CORBY 25Ep A Brexit bargain.
Drysailed each Summer and stored undercover every Winter.
Our 25Ep is more eager to pick up on a fetch than the heavier polyester 25s, she takes off on waves and retains speed though the gybes making it easier on our bowman !
The responsive, easily driven hull with its narrow, slick waterline reduces the wetted surface to give the ultimate light airs performance and yet the heavy 780kg keel and bulb provides all the stability required in heavy airs when beating or running, combine this with the efficient High aspect rig, modest working sail area and large masthead spinnaker = Fantastic all-round performance with the boat-speed and upwind angles many larger Cruiser / Racers can only envy.
The ballast to weight ratio provides devastating upwind performance even when sailing shorthanded with reduced crew / weight on the rail.
A perfectly balanced hull form and rig configuration which rewards the helmsman every time. With some intelligent sail trimming and precision steering this little boat becomes a 'Giant Slayer' ! Winning in all weather conditions proving her allround performance capabilities.
Irish national championships in Howth 2012, 4th overall in highly competative 30 boat IRC division 2.
2015 IRC endorsed rating 0.935
The C.25Ep Project-
To achieve the ultimate performance, a stiffer, lighter Hull and Deck was been laminated with FRP in Epoxy resin.post cured @ over 50 degrees C for 14 hours increasing stiffness by 20%.
Deck was constructed with sandwiched closed cell foam,
Hull is single skin epoxy with ringframes and stringers.
In order to reduce pitching moment, we have kept the weight to a minimum in both the fore and aft hull sections.
Snow White topsides with Misty Grey decks and waterline stripes, all professionally sprayed using epoxy primer, undercoat then durable G-Line paint from AWLGRIP.
Underside sprayed with 545 epoxy primer.
Carbon fibre rudderstock and tiller and upgraded with JEFA self aligning roller bearings. Many hours recently dedicated to template fairing of both rudder and keel which now generates optimum foil lift.
The lightweight Lombardini 13Hp twin cylinder diesel is installed on a saildrive with folding propeller.
A few key advantages with the Lombardini Marine 502M power units are:
Total package weight, including saildrive - only 108kgs.
The hydrodynamic design of the saildrive leg makes it the most slender production saildrive on the market.
Exhaust emission well below EEC requirements.
A set of One sails from Des McWilliams included (2010):
1x Dacron No.3 Jib
1x AP 0.75 oz spinnaker
1x North Medium Light Genoa (2014)
1x fractional heavy weather 1.5 oz spinnacker
Regularly serviced Lombardini twin cylinder inboard diesel on slender leg saildrive with folding propeller. Plastic Vetus Fuel tank 25 litres. 2x ignition keys.
Engine hours 118 (as of March 2017). Our engineer changed the impeller, oil. filter and then winterised in 2015.
Licrospar (Italy) double speader alloy mast- narrower than Z-Spar section (less windage upwind) The rig has been stowed undercover since November 2015.
Z Spar alloy boom, SELDEN Carbon spinnacker pole with composite ends.
Chrome bronze rigging screws
Upgraded Dynastay cascade backstay directly spliced into thimble eyes (no shackles)
VECTRAN jib halyard running through high load XTS Spinlock clutch
Dyneema 2:1 Main halyard
Quality LEWMAR winches.
SPINLOCK XAS clutches and tiller extension.
Mainsheet with fine tune, Jib sheets, Spi sheets & Barberhaulers, Cunningham.
All dyneema control lines
Custom 316 / A4 Stainless steel pulpit, pushpits, stanchions and guardwires
Blue Performace hiking pads and sheet bags.
12v battery and switch
Plastimo manual bilge pump
4x grey berth cushions
One flat fender for maxinmum hull protection plus two standard fenders, Danforth anchor & warp, 2x mooring ropes.
Wind indicator for top of mast.
Bucket ,sponge & bailer.
2x trailer straps
The 4-wheel SBS galvanised trailer(2010) ready to roll.
Year of Manufacture
Engine Make & Model
Lombardini twin cylinder
Engine Size (HP)
Snow White with Misty Grey waterline stripes 'AWLGRIP'
Misty Grey decks
Number of Previous Owners
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