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by sporgo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: mold-mildew
Replies: 12
Views: 3446

Re: mold-mildew

Oh mold and mildew my eternal enemy... I live in Gainesville and the terrible humidity combined with trees every where means a 24/7 battle with mildew. The only thing that made a difference was painting the inside with anti-mold paint. Putting a tarp over the boat was a big mistake, it just turns it...
by sporgo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1990 macgregor 26sx keel problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: 1990 macgregor 26sx keel problem

I know nothing about your model but there is a manual freely available that shows how the centerboard attaches.
https://macgregor.sailboatowners.com/im ... df/868.pdf
by sporgo
Wed May 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dent in hull on trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: Dent in hull on trailer

I wouldnt worry about it too much. The Mac hulls are thin and tend to oil can like that if the bunk is pushing on the wrong area. You can pop it out by gently applying pressure from the inside with a bottle jack and warming the hull.
by sporgo
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Safely Removing a Swing Keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3516

Re: Safely Removing a Swing Keel

Very nicely documented. Your keel looks better than most I see undergoing this process. What is the year of this boat?
by sporgo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 21 pivot Bolt
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Venture 21 pivot Bolt

Looks to me like someone did a shoddy repair at some point. I dont know what purpose a piece of wire would serve glued into that mass.
by sporgo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 26S - The Road so far
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Mac 26S - The Road so far

Looks good. Seems like you have done a ton of work on this. Whats the story with the centerboard rebuild?
by sporgo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Transom Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 1349

Transom Repair

I have been putting this off as long as possible but the time had come. Tired of water leaking in from my damaged transom. From past inspection I knew the entire transom wood where the motor mounted was soft. Here is what I found when I opened it up. This is what you can look forward too if your tra...
by sporgo
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: Adding weight to a V21 swing keel?

I dont think adding a bit of weight would hurt. I completely replaced the keel in my V222 with a steel keel from a different boat. The one I found is around 100 pounds heavier than the original specs.
by sporgo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 22 Hobie 16 main and backstay flicker
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Venture 22 Hobie 16 main and backstay flicker

Interesting. Be sure to let us know how it works. It almost looks like you could use it at the original first reef and clear the backstay? I have an oversized main with larger roach and drop it each time I tack to clear the backstay. I dont think it would clear even at the reef point. The Hobie sai...
by sporgo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Macgregor 22 keel cable sizing
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: Macgregor 22 keel cable sizing

I used 3/16 stainless and nicopress fittings. Had to order the fittings online as all the local suppliers had was aluminum.
by sporgo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 22 Hobie 16 main and backstay flicker
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Venture 22 Hobie 16 main and backstay flicker

Thought I would share this someone here may appreciate it. The original main I received with my boat is is sad shape. New sails are planned for later in the year but I would like to continue sailing through the winter. Searching locally didnt turn up anything promising. I have modified a hobie main ...
by sporgo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1978 Venture 25 Project
Replies: 40
Views: 20732

Re: 1978 Venture 25 Project

Did you locate the bladder in the bow? My 22 doesnt seem to like it when I put weight towards the front.
by sporgo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 22 sails again
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Venture 22 sails again

Dont worry I only operate it at partial throttle. These motors have a lockout that keeps you from opening the throttle more than a 1/4 turn unless you are in gear. Would have preferred to use a smaller four stroke but this project is already way over budget.
by sporgo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 22 sails again
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Venture 22 sails again

btw: I think you have a Venture V222... You could be right but Im just going by the paperwork received with the boat. The hull numbers match the numbers on the original main that I have (its blown out) and it has V22 printed on that sail. Im thinking MAC was a little loose with their model designat...
by sporgo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 22 sails again
Replies: 9
Views: 2252

Re: Venture 22 sails again

Absolutely beautiful! How long did it take to finish this? Can you post more pictures? How about more interior shots? What was the hardest part of recovering a boat like this? Would you do it again? I very impressed because for my skill level doesn't even come close to this you have done a great jo...