Shannon 28 vs Orion 27 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-01-2007
djc djc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
djc is on a distinguished road
Shannon 28 vs Orion 27

Shannon 28 or Pacific Seacraft Orion 27. Both are beautiful, strong, and capable. What do you all think? Which would you choose?
djc
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-01-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Hmm.. that's a tough choice.. it would help if you said what your sailing plans are and where you sail.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-01-2007
Sapperwhite's Avatar
Not So Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Sapperwhite has a spectacular aura about Sapperwhite has a spectacular aura about Sapperwhite has a spectacular aura about
Good taste in boats!
My opinion is a little biased, but the Shannon 28 looks great too. The Orion has two different interior layouts, and can come with tiller or wheel steering, so there are some options out there. However, the galley in the Shannon looks a little more functional. The Orion has a sea berth in the port quarter, where the Shannon looks to keep the head in that space (uncertain on that for the Shannon though). Both cutter rigged. The specs are about the same, with the Orion displacement 10000, and the Shannon 9300. Orion sail area 508, Shannon 470. Orion capsize ratio 1.72, Shannon is 1.81. Orion waterline 22.16, Shannon waterline 23.0. Nice lines on both.
Hmmmmm........choices choices choices.

After much deliberation I've decide put my vote in the Orion corner.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-01-2007
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Two beautiful boats that can take you anywhere. I think the choice is largely personal AND/OR whichever one you can find with the best condition. I like the wheel/rudder arrangement on the Orion better...but I like the inboard stays on the Shannon. Tough one.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-01-2007
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,267
Thanks: 9
Thanked 112 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Shannon all the way..

While the Pacific Seacrafts are fine boats they are NOT in the same caliber as the Shannon. I've had the pleasure to work on, and sail, both PSC boats and Shannon's and the Shannon's are a better built boat. Dig around the bilges and construction and you'll see what I mean. I mean really take them apart look a the laminate structure of the tabbing, chainplates, cabinetry etc. and you'll soon see what I mean. You can't go wrong with either boat but if it were me it would be a Shannon 28 over a PSC 27 every day of the week...
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.



Last edited by Maine Sail; 07-01-2007 at 07:40 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orion 27 captainmjames Pacific Seacraft 5 09-08-2012 03:58 PM
Dana 24, Orion, Nor'sea Companero Pacific Seacraft 5 05-28-2009 02:10 PM
Lake Orion man busted on sailboat in islands - Oakland Press NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-13-2007 12:15 PM
Shannon 43 i670684 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 07-18-2002 03:39 PM
Shannon Hulls BobShannon General Discussion (sailing related) 0 02-05-2002 02:22 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.