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by THE CUSCUS
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Down goes the keel.....
Replies: 25
Views: 3375

Re: Down goes the keel.....

Old Guys Sail
I have blueprint drawings for the 22' keels (post '73 cast, and the earlier plate/fiberglass type). Private message me and I will e-mail them to you.
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS
Replies: 35
Views: 5443

Re: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS

Yes Doug, didn't expect so much debate. There are pros and cons to each system. It just boils down to personal preference, experiences, cost factors and what you haveon hand. Like the saying goes, " there is more than one way to skin a cat".
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: paint on bed liner
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: paint on bed liner

It might be very slippery when wet?? Any color other than black?
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS
Replies: 35
Views: 5443

Re: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS

Thanks for all you great, and thought out responses. I should have stated in my first post, that by brakes, I was referring to electric ones ( wouldn't even think about the hydraulic type....too many negatives). I will be making the rear axle the one with the brakes (electric), for many of your list...
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS
Replies: 35
Views: 5443

Re: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS

Thanks everyone for your replies. I do agree, brakes on both axles would be best (overkill for 3000lbs though), but the initial cost and additional maintenance are big negatives. My boat will be kept at a slip, so I only need to go about 40 miles, twice a year. It looks like we're split 50-50 on whi...
by THE CUSCUS
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: DUAL AXLE TRAILERS
Replies: 35
Views: 5443

DUAL AXLE TRAILERS

For those of you with dual axle trailers, do BOTH axles have brakes on them? If not, which axle has the brakes (front or rear)? I am planning to add a second axle, and remember reading here that one location was better than the other for the braking axle, but I don't remember which. Thanks for your ...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Adding slugs to the factory main sail.
Replies: 44
Views: 8257

Re: Adding slugs to the factory main sail.

Drill and tap holes for 10-32 ss machine screws. Put blue lock-tite on the threads to prevent corrosion and keep them from loosening. Stainless steel doesn't like aluminum (chemically that is).
by THE CUSCUS
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Standing rigging redo
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Standing rigging redo

Sorry Rich, I think you need to have a Facebook account open to view the pictures. That's the only place online I have my pictures saved.
by THE CUSCUS
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Standing rigging redo
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Standing rigging redo

Slowly getting my Venture 25 ready for the spring. We installed a new stem fitting for the forestay, Sta-Lok turnbuckles, and a split backstay, so far. A complete re-rig of the running rigging is next, to include a boom vang and a custom main sheet set-up. The work is being done, on site, by Walden-...
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Flotation Foam Mac 25
Replies: 22
Views: 3581

Re: Flotation Foam Mac 25

Why all this talk of sinking your boats? How many Mac owners have actually been so unfortunate to fill their boat with water? What about all the other makes that don't have all the foam blocks in them? I don't see a rash of news stories about sailboat sinkings. With the proper and safe sailing techn...
by THE CUSCUS
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: How to restore weathered wood?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: How to restore weathered wood?

The 2 best words for wood finishing, TUNG OIL. Check out this website: www.waterlox.com
by THE CUSCUS
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Keel Lock-down Bolt Hole Repair
Replies: 16
Views: 2748

Re: Keel Lock-down Bolt Hole Repair

I agree with what Mike saw in the video, as I just dismantled and cut up a M22. With the top deck removed, the liner will not just "lift" out. When it was put together, they had laid rows of epoxy on the inside of the hull and then "stuck" the liner to it as well as using glass mat where it could be...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: rebuilding rudder/tiller
Replies: 11
Views: 2356

Re: rebuilding rudder/tiller

Here are some pictures that might be helpful.
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