When I was in high school, my fiberglass mentor Gale Yount went to Texas and picked up a few flatbeds of damaged boats, brought them back to Noank, and repaired and sold them. Interiors, exteriors, they all looked brand new when he was done.
10 hp is going to be more than enough for a 25' sailboat. I've got a 1gm10 that pushes my 32' sailboat at a consistent 6.5 knots.
you can find used and reman 1gm10's for between $2500 and $4500. it's a pretty reliable engine.
WTF is wrong with that? My apologies dear sir for offending you so deeply. Of course there's nothing wrong with that. Some of us have figured out that rather than put extra weight by having a double block (which kind of defeats the purpose of running light air sheets, through a smaller pulley)...
I have a Zeus2, Triton 1 and what it won't do is allow me to calibrate the ws320 for the downwind wind speed, which looks to be about 5% high. are you saying you can do that calibration without an H5000/Edge?
Find a turbo'd Farr 30 that's been converted to a fixed sprit and asyms. great fast boats.
But honestly in that size range you're going to compromise somewhere, either it's great around the buoys or it's great offshore. I think of the sportier boats you mentioned, the FT probably has the...