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Old 09-03-2014, 13:07   #1
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PSC Orion 27

Hey everyone, I'm going to take a look at an Orion 27 tomorrow. Anything specific to the Orion I should be looking out for?
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Old 09-03-2014, 15:05   #2
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Re: PSC Orion 27

Yes which Orion - original or Mark II?
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Old 09-03-2014, 15:28   #3
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Mark II.
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Old 09-03-2014, 16:18   #4
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Re: PSC Orion 27

The Orion is an all round great boat. I want one too. The only thing I know for certain to look for is blistering in PSC during part of the 80's, but this should not be a major problem and in line with most boats this old. I don't remember which years.

Outside of this, regular things I would look for, such as:
Rigging
Bowsprit
Engine
Warping and shape of hull
Soft deck
Bulkhead attachments
Gelcoat
Tanks
Plumbing
Keel
etc etc and etc.

The usual stuff you find in books.

Take careful notes. Things are fixable but you can judge the costs if you keep track and guess it up later and adjust your offer.

Recommend getting a complete survey.

Keep us informed and good luck!!
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Old 09-03-2014, 18:08   #5
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Thanks Salty,
I hadn't heard about blistering with PSCs but I guess every manufacturer in the eighties got a taste of them.
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Yup exactly goat. I wouldn't allow it to stop you unless its a bug un.
PSC's - all of em on my short list.
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Old 16-03-2014, 23:11   #7
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Offered and accepted. Anybody know a good surveyor in the LA area? Hate to trust the brokers surveyor.

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Old 17-03-2014, 06:41   #8
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Congrats Goat! Im jealous but excited for you!
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Old 17-03-2014, 07:32   #9
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Thanks Salty. Initial impressions; A little smaller inside than I expected, very little sleeping room. But I was considering a life of celibacy anyway ;^)
Very well built, feels solid, lots of stowage. I'm going to have to add/enlarge the water tank capacity.
We'll see how the survey goes, but I think I found my retirement home.
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Thanks Salty. Initial impressions; A little smaller inside than I expected, very little sleeping room. But I was considering a life of celibacy anyway ;^)
Very well built, feels solid, lots of stowage. I'm going to have to add/enlarge the water tank capacity.
We'll see how the survey goes, but I think I found my retirement home.
I was comparing the Orion and the IP 31 and 32 last night. Reading reviews. Orion is a better sailer and safer boat, and better constructed. IP is more like a cat boat. You found a nice boat! On my list, possibly the PSC 31 if I have more $$$. PSC = awesome!
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Personally, my love life was better when I slept in a double berth In my Ericson 36C. My wife may not have slept better though!
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