SailNet Community - View Single Post - Venture 17 restoration
View Single Post
  #187  
Old 07-13-2009
Joevacs's Avatar
Joevacs Joevacs is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Joevacs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatfendershop View Post
I agree Joe, after seeing yours I drilled out my oval keel hole and did the same, pressed in a sintered bronze bushing. I built my bushing from some raw stock I had so went with the stock 1/2 inch bolt size for the bore. The O.D. of my bushing turned out to be 1.002, so it pressed in good and snug.

Have you had your boat on the water lately? I went the last two Saturdays. Wheee!
Yeah, I went out last week after work. I sailed from 5pm till 8:30. The wind was perfect. It was the most pleasurable sail I've had yet.
__________________
Macgregor, Venture 17 ,#998
Hickory, NC
Proud to be American !
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook