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Old 08-07-2008, 08:00   #1
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Vancouver 25

had a lot of fun restoring a clipper marine 21, saw and fell in love with the vancouver 25....
anybody out there with the inside scoop on these nice boats?
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:18   #2
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Are you sure you don't mean the Vancouver 27? So far as I know there never was a Vancouver 25. I believe that there was the 27, which was a kit boat with the hull/decks made by several different groups over time, 32 which was built in England, 36, also built in England. Then there were several others of later vintage.

The 27s varied. I was in love with them myself at one time but looked at one that was for sale and the mast was just about ready to punch a hole though the deck. The builder had just bridged the overhead between sections of the bulkhead with a nice piece of teak. This was right under the mast. My first two clues were water pooling around the base of the mast and loose shrouds. Third clue was the nice piece of teak lying on a counter.

Any that have lasted this long are probably pretty good boats or need complete gutting. I think the hull/decks were well made but they may vary with different vintages.
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Van 25: about 80 have been built,and there is virtually nothing on the net:

Van27 is a pretty well respected pocket cruiser, that sails and sells in europe quite a bit. saw only positive remarks about its characteristics. I wonder if one can assume: if the 27 sails well, the 25 is probably OK???

Vancouver 25, Stockton Lake, Stockton, Missouri, $18,000
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The 27s varied. I was in love with them myself at one time but looked at one that was for sale and the mast was just about ready to punch a hole though the deck...
Didn’t know there was a 25… neat… Although I haven’t followed the Vancouver series (Harris was the designer, I think??) for quite awhile, I was very taken with the Vancouver 28s some years back, almost made one mine – as I recall either the 27 or the 28 (?) could be had with the (then) almost cultishly trendy Sabb diesel…
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The 27 was a great pocket cruiser as has been mentioned. Great in heavy weather but it was a big 27 and as such not likely to win many light air races.

I am surprised to hear of the 25. Is it a Harris design? When I talked to Mr. Harris there was no mention of a Vancouver 25, although admittedly that was quite a few years ago.
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The was a Vancouver 25 here in Alameda for a while. I was never aboard but she seemed, from the dock, a very stout and capable pocket cruiser. I understand the owner single-handed her outside the Golden Gate very often.
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