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by Seadoc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Re-Posting Mac 25 CAD Drawings with Mods
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Re-Posting Mac 25 CAD Drawings with Mods

Hi, TEXASPARKTHEBOAT (now that is a long handle!) I looked over the CAD drawings you posted for a Mac 25. I have a 1985 Mac 25 and based on some of the elements in the drawing, I think that the post-Venture 25 Macs were somewhat different in design. Perhaps there are folks out there who can comment ...
by Seadoc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: composting head
Replies: 1
Views: 757

composting head

Hi, y'all! Anyone out there in Mac land have experience with composting heads aboard a Mac? Specifically, a Mac 25. Mine is a 1985. I've looked at the 3 major brands but I think that C-Head is the only one that makes a model which will fit into the Mac 25's designated head space. I built a cardboard...
by Seadoc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Where do you carry your outboard when trailering?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 1105

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: 982

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: 1025

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: 1687

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: 1128

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: 1492

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: 1492

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 ...