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Old 02-03-2016, 11:00   #1
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Montego 25 experience

I'm traveling back home to Florida in about a week over spring break. I bought a "ready to sail" 1983 25' Montego - the deep keel model - off of craigslist for $1000 that I need to sail home the second day I'm there. The boat appears to be in pretty good repair (15hp outboard, sails), but I was wondering if anyone has sailed one of these before?

There isn't very much information about these boats on the internet, so I thought I would reach out here. I intend on sailing this boat about 20nm the first day to bring it home, and then this summer from Tampa, Fl. to the Bahamas.
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Old 03-03-2016, 16:19   #2
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I'm traveling back home to Florida in about a week over spring break. I bought a "ready to sail" 1983 25' Montego - the deep keel model - off of craigslist for $1000 that I need to sail home the second day I'm there. The boat appears to be in pretty good repair (15hp outboard, sails), but I was wondering if anyone has sailed one of these before?

There isn't very much information about these boats on the internet, so I thought I would reach out here. I intend on sailing this boat about 20nm the first day to bring it home, and then this summer from Tampa, Fl. to the Bahamas.
Don't know that much about them but here's something:

MONTEGO 25 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

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Old 05-05-2016, 18:35   #3
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Re: Montego 25 experience

Hi, I saw your post. I have an 81 Montego 25. Yahoo groups has a montego forum. you may know the montego line of boats was designed by Jopie Helson in ST Petersburg, FL then purchased by Universal Marine Corp., then dissolved. I believe just over 80 of them were made. I have owned mine for 12 years. I have lots of info, dozen lots of work and upgrades on mine. Let me know if you still have yours, how the sail went and what your plans are with the boat. I'm willing to share my knowledge and any documentation I have.

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Hi, I saw your post. I have an 81 Montego 25. Yahoo groups has a montego forum. you may know the montego line of boats was designed by Jopie Helson in ST Petersburg, FL then purchased by Universal Marine Corp., then dissolved. I believe just over 80 of them were made. I have owned mine for 12 years. I have lots of info, dozen lots of work and upgrades on mine. Let me know if you still have yours, how the sail went and what your plans are with the boat. I'm willing to share my knowledge and any documentation I have.

Dan Keller
Southport, NC
Please yes. There was also a Helson designed 21 footer that must of been sold under at least 4 different names.

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Re: Montego 25 experience

Hello there everyone - sorry I know this is a bit of a zombie thread post but I wanted to add that I too am a Montego 25 owner, and as far as I know one of the only ones out here in L.A.

I have some files and things I've found but mostly it's just stuff from the Yahoo group mentioned in a previous post.

I love my boat, it seems very solid. Ours is in great shape. It is named QUANTA though the outboard mount obscures the Q and part of the U. I can also can see that it was previously painted with "BOSTON" at some point. I would love to know the history of the boat and the story of how it made its way to Southern California.
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