M19 Improvements

Published date: December 22, 2020
Modified date: December 26, 2020
  • Boat Type: MacGregor 19, Boat Type

I bought a 1995 M19 over the summer and have been slowly making improvements to the boat for aesthetic, functionality, & safety purposes. When I bought the boat, the electrical system consisted of a single galvanized bolt with about six ring terminals screwed on—each of which had a non-tinned 18AWG wire that went to a marine VHF, the running lights, the cabin lights, the battery, and other crap. Needless to say nothing worked. There was no bilge pump. The engine control was mounted below the starboard settee in an inconvenient place that I kept bumping into. The engine start switch was installed in the starboard rear coaming where you couldn’t reach from the engine control. And a million other crappy things that weren’t well-thought-out or useful. I moved the engine control above the settee and installed a portlight to fill the hole. Added new cabin lights. Installed a bulge pump and entirely new electrical system. Built a storage rack along the port side of the interior. Here are some pics of the improvements—more to come over the next couple of weeks...


Model Year: 1995

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