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When are manufacturers going to start using trex decking in place of wood?
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The orginal Bayliner 25 was a boat to stay away from. It was designed with to little of a sail area, too much freeboard with little if any input from a sailing aspect of boating being developed by the powerboat manufacturer. The US 25 however is quite different. I owned one and outsailed alot of 25ft buidlt by others and gave more room than most. The teck sole was a nice added. I wished I had gone with the US29, since the head room was missing.
The quality was good. Hope you are enjoying
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I have a US25 and it's great. There are quite a few threads on this forum with both sides speaking out, but I say to make sure to listen to those that own them and sail them regularly. Very well balanced boat with a good amount of space inside and out for it's size.

As for the tiller issue, I replaced my wine with a shorter one made out of hazelnut wood. I thought it was too long too.

Agreed on the headroom, just a few more inches in height would be nice.

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I have a US25 and it's great. There are quite a few threads on this forum with both sides speaking out, but I say to make sure to listen to those that own them and sail them regularly. Very well balanced boat with a good amount of space inside and out for it's size.

As for the tiller issue, I replaced my wine with a shorter one made out of hazelnut wood. I thought it was too long too.

Agreed on the headroom, just a few more inches in height would be nice.
I owned a US 25 back when they were being made. As the the tiller, I also made it shorter and added a extension to it. I used the existing tiller, and cut the end , rounded and revarished it and put tiller cover on it.
I tested one with a buidlt in engine, and it was great for handling since the prop was in front of the rudder.
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theres a 78 bucanneer 25ft asking 4 grand near where i live. Just FYI, i live in montreal but i'm currently visting my parents in Alabama.
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BUCCANEER - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Voiliers * vendre - Kijiji Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

What do you think about this one?
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Re: US Yacht 25' - Are they as bad as they say?

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Re: US Yacht 25' - Are they as bad as they say?

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Re: US Yacht 25' - Are they as bad as they say?

The US Yachts were actually decent built boats. They weren't fast, but they were decent cruisers. Things to look for are bulkheads being rotted, as well as the teak/holly sole will be trashed. The windows leaked (like everything 30+ years old). They do sail quite well, and the fin keel model will hold up in a blow like nobody's business. They aren't pointing machines, but who cares its a $2500 sailboat.

If the bulkheads are good, the chainplates are good, standing rigging is passable. Mast straight and all hardware still present... You're 99% there. Other thing to check is the rudder post, these wobble (not a big deal), but you'll have to shim it to keep it from dropping the rudder. Not unusual to hear of the rudders falling out, again, take some precautions and you'll be fine.

My father bought a brand new US 27 in 1981 (I was his crew). It was a HELLUVA boat. We sailed it on Lake Norman, NC for 4 years, then moved it to NJ and sailed it on Barnegat. We actually raced it a lot, lost lots... We only ever placed when the winds were 30+ sustained, and a water spout formed on the lake.

As for the US 25? My brother owned one for 10+ years (just sold it about 4 years ago)... Windows leaked like a strainer. Sailed it like mad though. They go over quick, then harden up nicely about 20 degrees. Trick to get them moving is a decent sized genoa. On the 27 we had a 170 we used up until the winds his 20+, on the 25 my brother never had more than a 110, and because of it, spent many a hot day with light winds going very slow. These are masthead rigs with blade mains, again headsail is the key.

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Re: US Yacht 25' - Are they as bad as they say?

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Re: US Yacht 25' - Are they as bad as they say?

I can see why this guy has been banned from other forums, his internet cojones' keep getting in the way.

We have three rules;
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No bleeding on the sails.
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