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  • Oops:-(
    Oops:-(
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - April 13, 2024

    Oopsies :-( Duplicate entry Sorry

  • Mac26X Swing Keel Lift Line Traveler Pulley to Reduce Require Force to Raise Keel by Half
    Mac26X Swing Keel Lift Line Traveler Pulley to Reduce Require Force to Raise Keel by Half
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - April 13, 2024

    Hi All! We’ve found that the pull force to raise our swing keel on our Mac26X can be a bit much at times. Especially when tired and sore or when the conditions are adverse. To that end we decided to add a traveler pulley system when recently changing...

  • Mac26X Swing Keel Bracket and Pin Anti-Corrosion Sacrificial Aluminum Anode Washers
    Mac26X Swing Keel Bracket and Pin Anti-Corrosion Sacrificial Aluminum Anode Washers
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - April 13, 2024

    We have noticed that our Mac26X 304 SST swing keel bracket and pivot pin have suffered measurable galvanic pitting corrosion. While we have checked this over the years and throughly blended out the observed corrosion pitting it has repeatedly returne...

  • Mac26X Mod for Single Handed Swing Keel Removal & Install
    Mac26X Mod for Single Handed Swing Keel Removal & Install
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - April 13, 2024

    Modification of the swing keel pivot bracket. Start with removal of ~23 year old corroding bracket Then take the replacement bracket from Blue Water Yatchs and replace the existing 3/8” dia x 3 inch lift screw with a 1/2” dia x 6 inch SST carriage bo...

  • Companionway hatch board
    Companionway hatch board
    Cockpit - Calgary (MacGregor 26X) - December 3, 2023

    The goal was to make the door multi-piece for easier storage. Decided as well to provide a means of securing us inside the boat if needed, for instance in a shady Walmart parking lot. Used HDPE 'cutting board', a 3x3 piece is enough. Cheaper than Sta...

  • Added Bow Support Bracket to trailer
    Added Bow Support Bracket to trailer
    Trailer - (MacGregor 26X) - September 23, 2023

    One last project we finished today before launching was to finalize our bow support on our trailer. We actually got this from the replacement trailer we got and refurbished/adjusted for our runabout Scrambled. The replacement trailer was a Shore-Land...

  • Simplified Static Ballast Blowout System
    Simplified Static Ballast Blowout System
    Safety - (MacGregor 26X) - September 22, 2023

    >>> Installed Simplified Static Ballast Blowout System to ballast tank As of right now our thought is that this ballast blowout system is there for the off chance we find ourselves aground with a dropping tide or a lake/river sandbar and des...

  • Easily Removable Sonar Transducer Stern Mount
    Easily Removable Sonar Transducer Stern Mount
    Instruments - (MacGregor 26X) - September 17, 2023

    Hi All! We recently completed a mod to allow us to have a removable sonar transducer for our Mac26X. Advantages to easily remove our sonar transducer > when not in use > minimize marine growth > when trailering > when backing into the bea...

  • My First Mod! Stern Berth Lighting
    My First Mod! Stern Berth Lighting
    Lighting - (MacGregor 26X) - September 1, 2023

    Hello there! We recently acquired ‘Courageous’ and have found the forum of tremendous benefit. So here’s my very first modification: lighting for the stern berth/storage area on our 26X. I ran low voltage wire from the battery compartment to the tran...

  • Easy Fwd Fender Retrieval
    Easy Fwd Fender Retrieval
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - September 1, 2023

    Hi All! We have our fenders rigged to the cabin top lifeline stantion posts as well as the stern rails. This spaces them out reasonably well. We found that getting the forward fenders up and down was a bit of a hassle. Climbing up on the cabin deck w...

  • Modifying the bimini
    Modifying the bimini
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - July 24, 2023

    I don't know where the previous owner found this bimini But I've never seen one this tall on another 26X. Any suggestions for how to shorten, and tighten up this thing? Added picture of an actual mod, that I like, the adjustable back stay.

  • installing stern rail seats
    installing stern rail seats
    Cockpit - (MacGregor 26M) - July 18, 2023

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cu2GCXMRBYp/

  • Mod to 12 gal tanks on a Mac26X
    Mod to 12 gal tanks on a Mac26X
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - June 25, 2023

    Original Post by OverEasy » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:16 am It was suggested that we share our experience in modifying our 2001 Mac26X to incorporate a pair of 12 gallon Moeller fuel tanks. Our objective is to prepare Over Easy and ourselves for extended cr...

  • New Mid Cleats
    New Mid Cleats
    Miscellaneous - (MacGregor 26X) - June 12, 2023

    Hi All Our 2001 Mac26X came with the standard bow and stern cleats which have in general been relatively functional for tying up at the dock, slip and pier but there have been several times when having a set of mid cleats would have been advantageous...

  • Tool-free bolt mod
    Tool-free bolt mod
    Rigging - (MacGregor 26S) - May 19, 2023

    Tired of carrying two crescent wrenches in my pocket while rigging/derigging my 26S, I modified some SS bolts to accept split rings and rounded the ends for easy insertion. I do worry that the split rings might catch ropes, but time will tell on that...

  • Easy mod for easy front hatch operation
    Easy mod for easy front hatch operation
    Interior - (MacGregor 26S) - May 19, 2023

    2 things - a spring and a self-locking wing nut. The latter is not easy to find - I had to order off Amazon. The spring was in my inventory of spares. I would imagine one could be found at your local big box. Get stainless steel if possible, of cours...

  • Battery hold-down
    Battery hold-down
    Electrical - GRAPEVINE (MacGregor 26S) - May 18, 2023

    Secure single point-of-release hold-down for batteries.

  • Replaced Portlights
    Replaced Portlights
    Exterior - (MacGregor 19) - April 30, 2023

    I replaced the plexiglass portlights and added a porthole in the head compartment. I used 3M VHB tape and Dow 795 black sealant for a “screwless” installation. The porthole was bolted through the fiberglass with the heads countersunk before adding th...

  • Guide Post Addition
    Guide Post Addition
    Trailer - (MacGregor 26X) - April 13, 2023

    Several years ago……We found that attempting to land our Mac26X on the trailer in windy and cross current conditions has been challenging :@ :#(and seriously humorous to the boat ramp crowd :p). We started with two post just rear of the aft axle. … st...

  • “Mini” A/C Condensate Bilge
    “Mini” A/C Condensate Bilge
    Water Systems - (MacGregor 26X) - March 4, 2023

    It’s March 4th, Saturday night, and I’m deep into the bilges of Over Easy having just completed a new Mini Air Conditioner Condensate Darwin Bilge! Ta Da!!! We had wanted to get this accomplished ever since we installed the A/C in Over Easy! It sorta...