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by BudH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Sounds good thanks for the info.
by BudH
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Yeah, my grandson and son helped with the job. Went sailing last week and only had one issue. Mast wiring! I broke a foot above the tabernacle. Looks like I'll be pulling new wire this weekend. Does anyone know what type of wire I should use? I was thinking about 4 wire just in case I want to add so...
by BudH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

I'm finally ready to remount the keel. This keel cleaned up well. Might have lost 20 lbs, but it's good to go again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kivswmrz7inwdvu/keel.jpg?dl=0
by BudH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

I finally got around to removing the swing keel and I've been using a air chisel to remove the old finish and all the rust scaling. I've decided to use the POR-15s three step process to kill any rust that remains. Then use TotalBoat Polyester Structural Repair Putty to smooth and reshape the keel as...
by BudH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Safely Removing a Swing Keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3503

Re: Safely Removing a Swing Keel

Your keel looks great! I've removed the swing keel from my Mac 25 Venture. I've been using an air chisels to remove most of the old finish and flaking rust. Did you use all three steps for POR-15? After I finish with the POR-15 I plan on using TotalBoat Polyester Structural Repair Putty to reshape t...
by BudH
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

After getting under the boat to get a good look at the keel I'm not sure I can do anything to refurbish this thing that would last! It's rusted and splitting in places. I'm not sure removing it right now would accomplish anything until I can find a replacement or build one. I might get a little more...
by BudH
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Running rigging and spreaders
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Re: Running rigging and spreaders

I'd like to know how to adjust the tension on the shrouds on my Venture 25! How much play if any should there be. They seem loose allowing the mast to move port to starboard a couple of inches.
by BudH
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project
Replies: 22
Views: 8178

Re: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project

I restored my 1978 Venture 25 and have been enjoying it for the past year. You've done a great job of restoration. Another Venture brought back from the edge. Great job!
by BudH
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

It's been a while since I've posted anything, so I just wanted to update the group. We've spent the summer in the Gulf of Mexico enjoying the Venture 25. Only thing remaining to do on her is to remove the keel this winter and acid wash then prime and reseal then re-install. Will probably change the ...
by BudH
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Looks like December before I'll get her back in the water. Shoulder replacement surgery has scuttled my repair work. Really not all that much to do except bottom paint. Still looking forward to getting out again.
by BudH
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Finally got her in the water a few weeks ago and of course there wasn't even a breeze to sail on. We spent the night out on the water and won't plan the next trip unless we can at least get a sea breeze at night! It was crazy hot. We still had a great time and the first afternoon gave a little wind ...
by BudH
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Thank you for the info. I'm dreading the bottom work, but know it must be done. I'm not sure how much I need to do on this! The chalky paint is actually bottom paint thats been applied a few times over the years and it's in different levels of ware. What I mean is someone painted the bottom differen...
by BudH
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Mast up and everything seems to be coming together. Will start working on the bottom paint next.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vsoy79huuqhsq ... p.jpg?dl=0
by BudH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

It's starting to come together. I wanted to have it ready for 4th of July weekend, but the rains have slowed me down.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191 ... _3866a.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191 ... _3871a.jpg
by BudH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20722

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Mounted the tabernacle with the aluminum plate inside. Get-rot between the fiberglass layers. Last thing is to attach the wood beam to the plate and drill the new holes for radio and mast lights. Radio and power will be mounted on the deck less than an inch from the tabernacle. Once thats done I'll ...