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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » S - Boats starting with 'S' » Sun

 
Sun 27
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Description: Sun 27
Keywords: Sun 27
 


Author
anglerex
Junior Member

Registered: August 2001
Posts: 2
Review Date: Thu August 23, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cons:

We have owned this boat for four years now and have found her to be safe and solid. Our family of four cruises Lake Champlain and although it is a pain to set up the settee berth, the boat has served us well. My 12 year old son also complains about the stuffiness of the quarter berth. She seems reasonably fast - we have been able to hold our own with a cal 30 and an Ericson tall rig - even towing a dingy. Good interior volume. We have an OMC 15 HP saildrive and it has worked great. On the down side the bow layout makes it difficult to consider an anchor roller. I moved my mast winches to the cabin top and was impressed with the rigidity of the 1" thick laminate (and core). She has NO topside leaks from any deck fittings and the deck is solid. Not bad for a 23 year old boat. We have only done improvements to her - nothing has broken or worn out except things that would be expected like halyards. We are entirely satisfied and happy although "boiling the scuppers" is a little hairy due to her high freeboard. Mostly we will reef and go slower and leave 35 degree heeling to someone else
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Review Date: Sat October 27, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Seems similar to Catalina 27 of same vintage yet with more apparent interior space. High topsides! Sails well in light winds, but what do I know---she is my first boat and in retrospect I might prefer less cabin and more cockpit. My boat has had a 12 hp Yanmar retrofitted (the original was 8 hp) and she now sits low at the stern---maybe a holding tank up forward?
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Bonvie
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Registered: February 2011
Review Date: Wed February 16, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: solidly built
Cons: needs some mods. like handholds etc.

This boat is usually advertized as a Perry design. I asked Mr. Perry and he said that the young Monk designed the boat and all he did was draw the lines for the bow and stern. A lot of room and headroom for a 27 foot boat. Came with either a Yanmar1 or Yanmar2 cyl. engine. We have had ours for about 15 years. Some were built near Bellingham and some in Vancouver. I would recommend this boat. It is like a Catalina27 but much heavier built.
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