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by fritz3000g
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Ring Dings
Replies: 13
Views: 3659

Re: Ring Dings

Thanks everyone. Does anyone know where I buy find the style that kurz and nauti neil show pictures of? I know that they're not supposed to have any load on them, but from what I've heard failures sometimes occur when load is placed on them. According to two stories I heard, under high wind conditio...
by fritz3000g
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Ring Dings
Replies: 13
Views: 3659

Ring Dings

Hi there, I had an interesting conversation over beers the other night with some old salties who've sailed their whole lives. They told a bunch of dismasting stories, and tried to convince me to replace the rigging on my new-to-me '84 Mac25 (no idea how old the standing rigging is). However, after p...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Anchor and Steaming Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 4623

Re: Anchor and Steaming Lights

Great idea - I love the Christmas lights. I might use some inside the cabin too. Thanks!
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Remove Bulkhead Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Remove Bulkhead Compass

Thinking about it, I'm starting to lean towards using that fancy plexiglass stuff they use for windows (can't remember the name right now). This would give me a rear facing window, and a way to check if my daughter was sleeping if I didn't want to open the companionway. Anyone done this?
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Anchor and Steaming Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 4623

Re: Anchor and Steaming Lights

ris, which Attwood light would you recommend?
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Remove Bulkhead Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Remove Bulkhead Compass

Do inspection ports flush-mount over the hole, or do I need to round out the hole for one of them to fit?

I suppose I could also get a piece of teak to cover the hole, which I could then more-easily screw stuff to.
by fritz3000g
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Remove Bulkhead Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Remove Bulkhead Compass

Hi there, I had a compass in my Mac25 which is busted. I refilled it and it just wobbles around, so it's not salvageable. I have another compass with a completely different mounting style, but I need to fill in the hole left by the old one. I suppose I could take the chance to learn fiberglassing an...
by fritz3000g
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Anchor and Steaming Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 4623

Re: Anchor and Steaming Lights

Thanks all - I love the idea of hanging a light lower-down, and will definitely do that.
by fritz3000g
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Anchor and Steaming Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 4623

Anchor and Steaming Lights

I'm hoping to anchor and camp on my Mac25 in a couple of weeks, but I want to make sure my mast lights (particularly the anchor light) are up to snuff. Currently I have two lights on the mast, both facing forwards towards the bow. One about 2 ft from the top of the mast that appears meant to shine e...
by fritz3000g
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: LAKE MICHIGAN SAILBOAT SHOW
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: LAKE MICHIGAN SAILBOAT SHOW

Darn - I wish I'd known about this sooner. I'd love to go - maybe next year.

My dad lives in Kenosha, which is probably where I'll store my boat this winter. Are you nearby?
by fritz3000g
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: M25 Galley
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: M25 Galley

Here's what it looks like. http://media.channelblade.com/boat_graphics/dealers/2582/digi44962309.jpg There's a hose going to the faucet pump, and another larger hose coming down from the sink drain. Neither is connected to anything. The whole "galley" is a movable piece that you can put on deck to m...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: M25 Galley
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: M25 Galley

Bump. Really nobody uses the galley?
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Weird Electrical Connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Weird Electrical Connector

Thanks Sailboat Mike!

Do you know if the male connector will fit and screw onto the existing base (which is in great shape) or will I have to replace the whole thing?

Jer...
by fritz3000g
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Weird Electrical Connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Weird Electrical Connector

On my new (used) boat, I've got this odd electrical connector that's used to connect the mast lights. The part that plugs into the deck fitting is in pretty bad shape, but the deck fitting is nice. I can't figure out how to find replacement connectors, either for the above-deck or below-deck portion...
by fritz3000g
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: M25 Galley
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

M25 Galley

Hi there, I'm trying to figure out the best way to hook up the sink hose and sink drain on the little portable M25 galley. Ideally I'd like to be able to stow it under the cockpit like it seems to be meant for, but that makes it harder to figure out how to connect the hoses to something. Any ideas? ...