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by leefrankpierce
Fri Jul 12, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X

That's a nice bit of work there. What coating is that you used? Is the plywood with the fastener bits and bobs a base for a composting toilet? Also, what did you use to cut shallow? I could use more options. So far I'm preferring my Fein Multimaster, but it's not always quite right. (here's to hopi...
by leefrankpierce
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:07 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Leaking Ballast Tank Idiocy - 26X

I cut the floors and sink out of my bathroom to give me a few more inches to stand.
Had I known about the tank going under the bathroom, I may have re-considered, as it was I had been careful to stay shallow.
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by leefrankpierce
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: macgregor 26X Bent Mast
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: macgregor 26X Bent Mast

Hi all, In a storm last fall, my starboard spreader broke, and the port spreader was still connected. My roller furler/jib was swinging free and since there was no tension on the starboard side, the swinging jib bent the mast at the point where the spreaders are connected, leaning portside around 1...
by leefrankpierce
Fri Jul 05, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: To Boomkicker or not
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: To Boomkicker or not

I attach the lazy jacks/lifts directly to the masts. I have noticed people will unhook theirs and get them out of the way, so far (pre stack/pack) I have not bothered to do that. Designing a new lazy jack/lift setup at the moment as I am adding the stack/pack, point being, now is the time to rethink...
by leefrankpierce
Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: To Boomkicker or not
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: To Boomkicker or not

I tend to use my lazyjacks instead of a topping lift.
Could be the boomkicker would interfere with the lazy jacks getting some tension when the sail is dropped.

All the big boats seem to have a boomkicker and I have small boat complex.
by leefrankpierce
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Need identification of two screws
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Need identification of two screws

My MacX has boots that cover the holes where the cables go into the hull. Screws kinda look like those.
by leefrankpierce
Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: To Boomkicker or not
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

To Boomkicker or not

While re-setting up my boat for new sails, I came across the concept of a boomkicker. At the moment, I have been using my lazy jacks to keep the boom up when the sail is dropped. (simular to a topping lift). I have a vang (pulls the boom down) to tension the main sail. (apart from the main sheet.) I...
by leefrankpierce
Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 1st sailer- MacGregor 26x -Any tips? No pun intended
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: 1st sailer- MacGregor 26x -Any tips? No pun intended

More Picts. If you are intending to restore the sailing abilities, we can certainly help here. The remainder presumes you do not have the orig. rigging. If you have it, ignore the remainder. If I were in your shoes, I would not get too hung up on using factory stuff. The boat was put together with t...
by leefrankpierce
Mon Jul 01, 2024 8:06 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Sails Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New Sails Adventure

Tides track came in, now just need to decide when I can deal with the Texas heat and install it.

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by leefrankpierce
Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: In the market for a used main sail
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: In the market for a used main sail

My old sail had a 23'8" luff, but I could raise it above my boom fittings by a significant amount, so it sounds like your luff should fit better than mine did. Also remember mine was shrunk where the bolt ropes were, and stretched where not, so my luff was probably longer when new. Foot = 10'3&...
by leefrankpierce
Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Sails Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New Sails Adventure

C Buchs wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:10 am For reference, can you let us know what year you :macx: is?

Jeff
2000 :macx:
by leefrankpierce
Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Sails Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New Sails Adventure

Future Referance:
My X mast takes Tides Track profile = C-13
by leefrankpierce
Tue Jun 18, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: In the market for a used main sail
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: In the market for a used main sail

Congrats on your new sail purchase! Powerhead = does not work with our X. Sail is extended at the top to be more square and thus extends beyond the backstay. Full battons = helps with sail shape and I hope managing getting the sail down into the sail pack flaked in a reasonable way. Adds stress to t...