My New Sailboat!

February 9, 2015
I present to you my very first sailboat named sailing vessel "I'm Easy". (Yes, I will be changing the name this year)
 
She is a 25 foot Bayfield, currently located in Parry Sound, Ontario. With a full keel and draft of only 2.9 feet, it is a cruiser that sails great downwind (and not so great upwind haha). It has an 8 HP Yanmar inboard diesel engine, headsail furling, and a full enclosure.
I'm Easy is a nice little lake sailor that just needs a little love to get sailing again. It is currently on-the-hard right now in Parry Sound waiting for the snow to melt so I can start working on repairing/refitting it.
Stay tuned to see the work I do this season to get I'm Easy ready for our adventures together!
 

12 thoughts on “My New Sailboat!

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      Thanks Mark! I’m just waiting for all this snow to melt so I can get back to the boat! You should start seeing new videos in a few months.

  1. Brad Hubbard

    Hey Shaun,

    Doesn’t look like she needs too much work. How many did you look at before you settled on “I’m easy”?

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Brad! I’ve been looking at boats casually over the past few years. I’m really glad I didn’t buy the first year as I am much more knowledgeable now about what makes a good boat. Last year, I was boat searching more vigorously and looked at about 10 before finding this one.

      You can see a few of the boats I looked at in my “Buying Your First Sailboat” series if you’re interested. (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjLUtfZrbbMHuoGKS2waQ2bNXCmConSwi)

      I ended up with a nice boat though. I’m going to replace the plumbing and try to get the instruments working this year (And some much needed cosmetic work, haha)

  2. Doug Stanley

    Shaun what a great looking boat, can’t wait to see what you are doing to it. Congratulations on your purchase and look forward to your upcoming videos. On the oil filter can you do a remote filter re-locate, sorry can’t help it I’m all about the mechanical things. Hope spring comes early it’s already 70’s down here on Gulf of Texas and I have started my prowling looking for my boat.

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      A remote filter re-locate?? That sounds like exactly what I need! Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Tom Brideau

    Hey Shaun,

    I own a 1981 Bayfield 25 named “Cork” and I sail out of the Port of Newcastle on Lake Ontario. The Bayfield is a great little boat and has made at least 1 trip south to the Dominican, Bahamas etc. by a guy named Jamie Garnier ( his boat was named “Hobbit”) There is a lot of info on the Bayfield Owners Group on Yahoo if you want some. Looking forward to your trip!! If you’re in the Newcastle area this summer stop by and say Hi…

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Tom! Thanks for the info! I am glad another B25 has made the passage that I am hoping to!

  4. Corey

    Hey bro,
    Congrats, Love the boat!

    I just bought a 76 Bayfield 25 this fall. Its on the hard at Lewisporte Marina in NL till I can get back there this summer. Sadly i live in land locked Ab. But spring is in the air!

    Thanks for the videos, its good to finaly see something on the B25!

    Corey.

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Corey,

      Thanks! It’s a great boat! I can’t wait to get her out there again this season!

  5. Nathan Lynch

    Shaun,

    I also own a Bayfield 25 and am looking to fit a cockpit enclosure. I notices you have a full enclosure and dodger on s/v I’m Easy. Could you comment on the make/manufacturer and model or the canvas shop that completed the work?

    Thank you.
    Nathan

    1. shaun.bockmaster@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Nathan! Ours was a custom job by the prior owner’s wife. It fits REALLY well and I highly recommend looking into getting one! Makes the cockpit usuable living space when raining. Note though that you cannot use the main sail when it is up!

      Cheers!

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