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Search: Posts Made By: FishDragon
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By FishDragon
Re: The Saga of the Sad Swinging Keel

Lucky me - I already have an angle grinder. That's very helpful - thanks!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By FishDragon
Re: The Saga of the Sad Swinging Keel

It's a 1972 MacGregor Venture 21
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By FishDragon
The Saga of the Sad Swinging Keel

First of all, let me thank those that have been kind enough to reply to my earlier posts. FishDragon is my first real sailboat (relatively speaking), and the first boat I've ever worked on - so if I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By FishDragon
Re: Removing Swing Keel Advice Sought

Thank you all - your advice is greatly appreciated! The marina got the boat on blocks Tuesday, and I took a trip there yesterday. They did a great job, and the boat is up nice and high (see pic),...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By FishDragon
Removing Swing Keel Advice Sought

My '72 Venture 21 has a 400-lb swing keel (according to VENTURE 21 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=137)) that needs to be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By FishDragon
Summer dry storage needed for 21-footer on trailer

I have a Venture 21 on a trailer that I'm hoping to sail in Raritan Bay this summer, and am hoping to find a place to keep it that isn't too far from Raritan. Unfortunately, being relatively new to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By FishDragon
Re: Refinishing Rudder Questions

Thank you Faster and CalebD

Wish I'd thought of removing the keel at the start of the year - seems so obvious now, lol. I will def look at the keeper clips and other. Thanks!

As for the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By FishDragon
Refinishing Rudder Questions

Greetings All!

First, I hope everyone had a great summer sailing season! It was my first season in my 1972 MacGreggor Venture 21. I used it only in Barnegat Bay here in New Jersey, and had a...
Forum: Outboard 10-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 8,560
Posted By FishDragon
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

water? that's an amazing accomplishment - maybe even planet-saving! lol
Forum: Outboard 10-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 8,560
Posted By FishDragon
Smile Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

Interestingly enough, what I eventually found out was the REAL problem, was that leaving the choke on for more than a few seconds after it started was fouling the plug. I've been using the motor for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-30-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,989
Posted By FishDragon
How Can I Lift My 21-Foot Sailboat Off Its Trailer?

Hi - Newbie Sailor Here...

I have a 1972 MacGreggor Venture 21 currently in a slip - but come mid-October, I'm going to put it on its trailer for the winter. As I want to work on the keel over the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By FishDragon
Re: Raritan Bay, NJ side - Looking for Info on Slips, Ramps Trailered Storage

Tempest;

Thanks for all the very helpful info. I'm checking out the various options. Barnagat Bay is nice, but not great (a lot of it is very shallow) - we keep the boat there because my wife's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By FishDragon
Re: Raritan Bay, NJ side - Looking for Info on Slips, Ramps Trailered Storage

I just looked at the map, and noticed the bridges you mention. Guess that won't work - thank you for bringing that to my attention. Where is Lockwoods? I looked around, but couldn't locate it. As...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By FishDragon
Raritan Bay, NJ side - Looking for Info on Slips, Ramps Trailered Storage

Hi;

I'm relatively new to sailing and to New Jersey. I currently keep our 1972 MacGreggor Venture 21 in Lanoka Harbor, Forked River, NJ - but am looking to keep it near the New Jersey shore...
Forum: Outboard 05-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 8,560
Posted By FishDragon
Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

We bought a 1972 MacGreggor Venture 21 last fall, that came with a very old Gamefisher 7.5HP outboard. This spring I purchased a brand new Honda 5HP (from an authorized Honda outboard dealer).
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By FishDragon
Thank you all for your input - especially...

Thank you all for your input - especially jackdale - I have several questions which I'll post later. Merry Holidays!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By FishDragon
Jib Size Question

I'm planning on getting new sails for my 1972 Venture 21, and amongst the many things to consider are jib size. Mauri for example offers jibs in 100%, 135% and 155%. I'm leaning toward 155%, to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
What helpful information - thank you everyone! ...

What helpful information - thank you everyone! Have a great weekend!!

Marc
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
I did run the motor, and it died on me the second...

I did run the motor, and it died on me the second time I tried taking the boat out - that's why I know it needs work, or to be replaced. And while I have a few bucks to spend on the boat, I don't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
Again, I thank you for your very helpful info. ...

Again, I thank you for your very helpful info. Do you have any knowledge regarding Mauri Sails? While I have quote requests submitted to about 6 sailmakers so far, Mauri prices seem best so far...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
Outstanding advice and information! Thank you!! ...

Outstanding advice and information! Thank you!! Here's another question - as I've been submitting quote requests with sailmakers, they ask for basic dimensional info (I, J, P and E). How do I best...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
that's very helpful info. my thinking is this -...

that's very helpful info. my thinking is this - my boat's relatively small (21') so the sails aren't terribly expensive. and even though i don't anticipate racing (at least not my first year), your...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
Thanks for the info! I'm looking in to these...

Thanks for the info! I'm looking in to these things. Curious - what's the difference between cruising sails and racing sails? Shouldn't all sails deliver the best performance?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By FishDragon
Need advice on buying new sails for my Venture 21

I bought my first real sailboat last August - a ver clean and well-maintained 1972 Venture 21. I want to buy new sails for it by springtime, but I'm unsure what's best, and would appreciate any...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By FishDragon
Thank you for the additional info. Talked about...

Thank you for the additional info. Talked about these things with my wife last night, and we're pretty sure we had the mainsail hoisted sufficiently - but I will keep that in mind this spring (which...
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