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Venture 25
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Description: Venture 25
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Review Date: Tue April 21, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Just bought the boat this morning; clueless; anyone have any information on how this model is holding up out there?
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Review Date: Sun October 18, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A trailerable pocket cruiser that has passed the test of time, the Venture 25 (later Mac 25) is an excellent value for the person willing to accept the tradeoffs inherent in trailerable designs. Easy to set up and sail, it is a well balanced sailboat. The iron keel provides better stability at anchor than later water-ballasted boats but needs to be left down in order to obtain this advantage. Because of the iron keel it does need a deeper lauching ramp than the water ballasted M26 (which floats off the trailer quicker).

On any swing keeled boat of this age, the original keel winch is probably in need of replacing. The iron keel itself could be well corroded, so it should be inspected as well. Since most of these boats spend only a small portion of their lives in teh water, blistering is highly unusual. They are known for leaks at the windows and mast base, all of which can be repaired fairly easily (as far as boat work is concerned).

The cabin has bunkspace for five, but storage space is limited so the cruising capacity is effectively limited to two adults (plus three children if necessary).

It is hard to find a better value than a fairly well cared for Venture 25, so if you do not have a lot of money and want a pocket cruiser the V25 is an excellent choice. I have been very pleased with my boat.
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Review Date: Mon January 17, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A good value for lake or sheltered waters.My V-25 had cracks in the glass around the pop-top but besides that the hull and deck were solid.You can pick one up for next to nothing and if you are handy do a bit of upgrading.and have a decent sailor.I re-finished the hull and deck of mine with a one part poly marine paint.I would still have it today but found a decent buy on a catalina 25.The venture is a bit tender but there are some compromises you have to make in a trailerable boat.If you want the most boat for the least money and you sail on lake or sheltered waters you can not go wrong with a v-25
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