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frscott 10-04-2013 02:04 PM

1985 MacGregor keel
Hello, After posting whether to buy or not, I did! I now have a 1985 MacGregor on the trailer, and the keel laying beside it... I had originally assumed it slid into place from the inside, wrong. How does this thing go on?? And last but far from least where are the cables to raise and lower it??

Thanks for any help


azguy 10-04-2013 02:10 PM

Re: 1985 MacGregor keel
How about a picture, is it a swing keel of dagger board set up..??

frscott 10-04-2013 03:17 PM

Re: 1985 MacGregor keel
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It is a swing keel, here are the pictures. Thanks!!

Azzarac 10-04-2013 07:40 PM

Re: 1985 MacGregor keel
It should look something like this when installed:

You can find a full manual for your new boat here:

Congrats on your new purchase! I hope you get many years of enjoyment from her!

frscott 10-04-2013 10:21 PM

Re: 1985 MacGregor keel
THANK YOU!!!! A gold mine of information!

Thanks again


gedaggett 10-05-2013 09:07 PM

Re: 1985 MacGregor keel
I owned a Mac 222 for a while. Make sure you do some measurements of the width of that swing keel to make sure it has not de-laminated from the steel and swollen to the point where it will not go back up into the keel pocket. The winch for the keel cable should be directly under the companionway entrance. To get that thing back in the boat you will likely have to lift the boat off the trailer and put the keel in after blocking the boat up and lifting the keel with a jack. Check out this guys thread on the subject.

have fun with the boat. She sails above here pay grade and balances like a boat much bigger.

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