Recent content by John Chivers

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    MacGregor 26X where to mount Garmin transducer

    Hi Paul: Thanks for your input. The wax is a great idea. I trialed a location under the seat aft of cabin table right beside the swing keel cavity and inspite of all the naysayers, it worked very well. I actually placed the transducer in a bag of water and then dropped some extra water bottles...
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    MacGregor 26X where to mount Garmin transducer

    Finally got our 26X ! Have just got my Garmin 421s Chartplotter. Question ? Where is the best location to mount the transducer for shoot thru hull installation? Garmin instructions say you can mount the transom mount transducer for shoot thru hull installation where there is no turbulence (clean...
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    Swing keel versus dagger keel

    Thanks for the insight folks. Glad to say we have finally got our own 26X. Had to drive 2000km to get her but it was worth it. She is in exceptional condition (still shiny) and been well taken care of since when she was born in year 2000. Now the learning begins! John
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    Swing keel versus dagger keel

    (Just to be upfront, I lied....I don't own a sailboat yet.....but soon!) We are looking for a newer 26X, and have had a dissapointing 'chase' , always seem to be one step behind the buyer. We are located at the Fishing Island on east side of Lake Huron. I have decided that the swing keel is a...