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by TIMBOAT2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Questions about a MacGregor 25 motor mount replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Questions about a MacGregor 25 motor mount replacement

Your lucky day. I have one listed on Craigslist. It is off my 1977 V25. The assist spring is broken on this one, otherwise in good shape. I am in Sparks.
PM me if interested.
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Wed May 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project
Replies: 22
Views: 8174

Re: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project

Very nice!!! Remember, Done is never finished with a sailboat. Life is good...
T.
by TIMBOAT2
Mon May 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 icon/"smiliey
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Mac 25 icon/"smiliey

Go into "User Control Panel" just below Board index in the lite blue panel . UCP is on the bottom left. Edit profile.
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Wed May 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reefing hook
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Reefing hook

http://shop.bwyachts.com/product-p/3411-1v0.htm
Here is a fancy one welded to a bracket the boom attaches to you mount to the mast.
Thanks,
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Wed May 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Styrofoam floatation in 1985 Mac 25
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: Styrofoam floatation in 1985 Mac 25

I am planning to remove some foam from under the V berth to make room for a water tank. Plan to figure out how much weight the individual blocks hold and do the same with a "swim noodle" and put the correct amount back in. I am sure they will nest up a lot nicer than the blocks just crammed in there...
by TIMBOAT2
Wed May 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reefing hook
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Reefing hook

Yup, Thats the one.
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Mon May 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reefing hook
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Reefing hook

Found at BWY, listed in the 26X stuff. Ezra :D comes thru again.
T. :D
by TIMBOAT2
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Reefing hook
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Reefing hook

Hi all, When I got this boat it had the hook that secures the pop top down in the bracket the boom goose neck attaches too, I guess the PO used it for reefing. I have returned the hook to its original purpose. Now I need to ask if anyone can guide me to the correct size and configuration of the repl...
by TIMBOAT2
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 26S standing rigging tension
Replies: 24
Views: 5705

Re: 26S standing rigging tension

Re doing standing rigging as we speak. 5/32 wire from Defender and upgrading to turnbuckles from Marine part depot. Going to be under 1/2 the price than
WM would be. I would like to borrow that "Peaches Gauge" for sure. :evil: :D
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Going to look at a Venture 22
Replies: 66
Views: 15596

Re: Going to look at a Venture 22

Very nice. Go for a V25, or 26D when the time comes. Still no "smilie" for the V25.
Tim
by TIMBOAT2
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Loose or tight?
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Loose or tight?

Thanks,
I found a relief (under all the bottom paint) that was cast into the keel that runs at about 40 or 50 degrees implying cable clearance, so I went with snug
and can rotate. Then I found a broken leaf spring..... :cry:
T
by TIMBOAT2
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Introduction (+ questions abt Venture 25 & boat restoration)
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: Introduction (+ questions abt Venture 25 & boat restorat

Hey, I might mention that I have been working on my 1977V25 for a long time. What I did with my junkey wood was cleaned it up with the afore mentioned elbo grease, then two coats of epoxy and three coats of varnish. It looks good, seasoned wood has a special look. Before you go to much further check...
by TIMBOAT2
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Introduction (+ questions abt Venture 25 & boat restoration)
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: Introduction (+ questions abt Venture 25 & boat restorat

You forgot the most important thing: lots and lots of elbo grease! :D 8)
T
PS.... Welcome aboard.
by TIMBOAT2
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Loose or tight?
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Loose or tight?

Hi, Changing the keel cable on the V25. Simple 1/2 hour job.....Wrong! PO had plastered 3/16" of bottom paint over the hardware. Lesson learned, DON'T DO THAT! Hardware was installed so tight it crushed the cable eye thimble. Now my thoughts and question: :? One would think you would want the thimbl...
by TIMBOAT2
Wed May 11, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Macgregor Sailor's Map Tutorial
Replies: 39
Views: 72247

Re: Macgregor Sailor's Map Tutorial

Just updated from the V21 to the V25. Could not find "Venture" icon. Please?
T.