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Congrats! Love that layout.
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I'm looking into a Precision 27 and potentially buying this week.
the chainplates/tierod set up look simple and weak compared to other boats that size.
my boat has had some work done to cracked glass on the deck i suspect because of a cracked chainplate.. any issues with your boat?
workmanship is excellent..
nice boat; nice trailer btw!
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Nope no issues yet, well...leaking portlights and deadlights, which I will be rebedding with butyl and Dow Corning 795.

As for the chainplates I like the design. If I am not mistaken this is what Catalina has done as well. Very visible and the end is securely fastened to the hull via an encased fiberglass tab. See


Note the leaking deadlight:
had this chainplate been fastened to a wooden bulkhead I believe the strength would have been compromised.

Which Precision 27 are you looking at? Is it online?

s/v Siren Song 1994 Precision 28
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Guess I'll just have to find out myself.
I'm sorry I just saw your post today. Did you look at the boat? I have owned a 1994 P28 since 2004 and have been extremely happy with the boat. The 12HP diesel literally sips fuel and that is good since my marina doesn't handle diesel. I sleep on the boat a lot since I travel about 6 hours to it. I find it to be very comfortable. I have only 2 negatives. The first is that the black water holding tank is small and it seems I am always headed to the pump out station. The second is that the shower floor drain is located in exactly the worst place and it doesn't drain while showering. The boat is a bit tender at the dock because it is pretty light for a 28. The boat sails very well for a crusier like me. In the past I have had some difficulty raising the main. I installed a Strong Track system and it helped some. The guys that did my bottom job last season were out of Missouri and they characterized the turning block arrangement at the base of the mast as just plain weird. I would have to agree. The boat has aged well with normal maintenance and I get lots of compliments. I think Express II was and still is a good investment and I think you could do a lot worse.

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Re: Precision 28

That seems like a nicely kept boat. Good purchase. Some deck elbow grease (or a good rain), and you're set. Again, I like the look of the P28. I don't think they sold a lot of them, but they seem faster than most that size (that still aren't racers).

Now sail the bottom off of her.

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Precision 28 thanks for the response.
Where are you at in Missouri?
I did buy the boat. She is very clean on the interior, like new, the PO never stayed on it he only day sailed her. The exterior is in very good condition as well. She is trapped in the marina yard with no access to water to clean with but I did spot clean with a couple gallon jugs of water and I feel safe to say she is going to sparkle with little to no elbow grease, just a jug of boat soap, my deck brush and copious amounts of rinsing.

There is evidence of a little leakage at the aft port cleat, lifeline stanchion and stern pulpit. As well as the Beckson opening ports in the aft berth and head.

Don't know if you noticed my other thread Bedding Deadlights w/ Butyl tape, DC795 and Screws but I am in the process of replacing the deadlights. Does yours have the one piece over two openings? I have to wonder if that is an aftermarket fix.

So any way the plan is to rebed a lot of the ports and deck hardware, replace some of the running rigging(main and jib halyards) and learn how to sail again.

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I don't think they sold a lot of them, but they seem faster than most that size
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In my search for the owners manual I called Precision Boat Works and wound up speaking with the owner. In our conversation he noted that only 200 of the 27 and 28s were built.FWIW

s/v Siren Song 1994 Precision 28
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Re: Precision 28

Good for you! I don't think you will regret your decision. I have indications of leakage around several lifeline stanchions. Mostly discolored overhead liner. That can be cleaned with bleach by the way. It os Olefin (sic?) which is basically plastic. I have rebedded one stanchion but I am going to redo it using a technique I found on sailboat owners dot com. It involves countersinking the original hole and using the void for extra sealant. Apparantly it is now standard procedure with most new boat builders. At the same time the hole is countersunk you can ckeck for rot and take whatever actions are necessary. No problems with the hardware on the standing rigging.

I had a new bottom job last fall and I had the hull waxed. I mostly use Amazing Rolloff for deck cleaning and I just used Woody wax on the non-skid.

My boat is located in Arkansas on Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs. A crew from around Springfield, Mo comes to our marina to do bottom jobs.

I had biminis done last year. Because of the arrangement of the mainsheet on the P28 it is a two piece design with the front one collapsing for sailing.

My hull number is 108 so my boat was one of the firsts.

Would like to know more about yours.
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