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Member Since 13 Jan 2006
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In Topic: Looking to buy a 6KSB

08 February 2010 - 03:31 AM

How about a B-25?  Definitely get to 6 knts and past with it.

In Topic: B 25 molds, save em or toss em?

08 November 2009 - 01:13 AM

I was interested to see how similar the B-25 and Marting 242 are.  The B-25 is usually rated at 138 in stock configuration, (although most owners have converted them to masthead spinnakers and taken the rate hit)

The Martin 242 is rated around 150 if I got the correct data.

If the B-25 has less sail area and weighs more, I wonder why it has a faster rating?

In Topic: B 25 molds, save em or toss em?

05 November 2009 - 01:37 PM

I think the hull design works very well.  It looks very similar to many newer designs.  It is the appendages that are out of date, not the hull.  So I update the keel and rudder, along with extra roach in a new main.  The shrouds are inboard, so you can use a 155% genoa on the boat or reduce to a jib in higher winds.  I am very happy with my setup.  It would cost upwards of $50,000 to equal its performance with a new boat.  I like the symmetrical spinnaker for our lake sailing.