The Official "What Did You Do To Your Mac Today" Thread!

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  1. My Mistress

    My Mistress

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    216 posts, 33 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Lakehills, Tx
    This was my solution to the problem: a 3ft long section of 3in. ø PVC tubing attached to the stanchion with S/S hose clamps. The anchor shaft with anchor rode attached is simply inserted into the pipe, an it rides there while underway. I have a similar setup on the bow for the primary anchor.

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  2. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,261 posts, 402 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    Seen in South Park Colorado at 8600 ft elevation this morning. I think this is a Mac or Venture 25?

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  3. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    5,248 posts, 288 likes
    Macgregor & Endeavour 26S and 37
    US Utah's Canyon Country
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    Think you are right, a 25. How is it to be back in the 'High Country'?

    We are in Phoenix helping a friend who broke her leg real bad. Planning on riding the motorcycle to Denver in a couple weeks to visit Dottie's son, then to Wyoming on it and back to Utah,

    Sumner
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    1300 miles to The Bahamas and Back in the Mac...
    Endeavour 37 Mods...
    MacGregor 26-S Mods...
    Mac Trips to Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, Florida, Bahamas
     


  4. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,261 posts, 402 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    We always enjoy Colorado.

    Any chance of coming through Elevenmile State park on your trip (a little S. of Lake George on Hwy 24)? The day of the week wont matter..

    Send me a PM..
     


  5. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined May 18, 2017
    52 posts, 40 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Piscataqua
    Eclipse is underway! We have embarked on a cruise from Portsmouth, where we decided to trailer to Providence RI due to weather off the coast, down Long Island Sound, up the Hudson, out the Erie, then back through Ottawa, Montreal, and Lake Champlain. Currently holed up for thunderstorms in Devon, CT
    Along the way, our centerboard broke and we had to get hauled out in Niantic, CT. Just part of the adventure!
    We invite you to follow our blog at eclipses-odyssey.blogspot.com
     

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  6. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,261 posts, 402 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    Nice story.. Nice thing about working on and modifying the boat.. when you had somewhat of a major issue with the centerboard which could have ended the trip, you just repaired it there on the spot.. Back on the trip the next day.
     


  7. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    5,248 posts, 288 likes
    Macgregor & Endeavour 26S and 37
    US Utah's Canyon Country
    Cool trip and glad you were able to get the centerboard repaired and back on your way.

    I'd think about starting a new thread either here or in the "Destinations" forum and update it every so often in addition to your blog. Just short updates with links to your blog,

    Sumner
    ===========================================================================
    1300 miles to The Bahamas and Back in the Mac...
    Endeavour 37 Mods...
    MacGregor 26-S Mods...
    Mac Trips to Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, Florida, Bahamas
     


  8. Tsatzsue

    Tsatzsue

    Joined May 16, 2011
    504 posts, 57 likes
    Macgregor V-25
    US Charlton, MA- Trailer
    Looks like mine.
     


  9. doublel

    doublel

    Joined Aug 7, 2017
    1 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 21
    US West Point Lake
    Started sanding the bottom for barrier coat and new paint. Had to sand of bad paint job previous owner did above the waterline and fix blisters in hull. 20180603_160127.jpg 20180527_170457.jpg
     


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  10. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined May 18, 2017
    52 posts, 40 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Piscataqua
    All the way to the mighty Hudson River! Ten days through long Island Sound. Now we turn north.
    Eclipses-odyssey.blogspot.com
     

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  11. My Mistress

    My Mistress

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    216 posts, 33 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Lakehills, Tx
    ghochgraf, tell us about your auxiliary boat. It's see-through!
     


  12. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,261 posts, 402 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    Sumner and Dottie visit Colorado

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  13. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    5,248 posts, 288 likes
    Macgregor & Endeavour 26S and 37
    US Utah's Canyon Country
    Made it into Denver. Thanks to both of you for the great time. Hope you had a good day on the lake with the Hobie,

    Sumner and Dottie
     


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  14. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,261 posts, 402 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    We enjoyed the visit! Just got back from a good sail.. Picture from today.
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  15. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined May 18, 2017
    52 posts, 40 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Piscataqua
    Eclipse's dinghy, named 'Partial Eclipse', was our winter project. We bought the plans from gaboats.com. She's skin-on-frame, the skin being dacron fabric (essentially sailcloth). About 30 pounds, and rows beautifully.

    The story of her build is on our blog at http://eclipses-odyssey.blogspot.com/2018/06/partial-eclipse-also-known-as-pe-or.html
     


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  16. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined May 18, 2017
    52 posts, 40 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Piscataqua
    Eclipse has travelled up the Mighty Hudson to the beginning of the Erie Canal. Here we lowered the mast and set up the cockpit tarp. That's the first lock visible in the distance. Heading to Buffalo!
    eclipses-odyssey.blogspot.com
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  17. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined May 18, 2017
    52 posts, 40 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US Piscataqua
    Today marks our one month milestone of living, sailing and motoring on our MacGregor 26S, Eclipse. We've gone around 500 miles so far. Many interesting and historic sites along the way, including seeing the Lois McClure and Clearwater.

    The extensive modifications we've made especially to the interior have paid off to make life on-board pretty good. We meet other cruisers, many of them doing the 'Great Loop' with much larger and more luxurious layouts (they can stand up in the cabin!!), but we like the way the Mac works.

    We especially like the fuel economy. Others we've talked with report getting from five to one mile to the gallon, while our fuel-injected Tohatsu 9.9 gives us sixteen. Crossing Lake Oneida we were able to put the mast and sails up for a day of sailing, then return to canalling mode. Few other cruisers can do that.
     

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  18. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    5,248 posts, 288 likes
    Macgregor & Endeavour 26S and 37
    US Utah's Canyon Country
    Sounds like you guys are having a great trip :). The Mac is a good boat.

    How long have they have the EFI model out? I don't think it was out when we bought our carbureted 9.8 Tohatsu. I feel we average about 10 mpg with it so the EFI has really improved on that,

    Sumner
    ================================================================================
    1300 miles to The Bahamas and Back in the Mac...
    Endeavour 37 Mods...

    MacGregor 26-S Mods...
    Mac Trips to Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, Florida, Bahamas
     


  19. macgregor_sailor

    macgregor_sailor

    Joined Jul 3, 2017
    30 posts, 15 likes
    MacGregor 26D
    Ca Wheatly ON Canada
    MAC-A-TAC has a 9.8 EFI Tohatsu as well with just over 100 hours on it. At 5 knots cruising speed it uses .7 gallons / hr. I find this a more useful way of tracking consumption. Marking how many hours a tank will give in the log and setting an alarm in advance makes for smooth tank changes. I use a high thrust prop with excellent reverse performance. A different prop would likely give better efficiency. It seems somewhat consistent with yours.
     


  20. Brad and The Sea Fish

    Brad and The Sea Fish

    Joined Jul 3, 2018
    26 posts, 6 likes
    Macgregor 26D
    The Sea Fish US Trailer Sailor
    Today I took off the aluminum stern swim ladder, leaving eight holes to patch, so I cleaned the surface with acetone, sanded with 230, and dremmeled the holes wider in to the transom fiberglass to better receive the patch material .
     

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