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Venture 25, 1974, Fayetteville, Arkansas, $2,400

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Venture 25, 1974

  • Fayetteville, AR

  • Swing-keel fractional sloop
  • Length overall: 25'
  • Length waterline: 23'
  • Beam: 8.0'
  • Draft: 5.00' w/ keel down, 1.50' w/ keel up
  • Displacement: 2100 lbs.
  • Ballast: 800 lbs. (iron swing keel)
  • Listed sail area: 238 sq ft.

  • Sails: includes main, working jib, and genoa. All sails in good condition. One sail bag.
  • New halyards with properly braided eyes.
  • Boom vang.
  • Additional matching winch included for rigging for cabin-top halyard use.
  • Boom-end sheeting with track-type traveler.
  • Original mahogany rudder has been foiled, glassed, epoxied, and varnished.
  • Refinished tiller with Tiller Tamer.
  • New mast-head sheaves and mast-head light. Mast-head wind vane
  • Mast-raising rig included (see pictures). Can be raised by one person.
  • Pop-top cabin, includes canvas surround.
  • Factory Trail-Rite single axle trailer, with Carlisle Sure-Trail tires and rebuilt surge brakes. New taillights.
  • Trailer has been primed and re-painted (no rust). Tows very well, easy to launch. I have materials to fabricate a couple of tall guide rollers if you're interested.

  • Six of seven original (blue) interior cushions.
  • Extra set of later MacGregor 25 cushions included if desired.
  • Dinette table is functional but worn; have a nice piece of 3/4" oak veneer plywood to make replacement.
  • Location for porta-potti, but I don't have one.
  • Ice box and sink are plumped to drain, but no sink faucet installed. Cabin ceiling needs repainting.
  • Electric-start long shaft Evinrude 9.9 2-stroke - impeller replaced, carb rebuilt, new points/condenser.
  • Transom has been properly reinforced with ply/glass/epoxy on the inside for motor mount - no flexing! Gas tank and hose included, but no battery (other than for testing).
  • Compass and depth sounder/fishfinder (sensor set in epoxy for through-hull sensing).
  • This a really great boat for someone who wishes to trailer-sail a larger boat.
  • I'm switching to a smaller deep-keel boat that I'll keep in a slip. If you don't want the motor, I'll take $1900 for boat and trailer. Thanks for looking!

    Email Malcolm at malcolm@cast.uark.edu

  • or phone 479-790-2748
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