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About to buy a 26X, a few questions

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Even Kiehl, Jan 14, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Knot Happy

    Knot Happy

    Joined Jan 1, 2019
    3 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 25
    Knot Happy Ca Granite Bay
    I got a new 2002 26 X based upon the interior and found it sucked for sailing and motor boating! Loved the interior but that was about the only thing I liked . I sold it after owning it for two years ! Take one out before you buy it . Just my two cents. All the best, KH
     


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  2. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    Thanks, unfortunately it is 10 hours away, weather has prevented a trip...
     


  3. rsvpasap

    rsvpasap

    Joined May 28, 2015
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 26X
    US Bayfield, WI


  4. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    Thanks! This is the same guy on the Mac site whom I have been trying to reach unsuccessfully. Three attempts to join the group have not worked, and the guy running the site, Heath, has not responded to three emails asking what to do or for assistance, so it seems that group is closed with no new members. Unless I am doing something wrong, but emails have not gotten any answer. So, unless the board opens up, or someone can tell me how to join if it is pilot error, there will be a need for a new outlet for any future Mac owners if they can't get on the other site.
    With that said, I did see this mod, and think it is stylish and practical and I wanted to contact the guy, so if you are on the board can you pls send him a PM with my email, stuart@sfcharterboat.com

    For my purposes, I would want the following:
    -hard top over entire cockpit as I can't be in the sun
    -roll down canvas for sides and back
    -access to front deck. Maybe hinged windows on the sides? Or maybe outside, make or expand the step and handrails on top
    -entrance and egress from side boat, not engine area, no concern for height as no boom consideration, just aesthetics and practicality
    I got the boat down from Oregon and now the boat and trailer are CA registered and I am beginning work, waiting for a dry spell, but did some heavy cleaning.
    Lots of questions, since I cannot get on the other board may as well put my efforts on this one and/or the Trawler forum has a Trailer section, will have to revisit that. Any advice? Cheers Stuart
     

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    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  5. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    Cabin hatch is huge, needing a safe and practical storage , anyone has cut this in half or thirds..?
     


  6. rsvpasap

    rsvpasap

    Joined May 28, 2015
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 26X
    US Bayfield, WI
    Updates and maintenance to the site seem to be on hiatus. It has been that way for a while.

    Suggest you use Google site search instead, such as typing the following search into the Google search bar (do not enter the quotation marks):

    "Mactrawler site:www.macgregorsailors.com"
     


  7. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    Seems you can access the site, can you pls post the other two photos here of the hard top ? I tried and the pix are too small, but yours is larger. Thanks
     


  8. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    The macgregorsailors.com is the site which will not allow me to register
     


  9. rsvpasap

    rsvpasap

    Joined May 28, 2015
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 26X
    US Bayfield, WI
    Photos attached. I think the individual who posted these photos posted to the other site only once. It seems unlikely he will reply.
     

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  10. Even Kiehl

    Even Kiehl

    Joined Jan 11, 2019
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 26 X
    Even Kiehl US Sausalito, CA
    Thanks for your time
     



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