Nov 12, 2005, 6:27 PM
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That's it, though I've never heard of Clackacraft.
Re: [micthomas] Bahama 25 information question
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It's what Exredux is referring to, and there IS one for sale by the Richmond YC Foundation. They're kind of slow, but they'd be nice daysailing and overnighting/weekend boats for one or two people, along the coast. In terms of specs, I'm no help but I'd probably pour as much lead shot into that bilge as I could. Your friend can use the weights of the Coronado 25, Columbia Challenger and Islander Bahama 24 as a guide. Plus or minus a hundred pounds or so isn't going to matter much. If he can't get lead then have him get a much small-size scrap steel as he can...you know, nuts, bolts, angle iron scrap and so on. Get LOTS, like 400-500 pounds of it. Throw it in the bilge with a whole lot of soupy concrete and a little bit of pea gravel and wait a week. Then lay a couple layers of glass cloth or even just mat down on top of the concrete to seal the stuff off from the bilge water.
At least, if I was building one of these on the cheap, that's what I'd do.