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Nor'sea 27

Any thoughts about this Nor'sea? I am hoping to take a look at it this week, and am curious if anyone has any experience with these boats. Also, opinions about the size, design, and capabilities would be helpful.

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I've heard good things about them but never sailed on one. I used to have a Montgomery 17 which is another Lyle Hess design.

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I've never sailed one, but I've heard good things. Supposedly they're very seaworthy and stoutly constructed. I've actually never seen a Nor'Sea that wasn't the aft cabin layout. I'd be curious to see an aft cockpit version like the one you're considering up close and personal.

I'm sure you've come across these web sites in your research, but they offer more details. I'll list them in case there's one you missed:

+ Nor'Sea 27 Review: Blue Water Boats
+ Nor'Sea Yachts (this is the company site, which is pretty basic. But check out the PDF downloads they have available)
+ Sailing Magazine review
+ Good Old Boat review

Sorry if this info is all redundant.
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Great solid little bluewater capable boats. Teresa, over at Sailingsimplicity.com lived aboard hers.

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They can likely sail anywhere in the world, slowly.
They are trailerable, if you have a large tow vehicle.
If you intend to do a single handed circumnavigation,
a Nor'sea 27 will get you there eventually.
If you intend to day sail or trailer the boat to
distant destinations, and ramp launch
for a week long cruise, then I think there
are a multitude of boats that would be
easier to trailer and launch, that will sail
much better, and cost less.

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How do you define "sail much better"?

The Nor'Sea 27 has a good sail area/disp ratio (15.63), DL of 231, a capsize ratio of 1.59, and a comfort ratio of over 30. Not extreme in any area and very well built.

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maybe he means faster...8,000 pounds of boat,,add humans and lots of gear...supplies,water,gasoline...that's a sturdy 10,000 pounds of boat now at launching but it's not going anywhere too fast probably...it's all relative though...often your waiting for perfect weather windows with a fast,lightly built boat

A boat like this you dont need perfect weather window so your sailing while the guy with the lighter faster boat may be sipping beers and burning time and money in a Holiday Inn with a bad TV..... is it a slower boat in that situation?...You might say it's not...despite the listed hull speed difference.

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"Hull speed difference"? Between a Nor'Sea 27 and what?

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True..the lighter boat is not going to be appreciably faster...you could also say any boat under 35 feet or so is "slow" if it's a mono-hull sailboat...but the money leaving your wallet leaves slower too...

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