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Join Date: Jun 2007
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Re: Merit 25 sailors?
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk Christian,
Do tell of your torment in making this momentous decision...all by your self.
Yes don't you know you should be sailing a Mac 26x, with a bluewater bucket? And you should have paid $400 for a survey for a trailer sailor you know.
All I can say is, I'm glad purchases don't require a committee.
The Merit 25 is a cool choice for racing.. Also it's pretty interesting to buy a race boat, you've stumbled across what I've personally found with race boats.. The owners are usually well informed, keep up with mainteance, that have upgraded their sail inventory, rigging, and outfittted the boats with all the go fast options. Usually the boats have decent bottoms. The biggest problem with race boats, is them not being raced/used for long periods, that means the owner stopped upkeep completely.
Again, Merit 25 should be a helluva lotta fun.
MINI MOO, a 1983 Wavelength 24 - she's a fast cow!