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by Slaterstm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Port window gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Port window gasket

I have a 1979 Macgregor Venture 25. It has original tinted glass windows and the gaskets are cracked so bad, when it rains, water leaks in. On the outside, there is an insert that spreads the gasket so it seals. I can not find any thing close to replace the gaskets. Anyone have any ideas short of in...
by Slaterstm
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Sail Sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: Head Sail Sizing

Thanks so much for the replies. About 25% of the time the winds were around 3-5 mph. I'm sailing in Long Island Sound. In most cases there is a 1.5 knot tide current. So, my thoughts are more sail surface is better. When the winds are 10 + mph, she moves well. I read the thread "Jib vs Genoa". Outsi...
by Slaterstm
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Head Sail Sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Head Sail Sizing

This summer I sailed my Venture 25 using the original working jib. In light winds she barely moved. I'm looking to get a 125 or a 150 furling genoa. The question is, can my venture 25 handle 150 genoa? Someone told me you can make a 125 out of a 150, but you can't make a 150 out of a 125. Which will...
by Slaterstm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Outboard motor bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Outboard motor bracket

Good day fellow Sailors, After working on my McGregor 1979 Venture 25 last year, I put it in the water this June. What a great boat. Now that I've sailed her, I find a few more things I need to do. One is to replace, what I think is the original, outboard motor bracket. It stinks. There isn't a real...
by Slaterstm
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

Re: 1979 Mac/Venture 25 Restoration Project

Back in May, I purchased a 1979 Macgregor venture 25, just like yours. I have a few questions. On your forward hatch, how's it secured? Do you have any pictures? I'm restoring her and hope to have her in the water before Oct.
by Slaterstm
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Stay tension
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

Re: Stay tension

Well the mast went up. I made a mast raising system by coping a guy on YouTube. He has a 11 part video which is great. Ukesgp is the youtube name he goes by.
I would love to post a picture but can not figure it out.
by Slaterstm
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Stay tension
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

Stay tension

Hopefully this weekend I'll be raising the mast for my first time. Is there a certain tension I should have on the stays? If so, what is the rule of thumb? Also, does the rear stay split into two? It appears my rear stay was broken and has only one connection and I think the other unraveled/broke off.
by Slaterstm
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Forward Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Forward Hatch

Thank you for the information. Is there any pictures of this latch? Also how can one post or add pictures to my posts?
by Slaterstm
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Forward Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Forward Hatch

Hello, I just purchased a 1979 Macgregor Venture 25 and I'm going through her. My first question is, is there something that holds the forward hatch down? There are two screws that go through and extended about 2 inches. Were there like dogs that latched? Also what is a good size water bags that fit...