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    Single Handed Docking

    Interesting devise. Would a typical boat hook work as well? Or was a boat hook modified to produce this equipment?
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    Single Handed Docking

    The other boat is at rest on our port side. Thanks for your input, DArsy. If the current would calm down it would make things a whole lot easier.
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    Single Handed Docking

    Unless I missed something, no one has mentioned anything about those of us unfortunates who share a slip with another boat. Talk about hard! At least for me it is. Any advise? We’re in Monterey Bay where there is always wind and current.
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    MacGregor 25 Classification

    Wow. I guess you told me. I guess I’m going to have to make sure of what questions I ask, in the future, because there are some highly sophisticated sailors out there and people, like myself, should never submit such low level, silly questions. I guess I should consider myself honored to have...
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    MacGregor 25 Classification

    I’ve owned my MacGregor 25 for decades and still have never gotten an answer to a simple question: Is a MacGregor 25 considered to be a one design sailboat? If it isn’t, what would it be classified as? No debasing comments please as I know there are many sailors out there who have many...
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    New outboard?

    I have a fully restored MacGregor 25 that I’ve owned since I had her built back in 1983. Originally, my outboard was a Honda 7.5 which was a great engine for the boat. However, it was not something that would be possible to rehabilitate. So I bought a new, Honda 9.9 , electric start, long shaft...
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    Recommended Instruments for Close Coastal Cruising (Day Sailing)

    In many situations, there is increase and decrease of sea floors. One can grow accustomed to this with experience. There are instances where nothing will prevent a helmsman from hitting a “wall,” but it’s always a matter of depending on the odds being with you. As far as floor variances, going...
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    Recommended Instruments for Close Coastal Cruising (Day Sailing)

    The first time we made port at Avalon in Santa Catalina many years ago, it was as though someone had built a brick wall straight out of the sea when we hit a natural reef with our keel. Ever since that event, I’ve been a believer in depth sounders. As far as I’m-concerned, any keel sailboat...
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    Recommended Instruments for Close Coastal Cruising (Day Sailing)

    It never is a bad idea to install a VHF radio with GPS. Get your vessel registered with the US Coast Guard. I know we all have hand held iPhones or smartphones but they can go overboard. I like to have my radio attached the my boat, inside the cabin. Since you’re going to sail in shore waters...
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    Attaching flag to fiberglass without through bolts.

    I do not believe that the portion of the deck where I want it has a core so I believe that the tap screw method is probably the best way to proceed. Thank you all.
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    Attaching flag to fiberglass without through bolts.

    I want to thank you all for your suggestions. Since each of your ideas make good sense, now I’ll have to decide which application will be the most appropriate for the exact location on the taffrail. The suggestion regarding placement on the stern rail is a good and logical one, but I think that...
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    Attaching flag to fiberglass without through bolts.

    Hello: I need some advise on what the best and strongest way to attach a metal base (stainless steel or chrome plated brass) to a fiberglass surface without using through bolts. There is little to no potential room to access the undersurface to attach lock washers and nuts to bolts or even a...
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    Fell in love with the MacGregor 26M, but...

    My wife and I own a MacGregor 25 that we had built back in 1983 and had completely restored in 2019. I’m sure that most of you would consider us to be completely nuts to have spent the amount of money we spent on having her restored but, oh well. We’re past the age of wanting to trailer her...
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    Redo Mac 25 interior cabin roof

    Thanks for the info. I’ll try it next time.
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    Redo Mac 25 interior cabin roof

    You know, I tried to upload the pictures of my boat. However, it didn’t work out for me. If you would like to privately send me your email address, I’ll be happy to send some pictures to you. I can’t remember emailing Puerto Vallarta. My wife and I were there in 1994, though!
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    Redo Mac 25 interior cabin roof

    Sure, I’ll look around for some pictures on my phone and send them along. I will do my best to upload them.
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    Redo Mac 25 interior cabin roof

    I had my MacGregor 25 completely restored by a boatyard last year. We are the original owners of a model year 1983 and I have to say that the number one thing that I have always despised about the boat was that ridiculous “headliner” that it had. The boatyard manager worker quite a while to come...
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    Cabin Cushion Snaps

    Yup, I think the Velcro concept is the way to go! Thank all of you for your help! Giro Home Port Monterey, CA
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    Cabin Cushion Snaps

    The snaps all match.
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    Cabin Cushion Snaps

    Before I had the new cushions installed, there were flaps. The new ones were made without flaps.