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  1. Thedillo

    Thedillo

    Joined Mar 10, 2016
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelmann 25
    US Lake Travis, TX Lake Travis
    Howdy from Lake Travis Texas!

    I just got my 5th boat recently and so far have really enjoyed sailing her. She's a 79 S25 with a custom big roach fully battened main a working jib and a kevlar 160 genoa. Looks like I bought some nice sails and got a free boat!

    So far I have:
    Replaced all running rigging
    Added a tiller tamer
    Fixed tiller slop
    Installed the BBQ grill
    Installed Hawk Eye depth sounder
    Running Water (no more foot pump)
    Installed an electric flush toilet (Thetford Curve) Awsome toilet!

    Next up is to get the compression post back to where it should be.
    Tune the standing rigging.
    Rebed deck hardware.
    Run the halyards to the cockpit.

    FYI if you need to go up the mast have several guys around to keep her steady! That was terrifying!

    Doesn't look like there are too many S25 owners on the site but I am looking forward to sharing and learning with you guys.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     


  2. Blitz

    Blitz

    Joined Jul 10, 2007
    502 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelmann 34
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    She will tend to sail with her rails in the water as you approach 15 knots of wind, but loads of fun. Good luck with her, she's a long way from home.
     


  3. Thedillo

    Thedillo

    Joined Mar 10, 2016
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelmann 25
    US Lake Travis, TX Lake Travis
    Thanks Blitz

    Yes the rail is often in the water but rail meat is quite effective. What amazes me is how little weather helm there is, she hasn't rounded up on me yet. Once I correct pointing issues she will be formidable.
     


  4. tomcat2k

    tomcat2k

    Joined Apr 3, 2007
    20 posts, 0 likes
    Seidelmann S25
    US Greenville SC
    I have a 79 S25 as well. Take a good hard look at the rudder post. The original was made of aircraft aluminum. Mine was and "rusted" were it exited the hull underneath. Big surprise when it snapped in a good wind. The little outboard saved the day.
    Later models used a stainless steel post.. and luckily I found one.
    Good luck with that boat... yours truly certainly enjoys his.
     



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