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  • Battery switch and charger
    Battery switch and charger
    Electrical - GRAPEVINE (MacGregor 26S) - October 26, 2022

    An out-of the way solution to battery switch and charger installation. Switch and charger are mounted on a piece of 1/2" plywood mounted on hinges to allow them to swing up out of the way.

  • HomeMade Anchor sail
    HomeMade Anchor sail
    Anchoring - (MacGregor 26X) - September 20, 2022

    Good condition Dacron sailcloth cut from Old used jib. I reinforced each corner with 3 layers of dacron and used v69 bonded polyester thread in a singer heavy duty 4423 sewing machine. Leech and luff reinforced with boltrope made from paracord 550. B...

  • NEW INTERIOR CUSHIONS AND UPHOLSTERY INSTALLED
    NEW INTERIOR CUSHIONS AND UPHOLSTERY INSTALLED
    Interior - (MacGregor 26X) - September 19, 2022

    WE FINALLY installed our new 6” thick conformal foam pads! We decided to leave the dinette table down to make things more comfortable while staying aboard and over nightingale in Over Easy. We made a new simple bow berth extension to lengthen that be...

  • NEW REMOTE CONTROL BOW SEARCH LIGHT INSTALLED ON ANCHOR LOCKER HATCH
    NEW REMOTE CONTROL BOW SEARCH LIGHT INSTALLED ON ANCHOR LOCKER HATCH
    Safety - (MacGregor 26X) - September 19, 2022

    While we like and use our Q-Beam hand held search light it is sometimes awkward to manage it and the helm at the same time at night. Fortunately we’ve only had to do this only about a dozen times so far and in calm conditions… that may not always be ...

  • VAN FULL DIAMETER SPARE TIRE CARRIER
    VAN FULL DIAMETER SPARE TIRE CARRIER
    Safety - (MacGregor 26X) - September 19, 2022

    When we purchased our Caravan back in 2017 we insisted on getting a full diameter spare tire to go along with it. The van came standard with a fancy air pump and an integral can of fix-a-flat but we weren’t impressed. The next option was a small diam...

  • Improving hatch covers
    Improving hatch covers
    Interior - (MacGregor 26M) - September 9, 2022

    On my new to me boat, I've noticed where previous owners scratched the hatch areas and floor areas with the long stainless machine screws used to align the hatch covers. I also poured myself a few times and was generally annoyed with the setup. I dec...

  • DIY gimbaled butane/propane stove
    DIY gimbaled butane/propane stove
    Galley - (MacGregor 26M) - September 1, 2022

    I made this gimbaled stove out of a cheap camping stove, two pairs of metal bookends, and some bearings. Added some metal strap around the top as a pot holder to keep things from sliding off. There is also a PVC pipe full of weights screwed to the bo...

  • (back)Stay out of the way!
    (back)Stay out of the way!
    Rigging - Backstay (MacGregor 26S) - August 18, 2022

    Moving the backstay so it does not block the ladder and swim platform.

  • Galley Mod- Epoxy Pour counter
    Galley Mod- Epoxy Pour counter
    Galley - Galley (MacGregor 26M) - August 8, 2022

    Made new galley counter and modified galley. Did an epoxy pour. Installed new sink, faucet, hand soap dispenser, water pump and stove. Made drawer frame, drawers and drawer fronts. Added earth magnets to keep drawers from opening when heeling. Cut ac...

  • Bimini Height Improvement
    Bimini Height Improvement
    Cockpit - Bimini (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    And then we modified the Bimini. The Bimini height originally was a bit too low in that one couldn’t stand up in the cockpit where moving about basically bent over. This was more than a bit awkward. We made a pair of extension legs to raise the Bimin...

  • Motor Well Drain Screen
    Motor Well Drain Screen
    Miscellaneous - Screen (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    Next we added a engine well drain screen to keep all the nuisance crud, pine needle, acorns, leaves, etc… from wandering down the drain pipe. We found it at Lowes in the kitchen and bath sink accessories section. It’s perforated deburred SST sheet ma...

  • Repair/Mod for Pedestal Side Panel Mounting
    Repair/Mod for Pedestal Side Panel Mounting
    Miscellaneous - Pedestal (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    As we may have mentioned previously about the Well-Nuts we put in the pedestal to hold the side panels… didn’t work out as planned ( to put it mildly :| ). After looking at several options we decided to make sections of PVC board blocks and secure th...

  • Improved Helm Steering Clearance
    Improved Helm Steering Clearance
    Miscellaneous - Steering (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    While we had the pedestal unbolted we decided to adjust our steering wheel. The PO replaced the steering unit and the mounting bracket has a three “ish” inch offset flange. The PO mounted it so the wheel was further aft and the trim collar cone that ...

  • Engine Load Distribution/Reinforcement Plate
    Engine Load Distribution/Reinforcement Plate
    Motor - Reinforcement (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    In preparation for our new engine we decided to take the opportunity to add a new additional load distribution/reinforcement plate. The new 3/4” thick G-10 transom reinforcement plate was cut to size, drilled, edge routered both sides, primed and coa...

  • NEW & IMPROVED THROUGH THE HULL BOX
    NEW & IMPROVED THROUGH THE HULL BOX
    Instruments - Sonar (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    We decided that while our original through the hull sonar transducer tank worked well for straight down depth reading it didn’t allow us to use the side scan sonar feature due to the original tank restricting the side view angles We originally tried ...

  • Improved Pedestal Feedthroughs
    Improved Pedestal Feedthroughs
    Cockpit - Pedestal (MacGregor 26X) - July 18, 2022

    While having to unbolt the pedestal from the cockpit floor I decided that while the cables were removed it was a prime time to investigate the persistent nuisance leak into the aft berth I’ve suspected originates at the two pedestal feed throughs. It...

  • Folding door to head
    Folding door to head
    Interior - Interior mod (MacGregor 26S) - July 13, 2022

    Having a door that folds works so much better.

  • Porta-Potti Hold-Down
    Porta-Potti Hold-Down
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 19) - June 24, 2022

    My porta-potti just flopped around in the head when I bought the boat. I made a block out of Starboard to hold the back of the toilet tank to the bulkhead and used a stainless steel hinge and pin to hold the front of the unit. Had some leftover floor...

  • Misc. Trim & Aesthetic Mods
    Misc. Trim & Aesthetic Mods
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 19) - June 19, 2022

    Just a few interior trim and aesthetic upgrades to make the M19 look a little more finished. I added vinyl bead welting in the gaps around the head to make it easier to keep the boat clean, added a screw-in inspection port above the ballast tank vent...

  • Pop-top gas struts
    Pop-top gas struts
    Exterior - Pop-top (MacGregor 26S) - June 9, 2022

    I ordered several different struts from Amazon and found a combination that worked: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLY2NSC?ps ... ct_details These come 6 to a package, so you have two spares. All mounting hardware provided. Only 16 bucks. I chose these...