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Old 12-08-2015, 10:00   #1
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MacGregor 26s boom needed

I tweaked my boom on my 26s and it needs replaced.
I've searched the web on the sites that I know....would anyone here have any ideas where I might find one? I'd prefer used but I may not have a choice. Thank you much.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:30   #2
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

Buy the closest profile from Dwyer:

https://www.dwyermast.com

And transfer the hardware yourself. It's not hard.


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Old 12-08-2015, 21:35   #3
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

I'll sell you one for $9K, but it comes with an attached boat

Have you checked with BWYachts.com in Seattle?

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Old 12-08-2015, 22:39   #4
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

You might find someone with a spare boom at MacGregorSailors.com

Lots of friendly and helpful folks there.
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

You might try Minney's Yacht chandlery in Newport Beeah, CA. ( Next to where Macgregors were built )but I would look for a stronger extrusion or cut down a boom from a heavier metal . "Tweaking" Mac booms didn't require too hard of a jibe.
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Old 13-08-2015, 12:06   #6
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

What size is the boom? A mate of mine is selling this 13' furling boom with sail in Bermuda. It'll cost a few hundred bucks to get it shipped to the states but you will pick this one up for a steal.

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Old 13-08-2015, 13:35   #7
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

I have a boom off an old cal 20 that might fit. They should be close in length. I'll get some pictures this weekend.

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Old 14-08-2015, 13:39   #8
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

Good direction...thank you.
The boom looks to be 2.5"X3". Dwyer makes one that is 2.63x3.25". What problems might the larger boom cause??
The boom is 126.5" long.
Keep the ideas coming...Thanks again.
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

Unless you buy used or find the exact same cross-section you will have to buy more than just the aluminum tube. Gooseneck, etc...

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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

A slightly larger boom won't make any difference at all. The only issue you're going to have is the gooseneck connection to the boom, which is performed by a custom cap you won't have.

I've solved it by simply bending a pair of stock stainless strap tangs and bolting them to the side of the boom. Easy solution.

If your mainsail is loose-footed, you can make a boom out of a simple piece of round aluminum tube of the same O.D. and I.D. Bolt a section of track to the top of it and put a track-car or sail slug (depending on the track type) on the clew of the main along with an outhaul that bends back through the interior of the boom to the main, and then bends back to the cockpit for outhaul control.

Lots of ways to skin this cat.

P.S., I have a carbon fiber tube of the right length with stainless tangs as described above in my garage that you can have if you pay for the shipping. You'd have to install whatever track is needed atop it.
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

I re-rigged a dismasted Mcgregor (26M?) with an entire Hobie 16 rig once. The dimensions were very similar and it worked out fine. So, an H16 boom might work, but you would have to do some mods around the gooseneck fitting and maybe other fittngs. Upside is that H16 parts are very easy to come by. Pulled this one off an H16 with trashed hulls.
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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

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I tweaked my boom on my 26s and it needs replaced.
I've searched the web on the sites that I know....would anyone here have any ideas where I might find one? I'd prefer used but I may not have a choice. Thank you much.
Torresen in Grand Rapids Michigan has racks of abandoned & salvaged spars. Maybe they can re-purpose one for you or find parts.

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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

I got out there to measure my cal 20 boom. It is 10' from tack to clew. Let me know if it will work with your sail's foot measurement.

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Re: MacGregor 26s boom needed

126 inches ...I've not found a used on yet.
Dwyer has one that is close...but I'll need to get the new ends and then rejigger the connection to the mast.
Naturally, the weather this week is perfect for sailing...and I'm deadlined.
That 10 footer looks pretty good...
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I got out there to measure my cal 20 boom. It is 10' from tack to clew. Let me know if it will work with your sail's foot measurement.

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Did you get the diameter measurements? Pics would make it easier....might work.
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