Looking at a Venture 17 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you. NEW!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-15-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jordanwalker1531 is on a distinguished road
Looking at a Venture 17

Used to sail as a younger kid and now I want to do it on a college budget. Does anyone know anything about these boats?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-19-2009
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 12,921
Thanks: 79
Thanked 72 Times in 66 Posts
Rep Power: 8
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Did you check with CharlieCobra about his Venture 21? Great guy. Great boat. Great deal.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-10-2010
sealover's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 358
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
sealover is on a distinguished road
There's a thread on here titled "Venture 17 restoration" that has sort of devolved into all-things-venture-17. Reading it's dozen pages of posts should get you up to speed on the V17.
I guess I'm biased, but I like mine. Positive flotation, not hard to single-hand, seemingly thick hull, and you can sleep on it.

I've only tested out two of those attributes though. (never swamped it, never slept on it) But I've ran it into all sorts of things and single handed it. My only legitimate complaint would be that they all seem to sit high on the trailer, which adds a few extra steps to launching. I made a 12' tongue extension, but I launch from shallow ramps with a station wagon. If I had a jacked up truck or a steep ramp it wouldn't be as much of an issue. Apparently the owners manual says to hook the winch to your car (hitch), put down the wheeled jack, unhook the trailer, and crank out the winch to back the trailer down the ramp.

Don't take my word for it though. I still consider myself a "newbie"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
25 MacGregor Venture Handbook nthompson General Discussion (sailing related) 10 01-02-2009 04:30 PM
Mac22 Venture I think 82Venture22 MacGregor 7 04-21-2007 06:56 PM
Venture 22 Bimini 82Venture22 MacGregor 1 01-18-2007 07:09 PM
Looking for a Used Trailer - Venture 23 CowboyPastor General Discussion (sailing related) 1 03-23-2006 11:57 PM
Venture 17 V17CarlSheila Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 04-02-2002 01:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:00 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012