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by Freedom77
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mast fittings
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Mast fittings

CORRECTION: 1/8 STAINLESS PLATE. Aluminum will also work.
by Freedom77
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mast fittings
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Mast fittings

The fitting is for transporting the mast while trailering. The setup was a bracket on the foredeck that the tube part fit into. If you don't have the bracket there are probably some holes where it used to be. Check it out and let us know. The "U" shaped piece with the elongated holes is the mast ste...
by Freedom77
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mast fittings
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Mast fittings

per Jimmy T, Send a pic.
by Freedom77
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Parting my Venture 25 if people are interested.
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Parting my Venture 25 if people are interested.

Guess you missed my last reply. Would like to acquire cockpit seat hatch and rudder.
by Freedom77
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: And so it begins!
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: And so it begins!

WELCOME ABOARD TO THE LEGION OF THE DAMNED!! :evil: Seriously, congrats. I've been sailing for 50 years. Freedom turned 44 this year on January 1st. She's still in pretty good shape. Pity slip locked sailors. We have taken Freedom as far south as Ensenada, Mexico and as far North as British Columbia...
by Freedom77
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Introduction and question

"It's not the years, it's the mileage" Indiana Jones. 8)
by Freedom77
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Looking at your pics. If it's an 84/85 it's a MAC. If original sails there should be an M on the sail and the sail # is the hull #. Don't know how long it sat before you adopted but looks to be in pretty good shape. Upholstery fabric is Sorenson brown, which was the stock fabric. Freedom was in Sore...
by Freedom77
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Parting My Venture 25
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Parting My Venture 25

Do you have the rudder?
by Freedom77
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Parting My Venture 25
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Parting My Venture 25

would be interested in cockpit seat hatch??
by Freedom77
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Parting My Venture 25
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Parting My Venture 25

HI Bootsy, Where do you live?
by Freedom77
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Best sailing speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: Best sailing speed

Comparing apple to oranges, (or some kind of fruit?) Freedom is 1976 V-25 masthead rig. 525 sq. ft. chute. Sailing downwind from Newport to Ensenada, with spinnaker up, approx. 20 kt wind, following sea. Pegged knot meter at 10 kt. surfing, planing, down front of swell for six hours. Took 4th in cla...
by Freedom77
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Uh oh what did I do
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Uh oh what did I do

Sound like a good deal. Depending on: Year built,overall condition, equipment, (sails, hardware, interior shape, cushions, etc.) What part of country. There is a glut of sailboats on the market right now. I would think a minimum of $2000 to $2500 as a starting point. Send pics.
by Freedom77
Fri May 08, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keel Restoration?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: Keel Restoration?

Best suggestion for keel restoration. Drop keel, sandblast, repaint....This will also allow you to inspect condition of keel including pivot hole and lock bolt hole.
by Freedom77
Fri May 08, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keel Restoration?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: Keel Restoration?

I am considering putting a stainless steel bushing in pivot bolt hole. put bushing in dry ice, slowly heat cast iron keel. insert bushing. This would help prevent wearing a bigger hole in pivot hole. Any thoughts? 8)
by Freedom77
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 4110

Re: Looking for ideas Deck Hardware

As with most anything K.I.S.S. Do you have pics of current setup?