I am still stuck on the Nor'Sea
right now....I think it will be the best fit because of it's size and characteristics.
I like the Cape Dory
full keel and of course the Bristol and the like...but the more I read up on this Nor'sea
the more impressed I become.
Also reading The Capable Cruiser right now which is offering some great insight. Not too mention the lineage of the NS27 and the Pardey's.
But who knows, I may step foot on her and say no way...we shall see.
I took the dimensions and marked them off here in the garage/driveway today. Kind of trying to wrap my head
around it's size. That helped visualize things.
Plus I have been watching a Cruiser Forum member's videos which are very informative. Even the things I have been considering (like compost terlet) have been addressed.
Gotta luv the information age.
Not sure how often they come up, I see a few here and there.
I would want to find a factory finished not kit model.
I have revised my boat budget
to 40K or less.
Here is one I have seen on the usual sale
1978 model for 42k
EVERGREEN, my much-loved Nor'Sea 27 - that I've owned and sailed since 1994 - is being offered FOR SALE
BY OWNER. Both my wife and I have age and health
concerns that highly motivate this sale
; we are seeking a knowledgeable and caring new owner to give Evergreen a new home.
ASKING : $42,500.00
1978 NOR'SEA 27 CUTTER
, "Go-Anywhere Heavy Weather
Long Distance Blue Water Pocket Cruiser" - presently winterized and covered - READY FOR TRANSPORT on her 1994 custom-built tri-axle Pacific trailer - parked near Jordan, NY 13080, close to the NYS THRUWAY and the NYS ERIE/BARGE CANAL.
Evergreen is a 1978 Heritage Marine
Factory-Completed Ship, Hull
Number HLK001251278. She is a Federally Documented Vessel, USCG Documentation
Number 603273, outfitted with the factory-upgraded two cylinder Yanmar 2QM15 Diesel
This aft-cabin model Nor'Sea has a well-protected center cockpit
with a large comfortable cabin
just aft. She was rigged with the personal approval of Lyle Hess as a CUTTER
, with a self-tending (thus easy to tack) staysail, 130 % genoa
on a Harken
Roller-Furler, a fully-battened mainsail
-with 3 reefing points - in lazyjacks (for easy furling), and a lightweight "flyer" (small, simple spinnaker). All sails
are TANBARK - in excellent condition, new in 1994 - made by North Sails
. All sail-covers are emerald green SUNBRELLA cloth, new in '94, also in excellent condition. Evergreen is a compact, but very seaworthy
vessel. It's a real dream ship that can take you anywhere you want to go.
Sheesh...I sure hope this house sells quickly and I make a little something off of it.