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by Todd
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rudders get jammed, can't steer??
Replies: 11
Views: 4266

Re: Rudders get jammed, can't steer??

On my :macm: I have an issue where the steering jams. In my case its not the rudder. It is the steering ball quick release that gets bound up in the hull gasket on a hard to starboard turn. The PO had put a pvc coupler on the steering rod to keep the coupling ball from burying into the gasket. When ...
by Todd
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Cruise to Desolation Sound this summer
Replies: 18
Views: 9029

Re: Cruise to Desolation Sound this summer

We're planning the San Juans last half of July. Moving to New Mexico in 11 days, leaving the boat here, then driving back for a San Juans Farewell tour, and haul the boat back south. People thought we were crazy taking the boat with us, but San Diego, Sea of Cortez, and Gulf of Mexico are all a one...
by Todd
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Motoring with just the rudders?
Replies: 39
Views: 11211

Re: Motoring with just the rudders?

I know it's a drag but I sail with the OB leg still in the water .... Now days that's mainly because I'm too lazy to lock-and-lift it. :D But I'm currently working on the AutoPilot setup and I was wondering what it would be like if I centered and fix the OB, then under low power, just steered with ...
by Todd
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 6895

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Do any of you have a link to a zoomed in diagram of the water ballast on a 26M? I see the easily searched google image which shows the zoomed out version bit it is hard to tell how the ballast is built under the aft berth.
by Todd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?
Replies: 14
Views: 6536

Re: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?

For price calibration purposes I was just at Cabela’s and they had a nice little Mercruiser 4 stroke 2.5HP for $899
by Todd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 6895

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Yes that matches what I read about slow cure epoxy. Because it cures slowly it allows the little air bubbles to escape leaving a pure solution. Now with BOAT’s explanation I understand why you don’t want air in there.
by Todd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 6895

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Thankyou BOAT and RussMT. I used a medium cure epoxy from True Value. I hope I will be able to get it off. This is an inside-hull mount so I will try silicone first to verify I have a location that works.
by Todd
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 6895

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

I'm confused on the LoHo thing. Anyway. You can mount most transducers in a bed of silicone inside the hull. Just avoid any water ballast spots (if applicable). This is why I love this forum. I put a new Eagle-Eye depth sounder in and it is intermittent with it mostly not working. I had all but giv...
by Todd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Inside Stand-up Shower Setup on 26M
Replies: 11
Views: 4378

Re: Inside Stand-up Shower Setup on 26M

I spent 4 days at the marina in a slip in December. No showers available, in the park, at the marina, or on the boat. I reaaaally could have used this feature. Glad I was alone :D
by Todd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test
Replies: 59
Views: 20221

Re: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test

yukonbob wrote:Not sure I’ve heard of a no discharge zone for grey water? .....
All the reservoirs in New Mexico and Colorado do not allow grey water discharge so we can’t use the sink. Although if we made a grey tank with a pump out then we could contain it.
by Todd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test
Replies: 59
Views: 20221

Re: Holy Crap Mods Picture Puzzle Test

Automatic pump out for galley sink.
by Todd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Looking for intro sail on 26M or X near Mobile or Pensacola
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: Looking for intro sail on 26M or X near Mobile or Pensac

Not that SailboatMike needs me to agree with him.....but I agree with him. In December I crewed on a early 80's S2 6.2 and even stepping off the dock into the cockpit the boat almost disappeared out from under my feet. It’s specs are 2200 lbs 800 at 22ft. I would consider that boat just as tender as...
by Todd
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ever move a Mac 26x/m with a quad or ATV?
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Ever move a Mac 26x/m with a quad or ATV?

Another option on the quad for wet grass or a hill would be to put snow chains on it.
by Todd
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Ever move a Mac 26x/m with a quad or ATV?
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Ever move a Mac 26x/m with a quad or ATV?

If a quad ends up not being enough to push up hill you try an old jeep. My TJ Wrangler is 13 feet long and a lot less than that wide. I used it to slide my :macm: next to my house. The Jeep turns very sharp so it was nice for a change.
by Todd
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sailing lessons
Replies: 24
Views: 8132

Re: Sailing lessons

Which brings me to something else I've been wanting to do, which is just go out as crew on someone else's 26X, just to see how someone who might actually have some clue of what they're doing specifically on a 26X gets it done. So, if anyone within an hour or two's drive of DC doesn't mind a little ...