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Old 01-02-2020, 12:19   #1
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Question 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

Hello all. Just registered with this forum to share information on topics related to the restoration and handling of a 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 on a shoestring. Any and all information regarding restoration topics for this trailer sailor would be well appreciated.
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Re: 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

I would check out https://macgregorsailors.com/index.html for anything Mac related. The site was down for a while but is back up and running complete with all the mods and restoration pages.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm on it. I note the site has changed. Will my prior site login and profile be automatically transferred to the new site?
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Should work no problem
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Re: 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

Thanks again! Any info on rigging would be helpful. The mast needs a few minor repairs and it's time to get the rigging details sorted out. Wiring will be replaced 100% and the sink area will be reworked. Shore power equipment is being considered also. Any info on anyone's resto of this 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 will be appreciated.
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Re: 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

If you gave us some idea as to what parts need restoration it might help! You have outlined a program to do some areas... what else is wrong with the boat?

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Re: 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

I would just get ahold of blue water yachts in Washington. They have all standing rigging pre-done for each model. MacGregor Boat Parts
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Re: 1976 MacGregor Venture 25 under restoration

Congratulations on finding a boat! The Venture 25's with the side deck are better built than the later M25's with the walk over deck. Friend had former for many years. Roomier than a Catalina 22 at about the same weight. Sailed comparably well to other trailer sailers.

+1 on Blue Water Yachts for parts supply.

They have supplied numerous parts for our M26 C.

You may also have luck with Macgregor sailboatowners.com

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