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Keel Winch Mount Replacement

Nov 17, 2018
MacGregor Venture 2-24 Rifle, CO
So the piece of wood that my keel winch is mounted to is in need of replacing.

Is there a particular type of wood I should be looking for? The original looks like it could possibly be mahogany, but I really don't know.

Alternatively, has anyone come across any other clever solutions or modifications that would serve the same purpose?


Feb 20, 2011
Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
White oak's pretty good, and there are a few tropical hardwoods out there that'll do.
May 16, 2011
Macgregor V-25 Charlton, MA- Trailer
I put a piece of diamond plate aluminum on top of the winch mount. You can see it here.
and bolted the new winch through it when I replaced it.