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by LoHo
Thu May 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: A starter boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: A starter boat?

Isn't using the term "starter boat" a symptom of Two-Footitis? The sort of thing one says after plunking down 20k extra to get another yard of boat?
by LoHo
Tue May 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: MacGregor 19 emergency kicker motor
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Re: MacGregor 19 emergency kicker motor

I use a 6hp on my 222, so I think you'll be fine. There is no need for excessive power as displacement hulls won't plane.
by LoHo
Tue May 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Mac19 restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Mac19 restoration

Mac 19s have ballast tanks? Or just a heavy swing keel?
by LoHo
Mon May 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 222
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Mac 222

There are well-made kick up rudders for sale. The original rudder is not all that great, very heavy and not especially well shaped. I am contemplating spending the $900 for new rudder to put on my $900 boat.
by LoHo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: When life hits rock bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: When life hits rock bottom

Sure, it isn't then best mooring, but the price was right.
by LoHo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Replacing plastic mast cap
Replies: 15
Views: 3760

Re: Replacing plastic mast cap

HDPP is when one doesn't drink enough water, I think...
by LoHo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: LED lights for cabin and navigation.
Replies: 49
Views: 10739

Re: LED lights for cabin and navigation.

A question on polarity: will reversing +/- damage the LED bulbs, or just keep them from working?
by LoHo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5272

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Russ, I answered my own post after more research.
by LoHo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5272

Re: Electronics gurus: In-hull transducer?

Good question! A bit of research reveals that several boaters have used the exterior transducer for interior installations, so give it a shot.
by LoHo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: V222 swing keel lock bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

V222 swing keel lock bolt

Reading through the manual (thanks, MacGregorsailors!), I see that it recommends that one only put the down lock bolt in if hitting something is unlikely, and if in shoal or obstruction-laden waters, put the bolt in and ease the keel down to rest on it. However, in a knockdown, that might let the ke...
by LoHo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Salvage 26M on auction
Replies: 9
Views: 2577

Re: Salvage 26M on auction

They may have been submerged in the driveway. If drained quickly, they may not show much damage. I imagine there are a ton of cars/boats/motorcycles that are going to be totaled from water damage that might be repairable. Could a 26 lift its trailer in a flood? I mean, float low, but still float?
by LoHo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26m during winter on the lake... Danger with through hull?
Replies: 53
Views: 7984

Re: 26m during winter on the lake... Danger with through hul

My 222 came with a fossilized bilge pump which I replaced with an automatic switch version. I wonder about moving the through hull to empty into the self-draining cockpit; it would alert me to water entry if I were sailing, would drain through the floor, and would not be affected by heeling. Thoughts?
by LoHo
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Buoyancy calculation?
Replies: 31
Views: 10160

Re: Buoyancy calculation?

I think one just puts as much floatation as will fit. The guys who get in trouble are the ones who pulled styrofoam to make room for a water tank or something. I guess another consideration is how much heavy stuff one can pitch in an emergency...batteries, outboard, anchor, etc. All things one might...
by LoHo
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Broken Keel Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Broken Keel Cable

His signature says S...
by LoHo
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 222 knockdown?
Replies: 9
Views: 2314

Re: Venture 222 knockdown?

That C-15 turtled in no time...the mast is from an AF15 and I don't think there's any foam in it. I got it sideways pretty quickly, but it took several minutes to drain the mast enough to right it. I hadn't planned to hike out, as two previous (light winds) sails were uneventful. The steady 15mph wi...