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Cal 25
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Description: Cal 25
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu April 9, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very easy to sail, design permits operation very close to wind. Has large open cockpit with tiller. Excellent day or weekend sailer. Bad points are narrow very low cabin. Extreamely small head. Large unsupported deck over main cabin. Very good antique racer or just learning boat.
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Review Date: Tue May 23, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Looking at purchasing a 1986 Catalina 25 with inboard diesel, tiller steering. There doesn't seem to be too many available. Could anyone offer an opinion on inboard diesel? Would that be a good choice or should we stay away from? Thanks!
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Review Date: Tue September 5, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Excellent coastal cruiser with room for 4 adults. Flat top cabin allows maximum interior space with large even decks for sail handling underway and lounging at anchor. Mast is supported by a solid bulkhead below that separates the berth from the modest salon. Huge cockpit seats 6 comfortably. Powers well with 8HP outboards though 9.9 seems the norm. Large class association nationwide with spinnaker and non spinnaker division races year round.
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Registered: July 2002
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Review Date: Mon May 24, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Cal 25 (Lapworth Design) is a good learning boat/club racer. This boat, with it's flat deck can easily be distinguished from the Cal 2-25 which has a traditional raised cabin. These boats were built with a hull made of solid roving, no chopped glass matting or coring. Though terrific boats, a prospecive buyer should carefully inspect the deck plywood for signs of rotting or decay. Other points to check are the mast pedestal and main support beam. These need to be inspected for compression or damage. As with all boats, talking with the seller will reveal a pattern of routine maintenance or neglect. For those interested, there are several active racing fleets, and a close-knit group of dedicated owners who converse regularly on the sailnet cal-list@sailnet.net.

The class web site (with lots of photos, technical help, and a for sale page) can be found at www.cal25.com.

Overall, the Cal 25 is a lot of boat for the money. There are always good condition boats available for a resonable price.

Scott S.
1974 Cal25 #1651 Indefatigable
Spa Creek (Annapolis) MD
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