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What is a good used 27ft boat for lake Michigan?

I am looking for a mid 1980's 27 boat I have looked at the Catalina and the Pearson. I am looking for feedback and other thoughts.
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There is a pretty decked out Pacific Seacraft Orion(27) in Bayfield Wi. for sale, check Yachtworld. Highly recommended boat. I am partial to that boat, and that opinion is highly biased(I own one). I guess it depends on what you want out of the boat. Cruising, racing, all around boat, don't really know yet boat?
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how about sea sprite, albin nimbus, cape dory(28), com-pac, nor-sea 27 . it depends on what you plan to do, what you can afford, where you are going to keep it etc. does it need to be 27?!
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My Gramp 26 does quite well on these Inland Seas mistakenly called "lakes". thank you
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Where are you located? I have a catalina 27 with Heavy Duty Trailer I will part with at a good price. The boat was previously from Michigan and is now in Duluth, MN


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Cal 25-II. I need to part with.
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I am looking for a mid 1980's 27 boat I have looked at the Catalina and the Pearson. I am looking for feedback and other thoughts.
Can't give you comparisons because my Pearson 27 is almost my first sailboat, but I think you'd be pretty happy with a Pearson. Solid, well-built boat, and very roomy for a 27-footer.
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I love my Newport 27
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I love my Catalina 27.
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Can't give you comparisons because my Pearson 27 is almost my first sailboat, but I think you'd be pretty happy with a Pearson. Solid, well-built boat, and very roomy for a 27-footer.
I'll second that... and we have had a couple other boats. We love our Pearson 27 so far. Sails great, comfortable and affordable for us.
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