Re: [macgregor19sailboats] Re: New Mac 19 Owner
- I've been running around so much I don't remember if I answered this or not!
I'll follow suite and answer in line...
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Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:10 AM
Subject: [macgregor19sailboats] Re: New Mac 19 Owner
> --- In email@example.com, <Mad_Mac_Mod@h...> wrote:
> > My no 1 mod would be better CB line markings.
> I am assuming you mean so that you can note the posisition of the
> Centerboard from looking at the line?
> No 2 is bilge pumps (2 of
> > them).
> Any specific models or experiences? How large do they need to be?
They are cheap pumps that came with the boat. One a 500 GPH and the other
300 GPH. Not for a sinking boat but fine for draining the bilge. I think
I've seen them at BoatUS and they were the low end ones. If buying new I
would seriously consider the pricier ones with a built in switch, but figure
out the wireing first. I would also look in Wal-Mart if I were to still go
with cheap models. 25%-30% cheaper than BoatUS for slightly different
> No 3 is in progress - a switch panel for lights etc. instead of the
> > factory toggles - under the sink facing aft.
> We are fortunate to have nicely upgraded power already. Still a
> single battery, but a very nice fuse/switch plate with room to
> support a second battery.
> I can't wait to get her in the water. I can't wait to be thinking
> about trim and milking the last half knot out of our boat.
> > One item if you have not had it in the water - check for ballast
> tank and
> > other leaks at swivel points and valves. Mine still has some I
> need to work
> > on.
> It does seem like a pretty good idea to check for leaks, huh? :) I
> saw the post about checking with the boat on the trailer. Right now I
> plan to make that priority one...and hope to take that on this
> weekend. I had been busy researching GPS and stereo systems... :)
> Thanks for the great reply...I did significant sailing as a youth in
> a Mac Venture 22, but it has been over 10 years since I did any real
> sailing. I am definitely looking forward to getting back at it in a
> big way.
You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine in the
short time I've had it, but need to do less work!
Also, I screwed up and put the boat in the water with the motor down. Hit
something and broke the prop and skeg. I suggest adding the rudder haul
down mods (see pics) and always launching with the rudders and motor tilted
> > MMM