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Re: Merit 25 sailors?

"will be done on trailer though..."

Dude, Get real man, us dirt bag sailors just find the nearest beach.....
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crap maybe im underestimating my trailer weight...looks VERY similar to yours just less beams

hmmmm

I was looking for a discovery beater to haul my boat with...now I might have to rethink that option....

thanks so much for the post
At 2200 lbs I would say my trailer is definitely the heaviest I've come across built for a 25' boat. It should have been made of aluminum and weighed half of that. The extension tongue alone weighs 300+ lbs. My truck still pulled it like a champ though. I have a 5.4L V8. The load carrying/weight distributing rating on my tow package is 5000/10,500 lbs. I was just barely over the load carrying limit so I upgraded to a weight distributing hitch.

You might weigh your trailer to help determine the vehicle you need. You can take it to a weigh station on the interstate. I took mine to the county waste transfer station. You should be able to pull the trailer alone with just about anything.
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"will be done on trailer though..."

Dude, Get real man, us dirt bag sailors just find the nearest beach.....

I know I know quit bragging...this isnt el salvador or thailand, its a georgia power regulated lake...cant even night sail geeeze

Imagine if they see me careening my boat somewhere on the lake


AJAJAJAJAJAAJAJAJAJAJAJAAJJAA and painting AJAJAJAAJAJAJAJA

whatever!

Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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Re: Merit 25 sailors?

well you know what they say...never own 2 sailboats at one time so on that note Im putting up the merit for sale(dont want to but have to)

asking $4.5k negotiable(trailer alone is 2k) can sell trailer separately as well.

new dual axle trailer used just once to get boat in the lake...
racing dacron main by piranha sails
kevlar north sails 150% genoa 2012
3 spinnies ALL in excellent shape
reaching staysail
1 mylar blade fair
1 jib fair
2 genoas 150 and 155 in poor shape but serviceable
1 north sails stock main in good shape(could use new boltrope)
all spinnaker and running rigging gear in good shape or replaced
new mainsheet, traveller and backstay rigging replaced
new cabin cushions
new plexi companionway door/hatch

perfect shape mid 2000s nissan/tohatsu 3.5hp, rebuild kit, new petcock, new gas tank, new hoses, works like a charm and is light at 27lbs. LONGSHAFT get 2 hours plus out of tank.
new marine pine treated outboard mount

everything works...good gear, racing history, good winches, handles, etc
electrical has been hooked(in the process) as well
camping battery installed
porta potty new.
mast and standing rigging are in perfect shape with mods added by previous owner(check stays to hull, hull is also strengthened with cheeks under the mast compression post) removeable forward lowers, tabernacle stock mast

lastly the boat is fast, nimble and everything the j24 isnt! JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
very very little leaks, they mostly come in through the double deck hatch that is a racing design issue of the boat when spinnaker racing.

kidding about the j24 comment jajaja

Ill take offers and will consider trades and even payments...

need the money to finish and finance my islander 36(trip late nomvember)

will deliver withing 200miles MY COST.

zipcode 31906

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Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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Re: Merit 25 sailors?

just sailed the boat with the new kevlar 150, holy crap its an awesome sail...

north sails, kevlar combo...3 years old...really really good shape...pics to come

so new buyer beware, you might go too fast with this new setup! jajajaja

peace

ps, I have an ad in the classiffieds section if anyone is interested...will deliver within 200mile radius or so(that includes lake lanier where you can race her again)

Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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Re: Merit 25 sailors?

any one use a single point lift to launch their merit 25 ?

what keel bolt[s] does the lifting eye attach to ? pictures ?

the local coconut grove sailing center only has a single point lift no slings

so I bought an 5/8 threaded eye to go on a keel bolt but unsure if that is safe
or I should go with some kind of rig to use more then a single keel bolt to lift the boat
to spread the loads over several keel bolts
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