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This is what the deck looked like before I scrubbed the moss off. This is after an initial rinsing.

Here is a shot of the deck on the starboard side after scrubbing.

And the port side.
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Wow ! You did REAL GOOD for $300 ! Thats already a good lookin boat. How good are the sails ?
Oh, be careful raising the bunks too high. You might also want to put it in the water at the ramp you will use most often to see how far down the ramp you have to go before she floats off. That will let you know how much play room you have with bunk height.
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Wow ! You did REAL GOOD for $300 ! Thats already a good lookin boat. How good are the sails ?
Thanks! The sails seem to be intact. The only issue I see is a few rust stains, but frankly, I'm not overly concerned about those. If nothing else, I'll stencil some black pirate skulls over them. That would thrill the kids to death.
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Oh, be careful raising the bunks too high. You might also want to put it in the water at the ramp you will use most often to see how far down the ramp you have to go before she floats off. That will let you know how much play room you have with bunk height.
Thanks for the suggestion. It seems to me that a wider set of bunks which conform to the normal hull shape would be better than flat boards. Has anyone had any experience in making some like that?
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Thanks! The sails seem to be intact. The only issue I see is a few rust stains, but frankly, I'm not overly concerned about those. If nothing else, I'll stencil some black pirate skulls over them. That would thrill the kids to death.

Thanks for the suggestion. It seems to me that a wider set of bunks which conform to the normal hull shape would be better than flat boards. Has anyone had any experience in making some like that?
Yes. The bunks will conform after the weight of the boat is on them for a few weeks. Especially after they get wet and dry with the boat on them.
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A fabulous find! I did the same last year and haven't regretted it for a moment. She handles great on the lake and my goal this season is to try her on five bays along the jersey coastline.
Yes to greasing the bearrings. Also, you may want to invest in the single-handed mast stepper. ($135.00 installed?) That has been a great help to me.
Have a wonderful time!
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I've got an epoxy kit to fix the small crack in the side. In the meantime, I've also picked up a little 12 foot boat for my kids to bomb around on. I'll be testing out some techniques on that first, before I work on my big boat.
I'll post some pictures once I get it in the water this spring.
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I have a '81 Mac 22 also, I need some help finding a sail repair, and have been having probs getting it on a trailer. I am a new boat ownership.
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You might want to check the wheel bearings out before towing.
The foregoing is a very wise suggestion. You have found a Diamond in the Rough and it would be a shame to loose or damage it because of a trailer failure. This past week we observed the wreckage of a boat/trailer on the shoulder of I-75 in southwest Florida. Evidently the bearings on one wheel failed causing an axel to break and the wreck.

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Those were Macs everyone could love!!
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