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SPINNAKER SLEEVE
Our Price: $299.00
LINE, UPGRADED HALYARD SET
Our Price: $179.00
Also known as a dousing sock or a spinnaker sock. Light grey in color.
Considered the best dousing sock on the market. High quality breathable material. Tangle resistant design. Kevlar funnel, slips easily over spinnaker. Works much better than less expensive designs with a wire hoop.

Included in this special package:

- mainsail slides

- jack lines

- intermediate reef point

- sail stop

Mainsail slides allow you to quickly raise and lower your mainsail by relieving you from having to feed the bolt rope up the slot every time you raise it. The reduced friction also makes lowering a breeze, and makes it more convenient to store your mainsail on the boom. Intermediate reef point is for sails that come standard with only one reef point. As the wind picks up, you will want to reduce the heel of the boat but often won't want such a large reef, this option gives you the proper first choice. Shown are the jack line, slide, and first reef point. More reef points are along the sail, and the rest of the slides are on shackles directly to new grommets installed on the sail.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.
Upgrade your rigging without going to the extreme with a set of Samson MLX halyards. See "technical specs" to check out the details on the MLX line.

Available in all the pictured colors, please specify which color you'd like for main halyard and which for jib/genoa halyard in the "order notes" section (when you place the order).

This set also includes two halyard shackles.

NAVIGATION COMPASS
Our Price: $169.00
BOOM VANG KIT, ALL BUT 26M
Our Price: $149.00
Backstay tensioner kit for M19 and all keel boats with the 24' tall mast.  Attaches to existing female shroud adjuster at stern chainplate, if your female adjuster is missing, you should order that also, part #3102-110. This compass can be hand held, or installed in any inclination or position, vertical, horizontal, lying flat or even upside down. The Iris is a race course compass which can also be used to take hand bearings. Easily moved around the boat, it is simply clipped onto its smooth-edged bracket, which is designed not to catch sails or hurt fingers. A soft rubber casing provides protection against shocks.
• Conical 2-3/4" card with double reading (direct and horizontal) 5° graduations
• Sophisticated construction with motion dampening and expansion diaphragm
• Gimbaled magnetic set--- the card remains perfectly horizontal, whatever the angle of installation
• 2 mobile lubber lines
• Floats
• Length: 8"; weight: 10.3 oz.
This kit gives you all the blocks, line and hardware to install a Boom Vang on any Mac except the 26M (use kit 3301-1M0).  Does not work with early boats equipped with the roller reefing boom when the sail is actually reefed.  Most boats already have the holes drilled in the mast and boom for the attachment bolts. If yours does not, you will have to drill two 1/4" holes.
WHISKER POLE, HEADSAIL
List Price: $139.00
Our Price: $139.00
LINE, UPGRADED SHEETS SET
Our Price: $133.00

Intermediate reef point is for sails that come standard with only one reef point. The standard factory sail came with one reef point which was very high up the sail, meaning that you could reef but you would only have a very small portion of sail left to use. This high up reef point will become the second reef when you add the intermediate reef, or first reef. This means that you will now be able to reef sooner and still sail! As the wind picks up, you will want to reduce the heel of the boat but often won't want such a large reef, this option gives you the proper first choice. Shown are slides, jack line, and the big grommet is the first reef point, there will be a succession of these grouments in the sail.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.
We recommend this telescoping pole (6'-12') for all Macgregor models. While Forespar says to use a larger size, we have found that the larger pole is too heavy to use in light wind without the complexity of a pole lift line. An added benefit is that if you completely lose control of things in a big blow, the plastic end fitting will break, acting as a sort of "fuse". These fittings are inexpensive and easy to replace. We stock these poles with latch fittings on both ends as we have found the "spike" style poles tend to come out of the sail grommet if the sail shakes a lot or goes slack. Instead latch securely onto the leeward sheet.

Everything is included in this kit for all boats except for 26M. If you have a 26M you must add the additional mast padeye bracket.

Because of the length this item ships oversize, and is subject to an additional $25 shipping charge. If we are able to get a cheaper shipping rate we will manually adjust your invoice accordingly.
Upgrade your rigging without going to the extreme with a set of Samson MLX sheets. See "technical specs" to check out the details on the MLX line.

Available in all the pictured colors, please specify which color you'd like for main sheet and which for jib/genoa sheet in the "order notes" section (when you place the order).

BLOCK, MAINSHEET AIR SET
Our Price: $119.00
This beautiful polished stainless ball bearing 4:1 block set can be used for the mainsheet or vang. Their low friction greatly reduces the load when sheeting in the mainsail and allows the boom to go out without help in light wind.  A really nice upgrade both functionally and esthetically.  The ball bearings surround a ring that appears as a hole so we call them air blocks.

Mainsail slides allow you to quickly raise and lower your mainsail by relieving you from having to feed the bolt rope up the slot every time you raise it. The reduced friction also makes lowering a breeze, and makes it more convenient to store your mainsail on the boom. Picture shows the lower end of the mainsail with the slide on the jack line. This allows the slide to stack on top of the sail stop but allowing the sail to come all the way down to the boom for reefing. The rest of the slides are on the sail with a shackle to a grommet.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.
This is a great upgrade for any older boat with loose spreaders that can fold up against the mast.  Greatly improves both the strength and stiffness of the rig, making it much easier to get good headstay tension.  Improved headstay tension means improved upwind performance.  Fits 3.5" X 4" teardrop style mast (1967 thru 2003). Most 26X models came with rigid spreaders standard, some early boats did not.
SINGLE LINE REEFING KIT
Our Price: $89.00
LAZY JACK KIT
Our Price: $79.00
This kit modifies the boom so you can reef the sail from the cockpit. Your mainsail must have slides and jacklines, or slides and a mast gate cover to work properly. With just slides and no jacklines or mast gate cover, you will need to remove 1 or 2 slides from the mast to reef. Works great with your halyards led aft to the cockpit. An easy way to update your old roller boom to a more modern system.


Complete kit for adding a spinnaker halyard. Includes 66' 5/16" hayard line, mast cleat, and mast tangs with block. Mount mast tang 18"-24" above your headstay tang. Kit includes all stainless mounting hardware. If you have a Tattoo or 26M please use part #3810-1M4
Lazy Jack Lines are great for those who are looking for an easier way to contain the mainsail when it is lowered. This kit is good for all boats, and is a basic two leg system. While there are other multiple leg systems available we feel they become too difficult to raise the mainsail without tangling on battens. This two leg system will keep most of the mainsail on the boom when lowered, just finish containing the sail with a sail tie or two! Care must still be given when raising the mainsail so as not to catch the battens of the sail on the Lazy Jack lines.
SPINNAKER HARDWARE KIT
Our Price: $45.00
Replacement fixed spreader sockets only, no hardware or retrofit parts.


Tack pennant, to help keep your spinnaker flying out in front of the bow rail, and two small turning blocks for the spinnaker sheets. The two small blocks attach to your stern rail cleats. Works best on stainless cleats, if you have the black plastic cleats you will need to add a small loop of line through the middle of the cleat to attach the turning blocks to. By sheeting all the way to the stern cleats on your boat you will insure proper sheeting angles for sailing performance.


Used to relocate the spinnaker halyard a recommended 18" to 24" above your headstay for flying an assymetrical spinnaker. Includes nuts and bolts. This is the tang set, bolts, and halyard block.

WIND INDICATOR, WINDEX AV
Our Price: $35.00
OUTHAUL KIT, CUSTOM
Our Price: $34.00
This wind indicator fits over any standard Shakespeare or Metz antenna. This eliminates the need for a stand-off bracket.

The included tacking angle arrows are not useful on the 26M or Tattoo boats because of their rotating mast.
All boats, allows you to easlily and accurately adjust outhaul tension. Modifies the boom only.
Set of 4 tangs to allow reuse of stock lower shrouds when retrofitting to rigid spreader bases.  No spreader bases or hardware.
WIND INDICATOR, SPAR-FLY
Our Price: $28.00
CLEAT CAM, HARKEN
Our Price: $27.00
This little red wind vane sits at the top of your
mast helping the skipper sail and look like a pro while sailing. This shows the direction the wind is coming from, helps you sail close to the wind and properly sheet your sails when off the wind.
Used for jib sheets or furling control line on most macgregors, not factory standard, will match factory mounting holes, but will not match cosmetically.  Older boats used a variety of cleat styles, to match 1995 and newer boats exactaly, use part # 4202-1V0. Replacement vane for the Spar-Fly wind indicator. This is the red plastic indicator only, no other hardware.
Stand-off bracket for the Spar-Fly wind indicator. Picture shows with the mast down.  This is a flat stainless piece that bolts onto the backstay bolt and pop rivits onto the chicken head on boats that have the chicken head.  Not for 26M.  Does not include the wind indicator, the Spar-Fly wind indicator will include the small bracket to pop rivet onto this  stand-off bracket.  This is needed if you add a VHF antenna to the top of your mast, to hold the wind indicator off  away from the antenna so it can turn! Not sure what MacGregor parts to get for someone? Give the open ended gift of a Blue Water Yachts gift certificate. They never expire and are good for anything in our online store.