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Seidelmann 25
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Description: Seidelmann 25
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed August 6, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Properly equipped this boat can sail very well in PHRF. I have a whole wall of trophies to confirm this. In the 1996 racing season our worst performance was one fourth place in about 40 races.

Modifications include addition of deck hardware, Traveler, Genoa Cars, Sheet stoppers and etc. The keel and rudder on the factory delivered boat require fairing. The trailing edge on both sections are rounded off. These trailing edges should taper to a square flat edge about 1/4 inch in width.

The bulkheads where the chain plates attach to should be inspected carefully. They are likely in need of repair. The attachment point of the bulkhead to the deck is usually not very secure and it allows the bulk head and the deck to move independently. The result is an oil canned hull when under load. Leaks will also develope.

On my boat I glassed the bulkhead to the deck and extended the bulkhead down to the cabin seat. This solved both problems.

To win races with this boat you will also require a smooth clean bottom, about 500 lbs of crew weight, good sails, good crew work and and a bit of luck every now and then.
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mmamass
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Registered: January 2002
Review Date: Fri January 18, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This boat needed alot of work when I first got it...especially on the electrical side. It had no bilge pump, and the wiring was old. These boats, from what I can tell so far, are very reliable, and they handle very well. Mine points as good as a catalina, and for its size, has a good hull speed. I haven't raced it yet, but am looking forward to doing so this coming summer.
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SamNetherly
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Registered: May 2005
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon May 9, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have had mine since 1985, it had only had one previous owner. The boat has a very unique hull shape and sailing characteristics, and it's probably not good for novice sailors. The boat has a massive 10' beam on a 25' hull which gives it a huge interior volume for a 25. This boat is unique in that it has absolutely NO chine whatsoever, so its cross sctional shape is just a smooth curve going from the keel up to the deck. In hull shape, the only thing similar to it is the original Herreshoff cat boat. Due to its shape, this boat heels a LOT in almost any wind, so you should be prepared to accept life on a 20 to 30 degree angle as normal. On the other side of the coin, due to its beam, this boat is absolutely superb in heavy wind conditions. On heavy days with a high chop you can crank the jib and main in hard, run close to the wind, and let the wind pressure hold you down HARD in the water with no problem. The boat is almost unbroachable. This boat is also quite fast, there's not another 25' in the lake that can keep up with me. Maximum speed I have achieved is 7.4 knots running down with a big gennaker in a solid 20 knot day. Maximum realistic speed for this boat is 5.5 - 6.0 knots on a close reach.
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