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I just picked up a 1972 Macgregor Venture 17'
This is my 1st sailboat. I have a 1981 Searay 22' cuddy inboard V8.

I have sailed a couple sailboats before but they were all rigged.
I will be lurking around to see what I can learn.
Thanks in advance to everyone that has contributed. Tons of knowledge here.

Time to go disconnect the trailer and clean the snow off

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Congrats on getting your boat. Where will your sailing grounds be?

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Chain of Lakes, far NW suburbs of chicago


once I learn a little ...... lake michigan, I hope a couple years
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One of the most fun boats I ever owned. Moved up to the 23' and spent many nights and weekends on her. Wet at times, tough for having the girls aboard, but a lot of fun none the less.

Great way to learn to sail, just wait until you get the keel wire singing!!!

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Re: Just got a 1972 MacGregor Venture 17'

Thanks for the encouragement.

I have a few questions, anyone know the answers?

I am wondering what size motor the Venture 17' can handle.
I have a mercury 9.9 long shaft and 2, johnson 20 hp reg shaft hanging in my attic (hoping the 9.9 is just right).

The cabin in this 17' is as big as in my 1981 srv 225 (22.5' Cuddy) not as much head room.

Can I put some pop up vents in the cabin to get some ventilation? I can see it getting hot in there.

Thanks in advance for any info
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Thanks for the encouragement.

I have a few questions, anyone know the answers?

I am wondering what size motor the Venture 17' can handle.
I have a mercury 9.9 long shaft and 2, johnson 20 hp reg shaft hanging in my attic (hoping the 9.9 is just right).

The cabin in this 17' is as big as in my 1981 srv 225 (22.5' Cuddy) not as much head room.

Can I put some pop up vents in the cabin to get some ventilation? I can see it getting hot in there.

Thanks in advance for any info
I have a 8hp longshaft tohatsu on my '73 V17, a 9.9hp should be fine
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