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And so it begins... The V222 Restoration

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Todd Atchison, Feb 28, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Todd Atchison

    Todd Atchison

    Joined Jan 25, 2017
    65 posts, 12 likes
    Macgregor V222
    US Kentucky Lake
    Thanks for compliment. You get it my friend. I promise, she feels you. She hears your thoughts and knows your heart. They have a soul; they aren't just wood and fiberglass. She will piss you off, she will nearly kill you multiple times I promise, but in the end she will save your life. Metaphorically and literally.
     


  2. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,960 posts, 898 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Wow that is very pretty.

    The boat looks great too:poke:
     


  3. Todd Atchison

    Todd Atchison

    Joined Jan 25, 2017
    65 posts, 12 likes
    Macgregor V222
    US Kentucky Lake
    We started the keel removal process this weekend. I think a motorcycle jack is the ticket. It provides the width needed to balance the keel on. As you can see from the pics below, one side is ok the other is shot.

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  4. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks

    Joined Apr 5, 2018
    77 posts, 26 likes
    Hunter 22
    LIL NELLIE US Jackson
    uuggghh i just got done removing that same kind of crappy falling off red/white paint. so much dust my god!
     


  5. timebandit

    timebandit

    Joined Jun 3, 2004
    1,776 posts, 30 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US So. Cal.
    Ja know---- I have been watching these keel repairs for years and I would like to offer a suggestion.
    Epoxy glue and lead shot for a filler to add weight to the repair.
     


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  6. Todd Atchison

    Todd Atchison

    Joined Jan 25, 2017
    65 posts, 12 likes
    Macgregor V222
    US Kentucky Lake
    I'm really considering concrete. Ive seen it used in other marine applications and can't imagine it wouldn't work. The lead shot isn't a bad idea though...
     


  7. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,960 posts, 898 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I doubt you need to add weight.
     


  8. Todd Atchison

    Todd Atchison

    Joined Jan 25, 2017
    65 posts, 12 likes
    Macgregor V222
    US Kentucky Lake
    New Resin / Cloth at the Tabernacle. After a near miss raising the mast last week, I "beefed up" the fiberglass by adding to sheets and some resin. While it will make it a bit more rigid, I got a lot of great advice from Dr. Judy, Time Bandit and others... I get that in a "de-masting" the mast needs to rip away with minimal damage. The resin was to mostly to fill the hole that is apparently "pulled through." Luckily we stopped and got some great advice on baby stays, which I'm installing now, before doing serious damage.


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  9. Todd Atchison

    Todd Atchison

    Joined Jan 25, 2017
    65 posts, 12 likes
    Macgregor V222
    US Kentucky Lake
    Keel removal and Fourth of July bottom paint. The keel is now out and frankly, it refocused my attention. I can see the end now. More importantly, I know how I'm going to put it back. For anyone considering a keel job, I can't recomend the motorcycle jack enough.
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    NOTE THE CLEARANCE
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    Now the bottom paint

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  10. Freedom77

    Freedom77

    Joined Jul 29, 2010
    1,292 posts, 15 likes
    Macgregor 76 V-25 #928
    US Lake Mead, Nevada
    Looking Good!
     



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