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    Life and times of Phreatophyte; adventures in a damn fine pocket cruiser

    Nice stretch of sailing in the last month. Phreatophyte is now on a mooring in Port Hadlock after an awesome 3 day cruise from Hood River to Astoria and then two weeks later a 10 day single handed adventure from Astoria to the San Juan islands and then down to Port Hadlock. We called on many...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    Looks good, well done. Bummer about your prop but sounds like you’ve found a fairly painless solution. So much to remember to attend to on a cruising sailboat with an inboard
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    Life and times of Phreatophyte; adventures in a damn fine pocket cruiser

    I intend to utilize the following posts to share some of my highlights, lowlights, and lessons learned about and aboard my 1978 Yamaha 25 sailboat. Having launched her over the long weekend I promptly got straight to the good stuff. My girlfreind, dog, and I cruised downwind up-river for two...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    At long last the day has come to move Phreatophyte back to the wet. Taking advantage of the long weekend and the assistance of my pops I opted to trailer launch her at a local boat ramp on the Columbia river. I sounded the ramp and took some measurements and concluded that according to the...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    @jssailem Thanks! it went well for the most part. I used a Totalboat product from jamestown dist. Adhesion seems good and it went on well. The only real issue is that I tried to skimp on paint quantity on my order and needed every last drop to get one full coat on. Most of it looks good but...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    @AJW I believe using brass fittings you find at Home Depot below the waterline would be a big mistake. But dont take my word for it... https://marinehowto.com/replacing-thru-hulls-and-seacocks/ Also, I mean no disrespect and I'm unsure of the many factors affecting what parts of your boat you...
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    Beleated Hello - Y25 Owner

    Hey Drew, thanks for sharing your families story of adventure in a yamaha 25. Most impressive and an inspiration for sure. I hope to cross tacks with you somewhere on the sound at some point!
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    yamaha 25 refit

    Hey AJW, I did go with 7/8” ID and 1 1/4” OD cutless bearings. The press fit seemed good and I don’t have much experience handling cutless bearings and prop shafts so I’m less certain of the ID fit but it seems appropriate. I’m planning to splash my boat next weekend if I can finish my deck...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    Hey Drew, Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. My radio was formerly jammed in the quarter berth as well with a whole rats nest of wires. I built my trailer myself out of a flatbed I had. I built it at my shop in Washington and then had to drive it down to LA to get the boat. Because of that...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    With the work below the waterline finally completed I’ve been free to turn my focus to some projects with more visible results. This weekend I installed a Chinese diesel parking heater and re-wired all my electrical systems as well as relocated the panel, radio, etc. Pretty stoked on the outcome.
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    yamaha 25 refit

    Repairs to keel stem done with vinylester resin, lightweight csm, and twill
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    yamaha 25 refit

    It seems shelter in place is very conducive to making good progress on a refit project. In the last few weeks I completed the fiberglass work below the waterline. Glassing in the old speed wheel went smooth and my repair job to the back of the keel stem worked out really nicely. With that...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    hey Syntonos, thanks for sharing your setup. Looks good. I plan to install much the same system when the parts get here. Ordered from Defender and its taking forever due to rush on orders during their sale. I've been busy working on other mods and repairs in the meantime. I finished removing...
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    yamaha 25 refit

    Having succesfully trailered my new old boat home from LA about a month ago I now find myself in the process of finding things more fun to work on than sanding off 30 years of bottom paint. One such task is removing, inspecting, and replacing thru hulls and seacocks. There is currently no...
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    New owner of a Yamaha 25-2

    Welp I’ve surely done it now. Purchased Elysium a ‘78 Yamaha 25-2 in Marina Del Rey. A very clean boat throughout but due for haulout. There’s a section 4”x8” of deck where the skipper sits that has loose flaking non-skid gel coat. Can I hope for a decent looking repair using kiwi grip? Or is...
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    Want to buy Yamaha 25 or 26 maybe 30

    SO forum in action! thanks, Great looking boat. Ideally I'm still looking for a 25 or 26 as well as a lower price tag.
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    Yamaha 25-2 Elysium in Marina Del Rey

    I'm going to take a look at this boat. Anyone know anything about her? https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/boa/d/marina-del-rey-yamaha-25-2/7051776835.html
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    Want to buy Yamaha 25 or 26 maybe 30

    Hello, I'm in the market for a boat to keep on Hood Canal and explore Puget Sound cruising grounds with. This would be my first keelboat but I've owned numerous sailing dinghys and RIBs. If I can find a suitable Yamaha I think it could be a good fit for my needs. I grew up racing...