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by NavySailor
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: June breaking rainfall records
Replies: 12
Views: 4373

Re: June breaking rainfall records

Same story here outside of Washington DC. Almost every weekend has been a washout. And the ones that have been good have been consumed with yardwork and other 'required' duties ... ugh ...
by NavySailor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: Need some help

Boat sold quickly on CL. Now how do I delete this post? Or can one the you admins do it for me? Thx!
by NavySailor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Roller Furling
Replies: 26
Views: 7685

Re: Roller Furling

Funny - I was going to start a new topic, but then I saw this one and decided to jump on. My M25 currently has a roller furler. I trailer my boat to the ramp and then home every time I use it. I find that mounting and dis-mounting that thing every time is a real pain in the butt. Everybody here seem...
by NavySailor
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: Need some help

Thanks very much - I wasn't sure if this was the right spot or not.

Here's the ad: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ ... 30700.html
by NavySailor
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: Need some help

Thank you all for the kind words. JohnCT - you're in my thoughts. I hope you continue winning the battles!

I'm posting the boat on CL today. I was just giving the folks here a shot first.

His daughter is 9 and his son is 5 so it's going to be awhile before they are off single handing!
by NavySailor
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Need some help

This forum has been a wonderful resource for me and a dear friend of mine. I'm hoping that someone can help out with a situation that has come up. One of my best friends bought a 1972 MacGregor Venture 22' last July, about the same time that I bought a 1986 MacGregor 25'. We had plans of sailing aro...
by NavySailor
Sun May 31, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: I'm back...Bimini top and many upgrades
Replies: 352
Views: 99359

Re: I'm back...Bimini top and many upgrades

So what did you get? Photos or it hasn't happened.
by NavySailor
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rudder Craft Windows
Replies: 27
Views: 9429

Re: Rudder Craft Windows

Just noticed that I never finished the story. So I did make the cuts and enlarged the windows. Worked great and allows much more light inside the boat now. The downside that I didn't think about was that the curtain rods in the cabin are now a bit off as the windows are longer than before so the cen...
by NavySailor
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: season coming
Replies: 19
Views: 3887

Re: season coming

I'm in Manassas. Just got home from spending the week in Palm Beach. I'll complain about the cold here!
by NavySailor
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 2014 Summer Photos
Replies: 45
Views: 9037

Re: 2014 Summer Photos

My first successful outing on the Potomac River this summer:

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by NavySailor
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Price to pay for refinishing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: Price to pay for refinishing?

I am going to be trying to make my boat shine as my Fall project.

This is pretty much how I intend to do it: http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/re ... rglass.asp

Some more info: http://www.marinestore.com/faq-fibergla ... 8839301113
by NavySailor
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: WINTER HEATING Aussie Style
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: WINTER HEATING Aussie Style

Old sailors trick. My Grandfather used to do that.
by NavySailor
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: I'm back...Bimini top and many upgrades
Replies: 352
Views: 99359

Re: I'm back...Bimini top and many upgrades

Very nice spacers!

Got any compasses, inclinometers or depth finders you want to get rid of?
by NavySailor
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Should you spend more on electronics then on the boat?
Replies: 36
Views: 12606

Re: Should you spend more on electronics then on the boat?

Can I justify spending $4,000 on electronics when I only spent $3,000 on the boat. :tat26: No! WHY Why why??? You can do this for less than $400. $150 for a VHF and antenna and I'm getting one of these. I think it's all that you'd need. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Lowrancereg-Mark-4-HDI-SonarGPS...