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sethp001
Mainsheet C-25 Tech Editor

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Initially Posted - 09/19/2018 :  21:12:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This guy built a nice pagoda deck house...




More info here:

https://danville.craigslist.org/boa/d/1985-catalina-25-sailboat/6702276318.html



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
"Marine Tex 1" Unknown Origin POS 8' Fiberglass Dinghy
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 09/19/2018 :  21:23:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great until you try to sail it when other boats are around. But as I recall, my cabin was "enclosed" too, and didn't look like that.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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OLarryR
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  04:57:29  Show Profile  Visit OLarryR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW !! First Catalina 25 Pilot Boat I ever saw !

Larry
'89 Robin's Nest#5820, Potomac River/Wash DC http://catalina25.homestead.com/olarryr.html
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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  05:18:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It makes living aboard more comfortable, but underway you can't see around it or over it unless you stand up. A real pilothouse boat has an inside steering station, and you can see through the front window. Visibility is very obstructed when steering from the cockpit.

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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islander
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  08:12:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any guesses as to what the white thing is across the transom rail?

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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LakeFall
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  08:22:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by islander

Any guesses as to what the white thing is across the transom rail?



It's a bench so you can see over the cabin
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islander
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  09:37:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good one Actually you might be right.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound



Edited by - islander on 09/20/2018 09:41:18
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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  09:58:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a precarious perch, with no backrest, no handholds, no apparent way to steer from there. I wonder if it has a non-skid surface, in case the boat heels suddenly.

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  10:16:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just noticed, there appears to be a black electrical wire coming out of the starboard end of the white thing. The wire appears to be routed down one of the pushpit legs. Could it be a long, skinny solar panel, or perhaps a mount for a solar panel, with the panels removed?

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  10:43:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It appears they’ve installed a window type AC in the forward section of the cabin house. Must be very comfy. I wonder if the owner installed remote steering and a forward-looking camera?

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT
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pastmember
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Response Posted - 09/20/2018 :  15:05:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When a fisherman buys a sail boat.

Frank Hopper
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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 09/21/2018 :  07:18:41  Show Profile  Visit dasreboot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I asked the guy, here is his response.

Good questions. The previous owner replaced the factory pop-up top, which was failing, with that structure which makes the cabin much roomier, height-wise. But it is a view-forward blocker. So the white thing on the stern is an upholstered bench to sit on so you can see over that cabin. I also steer standing up quite a bit, which also works. It is odd but seems to work fine.
We haven’t sailed it since we bought it about a year ago, but the sails were in ok shape at that time. We just putt around with the motor, which is a really nice motor.

Todd Lewis
Eowyn 87 TR/WK C25 #5656
ARWEN 84 TR/SK C25 #4031
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LakeFall
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Response Posted - 09/21/2018 :  07:55:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dasreboot

I asked the guy, here is his response.

Good questions. The previous owner replaced the factory pop-up top, which was failing, with that structure which makes the cabin much roomier, height-wise. But it is a view-forward blocker. So the white thing on the stern is an upholstered bench to sit on so you can see over that cabin. I also steer standing up quite a bit, which also works. It is odd but seems to work fine.
We haven’t sailed it since we bought it about a year ago, but the sails were in ok shape at that time. We just putt around with the motor, which is a really nice motor.



I have questions...
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islander
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Response Posted - 09/21/2018 :  08:22:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lakefall is the winner

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 09/21/2018 :  09:40:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I notice that she is for sale -- possibly the great concept did not pan out to work as well as first anticipated!

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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keats
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Response Posted - 09/21/2018 :  13:00:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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So the white thing on the stern is an upholstered bench to sit on...



Maybe that explains the black electrical wire - heated seats!

Tim Keating
1985 C-25 TR/FK #4940
Midsummer
Lake Don Pedro, CA
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