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Wear Bolt mac 25

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by shine, Feb 2, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. shine

    shine

    Joined Sep 14, 2009
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Mo
    Is there a keel wire wear bolt on 1986 Macgregor 25 swing keel?
     


  2. Captain Ron 18

    Captain Ron 18

    Joined Feb 8, 2017
    42 posts, 9 likes
    MacGregor MacGregor 25
    US Baltimore
    I've got a 1985 Mac 25 and to my knowledge there is not. Are you finding one or feel like one may be missing?
     


  3. shine

    shine

    Joined Sep 14, 2009
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Mo
    The boat is new to me. I ordered new keel lock bolt, pivot bolt, wire for keel etc. Got all of it from Bluewater yachts. In the instructions it mentioned it might have that on some models. I don't see one on my boat , but I thought I should be sure.
     


  4. Captain Ron 18

    Captain Ron 18

    Joined Feb 8, 2017
    42 posts, 9 likes
    MacGregor MacGregor 25
    US Baltimore
    I bought mine new in '85 and over the years I've had all that apart and have never come across one. Are you going to replace the keel pivot bolt yourself or have a yard do it? My keel weighs 625 pounds and is unwieldy, to be sure, and could bite you pretty good if it gets away from you!
     


  5. shine

    shine

    Joined Sep 14, 2009
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Mo
    I'm on the trailer with jack stands and a big car jack as well. Getting the old one out was a breeze. Nice to know someone who has owned a mac for that long.
     


  6. Captain Ron 18

    Captain Ron 18

    Joined Feb 8, 2017
    42 posts, 9 likes
    MacGregor MacGregor 25
    US Baltimore
    Every time I get "bigger-boat-itis" I look around my marina (I'm on the north end of the Chesapeake Bay) and see all my colleagues with their fine expensive boats with fixed keels who glare at me as I go out and have a great day on the water and they're stuck in their slips because the water is too low, I get real and enjoy what I have.
     


  7. shine

    shine

    Joined Sep 14, 2009
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Mo
    Yes , I think your making the right choice. Bigger is a lot more complicated and very expensive.
     


  8. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,131 posts, 725 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    Where the keel cable passes through the hull is a wear point.
     


  9. Applegeuse

    Applegeuse

    Joined Dec 30, 2017
    5 posts, 3 likes
    Macgregor 25
    Break'n Wind Un Chattanooga
    Mine is a 1980 but only has the wear tube in the bottom of the hull,which I have replaced.
     


  10. shine

    shine

    Joined Sep 14, 2009
    46 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Mo
    Thanks for all of your input. I just didn't want to overlook something and this helps.
     



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