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Re: us yachts?
Jeff's spot on, and that quote from above was from me...
I don't recall the 25 being a wipeout machine, in fact it was remarkable, you could still steer it down at 35 degrees. My brother's boat didn't have a 155, and we didn't even wanna sail it unless there was whitecaps, cause the boat was no fun with the blade jib until then. But I recall him setting the trim on the sails, boat heeled at 30 degrees, letting go of the rudder, and being able to walk forward on the boat, with the boat holding a heading for at least 30 seconds. I'd not try that with my S2, with a tiller pilot sure (I do it all the time).
The US 27, with a 170 drifter on it, would BARELY move with 6 knot winds.. But at about 10 knots of wind (with the same sail), you were washing the windows... weird boat. I don't recall that boat rounding up much either.. we weren't happy racing that thing unless there were small craft advisory's up (yeah it was that much of a slow boat).
The 25 seemed like a much more civilized boat than the 27 under sail... The 27 felt kind of like trimming sails on a brick... but that could have been because we had the fixed prop, inboard model, with a wheel. I hear the outboard, tiller was more responsive. My memory might be fuzzy though. Its been 15 years since I sailed the 25, and nearly 25 since I sailed the 27.
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
Last edited by SHNOOL; 07-30-2015 at 02:31 PM.