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by Orkia
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Dyneema Rigging
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Dyneema Rigging

As anyone used Dyneema rigging on a MacGregor? What is the impact of dynemma rigging on a trailer sailor?
by Orkia
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Sailor, new to me boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: New Sailor, new to me boat

If the boat has been sitting for awhile you may need to rebed the penetrations on the deck. When I bought mine three years ago. I rebedded everything and caulked the top of the rub rail. This stopped the water. I’ve noticed it has started to come back, so I am thinking it is time to recaulk the rub ...
by Orkia
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Rudder

One place to look is on ruddercraft.com for an Ida Rudder. These are hpde oversized rudders. I have one on my 26S. I highly recommend it. They are a little costly, running just under $500.
by Orkia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Peak "the Generator" headsail
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Peak "the Generator" headsail

Does anyone have any experience with "the generator" from Peak Sails? It is a Genniker. A nylon Genoa.

Right now I have a 90% jib. I am wondering how it will work for a second headsail for light wind.
by Orkia
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Galley Table

Stevenhigbee wrote:I ended up with a table for 1 made using a $15 cutting board, a pair of hinges, and a cut walking cane:

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I like that look. I am working on mine. I'll post when complete.
by Orkia
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Galley Table

I have purchased a Lagun Table Leg for my cabin table. Not quite sure where I'll mount it yet, need to get in and play with the range of adjustment and motion to decide. Here's a video about the Lagun. https://youtu.be/ndgkur197js The Lagun Table leg looks perfect. Let me know where you decide to m...
by Orkia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Galley Table

As in everything in a sailboat...everything is a compromise. The original design was a table that swiveled from over the sink to the table position. I am going to try to stay true to the original design.
by Orkia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Galley Table

Sumner,

I saw your version. I like the versatility, but I was wanting to create a version that would store over the sink. As usual...you are the gold standard. It is always good to get your feedback.

Robert
by Orkia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Galley Table

Could you send a picture? Does your boat have the sink located to the center or on the starboard wall?
by Orkia
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Galley Table
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Galley Table

I am home for the holidays and have a the opportunity to some walnut that could be used for a nice table top. Does someone have the dimensions of the entire galley area or the original galley table size?
by Orkia
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Radar Arch
Replies: 53
Views: 12290

Re: New Radar Arch

Highlander - Are you planning on mounting a mast joker to it for travel. Let me know how it works out.

Has anyone used an aluminum version to support the mast? Does it come in pieces so that a dowel rod can be placed in the middle cross bar?

The Fishon website is a find.
by Orkia
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Bilge Pump location for 1985 Mac 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Bilge Pump location for 1985 Mac 25

I am not sure of the layout of an ‘85 25, but if it is close to my ‘91 26S, there is no one place to put one permanently. Sum er’s Website has good suggestions for 2 permanent. I have chosen to go with a portable automatic bilge that I can move to an area if needed. It has a 10’ house so that I can ...
by Orkia
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: New Radar Arch
Replies: 53
Views: 12290

Re: New Radar Arch

I have been wanting something similar. From where and what did you order?
by Orkia
Tue May 01, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Anyone tried a vinyl wrap for the @#%*^ blacks?
Replies: 17
Views: 5238

Re: Anyone tried a vinyl wrap for the @#%*^ blacks?

Anyone attempted to regel coat any portion? I have been considering to regel coat starting with the the hatch.
by Orkia
Tue May 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rigging for single handed sailing
Replies: 18
Views: 6402

Re: Rigging for single handed sailing

Boat as usual you are spot on. I meant "cam" not "clam". I hear you guys on the tiller pilot, but I have been working on my sheet to tiller self steering with some success. It is awesome to have the boat tuned and watch it stay on a heading by correcting itself. I may one day break down and go to th...