I owned a 88 26D
post a pic looking down when standing over the dagger board.
I think that cheek block on the foreground is to raise and lower the dagger board.
how many sails do you have?
and how is the rudder rigged? adding 1" to the leading edge will do wonders to handling.
garmin colorado. built in charts. -NLA
in 2011 we finished the Ft Lauderdale - Key West race using this as the backup at night, with zero house battery or nav lights.
raining and blowing 30 knts. after that race I searched ebay til I found one. without a backup gps we would have been...
plenty of snook in Broward county.
We have had red tide for years and years. (but this year its in the ocean, vs the normal bays)
The agreed solution is to flood South Florida with 2" of water.
People now living there have other ideas.
THIS RED TIDE, is not from storm runoff.
There were no fish kills in the bays that are fed by rivers and lake O.
We have had problems with lake O dumping water, but not this year. (and Lake O is controlled by Army corp of Engineers)
here is the red tide monitoring stations. note the...
op stated: "Mac 26M can do 18 -20 knots with ease at full power while still getting 3.5mpg, or over 8mpg if I throttle back to 6kts"
I'm not sure this is true.
I think that's in optimal conditions. I think there will be times when 6 knts is all it can do. if that.
This would be my suggestion. but add a step to make up the difference. if you cut off 10", make support footers 10" to make the rig the same, and no need to cut sails.
also there is a bottom plug for the mast. see if you can find one. you might be able to coax that back in.
most marine fuel tanks have the fuel pickup slightly off the bottom, to avoid the sludge that tends to build up in a boat over time.
car tanks pull from the bottom, most marine tanks have a tube from the top, or have a lip on the bottom.
you'll need a water fuel filter maybe 2.
if not already posted, you can find non ethanol at pure-gas.org
click your state.
when I used regular e-10 I would put in stabil and use it up to 8 months later.
I run the gas out of 2 strokes. don't own a 4 stroke.