Search found 44 matches

by Maraquita
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Motor on bracket while trailering
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Motor on bracket while trailering

Mt motor stays on the boat (8 Horsepower Mariner), but it is mounted directly to the cutout on the transom. If yours is on one of the retractable brackets, that gives you a lot more moment arm to deal with. When I repaired my transom (oh yeah, also a 26D) the reinforcement under the outboard area wa...
by Maraquita
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Wood plate between motor and transom
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Wood plate between motor and transom

I had the same thing under the outboard bracket on my Venture 25. It looked that bad after only 5 years so I replaced it with a piece of plastic. As JimmyT said, without removing it you won't know for sure, but it is the least thing that I would worry about.
by Maraquita
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Rudder for 26D?
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Rudder for 26D?

I'm sure that BWY sells the OEM style, and probably an improved style as well (most owners thought that the original rudder was to small, an not enough area in front of the pivot point). The previous owner of my 26D installed one from Ruddercraft (they still have a web sight). It is made of HDPE ins...
by Maraquita
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: 26D sink drain leak. Connect to daggerboard trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: 26D sink drain leak. Connect to daggerboard trunk?

I have been working on my 26D, so the board is out. As I look down the hole, it looks to me as if the flange on any through hull I have seen would interfere with the dagger board going up and down. If you glassed on a tube and just cut a hole in the fiberglass it might work, but then you would have ...
by Maraquita
Sun May 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: 2020 B.E.E.R. Cruise - June 5 through June 9th
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: 2020 B.E.E.R. Cruise - June 5 through June 9th

Tomfoolery, you are showing your age with that quote! You won't have to be working to much longer!
by Maraquita
Sat May 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Any Chemists on the forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Any Chemists on the forum?

While replacing windows on my 26D, I found the remains of an old repair needing to be redone. After application of glass and resin (polyester) I got lazy and filled some low spots with 2 part white epoxy paste, (PC-11brand). When I applied the waxed gelcoat, it would not dry on the areas over the ep...
by Maraquita
Mon May 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Keep Bolt Replacement/ Maintainince
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Re: Keep Bolt Replacement/ Maintainince

When I had my 25 I did look at and grease the keel hinge bolt every year. I was able to pull the bolt out with the boat on the trailer and the keel would not move. I could see through the hole and get a good idea of the shape of the keel bolt hole in the iron keel (no "Rust Bubbles") using a mirror ...
by Maraquita
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 58
Views: 3261

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

Thanks Boat, that gives me a whole new way of looking at the traveller problem. Maybe put track on the floor and both gunnels and just move the sheet attachment as needed? Might be interesting! As for the rivets in the gooseneck fitting, I installed what were supposed to be high-strength Aluminum in...
by Maraquita
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: What goes here? What is this for?
Replies: 58
Views: 3261

Re: What goes here? What is this for?

So Boat, I'm one of those D guys you love so much, but I no longer race. The admiral would like the traveller out of her way (it is in the middle of the cockpit seats mounted to the top of the seats). Since you obviously have an opinion, do you think I could get away with cutting the traveller short...
by Maraquita
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Installing new windows
Replies: 0
Views: 849

Installing new windows

I am changing the purple windows on my early model 26D. After getting the old ones off of one side, it appears that they are, indeed, glued on with some sort of Silicone sealant (mine is either translucent or white, but no matter). The sealant is still very soft and adhered very well to the Gelcoat,...
by Maraquita
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main
Replies: 58
Views: 10087

Re: New Mac 26 Roller Furling for Main

I had the set-up that Blue Water is showing on my old 25. It was a miserable thing. The "crank" at the mast did not have enough leverage to roll the sail well and the pivot at the rear of the boom tangled the main sheet. I eventually installed reef cringles and slab reefing in my main and moved the ...
by Maraquita
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New Rudder Build for 26S
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: New Rudder Build for 26S

The only reason for having an adjustable trim tab is to sail with the rudder offset from center. You don't want to sail that way (unless you are sailing in circles, I guess). As soon as you turn the boat and are on your new course, you will trim the sails so that the rudder is streamlined and stays ...
by Maraquita
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure
Replies: 41
Views: 3099

Re: Remember Me (stay logged in) and secure

I just re-found the sight last night. My favorites page was delivering me to "Page not found" message and I had to go the Google route to get to the new page (I had about a week at Thanksgiving of no computer access, the change appears to have occurred then). I'm that computer guy who only knows how...
by Maraquita
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: '89 26D missing bulkhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: '89 26D missing bulkhead

I don't know about buying one. If Blue Water Yachts hasn't got one, I doubt that anybody does. I just looked at my D and I am sure that my forward bulkhead is original, it is simply 1/2" plywood, with either vinyl or Formica installed to impersonate wood. I doubt that it is even marine plywood down ...
by Maraquita
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Venture 222 goose neck hardware missing???
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Venture 222 goose neck hardware missing???

That looks like the gooseneck on my old V-25. The boat had a "Roller Furling" boom. I will bet that the main sheet on yours attaches (or did at one time) to the far aft end of the boom and had provisions there of some sort for rotating also. On my boat the bolt that fit in that hole filled the mast ...