Mark Zimmer has finished a complete refurbish of his F-25C and writes:
I'm finally coming to the end of the refit of my F-25c after breaking her carbon mast ~18 months ago. I thought you'd appreciate her new look. It's amazing how much the shape of the windows can affect the visual impact of a boat. I wanted to give it a more modern look to compliment the new sail plan and hull graphics, but at the same time I didn't want them to be too modern because it's a 17 year old boat.
I only had the boat for a year before I broke the mast. It was a move up from my Hobie 20, and I wanted something bigger for SF Bay without giving up performance. I remember when the F-25 was being developed, and it has been a boat I could only dream about due to its price tag at the time. I figured it had to be a good boat since Randy Smyth has had one for so long. It wasn't until a fellow Hobie sailor took me out on his new Corsair 750 Sprint that I started thinking about it again. I looked on the internet and found a few 25's listed for less than $50K so I bought one. It turned out to be a bit of a project boat, and I learned all about repairing old balsa core. Once I got her on the water in a nice SF Bay blow, I fell in love. What a perfect boat for the Bay!
When I broke my mast, I could've just walked away with a year of fun sailing under my belt, but I loved sailing the boat so much that I decided to put all the money back into the boat....and it was worth it.
Thank you very much for designing such a great boat. Also, thanks for supporting me and all the other owners as issues arise.