where the keel bolts on. There's a long run from the b...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26x owner here
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: New 26x owner here

The only company still making a deck mount stern light I believe is Perko. It’s what I used to replace the OEM Aqua-Signal series 20 the boat was built with. Even Aqua-Signal doesn’t make that light any more, though they do still make the series 20 bicolor bow light. All anyone seems to make, except...
by Tomfoolery
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Toy towing solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Toy towing solution?

I use a loop from one stern dock cleat to the other, with a block with the tow line on it so it finds its own center as you turn. Makes the effective attachment point much further forward than the stern like a fixed bridle does. And that helps with turning. I lay the rudders down low but out of the ...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Large tree limb hit mast. I need advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: 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 n...
by Tomfoolery
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: LandingLoop for Docking
Replies: 62
Views: 7183

Re: LandingLoop for Docking

Are you renting a slip? I leave the docklines on the slip and fender on the dock. That way I just need a boat pole to grab the dock lines upon approach. Same here, but I don't use a boat hook to get it. The coaming is so low, I just reach over and grab the stern line that's laying on the floating d...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Plumbing - plastic, brass, stainless steel
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Plumbing - plastic, brass, stainless steel

I added a water heater bypass with two 3-way ball valves to my van using PEX, mainly because the whole van was plumbed with PEX already, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with. Way better than the common nylon with barb fitting stuff I've used in the past, and way WAY better than sweating copp...
by Tomfoolery
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build

And here's the response I got from Xantrex when I asked the question. I thought the published instructions were a little unclear or contradictory, so I emailed. This is their response: Hi Thomas, We hope you are enjoying your Galleria and our UL Listed battery! The duty cycle of the temperature cycl...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build

Here's a screen shot of the battery storage page, FYI. It may have something useful in it. https://i.postimg.cc/XZKNTj2T/Battery-Storage-Excerpt.jpg That's interesting... I've never heard anything about long term storage and 59F on the other forum. I wonder what's the driving force for such a high ...
by Tomfoolery
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Lithium (LiFePO4) Battery Build

Here's a screen shot of the battery storage page, FYI. It may have something useful in it.


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