Sold: Sadler 25, £4950 (Maldon, Essex)

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  • 07 Aug 2023 14:46
    Message # 13237463

    BooTwo is a 1983 Mk3 Sadler 25 Bilge Keel, which I converted to Split Junk Rig in 2020.

    I have been absolutely delighted with the performance of her 30.4 m2 sail, 

    which I consider superior to the original Bermudan Rig on all points of sail.

    You can see her sailing in these Videos

    You can also see photos of her by following the links in my members profile 

    to members Albums (sorry I’m not tech savvy enough to post a link).

    In 2017 she underwent a full osmosis treatment of gelcoat peel followed by 

    steaming and drying before re coating with Reactive Resins Anti Osmosis 

    products, followed by copper/epoxy antifouling. 10 coats in all.

    She has her original Bukh DV8 diesel engine.

    I installed new -

    Plastimo 100L flexible water tank

    Jabsco Heads. 

    Replacement berth cushions using Dunlopillow foam and memory foam.

    Rocna 10kg Anchor with 25m of 8mm chain, 50m of 14mm Waveline 8 plait 


    Origo 3000 alcohol stove.

    Icom M506 Euro VHF transceiver/AIS receiver.

    She has a Raymerine Tiller Pilot.

    I also has a Hebridean Windvane for self steering which you can also see 

    in the videos, and a Yuloh sculling oar - made out of curiosity but which I’ve 

    kept on the boat as it works!

    She is at Marconi Sailing Club near Maldon, Essex.

    My contact info is in my members profile, or my email is

    Last modified: 17 Jan 2024 23:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 07 Aug 2023 21:58
    Reply # 13237727 on 13237463
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good luck Paul. That sail looks to be second to none!



  • 07 Aug 2023 22:11
    Reply # 13237736 on 13237463
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I thought it looked pretty good, too.

    The links to Paul's photo albums are:

    here (very good: mast step details, partners, spars etc)


    and here

    Last modified: 07 Aug 2023 22:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 07 Aug 2023 22:51
    Reply # 13237752 on 13237463

    Hey thanks guys, ‘i’ll be really sorry to see her go. Graeme thanks for posting the album link, I’m such a tech dinosaur.

  • 08 Aug 2023 09:19
    Reply # 13237956 on 13237463
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    tech dinosaur or not, your hands-on workmanship surely is fine in whatever material you work with, and you are patient enough to produce fine finish as well, something I often forget. And thanks for the well-made photo album too. Let’s hope that Wild Apricot does not ‘lose’ it, as they did with some of my albums.

    I’ve actually sailed a Sadler 25 (or was it 26?) for a few miles, when the late Group Captain Smith’s grandson visited Stavanger. The rig was a sort of fanned, flat sail, but with one or two hinges in each batten. I noted that the boat was very easily driven in the light winds that we had.

    Good luck with your next boat  -  there is a next one, right?


  • 08 Aug 2023 12:29
    Reply # 13238008 on 13237463

    Hey Arne,

    There already is a next boat, I bought Roy Denton’s Freedom 33 last season. She was up in Scotland and I sailed her back to Essex in April which was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to making new sails for her in due course.

  • 12 Aug 2023 11:15
    Reply # 13239974 on 13237463

    Probably the boat I should have bought!

    Does she have the form filler double skin, and unsinkable?

  • 12 Aug 2023 11:22
    Reply # 13239976 on 13239974
    Anonymous wrote:

    Probably the boat I should have bought!

    Does she have the form filler double skin, and unsinkable?

    That's the Sadler 26......
    Last modified: 13 Aug 2023 18:17 | Anonymous member
  • 13 Aug 2023 13:57
    Reply # 13240264 on 13237463

    You’re right Peter, the Sadler 25 is single skin, the Sadler 26 is foam sandwich.

  • 23 Aug 2023 09:40
    Reply # 13244434 on 13237463

    HHi there Paul, is your boat still for sale? She looks lovely! If she is, could I come down to see her? CCan you contact me on my email,

    Many thanks,

    John Booth

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