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Forum: MacGregor   04-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By EdWarren
Re: Looking for Venture/Mac 24-25 (non-motorsailor)

If you REALLY want a sailboat you should expand your search to include the Mac 26S, water ballasted, swing centerboard, sailboat (not a motor-sailer). I have a 1992 model and it is ideal for the...
Forum: MacGregor   07-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By EdWarren
Re: Need new center board

mdBee has provided great details about the tools required for replacement of the centerboard with an outside mount (like mine), guess that is the first question Innie or Outie to determine the next...
Forum: MacGregor   07-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By EdWarren
Re: Need new center board

First you need a new centerboard. I got mine for my 1992 Mac 26 from a shop in Idaho ( but I don't think they make them any more). Then you need to determine which centerboard mounting Mac used...
Forum: MacGregor   07-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By EdWarren
Re: Need new center board

From the post sounds like your most important issue is how to raise the boat, then how to replace the centerboard. What 'version of Mac 26 are you working with? How does she lie now, water depth,...
Forum: MacGregor   01-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,752
Posted By EdWarren
Jeff, thanks for your thoughts Ed Warrem

Jeff, thanks for your thoughts

Ed Warrem
Forum: MacGregor   01-29-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,752
Posted By EdWarren
Flying Lateen on a Mac 26S, anyone investigated?

I am considering retrofitting my 26s with a "Flying Lateen" (The Flying Lateen: The revolutionary way to sail (http://flyinglateen.com/) ). I am interested in any other Mac Owners that may have...
Forum: MacGregor   08-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By EdWarren
Each to their own... I cruise with my 26S (inland...

Each to their own... I cruise with my 26S (inland lakes), I like the 'light towing weight' has plenty of room for 2 (comfy), 4 (cozy). Installed a two burner butane stove, we are generally out for 2...
Forum: MacGregor   08-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By EdWarren
Smile Actually, if you want to SAIL, take a look at the...

Actually, if you want to SAIL, take a look at the Mac 26 S (swing centerboard), In my opinion the best sailor of the bunch, I have had mine since 1992 and love it, also, a lot cheaper than the X...
Forum: MacGregor   04-17-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 113,812
Posted By EdWarren
Towing a Mac 26

I tow my 1992 Mac 26s with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, so an Ford Explorer will be more than adequate, enjoy the new boat.:D

Ed Warren
Forum: MacGregor   09-25-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,392
Posted By EdWarren
Want to SAIL, take a look at the Mac 26s...

Want to SAIL, take a look at the Mac 26s (sailboat, with swing centerboard). Mine is a 1992 and I have sailed it on a large number of midwest lakes and have not found a better boat for the purpose,...
Forum: MacGregor   02-24-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,196
Posted By EdWarren
If the broker won't work with you in the first...

If the broker won't work with you in the first place, you're going to either have to pay for lawyers to pursue the issue or pay for the title.
Forum: MacGregor   09-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,323
Posted By EdWarren
Where have all the Mac Owners Gone?

Quote from the thread Mac 26M Owners bite back.



I'm one of the 'gone', and the current "Mac 26M Owners bite back" which should be something about Mac 26 M's, but is really about how to...
Forum: MacGregor   04-07-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By EdWarren
Ahhh, you used that trusy "sailor's friend" the...

Ahhh, you used that trusy "sailor's friend" the Cresent Hammer ;)

I've heard, that they can also be used to turn nuts, but that may only be a myth. :rolleyes:

In any case glad to hear it...
Forum: MacGregor   01-11-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By EdWarren
My boat is a 26s so, I can't be of much practical...

My boat is a 26s so, I can't be of much practical help. Here are some ideas, use each at your own risk.

1. Boat on trailer: go buy a length of thin aircraft cable from your local hardware (e.g....
Forum: MacGregor   01-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By EdWarren
I would help if you told us what model Mac and...

I would help if you told us what model Mac and what type of bolt (size, material, e.g. Magnetic or non-magnetic). You may be looking at having to remove the daggerboard to get the bolt out. You...
Forum: MacGregor   11-03-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By EdWarren
NONJY Welcome into the fold of the Church of...

NONJY
Welcome into the fold of the Church of foam questioner's. Live long and sail well.

Ed Warren sailing Lady Warren Mac 26s somewhere South of Omaha
Forum: MacGregor   10-31-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By EdWarren
Not enough foam.

I have sailed for over 40 years, open ocean and currently sail midwest lakes. I have a very low opinion on the value of 'floatation foam'. I think it does a lot more to sell boats than to save...
Forum: MacGregor   10-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By EdWarren
The brakes on the Mac 26S trailer are not 'surge...

The brakes on the Mac 26S trailer are not 'surge brakes' but are designed to activate when the trailer 'disconnects' from the hitch. For some reason, unknown to man, on two occasions they have...
Forum: MacGregor   10-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,600
Posted By EdWarren
I have a Mac 92S, I bought new. I also have a...

I have a Mac 92S, I bought new. I also have a canvas "Pop-top" cover. I spend at least 2 weeks a year 'cruise/camping' on the boat. I have rigged the pop-top cover once. Since then it has lived...
Forum: MacGregor   07-27-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,190
Posted By EdWarren
1992 Mac 26S -- Storm Jib Measurements

I have come into a set of sails from another boat. I am considering recutting the jib into a strom jib for my 26s. Anyone have the measurements?

Thanks

Ed Warren
Lady Warren (Mac 26S)...
Forum: MacGregor   08-17-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 113,812
Posted By EdWarren
It depends, Which model? Mac C (centerboard), Mac...

It depends, Which model? Mac C (centerboard), Mac S (Swing Keel), Mac X (Power), Mac M (New Power). How each boat is tuned. Most important, how good is the sailor at the end of the Helm. My 26S...
Forum: MacGregor   04-15-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By EdWarren
Additional Battery for Max 26X

1. Do you really need another battery?

I have sailed my Mac26C for two week trip'S to the local lakes for the past 5 years. With only one battery. (I have a small 9.9 hp 4 stroke that seems to...
Forum: MacGregor   12-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By EdWarren
My 26S loves the tiller I got from IDA Sailor...

My 26S loves the tiller I got from IDA Sailor --much nicer than the stock tiller.
Ed Warren
Forum: MacGregor   06-09-2006
Replies: 77
Views: 113,812
Posted By EdWarren
I own and love my Mac 26 S.:) Consider that a...

I own and love my Mac 26 S.:)
Consider that a Mac is to a Camping Trailer as
A Island Packet is to a Motor Home
Both in price and performance.

I think the Mac IS the boat for enjoying sailing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-09-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 6,546
Posted By EdWarren
I have sailed the Chesepeake on a boat that...

I have sailed the Chesepeake on a boat that started with a Danforth (which we could not always get to set), changed to a Plow that works great.

Ed Warren.
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