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Old 25-08-2015, 12:12   #1
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Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

I'm looking at the Nor'Sea 27, which looks like a nice pocket cruiser. Supposedly, this model boat has circumnavigated a good number of times. Does anyone know of any books written by anyone that has sailed a Nor'Sea 27? I'm looking to get some first-hand accounts on how well it handles what the ocean can toss at it.
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Old 25-08-2015, 13:07   #2
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

Wrong (actual username) on this forum has one that I believe he is currently selling. He's sailed it in I think two almost circumnavs if I remember, and certainly over oceans. Reach out to him with a PM and maybe buy his boat


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Old 25-08-2015, 22:03   #3
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If it is prepared correctly, and most important, IF THE CAPTAIN IS PREPARED, it can be done nicely, but without a lot of creature comforts. Many under 30 foot boats have gone on long cruises, but the person/people onboard make the difference. I am sure there are stories of what the ocean can toss at it, but it has much more to do with what the crew can deal with and still come up smiling. Remember that Tahiti looks the same from the porthole of a 27 footer as it does from the porthole of a 50 footer. Anybody that says you cant cruise in a 27 footer is full of horse pucky, but anybody that says it will always be comfortable is also full of it. Live the dream. ______Grant.
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Old 25-08-2015, 23:06   #4
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

Here's a website for a couple that have spent most of the last 30yr cruising one.
http://www.enezacko.com



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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

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I'm looking at the Nor'Sea 27, which looks like a nice pocket cruiser. Supposedly, this model boat has circumnavigated a good number of times. Does anyone know of any books written by anyone that has sailed a Nor'Sea 27? I'm looking to get some first-hand accounts on how well it handles what the ocean can toss at it.
In addition to Ed's site. You might also take a look at ours. See link below in the sig line.
I have also just opened a virtual reality video site you can use at;
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMq93S6MbU_Z7c_215V1riQ

We moved aboard ours in 1996 and have GREAT comfort at the dock OR at sea.

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Old 26-08-2015, 11:55   #6
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

Thanks for the links - will definitely check this out. May I ask what is the worst weather you've experience while sailing your Nor'Sea? I'm interested in how she deals with a large following sea or beating into large waves.


I recall one account I've read (possible yours?) where you hove to in a sea with 20ft waves and the crew below were cooking breakfast.
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Thanks for the links - will definitely check this out. May I ask what is the worst weather you've experience while sailing your Nor'Sea? I'm interested in how she deals with a large following sea or beating into large waves.


I recall one account I've read (possible yours?) where you hove to in a sea with 20ft waves and the crew below were cooking breakfast.
I think that was Ed & Ellen.

For us, we took a rouge wave over the stbd. side (high enough to hit the main sale) at 0200 one night. Story is in our web page, Position Reports. We had big following seas at the time. Beauty of a double ender...

We have rode out 3 hurricanes aboard. One at a marina, 2 at anchor in the Sea of Cortez.

FWIW, the boat can take WAY more than us!!!!!!!!

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Old 26-08-2015, 12:17   #8
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

I certainly don't have the sailing experience as Greg, Ed or "Wrong", but I can say it's a comfortable boat to be on.
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It's a nice boat.

Not the same boat, but I sailed a Vancouver 27 half way around the world -- from the Indian Ocean side of Thailand to PNW -- and always felt safe and secure. Spent three years. Never a worry. Go for it.
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It's a nice boat.

Not the same boat, but I sailed a Vancouver 27 half way around the world -- from the Indian Ocean side of Thailand to PNW -- and always felt safe and secure. Spent three years. Never a worry. Go for it.
I hope to follow in your wake!

I also looked long and hard at the Nor'sea. Also the Shannon 28. Would've been happy on any I'm sure. Happened to find a beautiful V27 on the market at the time.

Just had my first real heavy weather experience last week. A 50kt squall. The boat was not the weak link

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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

There was a family of five and the mother n law who crossed the Atlantic in one. "The Voyage of Kristina" is the book and ABE Books has it available. Good yarn and close family.
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

Does anyone have knowledge of the Nor'Sea 27 named Earendil?
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Re: Stories of circumnaviagating on a Nor'Sea 27

Check out the website saileva dot com for a photo log of a NS27 circumnavigation by a father-son team. Eva was washed ashore in American Samoa in 2009 by a tsunami, but refloated with minimal damage. Eva was holed by a high speed boat while at anchor in Bora Bora. They repaired the large hole in the hull and completed the circumnavigation.
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