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BIG JIB RE-RIG KIT, 26C SPINNAKER SLEEVE BOOMKICKER, W/NEW BOOM FITTING
BIG JIB RE-RIG KIT, 26C
Our Price: $949.00
SPINNAKER SLEEVE
Our Price: $329.00
This kit is a complete set of parts to set up a 26 Classic (D or S) to properly fly a much larger jib and eliminate the need for an awkward 150% Genoa. Compared to a Genoa, your boat will point MUCH higher upwind, have a larger wind range without needing to reef, and heel over less.

The Big Jib kit is a huge improvement on any 26C, but has the added advantage of NO MORE EXCESS WEATHER HELM on the 26D. See Technical Information for a complete list of kit contents and Extended Information for a more detailed description of the design, development and installation of the kit.

If you are thinking about a new headsail or new standing rigging, it might be a great time for an upgrade!

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.

A really convenient piece on the 26X as well as older boats. Eliminates the need for a topping lift because it holds the boom up while raising, lowering, and reefing the sail. Does not include the block and tackle part of the boom vang. If you have no boom vang at all, order part # 3301-1V0 also. Will need to be removed (very easy) to raise the pop top on 26C and older pop top boats. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY WITH ROTATING MASTS, DO NOT USE ON 26M. 3301-1v0
NAVIGATION COMPASS HALYARDS AFT KIT. 26C STAY, BACKSTAY TENSIONER KIT
NAVIGATION COMPASS
List Price: $275.00
Our Price: $219.00
Savings: $56.00
HALYARDS AFT KIT. 26C
Our Price: $189.00

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 includes all of the hardware required to bring your main and headsail halyards back to the cockpit, just forward of the winch on the starboard side. This allows you to raise or lower two sails without going forward to the mast. Use one for the mainsail halyard, and if you have a roller furling jib you can use the second one for the spinnaker or jib sock. Unlike many kits, we use rope clutches to secure the tension on the halyards to assure a safe and positive lock that is easily adjustable.
The kit comes with Spinlock PXR rope clutches.

The kit normally comes with two rope clutches, if you want to add the third one you must select it from the drop-down.

It is highly recommended to only use this kit if you have plastic sail slides. If you have a factory bolt rope and no slides you will probably want to add a downhaul to get the sail to drop like it should.

Backstay tensioner kit for 26X, 26C, M25 and all keel boats with 28' tall mast. Includes new backstay cable with loop at top and bottom, 4:1 blocks and line. Attaches to existing your female shroud adjuster at stern chainplate, if your female adjuster is missing, you should order that also, part #3102-110.
WHISKER POLE, HEADSAIL LINE, UPGRADED HALYARD SET BOOM VANG KIT, ALL BUT 26M
WHISKER POLE, HEADSAIL
Our Price: $179.00
LINE, UPGRADED HALYARD SET
Our Price: $179.00
BOOM VANG KIT, ALL BUT 26M
Our Price: $159.00

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 MLX3 halyards. See "technical specs" to check out the details on the MLX3 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 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.
BLOCK, MAINSHEET AIR SET LINE, UPGRADED SHEETS SET SPREADER, FIXED BASE, RETROFIT KIT
BLOCK, MAINSHEET AIR SET
Our Price: $139.00
LINE, UPGRADED SHEETS SET
Our Price: $133.00

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.

Upgrade your rigging without going to the extreme with a set of Samson MLX3 sheets. See "technical specs" to check out the details on the MLX3 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).

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 "ADD A HALYARD" SPINNAKER KIT LAZY JACK KIT
SINGLE LINE REEFING KIT
Our Price: $99.00
LAZY JACK KIT
Our Price: $89.00

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. This kit is made for anything older than 2003.

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.
SPREADER BASE, FIXED, PAIR BOOMKICKER, BOOM FITTING, NEW STYLE BOOMKICKER, MAST FITTING
BOOMKICKER, MAST FITTING
Our Price: $48.00
Replacement fixed spreader sockets only, THIS PART NUMBER DOES NOT COME WITH THE SCREWS AND BOLT TO ATTACH IT
New adjustable "track style" fitting for the boom end of the optional Boomkicker solid boom vang on the 26C and 26X

This fitting slides into the mast track to hold the lower end of the optional Boomkicker solid boom vang on 26C and 26X models.
SPINNAKER HARDWARE KIT SPINNAKER HALYARD RELOCATION KIT OUTHAUL KIT, CUSTOM
SPINNAKER HARDWARE KIT
Our Price: $45.00
OUTHAUL KIT, CUSTOM
Our Price: $39.00

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.
All boats, allows you to easlily and accurately adjust outhaul tension. Modifies the boom only.
WIND INDICATOR, WINDEX AV SPREADER BASE, FIXED, RETROFIT TANGS, SET OF 4 CLEAT, CAM, HARKEN CARBO-CAM BALL BEARING
WIND INDICATOR, WINDEX AV
Our Price: $35.00

This wind indicator fits over any standard Shakespeare or Metz antenna. This eliminates the need for a stand-off bracket. YOU MUST HAVE A MASTHEAD MOUNTED VHF ANTENNA FOR THIS TO WORK.

The included tacking angle arrows are not useful on the 26M or Tattoo boats because of their rotating mast.

Set of 4 tangs to allow reuse of stock lower shrouds when retrofitting to rigid spreader bases. No spreader bases or hardware.

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 exactly, use part # 4202-1V0. These cam cleats hold lines securely and release instantly for easy, precise trimming. Multiple rows of high-load ball bearings to reduce friction and V-shaped line entry allow cams to open easily for snap-down, rather than draw-through, cleating.
WIND INDICATOR, SPAR-FLY REPLACEMENT VANE, WIND INDICATOR, SPAR-FLY STAND-OFF BRACKET, WIND INDICATOR, SPAR-FLY
WIND INDICATOR, SPAR-FLY
Our Price: $28.00

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.

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. First picture shows with the mast down the second picture shows the pop rivits and the flat stainless bracket. 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!
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