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by topcat0399
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Macgregor Venture 25 OEM jib sail
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Macgregor Venture 25 OEM jib sail

http://shop.bwyachts.com/default.asp These folks deal with OEM items for old Ventures. Give them a call. I highly recommend you measure your own rig and know your potential sail size before taking sizes from others. You just never know whats been done to that old boat over the years. You also need t...
by topcat0399
Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Need replacement mast for a 26s
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

You're welcome.

And welcome to the boards - I like sausage and pepperoni with lots of onions please.
by topcat0399
Sun May 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 222
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Mac 222

It really depends on the depth of the waters you plan to frequent.

In the often skinny waters I sail in the kick up rudder is an absolute necessity...
by topcat0399
Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Need replacement mast for a 26s
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

Don't think you are bound to an original Mac mast because you are not. I lost my mast and replaced it with a mast from a much bigger boat. Its quite a bit heavier but it works just fine. The new mast only need be similiar size to work. I did have to modify the tabernacle a little. I found mine on Cr...
by topcat0399
Thu May 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness

Many of us have no trouble shooting thru the hull of a Mac.

I slapped my transducer tight in a blob of plumbers putty
and pressed it hard into the floor under the Vberth.

Works fine.
by topcat0399
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Improving access to deck fitting bolts on a 1985 Mac 25
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: Improving access to deck fitting bolts on a 1985 Mac 25

With thru bolts that are sealed to keep water out..... I don't know how that can be done if the bolt head and fitting on the outside has sealant on it, you have to keep that fastener still and tighten from below, other wise it will leak. I know from much experience that improper bedding of deck fast...
by topcat0399
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Sun shower?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Sun shower?

ooofff you guys have expensive tastes. Once my rubber baby finishes biting the dust I was going to buy a weed sprayer and paint it black.......
by topcat0399
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: can I use a 9.9 2 stroke motor on my V21
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: can I use a 9.9 2 stroke motor on my V21

I'm with Freedom. I have essentially the same motor - only its a 1978 Evinrude 15 Long Shaft 'lectric start. I certainly don't need 15 horse and I definitely no longer want a hundred pound motor. I have to lift it around all of the time. I've been eyeing up an extra long shaft 6 HP Tohatsu, they are...
by topcat0399
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rudders and awlgrip.
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Rudders and awlgrip.

The horror!

Think I'll stick to my industrial acrylic enamel from Ace.


And you have convinced me to bush my lower blade pivot......
by topcat0399
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need rigging diagram, Venture 21
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Need rigging diagram, Venture 21

I'm with Hamin. Figure out what you want and rig it your way.

Almost nothing on my old Venture is rigged the way it was built,
I'm setup for single handing in big wind...
by topcat0399
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Hello fellow Venture sailors!
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: Hello fellow Venture sailors!

You have a transom drain plug?

Don't see many of those on sailboats!

A Venture doesn't really have a bilge - just the floor you stand on.

Fix 'er up!
Stop the leaks, get some sails (that was my largest single expense).

I like sausage pepperoni and lots of onion....
by topcat0399
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding Solar
Replies: 71
Views: 20701

Re: Adding Solar

vizwhiz wrote:Oh how awesome! With a turbo entabluator, your cardinal grammeters will be synchronized!! :)


Synchronized cardinal grammeters are well known to cause discombobulated keelson rivets.
Everybody knows that (eyeroll)

And turbo entabluators went out with astrocronoplaaids in 1872.

Get with it!
by topcat0399
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Marina etiquette upon arrival
Replies: 18
Views: 5548

Re: Marina etiquette upon arrival

I'd be happy to share how NOT to do it...
by topcat0399
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Double Spreader Mod
Replies: 56
Views: 13405

Re: Double Spreader Mod

Sooooo, after reading all of this and applying deep thought and consideration of the views allowed minus the ones I dismiss outright and adding the ones with highest post count I'm down to heads I attach and tails I don't.....:P


I love forums.....
by topcat0399
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Freeze, thaw. Repeat for 6 months
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Freeze, thaw. Repeat for 6 months

I'll give the opposing view: you're screwed.

Sleep with an umbrella for a season as you re-bed 300 fasteners.....

:P