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by Seadoc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

Thanks for the comments. They're helpful!
by Seadoc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

John (Interim),
Do you always have assistance with putting the O/B on and off?
by Seadoc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?

I have a 1985 Mac 25 which came with a Suzuki 4-stroke 9.9 hp engine. The engine weighs about 120 lbs. When the P.O. delivered the boat, the kicker was horizontal on the cockpit floor (correct side up by the way). I've yet to trailer the boat as I'm in the middle of a protracted refurb. MY QUESTION:...
by Seadoc
Fri May 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness

My appreciation for those who have replied.
by Seadoc
Wed May 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness

Thanks
by Seadoc
Tue May 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 hull thickness
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

1985 Mac 25 hull thickness

Anyone on this forum happen to know the hull thickness in the space under the V-berth on an 85 Mac 25? Also is this hull area solid fiberglass layup or might it have coring? Looking to mount a depth finder transducer inside the hull.
Thanks!
by Seadoc
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Foredeck hatch replacement in '85 Mac 25
Replies: 0
Views: 756

Foredeck hatch replacement in '85 Mac 25

Anyone in this forum have experience with replacement of the foredeck hatch in a Mac 25? If so what brand replacement? Any caveats to note?

Thanks.
by Seadoc
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Foredeck hatch replacement in 1985 Mac 25
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Foredeck hatch replacement in 1985 Mac 25

Has anyone in this forum replaced the stock foredeck hatch in a Mac 25? If so, what replacement did you use and are there any caveats to keep in mind?
Thanks in advance.
by Seadoc
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Improving access to deck fitting bolts on a 1985 Mac 25
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Improving access to deck fitting bolts on a 1985 Mac 25

Does anyone out there in Mac land know of a way to secure the nuts for deck fitting bolts in such a way that the bolt can be removed and/or tightened from above without requiring someone below decks to prevent the nut from turning. (This applies especially to those under the cockpit coaming.) I'm in...
by Seadoc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: East coast source for trailer axles & axle parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

East coast source for trailer axles & axle parts

Seeking a source for trailer axles & associated parts. I want to add a 2nd axle to my original MacGregor 1984/85 trailer used for my 1985 Mac 25. I'm in SW Virginia.
by Seadoc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 deck coring
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: 1985 Mac 25 deck coring

Maraquita,
Thanks for your comments.
by Seadoc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Common leak locations on 1985 Mac 25 and rub rail advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

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

Maraquita,
Appreciate your input.

Did you remove the chain plates or just the small plates around the chain plates that are held on by rivets? BTW replacement cover plates are available from Blue Water Yachts.
by Seadoc
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Common leak locations on 1985 Mac 25 and rub rail advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Common leak locations on 1985 Mac 25 and rub rail advice

My 1985 Mac 25 is being restored and is up on poppet stands. I have an on-going problem with water accumulation/appearance in the following interior areas: 1. On the surface of the V-berth liner where it seems as if it may be running down from the area of the hull-deck joint (brown water streaks on ...
by Seadoc
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1985 Mac 25 deck coring
Replies: 2
Views: 939

1985 Mac 25 deck coring

I'm involved in the restoration of an '85 Mac 25. Does anyone on this forum know if this year/model has any deck coring? If so in what areas of the deck?
Thanks.
by Seadoc
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Pop top gas spring mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 1982

Pop top gas spring mounting

I'm adding gas springs to my 85 Mac 25. Can the mounting plates be fixed with screws or are similarly sized bolts better? The holes will fit #10 or M5 screws.