A Mac By Any Other Name

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Jul 29, 2010
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Macgregor 76 V-25 #928 Lake Mead, Nevada
Hey you Guys! A lot of us would like to know what year and model of Venture/Mac you have. I have a 76 Venture which, though similar, has different features than a Mac 25 or 26, ABCDEFGHI-Z, or a Venture/Mac 21,22,23 0r 24. Are you water Ballasted with a centerboard or cast iron swing keel? Fractional or Mastehead rigged? Maybe include year and model in your posts or replies. Just a THOT. :) Fair Winds....
 
May 4, 2005
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Macgregor 26d Ft Lauderdale, Fl
uh OK,

1988 26D. (all the 26D's are waterbalast, and D stands for Daggerboard).
 
Jul 7, 2004
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Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
Most of us have our models listed in our profiles if you are interested. Might be an opportunity for some members to update them as well.
 
Aug 15, 2010
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MacGregor 22 Hilo
Mine's a 1978 22-footer. I've seen it called a Mac 22; but when I look at some manufacturing date lists, the 78 model is described as a Venture. I'm not sure which is correct. :confused:

I call it a MacGregor 22, but I have the nagging fear that somewhere, someone is laughing to himself and saying, "Heh! He doesn't know it's a Venture!"

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! :eek:

VBR,

Pat
 
Apr 25, 2005
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Macgregor Venture 25 My Backyard
I have a 1979 Venture by MacGregor. It has a cast iron swing keel, and it tiller steer, It has a galley, with a sink and a cooler that does not move, and it is on the port side, I have 4 windows smoke tinted (I think they are stock), and it is 25 feet. long.

I hope this helps.
 
Apr 25, 2005
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Macgregor Venture 25 My Backyard
I forgot to mention it is also listed on this site for sale.
 
Jul 29, 2010
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Macgregor 76 V-25 #928 Lake Mead, Nevada
Mine's a 1978 22-footer. I've seen it called a Mac 22; but when I look at some manufacturing date lists, the 78 model is described as a Venture. I'm not sure which is correct. :confused:

I call it a MacGregor 22, but I have the nagging fear that somewhere, someone is laughing to himself and saying, "Heh! He doesn't know it's a Venture!"

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! :eek:

VBR,

Pat
If you have a stock sail a Venture will have a "V" on the sail and a Mac will have an "M" on the sail. Somewhere along the way Ventures became MacGregors in the late '70's. MacGregor is the company and Venture was the model. The first boat Roger MacGregor built was the Westwind 19 in the early '60's, Then the V-21 Then the V-24,, Then the V-22 & V-222 pop top, Then the V-224 pop top, Then the V-25 pop top, Then the V-23 clipper. Then the Macs. My V-25 is a '76. The change occurred around that time??? Hope this helps. Aloha, Fair Winds...
 
Sep 25, 2008
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1970 Venture by Macgregor 21 Clayton, NC
Venture or Mac

If you have a stock sail a Venture will have a "V" on the sail and a Mac will have an "M" on the sail. Somewhere along the way Ventures became MacGregors in the late '70's. MacGregor is the company and Venture was the model. The first boat Roger MacGregor built was the Westwind 19 in the early '60's, Then the V-21 Then the V-24,, Then the V-22 & V-222 pop top, Then the V-224 pop top, Then the V-25 pop top, Then the V-23 clipper. Then the Macs. My V-25 is a '76. The change occurred around that time??? Hope this helps. Aloha, Fair Winds...
Based on some brochures I have the Venture became the MacGregor about 1975
 
Oct 24, 2008
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Macgregor 25 (1984) Wildomar, So. Cal.
Mine's a 1978 22-footer. I've seen it called a Mac 22; but when I look at some manufacturing date lists, the 78 model is described as a Venture. I'm not sure which is correct. :confused:

I call it a MacGregor 22, but I have the nagging fear that somewhere, someone is laughing to himself and saying, "Heh! He doesn't know it's a Venture!"

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! :eek:

VBR,

Pat
I'm not sure when the transition took place, but NADA lists boats under Macgregor starting in 1979 - but makes note that boats up to 1981 are listed under Venture/Macgregor. Models earlier than that I would assume to be Venture, but I don't believe their information goes back that far - it only goes to 1975.

If people wanna know if it's a Mac or a Venture, just tell 'em "It's MINE!" and leave it at that. That's all that really matters anyway....
 
Jul 29, 2010
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Macgregor 76 V-25 #928 Lake Mead, Nevada
Based on some brochures I have the Venture became the MacGregor about 1975
It was closer to 1977-78. My V-25 is a 1976. Roger McGregor sailed the prototype Mac 25 in the Ensenada Race in 1977. He put an eight foot extension on the mast and flew an outrageous spinnaker. The next year he built Eighth Day the Mac 36 Cat. Kicked butt and got there long before anyone else. But, ya know what, It's like a Ford LTD and a Mercury Gran Marquis. Basically the same, different hood ornament. Sail 'em an enjoy 'em. Fair Winds..
 
Feb 8, 2009
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Macgregor 22, 26S Norfolk
My 1980 is a V-22--with a V on sail--hence a Venture. I am trying to sell it or part it out, by the way.
 
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