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post #14 of Old 05-01-2013
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Re: tanzer 27

To all you current and former Tanzer 27 sailors out there - I'm looking at a 1982 model with keel/centerboard, 15 hp outboard, and tiller steering. Understand it is generally thought to be a well built and comfortable boat. A few questions:

1- how does it sail to windward, and downwind?
2 - what is the headroom and ventilation in the cabin/salon?
3 - what is the PHRF?
4 - what are the weaknesses of the boat - any centerboard issues?
5 - what are your sailing experiences with the boat, and are/were you happy with it?

My main use will be day-sailing and light coastal cruising on the west coast of Florida. In time, will probably cruise further to the Keys and beyond, but this boat needn't necessarily be the one to do that (though it would be nice).

Obviously condition is key for any 30 year old boat, but before possibly traveling some distance to check it out, I'd like to get a better idea if one in good shape would be worth the trip. Thanks!

Joe in SPB
Looking for a shoal draft pocket cruiser
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