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Pacific Seacraft 25

I have a chance (possibly) to purchase Pacific Seacraft 25 with swing keel.
Does any one have experience with this kind of boat and possible opinion of the boat. Do they have any faults and problems i would have to look for it ?
Is this kind of boat suitable as blue water cruiser ?
This model is of 1979 model.

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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

I dont know the 25 but the name Pacific Seacraft always brings to mind salty bluewater boats many designed by Bill Crealock. I am not sure how a centerboard fits into the grand scheme of things as most of PS boats are full keel boats. I'd be interested to see pictures.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

This one is for sale by private owner in Australia, its on Yacht Hub website. Not many pictures of interior, does not showing much of swing keel.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

I would look at the balance to displacement ratio for any offshore boat. PS 25 in general are well made boats. I'm not familiar with them having a swing keel but I really like keel/centerboard boats if they are solid.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

The Pacific Seacraft 25 is a full keel boat.
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The Pacific Seacraft 25 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

From quick research
First PS boat not designed by Crealock. Heavy, slow below 10 knots of wind. Bluewater worthy. Full keel, no sign of a centerboard model.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

Used to be one of those near me. One of the sweetest and saltiest small boats I've ever seen. You could see the quality from the end of the dock.

Reputed to be offshore capable but I think it would verge on stunting - just the food & water you would need to carry would overload it. They are also pretty expensive boats and you could get something just as capable of blue water and bigger for the same money.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

From: The Pacific Seacraft 25 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org

"Early Pacific Seacraft 25s were sloop rigged without bowsprits and their associated cutter rig. Many options were on offer and you’ll find numerous variations on the market today. Options included various hull colors, teak sea-hoods for the hatches, teak decks, cockpit grates, and cutter rigs in the later models. There was even an option for a private forward cabin separated with a full bulkhead and a finely crafted door. Apparently four boats were built with swing keels and additionally a few boats were owner-finished."[emphasis added]
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

I'm a big PSC fan, but the 25 is the least appealing of the PSC pocket yachts because of limited headroom (5'2"). The Flicka, Dana and Orion all have more headroom and arguably more overall cabin space in general. Of course the real appeal of the PSC 25 over the others is typically price, which may make the headroom more bearable for some.

I had a Helms 25 without standing headroom and I had chronic backaches whenever I spent more than a few hours aboard.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

How can you discuss the PSC25 without this: The Adventures of Tiny Bubbles
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