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The 25' Black Skimmer, U'I IPO

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304 sq. ft.
Yamaha T8, 8 HP 2800 lbs.

U'I IPO is the finest example of a Bolger Black Skimmer currently sailing

Please email or phone us, using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.

This is a rare offering as these boats change hands very infrequently.

U'I IPO is lying in Sausalito.

Owner is asking $15,000.

Partial equipment list:
  • Mast stepped in tabernacle - trailerable, no standing rigging
  • SS Sink
  • Porta Potti
  • Fresh water bladder tank
  • Wallas kerosene stove/heater with fuel tank
  • Built in ice box in cockpit
  • Four inch custom berth cushions
  • Flotation
  • Lead ballast in bilge and on leeboards
  • Self bailing cockpit
  • Sails cream main and mizzen from Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails
  • Sail covers Hemlock tweed
  • Stern anchor 18# Danforth--Bow anchor 16.5 Claw
  • Yamaha T8 High Thrust Power Tilt with 3gal fuel tank. Outboard lock
  • 40w 12v Solar panel with controller and cover
  • Cigarette lighter outlet
  • Electrical panel
  • Depth sounder
  • LED interior lights
  • LED navigation lights
  • Mooring lines
  • Anchor lines fore and aft
  • Fire extinguisher
  • EZ Loader trailer with hydraulic disc brakes. Trailer lock
  • Boom scissors
  • Harken B16STC chrome bronze self-tailing winch
  • Harken Carbo blocks
  • Paint is all Awlgrip, brightwork Cetol Marine

    Besides the photos of U'I IPO available through the Skimmer Home button in the left navigation bar, we have some nice sailing photos here. As you can see, this is a truly beautiful sailboat for daysailing and coastal cruising.

    Nice fair bend in the unstayed spars. The leeboards are asymmetrical foils. One can see how little hull draft there is. The rudder blade is adjustable. This boat will sail in one foot of water, which would make it an excellent choice for shallow sailing waters.

    The shiny metal on the transom is a telescoping boarding ladder. Here you can see the leeboard supports which hold them about vertical in the water.

    Just a sweet photo from the leeward side.

    One can clearly see how the mainmast rigging works. The low-stretch halyard is attached to the yard and is taken to a winch at the aft end of the cabin top. Excellent luff tension is attained. She points well. A sailboat is supposed to be fun, right?

    Just a nice photo. Lots of sail! Even though this is a light boat, it sails on its bottom.

    The thruhull below the leeboard support is for the galley sink. There are adequate accomodations for cruising: double berth, sink, stove. You can see the almost complete absence of a quarter wave. You can get a little of the feeling of the boat's speed from these photos. They were taken from a conventional 16' powerboat with a 10 horse. It had trouble staying with us, hence the preponderance of photos from astern.

    The spars are coated with Cetol, which gives them a rich, traditional color and is easy to care for. The combination of the unstayed Solent lug rig, mainmast tablernacle, bowsprit with anchor roller, and halyard winch allows the mainmast to be easily raised and lowered for trailering.

    All photos this page by Carl Frisk.



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