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by fritz3000g
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Pockmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: Pockmarks

Thanks everyone. I'll believe you. I've never heard a story of a M25 sinking, so I'll assume I'm good from that perspective. Thanks!
by fritz3000g
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Pockmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Pockmarks

The hull of my "new to me" '86 M25 is full of pockmarks. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FhXZ5pvff-Hur_j73Sc0Wu7KSXvGvuabqXTeEpOAJ46OmlpVmZCpn4SyBEegWbGu2-Och_mH1OadYbpjjFJE2qZrUJ0XQsq6PIfbmSgyi_aEbQPtvAB3BCP6RYQPNjqOBD7gT_Jbt3QLrZ2UtUke99NUZorwo15TmMALnlu39qAsLdoK6HAFGxGcxsmOPpHYnIit1tejOlEe7rrVN...
by fritz3000g
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Motor Size

Thanks dlandersson I really appreciate it! It's hard to find a chance to get over to L. Michigan with a 3 year old (I'm in Madison), but I'd love to go out sometime if I can. Where do you hail from? Thanks Sumner that looks great. On the recommendation of the contractor rep from Home Depot I got som...
by fritz3000g
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Motor Size

Thanks for the advice. So now I have another problem. The bracket holding the motor is making me worried about the transom. I can't lift the motor (100lbs) from the boat into the upright position without using the 7:1. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VB4RTVt8885i2bD7y8e10YKzJIHMFcB-61hHDsmqKcYQkmV...
by fritz3000g
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Motor Size

4 stroke turned out to have running problems. Took a bit to start, would only run at part throttle.

Taking the risk that it was the carbuerator I paid $400. We'll see if I can get her working well.

Thanks!
by fritz3000g
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor Size
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Motor Size

Hi there, I'm trying to decide between a 10hp 4-stroke and a 5hp 2-stroke motor for my Mac25. Both are models with great reputations. Both are 25" shafts. 10hp is elec. start and 5hp is pull start. 10hp is $600, 5hp is $450. 10hp is 100 lbs, 5hp is 44lbs. The 10hp motor is a much better motor, and I...
by fritz3000g
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Outboard Remote Control
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Outboard Remote Control

Thanks Sumner! Good point about waves making moving a motor hard. I was thinking about using a 7:1 (used for hunting) with some kind of lever arm. Maybe I'll try it sometime. I like your idea for a side motor mount. When I was talking about "remote control" I was talking about the ones that don't ha...
by fritz3000g
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Outboard Remote Control
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Outboard Remote Control

Hi there, New member. I'm looking for a motor for my "new to me" 84 Mac25. I got a recommendation for Yamaha 9.9s as reliable and easy to work on, and they can handle Lake Michigan waves if a calm day turns stormy and I need to get back to harbor. However, it seems that they're all remote control on...