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Old 04-01-2013
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Re: Watkins 25 Information

I know this is an older thread now but there are still some Watkins out there! I just picked up an '83 Watkins 25. It has the 4ft draft keel, which ive heard is rare.

Sailing upwind is a pain but do-able. Going with the wind I can easily hit 5 knots, not a racer but still fun to sail.

As for the traveler, its bolted through to the interior ever 2 inches our so (maybe 15-20 bolts total). There isnt any backing but with that many bolts in a good location it must have been a very strong gust and jibe to pull it out.

She does have a high freeboard and will dance like crazy at anchor if its windy.
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