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New downloads section (manuals, drawings, specs, etc)

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Phil Herring, Nov 18, 2012. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,405 posts, 310 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    It's only taken a few years, but we've finally added a more logical section for downloads like owner manuals, equipment manuals, drawings, etc.

    To find the data specific to your boat model to Boat Info -> your boat model -> Downloads. The Downloads link can be found at the bottom of the list of menu items. All PDF files specific to your boat will be found there.

    If you wish to upload files, click the Upload link shown. The system will handle files up to 35 Mb, which was more than enough for everything I threw at it today.

    Please note: you must be logged into upload or download files, and files MUST be in PDF format. No text docs, Word or Excel files, image files, etc. PDF's only.

    Articles with photos about upgrades to your boat should still be posted to the Modifications section. This is for reference material only.

    In addition, we have added another menu item under Boat Info that is for PDF file uploads/downloads of information that is not specific to certain boat models. This would include manuals for Yanmar engines or other equipment, as well as any other reference material. Examples include Seaward stove manuals, cdi furler instructions, a float plan form, rig tuning instructions, etc.

    The nav tab called "Reference" has been removed and all popular content has been moved under Boat Info. The links to other boating sites have been removed as Google does a pretty decent job of that and I doubt we can handle it any better.

    As always, please let me know if you find any bugs or have suggestions on how to improve this.

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  2. finding41


    Joined Nov 23, 2011
    1,990 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 26D
    CA London Ontario Canada
    Thank you!

  3. centerline


    Joined Mar 20, 2012
    3,983 posts, 186 likes
    Cal 34-III, MacGregor 25
    US Salem, Oregon
    I love the new section...
    maybe sometime in the future in your spare time (LOL) it could be categorized into.... engines and motors,... inner cabin appliances and electrical components,... deck hardware and rigging,... and trailer.
    I can see the current "list" becoming very long, very soon, and these are 4 simple, yet fairly well defined groups that could help in quickly locating something in particular we may be looking for. just a suggestion.....:D

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  4. Freedom77


    Joined Jul 29, 2010
    1,313 posts, 17 likes
    Macgregor 76 V-25 #928
    US Lake Mead, Nevada
    High Phil, love the new site. Any chance of sorting owners directory by area, state, etc. You guys are doing a great job! keep it up!

  5. ejet99


    Joined Apr 30, 2010
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Venture 224
    US Belfast ME.
    where are the downloads, how do I get to the list ?

  6. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,405 posts, 310 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Look under the Boat Info tab. Some is filed by specific model, but there is much more than is under Boat Info -> Downloads

  7. ejet99


    Joined Apr 30, 2010
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Venture 224
    US Belfast ME.
    Thank you, What are the requirments of a moderator? I have a Venture 2-24 and I really like this web-site. Just go to CONTACT US ?
    Thank you very much ejet99

  8. Kestle


    Joined Jun 12, 2011
    702 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US San Pedro
    Phil, did I lose all my saved messages when the iPad app was shut down?

  9. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,405 posts, 310 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    No. Message access was disabled on the old software, but they should all be here, under the envelope in upper right corner.

    This is in the wrong thread and once you read it I'm going to move or delete it, FYI.

  10. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,147 posts, 963 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Does anyone know if there is still a site hosting the 5 minute video on the 26C that Macgregor produced? I can't find a link. I want to point to it, not download it. Thanks.

  11. Pascal1968


    Joined May 30, 2016
    11 posts, 2 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US LakeSide Ohio
    Is there any download for the Venture 25 with a pedestal wheel? Documents, owners,

  12. justsomeguy


    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,807 posts, 1,111 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    Nope. There's some postings in the Mac Forum regarding this, if you use that "quick search" box in the upper right. Type in "steering wheel Mac 25".

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