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Dinette table Mac 25

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Wakulla212, Jan 22, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Wakulla212

    Wakulla212

    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    Previous owner removed the table from the cabin of my 85 Mac 25. I would like to restore the interior to more of a stock configuration. Could someone with stock layout post or send me some pics of the table layout, dimentions and mounting hardware etc? I would appreciate any help with this project. PO also removed the bulkheads that enclosed the head area as well. How is the Bulkhead secured to ceiling and outer Hull? Photos are very helpful for me to try to figure this stuff out.
     


  2. Sumner

    Sumner

    Joined Jan 31, 2009
    5,215 posts, 265 likes
    Macgregor 26S/Endeavour 37 .
    US Utah's Canyon Country
  3. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    I could take some photos etc tomorrow.
     


    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  4. Captain Ron 18

    Captain Ron 18

    Joined Feb 8, 2017
    65 posts, 15 likes
    MacGregor MacGregor 25
    US Baltimore
    On my 1985 Mac 25, the bulkhead is not secured to the outer hull, but to the ceiling and the fiberglass at the bottom of the bulkhead, and the wood piece under the mast and the one next to the V-berth, with simple angle brackets.
     


  5. Ranger_12

    Ranger_12

    Joined Mar 26, 2014
    36 posts, 6 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Kaw Lake Oklahoma
    I think I might have an extra table from parting out a Mac 25. I'll look tomorrow
     


  6. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    We put my dad in the hospital today so I may be delayed a bit on the info. Just a couple days.
     


  7. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    OK. the table is supported by two angle brackets at the back. the bolts in the table are secured with wing nuts so you can easily put the table down if desired, to make a bed. the front is held up with the aluminum tube, which just sets in place in the wood blocks, top and bottom.. I made a new table top for ours several years ago, but as I recall I did use the old one as a pattern, so dimensions should be correct as originally made. 26.5" wide. forward edge is 32" and rear is 33 3/4" (angled at the back edge).
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    As to the divider, I was just about to cut my old one up for firewood the other day but must have gotten side-tracked, so you're in luck ;) . One of the main reasons you see them taken out is so you can extend the v-berth so actual full size adults can sleep there ;) . different ways to accomplish this, but in my case I added a hinged board so it can be raised to access storage. very handy and I would never go back but priorities vary depending on your needs. the original divider was just held in place with a couple small angle brackets and bolted along the bottom edge. left edge of original panel is 33" high. it's 22 5/8" wide along the bottom edge.
    hope this helps. We LOVE our Mac. ;)

    P1060901.jpg P1060897.jpg
     


  8. Wakulla212

    Wakulla212

    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    Thank you, this is very helpful. Just what I needed to see. Thanks. What would be the postage on that bulkhead to Florida? Are those screws or rivets holding the angle irons to the hull liner?
     


    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  9. Ranger_12

    Ranger_12

    Joined Mar 26, 2014
    36 posts, 6 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Kaw Lake Oklahoma
    Here is a photo of my extra table. If mailing the bulkheads is to expensive paper patterns could be made as an alternative
     

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  10. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    More than it's worth for sure. the panel is warped and not in that great condition to begin with.
    The angle brackets holding up the table are pop riveted to the hull liner, yes.
     


  11. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,884 posts, 1,174 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    They're rivets.
    Pretty much just copy the layout you see on the dinette seats' edges relative to the hull, and that'll give you the angles needed for the table top.
     


  12. Wakulla212

    Wakulla212

    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    Understood. I think I gave the wrong impression as to which bulkhead I was looking at reinstalling it would be the aft head bulkhead that forms the seatback for the dinette. I agree the fore head bulkhead doesn't need to be there. Thanks for the reply
     


  13. JP-M25

    JP-M25

    Joined Dec 1, 2018
    12 posts, 3 likes
    Macgregor M25
    Still working on it US Safety Harbor Florida
    Hi, I just took off both of my aft bulkheads pieces of wood. Let me know if you'd like me to send you a traced pattern. I have an 83 M25.

    I'm also redoing my dinette table. I didn't think of using screws to attach to the starboard wall, My plan is to use wooden dowels.
     


  14. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    We found the seats to be real back killers because the backs are so vertical. so added an angled section which made a huge improvement to comfort. I also added a section to the rear seat, which hinges up to access drawers that we use for dry clothing etc. P1040960.jpg P1040958.jpg
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  15. Wakulla212

    Wakulla212

    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    a tracing of the aft bulkhead (that forms the seatback for the table ) would be very helpful, and most appreciated.
     




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