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.
and bingo was his name oh!
thats how this boat was/is
Its got an awesome layer of black moss and grime that has the gelcoat underneath pretty pristine
inside there was rain water...its a lake so no worries with metal and stuff
mast is up but not tuned so the hull was nice and relaxed
in any case
elbow grease and some love and cleaning and we can sail on sunday which is the plan
I already took apart the outboard which just had some crud
I also did my patented pinesol bath for the lower unit and carb clean and we are good to go there
next cleaning and washing sails, doing the downy rinse for my running rigging, varnish tiller and bobs yer uncle
no lollygagging here! ajajaja