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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

    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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    Yamaha 25-2 Elysium in Marina Del Rey

    I'm going to take a look at this boat. Anyone know anything about her?
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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...