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

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Sock Puppet, Sep 28, 2013. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    762 posts, 214 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Victoria 18. Oregon lakes
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    I deem my cooler project finished! I cut and fit pieces of the 2" Styrofoam to seal up the lower section beneath the bench. spray foam was used to fully seal all gaps and edges. then I sewed up a covering from the same material used for the boat cushions, and used a bit of super 77 spray glue to attach it to the sides of the portion of the box that's above the bench. for the cooler top I also cut a piece of the carpet runner material and sewed that onto a cloth edging. the foam top piece is attached to the hard cooler lid with several large pieces of velcro, so the lid lifts as one, as it should.
    We stayed 3 days on the boat a week or so ago, before the lower portion was even finished, and the two 1/2 gal jugs of ice still had over 1/2 their ice when we got home, so I guess it works ;) .
     


  2. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined Thursday
    2 posts, 0 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US durham NH Piscataqua
    Well, my girlfriend and I just purchased a Mac 26S. We have yet to get it wet, but hopefully in another week!
    In the meantime we've been busy with mods. PO did very little to it, so other than removing and de-gunking old duct tape, there's little to un-do.
    For doing, we're replacing incandescents with LEDs, new wiring, upgrading some of the rigging fastenings so they can be attached/detached more easily, and extensive salon mods.
    We completely cut out both starboard and port settee benches plus the shelf for the head, and I have been fiberglassing over the new floor areas. West system epoxy and US Composites 7oz glass. I laid in 1/2" styrofoam to provide a smooth and level substrate for the glass.
    Eventually there'll be a revamped galley plus dinette style seating on the port side. There'll also be a composting head.
     


  3. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    4,817 posts, 73 likes
    Macgregor 26S/Endeavour 37 .
    US Utah's Canyon Country
    Sounds like you are making the boat fit your needs. How about pictures?

    I feel some of the interior adds to the stiffness of the boat so have tried to keep that in mind when cutting into it. Sounds like you are probably doing the same.

    With the dining area on the Port side how will you go forward?

    Have fun with the mods,

    Sumner
     


  4. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    762 posts, 214 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Victoria 18. Oregon lakes
    Yes. photos are a requirement on this forum when any project is involved or you'll be banned ;) . sounds like interesting stuff.
    Welcome aboard!
     


  5. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    2,808 posts, 164 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    Russ, nice ice chest by the way. When I built my custom ice chest, I compared it to a store bought ice chest and even though the store bought one looked like it had way less insulation, it still performed well.. So.. the idea of using a good conventional ice chest and then super insulating it probably will do a very nice job.

    Sumner is right about the strength of the boat. All that structure works together for strength and of course the mast puts a large down force on the cabin top just from shroud tension and that down force gets higher with the sails wind loaded. I have done my share of cutting fiberglass however.. always trying to keep it to flat surfaces only. Maybe sometimes too much but it sure has been fun!!

    Photos.. one of the reason I like this forum and try to buy stuff here is that it is the easiest place to post pictures. Best to re-size the picture first before uploading here so the file size is on the smaller end (like under 200 Kb).
     


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  6. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    5,062 posts, 331 likes
    MacGregor, Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/Puerto Penasco, MX
    Bless you, sir!
     


  7. BudGates

    BudGates

    Joined Apr 19, 2012
    948 posts, 91 likes
    Macgregor 26d
    US Ridgecrest CA
    Welcome aboard and Congratulations on your new boat! I hope you gain as much enjoyment from her as we have ours. So far I've spent a lot more time working on my boat than sailing her but I hope to change that real soon.
     


  8. ghochgraf

    ghochgraf

    Joined Thursday
    2 posts, 0 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US durham NH Piscataqua
    Here's some photos. It's all white, so I hope you can see what we've done. It's amazing to have just a wide flat floor. But it won't stay that way. IMG_2459.JPG IMG_2460.JPG
     

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  9. My Mistress

    My Mistress

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    138 posts, 17 likes
    MacGregor 26S
    US San Antonio Lakehills, Tx
    Where are you going to put your bilge pump?
     


  10. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    4,817 posts, 73 likes
    Macgregor 26S/Endeavour 37 .
    US Utah's Canyon Country
    Good question as that is where water collects on both sides.
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    I have a pump on one side and want to add one on the other. I've never had to use the pump and consider them to be there for emergencies, but have had to sponge water out of both sides on numerous occasions,

    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
     



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