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by THE CUSCUS
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Keys trip II
Replies: 26
Views: 7626

Re: Keys trip II

I would put in, and store your rig at South Dade marina. Bob is very friendly and helpful. At 10 bucks a day, you won't find a better deal. From there, one day to Islamorada (Lorelei tiki bar), next day to Boot Key harbor, next to Bahia Honda, then to key west is a nice easy paced trip. You can ling...
by THE CUSCUS
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Keys trip II
Replies: 26
Views: 7626

Re: Keys trip II

Hey Gaz, I'm in Cocoa beach tonight and will move to South Dade marina in the morning to rig the boat and launch.
Looks like the winds are coming back? Going to try for Bahia Honda by the weekend. If we duck into Hawks, I'll look you up.
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Keys trip II
Replies: 26
Views: 7626

Keys trip II

Miss Adventure is loaded up for her second trip ( last one was 2013) to the Keys. The tentative plan is to put in, and store truck/trailer, at South Dade marina and head towards Bahia Honda for afew days, then work our way back to South Dade. It snowed some last night, as it did the last time we hea...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 13834

Re: Mac 25 Restoration

Sisu, your boat is looking good there. I do agree the Ventures had many good features. The ones towards the end on their run, especially. Mine is a 1979. I know having the jib track closer to centerline will allow you to point alittle better when using the jib as compared to having the track outboar...
by THE CUSCUS
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 13834

Re: Mac 25 Restoration

I can't comment on those fairleads, as I have never used them. I removed them. I have the older style 25 with the nice side decks and have 1" tracks up to the chain plates. I don't use my working jib very often, and when I do it works fine using the cars on the track . I would definitely get some tr...
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 13834

Re: Mac 25 Restoration

Looking good!! The Mac 25 is a great boat. Enjoy, and keep posting your progress.
by THE CUSCUS
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 224 bilge
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

Re: Venture 224 bilge

A kayak type pump and a bucket are your best bet. The really absorbent sponges are great too, also found with kayak stuff.
by THE CUSCUS
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE
Replies: 100
Views: 19028

Re: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE

Glad you made it. Sounds like you had a lot going on. That's a long way to drive to drop the wife off at an airport......couldn't find one closer to NY :wink:
by THE CUSCUS
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE
Replies: 100
Views: 19028

Re: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE

Are ya there yet?? Are you staying at Duck Key the whole time? I'm launching March 7th at South Dade Marina and heading down to Bahia Honda. I have a slip therefor the 10th to 13th. I'll be going by Duck Key twice, its a possible stop off point if need be due to bad weather or late timing.
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE
Replies: 100
Views: 19028

Re: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE

Man, you must be bringing a lot of stuff, to be packing that long :wink:
Safe driving the second half. Looks like you will have some nice easy wind days for afew days. I hope all those crazy windy days are done for the season.
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE
Replies: 100
Views: 19028

Re: FLORIDA KEYS ADVENTURE

GAZMN, did you make it down there? Looking forward to your trip reports, as I am headed that way in the beginning of March.
by THE CUSCUS
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keel replacement mac 25
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Keel replacement mac 25

Ryan, I have only physically examined 2 cast keels. They measured exactly the same and matched the Macgregor print, but the pivot bolt holes were in different spots. My boat is a '79 and I'm not sure what year the other keel was. I just redrilled the hole in the same spot as my original keel. From l...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keel replacement mac 25
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

Re: Keel replacement mac 25

Hi. Needs to be a keel from a V25 or M25, which are 625lbs. The keels from the smaller Macs are only around 500lbs and a slightly different shape. Stay away from from the early 25 keels, pre-1974,, as they are steel plates covered in glass and are troublesome. The newer 25 keels are all cast iron. S...
by THE CUSCUS
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Original plumbing 1977 V25
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

Re: Original plumbing 1977 V25

That is the "stock" set up. :wink:
Put a hard plastic water tank under the v-berth and a thru hull drain in the side of the hull. Its an easy mod to do.
by THE CUSCUS
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rigging for Single-handing
Replies: 19
Views: 3855

Re: Rigging for Single-handing

+1 on the autopilot. It will be the best item you could spend money on for singlehanding. Even if your lines are led to the cockpit, you will have to try and hoist the sail while holding the tiller or let go and pull quick and back and forth. And what happens if something jams and you need to go for...