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Old 04-04-2012, 14:31   #1
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Rhapsody Owns Me!

Greetings to all!

I thought the title would help get readers.

Well, it would seem I'm now a boat owner, or as I heard once (and better said) it would seem the boat now owns me.

While looking all over online, I was researching a lot of different boats. I was reading a lot of opinions and seeing what issues some boats have and trying to consider size and cost and anything else I could think of.

I decided to go with a 1981 Nor'sea 27 named Rhapsody. She's a beauty! Could use some cleaning up but still not bad at all. It really is one heck of a feeling to spend so much money on something that will need a lot of work but I'm still happy. I think things will work out well with this one.

I started a blog to document things while I work on her and eventually get her out on the water. Rhapsody Blog

Thanks for looking,
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Old 04-04-2012, 14:37   #2
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Congratulations! Pics?
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Congratulations on your new owner.
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Congrats Dan.
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Old 04-04-2012, 14:51   #5
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Few pics on the blog I just started but here's a few. Needs some cleaning up and a few projects. The topside is covered with leaves from nearby tree that all blew off once I got her on the road.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-04-2012, 14:53   #6
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Also, one of the first things I'm thinking of doing is taking out all the "Stuff" that way I can clean and organize the way I like. I'm looking forward to taking care of her.
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Also, one of the first things I'm thinking of doing is taking out all the "Stuff" that way I can clean and organize the way I like. I'm looking forward to taking care of her.


She's a real beauty! Enjoy. Looks fully capable of taking care of you as well.
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Gorgeous, although she might sail better if you stick the mast into that big hole on the top.

May she enjoy fair winds!
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Congrats Dan. A friend of mine sailed his Nor Sea 27 to Mexico, then Hawaii and back here. He loved it. He's on a Tayana 37 now sailing around the world. He spoke quite highly of the NS 27's comfort.
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Interesting interior layout.... looks just like a Ranger 26 (Kent) I looked at recently.
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Interesting interior layout.... looks just like a Ranger 26 (Kent) I looked at recently.
At one time, I considered a Cape Dory 27 as there was more room to move around down below but something about the Nor'sea 27 looks a lot better to me. Both boats I found to have good reviews and not full of issues like a lot of other production boats. From what I read, they're built to last.

I'll be happy working on getting her cleaned up and ready for the next adventure.
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So far, cleaning up is going well. I posted the reason for a lot of the cleaning... Bees!

I took out a lot of the "stuff" and now cleaning cusion covers.

Still, lots to do and enjoying every bit of it.

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