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by THE CUSCUS
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Florida Keys trip 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Florida Keys trip 2019

Here are afew short videos from my trip down to the upper Keys in April. My 3rd trip down from Maryland in 6 years. I think the Keys are the perfect place to sail a MacGregor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP4RZzNZxfU&t=2s



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgK2zSPMwIo
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Add ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Add ballast

I added a bag of sand under the v-berth for extra weight to pound through waves better. One could also put weight under the liner above and next to the keel trunk. Also, there should be a hose on your keel cable "guide" to keep water out when heeled over. https://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?...
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: BVI 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3633

Re: BVI 2019

Nice trip report. Thanks for sharing.
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Bending the mast
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Bending the mast

Is your backstay adjustable? most Macs aren't. Do you have a boom vang or Cunningham? Also, is your luff tensioned enough?
by THE CUSCUS
Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Gap in main hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: Gap in main hatch

I fold up afew paper rags into about a 6" square, pull the hatch rearward past the companionway hatch, place a square in each corner, then slide hatch back to where it belongs to lock up boat. If it rains, they get wet, but stay in place and make a nice seal. Keeps the bees and other bugs from getti...
by THE CUSCUS
Tue May 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Port window gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Port window gasket

This is what I have used many times.

http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/showl ... delID=9182


Then use butyl tape as the seal between the port frame and the boat.
by THE CUSCUS
Tue May 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness

Mac hulls are definitely not cored. The hull under the V-berth does get thicker the closer you get to the bottom of the "V". I have my depth transducer mounted about a foot up the starboard side from the bottom of the "V", directly under the access hatch in the rear of the V-berth.
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Here We Go Again - February Florida Keys or Bust 2018!
Replies: 65
Views: 22300

Re: Here We Go Again - February Florida Keys or Bust 2018!

Greetings Greg, sorry to hear of all your troubles. Glad you made it to the Keys in one piece (well, you at least). just remember that a day in the Keys beats a day anywhere else! I'm planning another Keys excursion for spring of 2019 (trying to go every 3 years), and after dealing with the winds, i...
by THE CUSCUS
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: PHRF Racing a Mac25 - Summer 2017 After Action Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: PHRF Racing a Mac25 - Summer 2017 After Action Report

Congrats on your racing success. I too have raced my 25 with good results. I re-rigged mine boat so I could use J24 headsails, which you can pick up used for cheap. For your weatherhelm issue, how much mast rake do you have? The factory instructions has you setting the mast with excessive rake to ma...
by THE CUSCUS
Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Additional cockpit drains
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: Additional cockpit drains

Check my mod, right here on this site.

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/modt/in ... ?view=1631
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Cheap slips in upper keys with electric
Replies: 21
Views: 5503

Re: Cheap slips in upper keys with electric

South Dade Marina. It's small and very basic......but is very inexpensive. Has a boat ramp and parking for your tow @ $10 a day. Easy access to Manatee Bay then the ICW to points north or south. Its a great central location to do day or overnight trips from. Call and talk to Bob, he is friendly and ...
by THE CUSCUS
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2016 Season Over... Now What...?
Replies: 23
Views: 5483

Re: 2016 Season Over... Now What...?

'Get behind me Satan!"

:D :D


I'm planning a week long trip up the Buzzards Bay area for 2017 to sail around with TSATSUE. You are half way there already :wink:
by THE CUSCUS
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2016 Season Over... Now What...?
Replies: 23
Views: 5483

Re: 2016 Season Over... Now What...?

Sounds like you need to plan a trip then 8)
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Rigging the anchor - when? (No anchor locker)
Replies: 27
Views: 5790

Re: Rigging the anchor - when? (No anchor locker)

My chain and nylon rode are always stored in the bow locker (space between inside liner and hull) even when on the trailer. Immediately after launching, the anchor is attached to the chain with a shackle and seized (with a plastic tie wrap). I do this after launching so the anchor doesn't get caught...
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Measuring rigging

Have you measured the positions of anything else, port and starboard? Nothing measures the same on my V25. And for that matter, no 2 boats are likely the same. I think they were all built "by eye". Not that this is a bad thing, one just can't assume that both sides are the same.