New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

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New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by GonePostal » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:39 pm

Hello all. Ive been lurking here a while but made a profile as I recently acquired a 22ft Macgregor Venture sailboat...

Im only half kidding about the million questions haha Im learning, but I know very little about sailing.

I wouldnt consider my boat a 'project' but its not ready to sail at the moment, hence the million questions.

Anyhoo... Just thought Id say Hi!

-Chris

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Jimmyt » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:13 pm

Welcome Chris!

Glad to have you! We'd love to see pics of your boat when you get a chance.
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by kmclemore » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:32 pm

Well, if you've got a million questions you'd best have a million slices of pizza. New guy buys, that's the rules. I take anchovies.

(Welcome, Chris! I'm one of the admins here... or as others like to say, the forum police. Just swinging through on my beat.....)

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Be Free » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:18 am

Good morning Chris and welcome to the forum.

If you've been lurking for a while you know that this is just about the friendliest and most on-topic forum out there. Whatever you need help with someone here has probably "been there - done that" already and is ready and willing to share. Give us your best shot.

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by dlandersson » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:32 am

Okay, first you hafta buy everyone pizza :)

The:

1. Answers - free
2. Answers requiring thought - .25 cents
3. Correct answers - $1
GonePostal wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:39 pm
Hello all. Ive been lurking here a while but made a profile as I recently acquired a 22ft Macgregor Venture sailboat...

Im only half kidding about the million questions haha Im learning, but I know very little about sailing.

I wouldnt consider my boat a 'project' but its not ready to sail at the moment, hence the million questions.

Anyhoo... Just thought Id say Hi!

-Chris

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by chipveres » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:52 am

Hi Chris. Welcome to the forum. I also have a Mac 22 that's torn down for a major refit. Please feel free to ask any and all questions here or by PM. Wherever you go, chances are I've been there before.

Chip Veres
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by GonePostal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:59 am

Hahaha Thanks for the warm welcome everyone... pizza will be forthcoming :)

Ive got some parts on order and will hopefully be doing some work this coming weekend.

As for questions Ill start a new thread but basically Im doing some work on my keel (the winch handle just spons) and as far as rigging and whatnot... well, Im clueless haha

Im gonna try to step the mast at my house and hopefully figure it out. Ill post some pics too! Thanks again everyone!

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Jimmyt » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:35 pm

This is the link to the V22 manual (generic for several models).

https://macgregorsailors.com/resources/ ... Manual.pdf

Watch all of your standing rigging as you raise the mast. Make sure not to kink anything. Be careful, and have a buddy around if possible to help watch and be another set of hands if required.
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by NiceAft » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:03 pm

Welcome Chris.

Glad you found us, stopped lurking, and signed onboard.

Here you will find the answers to all your question, from guys who know what they're talking about; guys who think they know what they're talking about, and those who are just guessing. :evil: :D

When it comes to Mac's, this is the place to be.
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by GonePostal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:17 pm

And heres some pics. Hopefully... haha
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by chipveres » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:26 pm

I found a keel winch at Northern Tool for little money. Just wanted to mention it in case your winch doesn't feel like being fixed. Had to re-use the handle off the old one for clearance.
Chip V.

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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by NiceAft » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:39 pm

Handsome boat.
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Tomfoolery » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:47 pm

NiceAft wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Here you will find the answers to all your question, from guys who know what they're talking about; guys who think they know what they're talking about, and those who are just guessing. :evil: :D
That pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? :D :wink:
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Brian » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:03 pm

Welcome Chris. Where in the Lone Star State are you? I think that it is the second largest state (after Alaska) by area, so just because I am in the same state it does not mean that it would be easy for me to collect on that pizza...
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Re: New guy from Texas (with a million questions)

Post by Dougiestyle » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:49 pm

Hi welcome to the group!!
If you get a winch make sure it is a brake winch. That will stop you from breaking fingers if the handle gets away from ya.
blue water yachts can help with the proper type winch.
Dougiestyle
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