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I believe that the pulley is pictured on this site. Go back a few threads. My keel cable enters horizontally at the back of the keel slot upper box (near the center of the keel slot), then the inner cable proceeds down at over a 100 deg angle to attach to the back of the keel. That's why it chaffed so badly. As for the swing keel itself, mine was made of fiberglass & solid foam. At the bottom of the keel there is over 50# of lead shot epoxied into the inside...ask me how I know! I rebuilt the keel of mine with a stainless steel leading & bottom edge so it won't get damaged if it ever hits something. I also bought some lead shot mixed it with epoxy & used it as filler inside the keel. It was a mess when I got the boat. (like everything else)

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I traded my $2000 MacGregor 25 and $1500 cash. It's on Joe Pool Lake in the marina.
Nice looking boat and Great Buy! Is this a Pop-top version? Just wondering about those cabin roof mounted winches...
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No, this is not a pop up version. I'm not going to sleep well tonight thinking about my first full day with her tomorrow! Mike
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I Need Some Pics of The PopTop Hardware

I have a pop top on my boat but I got the boat without any mast attachment hardware. Can anyone take a picture of the pop top attached to the mast for me? Maybe even some close up shots of the hardware on it's own...thanks.
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No, this is not a pop up version. I'm not going to sleep well tonight thinking about my first full day with her tomorrow! Mike
I think your better off - the pop-top leaks and is a pain to raise and lower (and is HEAVY)...plus the hardware to lock it down in place is hard find to replace...have fun she's a great find.
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Spirit 23 Manuals

Lionshooter was kind enough to send me hardcopy of the manuals for this great boat, they can be found online here:http://www2.netdoor.com/~weaton/NAManual.pdf and here: Download Spirit23_Owners_Manual.pdf from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way
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SPRING 2011: All new standing rigging including on the way for my 77 Spirit 23 from Rigging Only in Mass. Sent them my 33 year-old rigging and they duplicated it all w/ new. Will be re-bedding the side deck plates as well, installing a remote for my 92 Johnson 9.9 hp, replacing sink drain hose (new seacock installed last year), refinish ext wood and some light scraping & touch up of bottom paint. I've replaced the cabin hatch w/ plexiglass.
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My boat's pics are online at: MobileMe Gallery
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I ordered a 150% genoa at the boat show yesterday..$533.00 !

Still working on the 12 gal tank installation, it's harder than I thought. There is not much wiggle room.

The outboard came off as well, bringing it in the shop for the leg pressure / vacuum test (no tools) I'm moving the cables down lower on the transom as well to prevent the excessive cable bends. Should be smoother on the remote controls.

The trailer brakes & bearings are redone if these don't last I'm going to put disk brakes on it.
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