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post #5 of Old 11-13-2010
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I ownded a Mac/Venture 25 and had it trailered and sailed in AZ and even took it on an overnight from San Diego to Catalina Island, smooth sailing all the way. The thing I have disliked about the vessel was , I called it the leaky demon, Always leaked around the pop-top till I changed all the weather stripping, the swing keel is 500 lbs and if the cable breaks you better have scuba gear to attach it back if you are in the water. If you are in cold water it is freezing inside. I bought mine for 1500 put 600 into it and sold it for 2600. Also the single axle trailer was very unstable past 55. Changed to 2 axles and no problem, also changed the running boards on the trailor to 2X10 for better support . All in all a good starter boat but would not own another.
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