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Dehler 25
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Description: Dehler 25
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Review Date: Sat March 8, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have found the boat to be very well built, reasonably stiff given its ease of trailering. The weakest area I have had to address is the mast step. The mount had a tendancy to pull the hardware out of the cabin top due to frequent mast raising and lowering. I remedied the failure by reboring the holes quite oversize and using West Systems thickened epoxy rebedded heavy thread SS lag bolts coated in release agent. The boat is really a pleasure to tow due to the ballast component of water. This component is roughly half of the total. The water release valve cable on mine was siezed and I could not find a way to access the far end as it enters the water tank about eight feet from the valve attachment. I built a lever with dowel on the trailer so that the ball valve can be tripped externally. I mounted a toilet tank float on the lever end so that any time the trailer is in the water the dowell is retracted preventing damage, it works perfectly. The keel raising system is a worm drive and works very well although it is a little tedious due to the reduction gearing. The original trailer configuration was unusual at best, it utilized a dolly platform on four pneumatic tires with ramps that mounted on the trailer rear section. I eliminated the design instead going to a traditional adjustable pad and keel rest. Not only is the boat easier to guide onto the trailer I built in a nine foot sliding tongue extension, but eliminating the dolly lowered the boat about two feet on the trailer.
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