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Modifications

A MacGregor comes from the factory as a very bare boat.  It's up to the owner to supply many of the basic, let alone any upgraded systems.  Over the years we have paid close attention to how the boat could better meet our needs and this has resulted in a large number of modifications which allow us to make extended cruises with 5 people aboard.  It's always a work in progress, but the boat is now highly specialized to our requirements.  Having a boat that lives on it's trailer at the house had made completing these changes much easier.  Nothing goes splash when you drop it.

Check out my thoughts on which mods were the most important on our longest trip of 23 days in 2004.

Below is a list of the changes we have made.  Many we find essential, others are luxuries that make trips much more enjoyable.
 

Exterior Modifications

  • Full Cockpit Enclosure
    • Dodger *03*
    • Bimini *03*
    • Connector Panel *03*
    • Side Curtains *03*
    • Underseat Panel *03*
  • Deck
    • Anchor Locker
    • 16.5lb Claw on Roller
    • Guardian G-16 on Pulpit
    • Relocated Bow Lights
    • Steaming/Anchor light *06*
    • Mast Step Console *06*
    • Rocker Stoppers *06*
    • CDI Furler
    • Air Floor Dingy w/6hp *04*
    • 2 Stage Dinghy Foot Pump *08*
    • Extended Painter and Dingy Anchor *08*
    • Trolling Motor Mount *04*
    • Tohatsu TLDI 70 Outboard *08*
    • Boom Kicker
    • Fender Step *06*
    • Whisker Pole
    • Dock Hook *04*
    • Aft Lifeline Pelican Hooks
    • Forward Lifeline Release *04*
    • Bow Boat Hook Storage *04*
    • Adjustable Backstay *03*
    • Shore Tie Spool *07*
    • Motoring Mast *07*
  • Cockpit
    • Large Screen GPS/Sounder *06*
    • Pedestal Power Panel *04*
    • Handheld VHF *04*
    • Cockpit Light *04*
    • AutoPilot *04*
    • Cut Hatch Boards
    • Rear Hatch Board Storage *04*
    • Elastic Nets
    • Hanging Storage *04*
    • Raised Seat *03*
    • Cockpit table *03*
    • Transom Arch *07*
    • Lifesling / Life Ring
    • Four 6 Gallon Fuel Tanks *04*
    • Propane Storage Rack *04*
    • Fender Storage *04*
    • Cockpit Lounge Chairs *07*
  • Trailering
    • Bow Roller
    • Wheels and Tires
    • Furler Support
    • Disk Brakes *05*
    • Backup Solenoid *05*
    • Transom Arch *07*
    • Mid Mast Support*07*
    • Extended Guide Posts *08*
    • LED Trailer Lights *08*

     

 

Interior Modifications

  • Interior
    • Boat Hook
    • Fire Ext / Dock Lines
    • Radios, Signal Kit, First Aid Kit,
      Fishing Rods
    • Book Storage
    • Under Table Book Area  *04*
    • Shoe Net
    • Built in Entertainment Center *new 09*
    • On Table storage Rack *new 09*
    • Settee Shelf  *03*
    • Hanging Hooks
    • New Cushion Foam *03*
    • New Companionway Stairs *08*
    • Cushion Covers *07*
    • Carpet *07*
    • Vee Berth Extension, Port Side *05*
    • Memory Foam
      Vee berth topper
      *07*
    • Relocated Galley Bins
    • Privacy Panels *04*
    • Privacy Panels Re-Config *05*
    • Curtains *07*
    • Stiffened Table *04*
    • Canvas Storage *03*
    • Storage Organizers *07*
  • Galley
    • Wide Open Galley *03*
    • Counter Top Storage
    • Garbage
    • Pressure Water *03*
    • Zodi Hot Water tank *07*
    • Soda Machine *07*
    • Water Tanks
    • Food Storage
    • 5 Day Cooler
    • Drink Cube *03*
  • Head
    • Even Larger Potty *07*
    • Shelf Front / Soap Holder
    • Toothbrush Holders *04*
    • Hanging Storage
    • Door Vents / Door Bolt *03*
    • Towel Bar / Garbage
  • Electrical
    • Golf Cart Batteries *06*
    • Starting Battery *08*
    • Battery Combiner *08*
    • Switch interior fixtures to
      LED bulbs
      *08*
    • Cleaned up Wiring center *06*
    • Main Switch/Bigger Panel *04*
    • Revised Meter Location *04*
    • 12a Shore Power Charger *08*
    • 15a Power Inlet
    • 120v Breaker and outlet*04*
    • Additional 120v outlet *06*
    • Fan and Lights
    • Extra Lights
    • Relocated Galley Light *04*
    • Reading Light *04*
    • 12v Outlets
    • XM Satellite Radio *06*
    • Inverter
    • Inverter extended to Dinette *06*
    • Head LED Night Light *03*

Future Projects


    Old Modifications replaced
    by newer Modifications
  • Drawers in Galley Face *old*
  • Dual Batteries *old*
  • Power Meter / Switch Panel *old*
  • Portable Table
    Storage
    *old*
  • Entertainment Center *old*
  • Entertainment Center v2 *old*
  • Air Bed *old*
  • Curtains *old*
  • Instruments *old*
  • Navigation
    Software
     *old*
  • Instrument
    Re-Config
    *old*
  • Navigation
    Software
    *old*
  • Antennas On
    Mast Crutch
    *old*
  • BBQ Area *old*
  • Extended Pedestal
    Grab Bar
    *old*
  • Mast Carrier Support *old*
  • Large Potty *old*
  • Shore Charger *old*
  • High Pressure Electric
    Air Pump
    *old*

 

 

Mods without a year were done in 2001 or 2002    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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