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by Jimmyt
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Refit.
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Refit.

Jonair222 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:46 pm
Post Script:
why do my mast wires have a bunch of tails ?
Keeps them from dinging when at anchor or anytime the boat is rocking...

Otherwise your mast sounds like a wind chime.
by Jimmyt
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

Clever solution to the airlock issue, Tom! The old ABYC H22 said it was OK to have a check valve to prevent pump cycling. Don't know what the new one says. I think the problem comes when you try to use a check valve to correct a poor discharge location (backwash). That's the trouble with codes and s...
by Jimmyt
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

OverEasy wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:28 pm
The calcs were a means to quantify how much time one may have to work with...and to get thinking on plan A--Plan B---Plan C---etc.
The round orifice aspect is something one can readily calculate as a reference.

And did so very well.
by Jimmyt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

I'm not doubting the calculations whatsoever and I've seen a through hull removed below the waterline so I know how quickly water shoots in. My takeaway is this - in the event of a mild to severe leak, be prepared to stuff pillows, extra sails, flex seal (kinda kidding), or anything you can fit int...
by Jimmyt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

I trust you're right so I won't try to argue with the math here.... but the actual time your bilge pump will remain effective is not until when the water fills the cabin enough to reach the companionway floor, but is actually when the water rises above the batteries and shorts them out... maybe 24"...
by Jimmyt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Uh oh what did I do
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: Uh oh what did I do

Welcome to the forum. What you've done so far looks great! Looking forward to seeing more as you go.
by Jimmyt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Road side ballast tank inspection by CO
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Road side ballast tank inspection by CO

Welcome to the forum! There was a discussion on this awhile back... viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25131
by Jimmyt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?
Replies: 50
Views: 961

Re: Looking to Buy: 2007 26M Value?

You got it home. It's in the yard. The Admiral didn't make you sleep in the boat. Sounds like a win to me! :D

Glad you guys had a safe trip. Not too bad by forum standards, actually.

Congratulations!
by Jimmyt
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

I hate to tell you, but if you have a significant hull breach, an electric bilge pump won't save you. A bucket might. I remember when I pulled the knot meter transducer from my Hunter, a hole about an inch and a half, the water gushed in like a fire hose. It was quite terrifying to think if I could...
by Jimmyt
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26x owner here
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: New 26x owner here

Just bought a :macx: towards the end of last season- took her out a few times and no major problems found. Few questions before I get her in the water this year- Nav/anchor light- Anchor light did not work at all- wiring was shot; nav lights worked but were extremely weak (assuming corroded/poor wi...
by Jimmyt
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: A New Journey Begins for OverEasy

Great posts! I really enjoyed reading about your trip home and your plans. Thanks for posting!
by Jimmyt
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: New 26X owner, going to need a lot of help!
Replies: 59
Views: 847

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

My biggest concern would be a significant hull breach. I hate to tell you, but if you have a significant hull breach, an electric bilge pump won't save you. A bucket might. Just remember when installing the pump to make sure the outlet rises well above. I would prefer the transom so when healing th...
by Jimmyt
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:16 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.

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 Jimmyt
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M Carpet mold
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: 26M Carpet mold

I have a question about the cabin. I smell a mold/mildew smell and so see some orange and black spots on the carpet, some cables. I’ve bought a few mold carpet removers as well as a “mold bomb.” For the carpet itself had anyone used an actual steam carpet cleaner before? I found one for around 150 ...