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post #31 of Old 11-02-2013
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Re: Which 27 footer to buy.

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Why is it a better boat than the Vega? Where do I start? To begin with its a far more modern design with a fin keel and big outboard rudder. It's a frac rig and doesn't need big genoas in light air. It's a Peter Norlin design and he was a very good designer. There would be no comparison at all in the overall performance of the Vega compared to the Cirrus 7.8.
I think the appeal to the Vega is that they are inexpensive, have made a number of decent voyages, and are easy to find.

I looked at one and wasn't really crazy about it, but I could see the appeal, especially for the price. I'd also have build quality concerns, the one we looked at had a substantial blistering problem (worse than any other boat we looked at).

Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Heck, a westsnail 28 might work for someone too. altho, not sure about $$$ initial.........
There was one for sale here for $40k recently. They have some nice features, but there is no way I'd pay that much for one.

I really like the interior layout for a 28ft boat, they did a much better job with the interior than a lot of other boats that size/year. I mostly like the fact it's useful for more than sitting in the cabin staring at each other. Our interior is atrocious, so is the Vega's for that matter.
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