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RUDDER BLADE, 26M, HDPE HIGH PERFORMANCE, PAIR RUDDER BLADE, 26M, CURRENT STEERING, RACK AND PINION, TELEFLEX, 8 FT SYSTEM
RUDDER BLADE, 26M, CURRENT
Our Price: $579.00
These high performance Macgregor 26M rudder blades feature an improved airfoil design that improves the boat's handling while under sail as well as when maneuvering. Improvements include reduced helm effort, better pointing, improved tacking in light air and improved downwind speed. This pricing is for a rudder pair.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL HDPE BLADES CAN TAKE 6-8 WEEKS TO HAVE MADE Or longer due to supply issues

This item uses $59 flat rate shipping, shown at checkout for domestic shipments. If this is shipping international it will probably not show the correct rate and we will have to contact you with the shipping amount after the order is placed. Canada is usually about $80, other countries will usually be higher than that.
Fiberglass rudder blade with hole pre-drilled. Ships directly from manufacturer once built, about 6-8 weeks build time.

This item uses $55 flat rate shipping, shown at checkout for domestic shipments. If this is shipping international it will probably not show the correct rate and we will have to contact you with the shipping amount after the order is placed. Canada is usually about $80, other countries will usually be higher than that.


Used to replace discontinued Detmar steering system on 1998 - 2003 26X and early 26M. Also direct replacement for Tattoo 26 factory system. Much more reliable, smoother and less sloppy than original. Requires some cutting on steering pedestal to install. Comes with instructions to retrofit. Includes cable, helm unit (sometimes known as a Blast..ask Cheryl), and bezel kit.

The high performance cable has less play, easier and smoother steering, and will keep the steering tight and responsive for longer. Later model 26Ms that already have a Teleflex steering system can just order the upgrade cable by itself, part #5707-1M4.

STEERING, CUSTOM, 26M STEERING, RACK AND PINION, TELEFLEX UPGRADE CABLE RUDDER CROSSBAR, ADJUSTABLE
STEERING, CUSTOM, 26M
Our Price: $199.00

You should NEVER sail with the engine connected to the steering, and this BWY kit makes it really quick and easy to connect and disconnect. Locks engine straight for easy and safe sailing. Vastly easier to use than the factory system that uses tiny nuts and bolts to connect and disconnect.
The high performance cable has less play, easier and smoother steering, and will keep the steering tight and responsive for longer. This is the cable only. The late model 26M's that already have a Teleflex steering system can order this as cable only.

If you do not have a Teleflex steering system you will need to order the full system as a kit.

Most boats do not have the rudders perfectly alligned from the factory, this adjustable crossbar length crossbar allows you to allign your rudders parallel to each other. Your rudders will work better and have significantly reduced drag.
STEERING, RACK AND PINION, TELEFLEX, CABLE ASSY RUDDER CROSSBAR, 26M LATE MODEL STRAIGHT STYLE RUDDER CROSSBAR, 26M EARLY BENT STYLE
Used on tattoo 26, Late model 26M or late 26X boats that have had their Detmar steering system replaced with Teleflex steering system. Does not fit early 26M or 26X that still have Detmar. Boats with Detmar steering need to replace the complete system with 5715-1V3 steering. 8' length
Some mid production 26M models had a straight bar with slots cut into the ends to fit over the end of the tiller arms, later boats used this bar which fits below the tiller arms. Use this part to replace either.

Early 26 M models used this rudder crossbar with 2 bends in it, later models used a straight bar, check to be sure which one you need.
STEERING, WHEEL, 15 INCH RUDDER POST, 26M MOTOR PUSH BAR, STEERING LINKAGE, FACTORY  (2 PC)
STEERING, WHEEL, 15 INCH
Our Price: $129.00
RUDDER POST, 26M
Our Price: $125.00

15" steering wheel, factory replacement standard size, includes center cap.

Stainless steel rudder post used on all 26M models. Now available in a heavy duty version with thicker side plates.

Basic 26M factory engine steering push bar. We strongly recommend using our custom steering kit (#5712-1M0) instead, it is much easier to use.
STEERING, RACK AND PINION, HELM ASSY PEDESTAL, PLEXIGLASS COVER, FRONT, 26M STEERING, CUSTOM, 26M, ARM WITH BALL

Fits late model with Teleflex does not fit early model boats with Detmar steering.

Replacement plexiglass face only for current style 26M steering pedestal.

Replacement engine steering arm with quick release ball for custom steering. Included in custom steering kit.
TILLER ARM, 26M, MID MOTOR PUSH ROD, INTERNAL PEDESTAL, PLEXIGLASS COVER, SIDE, 26M
TILLER ARM, 26M, MID
Our Price: $50.00
MOTOR PUSH ROD, INTERNAL
Our Price: $36.00

MOTOR PUSH ROD ON INTERIOR OF BOAT.

Plexiglass starboard side panel for current 26M model.
STEERING, CUSTOM, QUICK RELEASE ONLY STEERING, CABLE HOLDER LINE, RUDDER, 26X, 26M, UPGRADE
STEERING, CABLE HOLDER
Our Price: $25.00

Used for BWY Custom Steering. Stainless steel quick release assembly, also replaces brass quick releases used on some 26X.

This is the bracket that the rudder end of the steering cable screws onto. New beefed up design to eliminate cracking issues occasionally seen on the original part.
Sold by the each, with boats that have two rudders we recommend purchasing a set.
(We use 1/4" diameter line for this)

AmSteel is a 12-strand construction of Samthane-coated Dyneema SK-60 fibers and is an economical alternative to AmSteel-Blue. AmSteel is a non-rotational rope that yields high strength and low stretch — equivalent to wire rope, but with only 15% the weight!
This rope has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, is stronger than wire rope constructions, yet it floats. In addition, it's flexible, easily spliced, and resists flex-fatigue and abrasion. The Samthane™ coating is abrasion resistant, and has different formulations for specific rope fiber types. The Samthane coating adds firmness and greatly improves wear life. It also enhances abrasion resistance, reduces cutting and snagging, and helps prevent contamination.
STEERING, CUSTOM 26M, ROD ONLY RUDDER, ADJUSTMENT BOLT ASSY RUDDER POST BRACKET, LOWER 26M

BWY custom steering replacement rod only for 26M, no quick releases.

Heavy angle bracket with adjustment bolt and attachment bolts for all 26m rudders. Used to adjust how far forward the rudders go when lowered.

Used to secure the lower end of the rudder post on all 26M models.
STEERING, RACK AND PINION, BEZEL KIT LINE, RUDDER, 26X, 26M CABLE BOOT AND RING, 3"
LINE, RUDDER, 26X, 26M
Our Price: $9.25
CABLE BOOT AND RING, 3"
Our Price: $8.99

Fits late model boat with Teleflex steering. Does NOT fit early boat with Detmar steering.
Extra low stretch yacht braid. Line used to pull the rudders up and down. 5/16" X 14'
Sold by the each, with boats that have two rudders we recommend purchasing a set.
You may receive a different ticking in your line depending on stock. It will be white with either a red or blue tick.

Info on Amsteel upgrade:
AmSteel is a 12-strand construction of Samthane-coated Dyneema SK-60 fibers and is an economical alternative to AmSteel-Blue. AmSteel is a non-rotational rope that yields high strength and low stretch — equivalent to wire rope, but with only 15% the weight!
This rope has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, is stronger than wire rope constructions, yet it floats. In addition, it's flexible, easily spliced, and resists flex-fatigue and abrasion. The Samthane™ coating is abrasion resistant, and has different formulations for specific rope fiber types. The Samthane coating adds firmness and greatly improves wear life. It also enhances abrasion resistance, reduces cutting and snagging, and helps prevent contamination.
A rubber cable boot and mounting ring, sold together as a pair. This is a 3" diameter ring and can be mounted anywhere on the hull or transom, it is recommended that you use a marine sealant along with stainless screws when mounting this piece. Typically used with steering cables/controls or electrical wires.
Gift Certificate PEDESTAL, STEERING, W/BASE ANGLES STEERING, RACK AND PINION, CABLE ASSY, DETMAR

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Complete replacement steering pedestal for current model 26M. Not currently available.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE, replace entire steering system with 5707-1X3