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by Rackman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Common leak locations on 1985 Mac 25 and rub rail advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Common leak locations on 1985 Mac 25 and rub rail advice

I had to seal the chain plates on my Venture 2-24 the same way. Drilled the rivets, filled the area with butyl tape and used small screws to put it back together. Going on at least three years now with no more leaks.
by Rackman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: can I use a 9.9 2 stroke motor on my V21
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

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

9.9 might be a little overkill, but it will work. I've used everything from a 6hp Tohatsu to a 15hp Evenrude including the 7.5hp Honda that I think everyone had at some point. Didn't really notice a difference from one to the other. The four strokes definitely burned less fuel! I think my 7.5 Honda ...
by Rackman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swimming deck, or platform?
Replies: 25
Views: 4088

Re: Swimming deck, or platform?

Alexis wrote:
Rackman wrote:I just use the generic swim ladder with small platform you can buy at any marine store...
Are you talking about something like that?
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garelick ... ecordNum=5

Yes
by Rackman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Fixing Leaky Chain Plates 26x
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Fixing Leaky Chain Plates 26x

I've just drilled out the rivets and put butyl tape in there, then used small screws and nuts to put the cover plate back on. Been dry for three years so far...
by Rackman
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Swimming deck, or platform?
Replies: 25
Views: 4088

Re: Swimming deck, or platform?

I just use the generic swim ladder with small platform you can buy at any marine store...
by Rackman
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Mac 24 poptop--gas strut mod
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: 1985 Mac 24 poptop--gas strut mod

Did you find anything?
by Rackman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Sealing Windows with 3M VHB Heavy Duty & Dow Corning 795
Replies: 11
Views: 2644

Re: Sealing Windows with 3M VHB Heavy Duty & Dow Corning 795

I used butyl tape on almost everything...worked great!
by Rackman
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lights and day shapes - pop quiz round 2 -
Replies: 45
Views: 6617

Re: Lights and day shapes - pop quiz round 2 -

If you're not anchored you're still underway...display the same running lights...
by Rackman
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Lights and day shapes - pop quiz round 2 -
Replies: 45
Views: 6617

Re: Lights and day shapes - pop quiz -

A ball shows when you are at anchor...a cone is for under power...
by Rackman
Thu May 19, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chinook's Great Loop
Replies: 157
Views: 54646

Re: Chinook's Great Loop

Do you guys have any idea where you're going to be staying once you hit the Hudson River?
by Rackman
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 224 bilge
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: Venture 224 bilge

I have the same problem. I think the water comes up through the keel bolt hole. I just made a false floor out of plywood so we can keep our feet dry..
by Rackman
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 224 thru haul fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: Venture 224 thru haul fitting

It goes through the bottom of the hull? Maybe it us d to be a depth sounder or fish finder??
by Rackman
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 224 thru haul fitting
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: Venture 224 thru haul fitting

Yep...I took mine out also...
by Rackman
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Worst Nightmare
Replies: 106
Views: 13956

Re: Worst Nightmare

I did the same thing last year. I just looked on Craigslist and found another mast...$200 for the mast and pop top cover for my V24