Recent content by Dan Wray

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    Mac 25 upper shrouds & spreader positioning

    Thanks, that sounds reasonable. I would like to be able to fold them. I have been on other boats where the don’t fold and it is no fun stepping over them on deck when mast raising and risking tripping and or damaging the spreaders.
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    Mac 25 upper shrouds & spreader positioning

    The bolt that attaches the u brackets to the mast is what caused the damage when the spreaders were folded. If the hole on the spreader were closer to the end of the tube then they would fold with no damage as it would clear. My question is, is the spreader meant to fold along the mast when it...
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    Mac 25 upper shrouds & spreader positioning

    I just cut 3/4” off and still want to know where to drill the hole for the attachment bolt. Does the spreader go over the main bolt and nut?
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    Mac 25 upper shrouds & spreader positioning

    Another spreader issue, the mast side of the spreader has been damaged by the head and nylock nut of the attaching bolt when the spreader was folded into the mast by previous persons. Is the spreader supposed to be able to fold along the mast when it is down or did someone force the issue? Is...
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    Stern fiberglass bulkhead on 25

    Here are the photos before and after the removal. I am going to sand and clean up the edges.
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    Rub rail caulk

    What did you do underneath?
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    Stern fiberglass bulkhead on 25

    Well I did it, got out the sawsall and cut out the bulkhead. I will post photos tomorrow.
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    Stern fiberglass bulkhead on 25

    Just some guy, in some cases this would do it but to get to everything on the transom one has to craw through this access on the starboard side. See photo. I have been in there once and had trouble getting out. Also the panel is damaged on the port side. No idea how this would happen. I am...
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    Stern fiberglass bulkhead on 25

    Thanks for the photos. It must have been when the models changed and they promoted the unsinkability that they added the aft bulkhead to retain the styrofoam. It isn't attached to anything but the sides and floor.
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    Stern fiberglass bulkhead on 25

    I am trying to strip all hardware to paint and re-bed. I am thinking about cutting a bigger opening to better access the stern hardware. Most of the styrofoam has been removed by previous owner. Since this bulkhead is not structural I see no reason not to cut a large opening. If I decide to put...
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    Trailer clearance on keel V.

    Thanks, Eclectic, this axel is mounted on the bottom of the spring. I am thinking about moving it up 2 inches but I don't want to cause launching problems.
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    Trailer clearance on keel V.

    I will look at the springs.
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    Trailer clearance on keel V.

    I did go to a 15” wheel hoping that it would help.
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    Trailer clearance on keel V.

    I have but that would be quite a hassle. It also would not solve the problem of dragging in other situations while traveling, gas stations etc.
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    Trailer clearance on keel V.

    I have a Mac 25 on the standard trailer. It has little clearance at the V Cross member. My drive is not sloped much but it drug for about 3feet when I brought it in. I am thinking about raising the frame two inches by putting 2x2 steel box member between the axel and the springs with longer U...