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by rushguy44
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

I didn't get any feedback, so moved ahead with my plan. The bow eye is going to be the sturdiest part of my Mac!

Not the prettiest job, but she'll hold.
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by rushguy44
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: How to search members by location
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: How to search members by location

I'm in upstate NY. Near Fort Drum. Any specific area you're looking to find members?
by rushguy44
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Finally got to Harbor Freight and picked up a new winch, it's only 1200lbs capacity - is this going to be an issue? I don't have any idea what the old one was? https://i.postimg.cc/B8WpCvwH/IMG-20200917-140316.jpg Got a new fuel line, waiting for amazon to deliver my new 3gallon gas tank as well. Ca...
by rushguy44
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Sorry you had a bad day! It will get better as you get your boat, more importantly yourself, dialed-in. couldn't get worse! Fuel: Needs to be fresh, clean, and ethanol-free. At the end of each season, get rid of what's left in your blower, weed eater, or wherever you can safely get rid of it. Yes, ...
by rushguy44
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

Well, I finally got the boat to the water! Unfortunately, that's about all. Long post, with pics. I got the boat and the admiral and kids all loaded up, drove to the lake, and we got the mast up. (pretty easily btw, thanks to a snatch block I bought, and attached at the front cleat, then used the ji...
by rushguy44
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 68
Views: 3550

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

why would fire be a problem on a boat, it's surrounded by water?! (kidding) The electronic flares don't 'shoot' anything, they just flash VERY brightly SOS. here's the one I have, it also came with a distress flag for daytime: https://www.hodgesmarine.com/ori547-orion-electronic-sos-beacon-locator-k...
by rushguy44
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running and Mast light NOT working!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4134

Re: Running and Mast light NOT working!!

Excellent, thanks Starscream for the wiring advice and the note about the bad Chinese panel. I'll definitely not buy that panel, and I'll plan on at least 20' of 10ga tinned marine wire from battery to switch to panel and from the panel to everything else I'll use the 16ga tinned marine wire. Much a...
by rushguy44
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running and Mast light NOT working!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4134

Re: Running and Mast light NOT working!!

Thanks, I'll look into that! Right now everything is using lamp wire and orange extension cord, and not everything is fused, and most things go to battery... I'm planning on this (which based on what you said, is also overkill): EDIT: the wire isn't marine 'tinned' wire, I'll be changing my cart to ...
by rushguy44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Stoopid Question regarding boom Mac25
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Stoopid Question regarding boom Mac25

Excellent, thank you gents, especially the manual section! As i said in OP, I have a replacement bow shackle on order, I knew I was missing that. Do I then attach it as shown in the bottom pic that I posted or do I run the 'pin' part of the shackle through pin on the fiddle block, and the 'bow' part...
by rushguy44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Running and Mast light NOT working!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4134

Re: Running and Mast light NOT working!!

The original wire used by the factory is white lamp cord wire. When I rewired our boat I replaced all wiring with marine grade wire of appropriate gauge. What is the appropriate gauge for a Mac25? LED lights, nav lights and a few USB outlets? Yes, I brought back a thread from 2014, I've been search...
by rushguy44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Stoopid Question regarding boom Mac25
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Stoopid Question regarding boom Mac25

Hey all, this is embarrassing, but in my defense, I've never rigged a sailboat before... So. I don't know how to attach the boom on my Mac25. I've managed to figure out how to attach it to the mast, and the PO has a handy cable that keeps it from laying in the cockpit when not under sail. That's abo...
by rushguy44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 68
Views: 3550

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

NO FLARES IN A CANAL?! are you out of your mind?!

(I was just keeping on subject) 8)
by rushguy44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 68
Views: 3550

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

Here's a VERY rough route from Florida to my home port of Sackets Harbor, Lake Ontario. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=17HGJd2fYPSY8U6hUCyBABB-MhZSiH-Ju&usp=sharing Can someone enlighten me on who would be the flare authority at different points along this route? (obviously the Coast Guard i...
by rushguy44
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: Mac 25 wooden mast holder & bracket help
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Mac 25 wooden mast holder & bracket help

Let me know if you need different angles or a tape measurement etc...


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by rushguy44
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: MacGregor/Venture Discussion
Topic: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: New to Forum, new to Mac 25 doing restoration

UPDATE: Got my new ropes in, all will run to the cockpit. Dyneema - for lifelines (waiting on turnbuckles still) Jib Halyard (white and red) and sheets (solid red) Main Halyard (white and blue) You can see the condition of my old jib halyard at my feet. My questions above haven't been addressed, sti...