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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By jhnblngr
comparison

type 1 classic, vs type 2. why would you prefer the type 2 boat? is it just style or are there serious things about the type 1 that makes purchasing a no-no. i know the classic has a full keel vs a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-05-2009
Replies: 1
  1963 26
Views: 368
Posted By jhnblngr
prospective owner

i am looking at a 67 columbia 26. not much info out there on these boats. the type 2 gets a lot of press but the "classic" doesn't even get a review here at sailnet. i think its pretty nice looking...
Forum: MacGregor   04-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By jhnblngr
outboard specs

i have a 21 and have a 6hp 2 stroke merc on it. kinda heavy on the engine mount. if you have tidal or current conditions or high winds you want the max but if you are on a lake then min will suffice....
Forum: MacGregor   04-20-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By jhnblngr
mac 25 cockpit drain.

i am minding an 84 mac 25 that has 12" of water in the cockpit. its not my boat but a friend asked me to keep an eye on it and i can't get in touch with him. so can someone tell me where the drain is...
Forum: MacGregor   04-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By jhnblngr
short on cash?

how short? did you miss it or just walk away? if the latter, reconnect with the seller. he might still have it. when its your boat coming down the road, you'll know it. good luck.
Forum: MacGregor   03-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,968
Posted By jhnblngr
i have a '69 venture with spreaders but they are...

i have a '69 venture with spreaders but they are only 6' down from the masthead. i also have double headstays and remove the inner stay when flying the genoa. also my cabin has tabbed in plywood...
Forum: MacGregor   06-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 11,462
Posted By jhnblngr
1969 v-21 rig

some discussion of rigs here, i have to ask advice. my rig is double headstay, and my question is what were issued as sails. the sails i have are conventional fractional length jib and masthead...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By jhnblngr
custom boat

since you are special ordering it from the builder, he should be able to make that possible. ;)
Forum: MacGregor   10-04-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,054
Posted By jhnblngr
stanchion and pulpit position

i have a 69 venture. my pulpit is positioned so that my danforth anchor, hanging from its bracket, is 2" in front of the bow. the stanchions are 68" apart, with the forward one roughly positioned at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By jhnblngr
someone called it the italian version of the...

someone called it the italian version of the french boat ecume de mer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,713
Posted By jhnblngr
there are two sites online that have a whole...

there are two sites online that have a whole bunch of stuff on ecume de mer. called www.euronautica.com (http://www.euronautica.com). in italian. also do www.finot.com (http://www.finot.com). in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 5,871
Posted By jhnblngr
the advice given so far is very good. i would...

the advice given so far is very good. i would read "my old man and the sea" by david and daniel hays. very good and timely. any possibility of a father/son voyage to hawaii and back? that would...
Forum: MacGregor   01-18-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,292
Posted By jhnblngr
bimini

ask mcgregor or west marine or post on mac/ven yahoo group or wait till you see one you like.
Forum: News Feeds   01-08-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By jhnblngr
does someone at newsreader own a piece of...

does someone at newsreader own a piece of sailnet? enough about the rats!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By jhnblngr
thanks a bunch

thanks a bunch
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By jhnblngr
what is it and where do i get some more?

along the inside edge of my companionway hatch is a u-shaped, rubber or vinyl covered metal strip that finishes off the rough fibreglass edge of the molded deck shell. the u is 1/2" deep and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By jhnblngr
follow the paper trail. i saw one boat for sale...

follow the paper trail. i saw one boat for sale that had belonged to an elderly owner who had given it to the seller but without a title, saying it was lost years before. he apparently died some time...
Forum: MacGregor   11-13-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By jhnblngr
not a good link

not a good link
Forum: MacGregor   11-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 10,596
Posted By jhnblngr
i'm in texas and just got a 1969 venture that...

i'm in texas and just got a 1969 venture that seems to have an ok keel but if you dont mind i'd like to get that info on refinishing the cb. thanks john b jhnblngr@yahoo.com
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-08-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By jhnblngr
i recently had good luck finding a boat on...

i recently had good luck finding a boat on craigslist.com . but i wrote my own "want to buy" ad, instead of waiting for the right boat to show up. i have seen share ads on the list. what ever you do,...
Forum: MacGregor   11-05-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 2,534
Posted By jhnblngr
Question 1969 venture 21

i'm buying a boat that needs sliding hatch, and passageway covers. at present they are plywood. i am considering redoing them in wood with epoxy or clear poly. anyone know of a parts boat? also i...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By jhnblngr
go for what you like

its a little like dating. if shes a good looking boat (girl) to you, go for it. if you find yourself thinking about how to sell it later, (break off the relationship) keep moving along till you find...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-15-2006
Replies: 3,445
Views: 950,184
Posted By jhnblngr
lake grapevine--grapevine texas

lake grapevine--grapevine texas
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,267
Posted By jhnblngr
i went to netflix. they have 4-5 dvds available,...

i went to netflix. they have 4-5 dvds available, do's and don'ts, how to's, safety, rough weather, etc. but at the end of each they recommend a sailing course --hands on type. i'm talking with a lot...
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