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Forum: MacGregor   06-27-2014
Replies: 297
Views: 44,697
Posted By jwir3
Re: Venture 17 restoration

Wow, joe. Fantastic job on that boat. Love that you're in MN, too (I live in Burnsville).

I'm thinking about removing the keel on my venture 17 to do some rebuilding. Any tips on how you went...
Forum: MacGregor   06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel Locking Bolt Problem

Hmm... so I'm not really able to find a place that shows how to take the keel off safely from this boat. Is there a site you'd recommend to diagnose and/or fix this problem?
Forum: MacGregor   06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel Locking Bolt Problem

Oh, I forgot to mention that I have tried to get it to go back upward (less than a crank, and even a bit more than a crank), but I still can't get it quite right. I do know that this is the first...
Forum: MacGregor   06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel Locking Bolt Problem

Thanks, AlaskaMC.

AFAIK, this boat has only EVER been on freshwater. It's had two owners besides me (from what the guy told me), and both of them have lived in Minnesota. It's possible that it was...
Forum: MacGregor   06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel Locking Bolt Problem

Hi just practicing:

No, I haven't found a solution yet. Basically, what's happening is that when the keel is down, I can put the bolt all the way through the hole in the hull for locking, but then...
Forum: MacGregor   08-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel Locking Bolt Problem

Well, if there wasn't a hole, I wouldn't be able to put the bolt through the hole when the keel was fully down. However, when the keel is fully down (or what appears to be fully down), the bolt will...
Forum: MacGregor   07-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By jwir3
Re: Companionway Hatch Slides Tight?

Yes, this is correct. Then, there are hand rails fastened just above this. The rail above the hatch (the "L" shaped one) is fastened with two screws into the deck, with nuts underneath, in the cabin....
Forum: MacGregor   07-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By jwir3
Re: Companionway Hatch Slides Tight?

CaptainForce:

If I push up from underneath like you suggested, it doesn't really have room to move upward. The thing is, this is really strange, because I sanded down the rails, so, if anything,...
Forum: MacGregor   07-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,761
Posted By jwir3
Re: Keel winch woes. Is this one good?

sealover,

Did you have to remove the keel to do this? I have a V17, and I'd like to replace the keel winch with the one you purchased (I actually live less than a mile from the Northern Tool and...
Forum: MacGregor   07-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By jwir3
Question Keel Locking Bolt Problem

I have a Venture 17, which is in pretty good shape, despite being a 1974 model. My wife and I have sailed it a few times, and it's pretty nice, with one exception - I can't quite get the swing keel...
Forum: MacGregor   07-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By jwir3
Companionway Hatch Slides Tight?

I refinished the wood rails, including the railing covering the companionway hatch, on my Venture 17. I used tung oil + a poly gel topcoat on it, which makes the wood shine like it's new. It looks...
Forum: MacGregor   07-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By jwir3
Re: Bow connector for forestay?

Thanks, Jim.

Wow. That second one is super pricey. :)

Would the first one you posted be placed on the deck, or is it a through-deck setup? I could back it with a backing plate underneath the...
Forum: MacGregor   07-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By jwir3
Bow connector for forestay?

Hello -

I have the following situation on the bow of my V17 (see image). The forward eyelet is used to attach the forestay to the deck. I think the previous owner put this in, and he used it for a...
Forum: MacGregor   07-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By jwir3
Re: Venture 17 Restoration Project for Beginners

Also, I plan to submit my pictures on Flickr. I can't post links yet, unfortunately, since I'm new to this forum, but my flickr username is 'jwir3'.
Forum: MacGregor   07-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By jwir3
Venture 17 Restoration Project for Beginners

Hi There -

I'm fairly new to boat ownership and restoration. My wife and I purchased a Venture 17 from a local dealer, and we love the little boat. It's sailable, but ideally we'd like to do a bit...
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