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by rsvpasap
Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: diesel air heater (100.--), who installed?

If you decide to use a sound muffler with a "Chinese diesel heater," strongly suggest you use a marine quality stainless steel exhaust muffler rather than the item provided the heater unit.
by rsvpasap
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Your best mod for the least money
Replies: 25
Views: 1151

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Shoe shelf attached to the bottom of the dinette table. Cost: scrap wood and some screws. https://i.postimg.cc/JsXwRy83/20240703-080804.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BPF5jGnz/20240703-080937.jpg Also using a grill mount to support the shelf for the microwave, about $35. I was inspired to do this by a pos...
by rsvpasap
Wed Jul 03, 2024 7:40 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: To Boomkicker or not
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Re: To Boomkicker or not

I've purchased a number of products from Ted Corlett at https://www.seoladair.com which is the company that makes and sells the boomkicker. They have many things that are useful on a small sailboat and they are very pleasant to do business with.
by rsvpasap
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Tow dinghy
Replies: 48
Views: 3595

Re: Tow dinghy

I previously had an inflatable. The best things about it were that it towed easily off the stern quarter, you could deflate it and stow it, or partially deflate it and put it on the bow of the sailboat. The bad things were that it not good for rowing and it couldn't survive the rocks and shells on t...
by rsvpasap
Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26 M/X overall length
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: 26 M/X overall length

The documented length of the X or M, without bowspirit, anchor roller, rudders or outboard, is 25 ft, 10 inches. I have a 2002 26X with a Suzuki DF60AV, a long shaft outboard as is required for the X or M. This is a typical, average outboard for a 26x. It extends approximately 44 in past the edge of...
by rsvpasap
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Updates, thanks, Qs for sailing Mac 25 to Port Townsend
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Updates, thanks, Qs for sailing Mac 25 to Port Townsend

I suggest boom preventers so crew doesn't get hit in the head. I have a 26X, not a 25, so I'm not an expert on this, but I'm pretty sure that the thru hull hole at the water line is the drain for the galley sink and that there should be a hose, preferably with hose clamps, connecting the sink drain ...
by rsvpasap
Thu May 23, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Is this turnbuckle adequate?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Is this turnbuckle adequate?

The type of 1x19 1/8 inch stainless wire used by Macgregor for the shrouds has a minimum break strength rating of about 1,800 lb. https://loosco.com/products/aircraft-ca ... steel-316/
by rsvpasap
Thu May 23, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How Much Fabric Is Needed for Interior Cushions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: How Much Fabric Is Needed for Interior Cushions?

The walls are a layer of 1/2 inch thick EVA foam squares trimmed to fit snuggly in the channel created by the shape of the wall. They stay in place without adhesive. The EVA foam is then covered by a layer of cork fabric, which is a flexible layer of cork attached to a polyester backing. The cork fa...
by rsvpasap
Wed May 22, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How Much Fabric Is Needed for Interior Cushions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: How Much Fabric Is Needed for Interior Cushions?

I just recovered the cushions I use in my 2002 26X in the last couple days. I have extended the v-berth and these numbers are general approximations including the extension. Here are the maximum length x width dimensions in inches for these cushions in the corresponding photo: 1. 84x30 2. 70x35 3. 1...
by rsvpasap
Sat May 11, 2024 11:22 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Standard Bulb replacements?
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Standard Bulb replacements?

The "masthead light" and the "steaming light" are actually the same light located on the front of the mast about halfway up. There are no circumstances, motoring, sailing or anchoring, where that light is ever required to be used on a 26 ft sailboat if one has an all around white...
by rsvpasap
Sat May 04, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: San Juan Islands Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: San Juan Islands Advice

I've spent a decade cruising Puget Sound, the San Juans and the Gulf Islands on a 26x. Chances are good you will be able to find space in a marina without a reservation in May and June. Space gets much tighter in July and August. I would call the marinas directly now and ask for their advice. Becaus...
by rsvpasap
Sun Apr 21, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Anyone in the PNW Seattle/Tacoma area able to show a newbie to sailing the basics?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Anyone in the PNW Seattle/Tacoma area able to show a newbie to sailing the basics?

Three suggestions and a couple of tips. 1. If you're not familiar with the basics of sailing, take ASA 101, which generally includes 12 to 15 hours of on-the-water instruction covering the basics of how to rig the boat, trim the sails, tack, jibe, dock, operate an outboard, etc., usually done on a b...
by rsvpasap
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Bathroom. (Head) long
Replies: 13
Views: 1776

Re: Bathroom. (Head) long

Obviously, it all depends on how you use your boat. I think one of the main issues is whether one is usually single handed or whether you have crew. If usually single-handed and you don't care about resale value, you can minimize the cabin seating area to just one comfortable seat and one folding ju...
by rsvpasap
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: urgent: storage of stuff and saltwater
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: urgent: storage of stuff and saltwater

In the best of all worlds, you should have no topside leaks and your Macgregor bilges should stay dry on their own without assistance. (Not trying to have a debate about whether Macgregor sailboats have actual "bilges," just using the term colloquially to mean any open space against the hu...