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03-08-2011 01:23 AM
sophie14
mac 22 parts

hi guys. I'm parting out a mac/venture 22 and have all hard parts for sale. mast, boom, keel, poptop, rubrails, trailer etc. all for sale for best offer. i'm in cleveland ohio and boat is freshwater only. call mark at 4407770375 between 10am and 10pm est.
03-01-2011 08:48 PM
sundancewilliam I have a 1974 22 and like it well
10-23-2010 06:35 PM
MikeLatiolais I've been taking my time on the MacGregor. I spent most of my sailing time this summer on a Sunfish. I'm pulling out the cabinets that the previous owner added. He used particle board, and it's in bad shape. I'm replacing it with a bench/bunk. I've been replacing hardware, cleaning up the exterior wood, lubing the winches and other maintenance. I also patched the crack on the side. Currently, I am doing some repairs on the rudder. The last owner drilled holes, but didn't do anything to seal the inner wood from water. So, I am remedying that right now. I'll post some more pictures soon.
09-05-2010 08:44 PM
MissNola We towed our 'new' 1978 Mac 23' from Fla. to NC a few weeks back. She's belonged to my sister for years and years, but has been in a parking lot for the past 2 years. We got her all ready to bring home, with special attention to the wheel bearings... they held up just fine with lots of grease shot in several times during the trip... but we couldn't tell that the tires were dry rotted... we lost the rubber off one along I-95, and ended up replacing both.
08-31-2010 05:39 PM
daves299 I still think the Mac/Venture 22 were the most fun to sail... I just stumbled on this post, so I know it was an older post. But if you double the bunk boards (2 pressure treated 2x6's on both side), they will work great. That is the 1st Mac 22 I have seen that has that cabinet on the port side... no doubt it was added by a previous owner. Overall you have a great find. And a tremendous bargain. I currently have a 87 mac 22, previously had a 85 mac 22 I had purchased new. The 85 was built better than the 87, and I suspect your older boat is like that as well. Also... my favourite improvement on my trailer was to boat a 10 ft 2x4 to each side starting where the bow fits into the rubber cushion (pulled out the 3-4 inch 3/8th bolt), they then connect to where the trailer straightens out (from the V it starts out as). A simple bolt through the frame rails at this point connects to the frame. (the 2x4 ends up insde the frame rail at this point.)
07-01-2010 11:37 AM
WouldaShoulda Those were Macs everyone could love!!
07-01-2010 08:40 AM
svHyLyte
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Originally Posted by timebandit View Post
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.

FWIW...
07-01-2010 12:18 AM
MARC2012 Happy sailing.marc
06-30-2010 05:54 PM
Wickedchicken 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.
02-18-2010 12:14 AM
MikeLatiolais 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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