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Nice Boat!

Get on the Yahoo Group. Very good support group for Nor'sea owners. I have the rare aft-cockpit.

There are some pictures of other boats in the group. The radar on mine is mounted on top of a pole on the stern rail. I'm looking at possibilities for solar or wind in the future, along with other projects. I'm trying to document my work on my blog (see signature below).

The pictures on the Yahoo group can be helpful for ideas. See if you can find pictures of the Nor'sea 27, Daphne. It's been sold to someone else but the previous owner, Teresa, still has pictures floating around somewhere online. Try looking at her current site, Sailing Simplicity, I'm sure there's still info about Daphne there. Her husband, Ben, also used to have a Nor'sea 27 and owned a BCC after that. Teresa had a simple arch with Solar and a wind vane. Again, more ideas. Even with this simple arch, it still looked pretty good.

Of course, the guys at the Yahoo group do like seeing "boat porn" of other Nor'seas so you can post some more pictures there too.

I've had my boat for a year and learning a lot about it. I enjoy seeing what others have done to their boats. Let me know if there's anything else I may be able to help with.
Thanks Daniel, I'm looking forward to interacting there as soon as they approve my account.
I'll check out Teresa's site too.
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Thanks Daniel, I'm looking forward to interacting there as soon as they approve my account.
I'll check out Teresa's site too.
I also have an idea for you that you may consider for solar that I'm considering on my boat too but I have to post that when I get off work. The link I want to reference is blocked at work.
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I did sign up to visit the yahoo site and am currently awaiting approval. You're right Caleb. pita)
A necessary pita unfortunately. If the group was open to the "public" there would be a bunch of spam emails so they have to make sure you are really interested in the Nor'sea 27'.
I started a yahoo group for the Tartan 27 and have had to deal with the spammer problem in the same manner. It means that a real person will read whatever you wrote when you request membership.
It will all be worth it once "you are in".
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A necessary pita unfortunately. If the group was open to the "public" there would be a bunch of spam emails so they have to make sure you are really interested in the Nor'sea 27'.
I started a yahoo group for the Tartan 27 and have had to deal with the spammer problem in the same manner. It means that a real person will read whatever you wrote when you request membership.
It will all be worth it once "you are in".
I'm sure that you're right Caleb. If they let just anyone in, before long they would be talking P and R.

Daniel, Thanks for telling me about Teresa's site. A very inspiring young lady.
I knew that Nor'Sea owners were special, but how many have done a Ted talk?


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Steve,
We are now both approved to the Nor'sea 27 group (yes, I joined too for ha-ha's).
Go to the photos section and find the folder for a boat named "Chamois".
He has a steering vane & radar dome.

There are other pictures of interest scattered throughout the gallery.

I do not allow discussions of P & R on my group. It would be totally counterproductive.
We all share an interest in our boats, regardless of P & R point of views.
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Regarding solar, I was looking at this idea in this video. At 1:57, they start talking about the solar setup. Instead of being on a vertical pole, it's on a rigid pole between two stanchions. This is an idea I was considering to add solar.

Deck Tour - Nonsuch 26 Swallow - YouTube

I'm looking at updating my GPS/Radar to a single unit and moving the antenna from the stern rail to a mast with a Scanstrut.
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It's worth it.

I expected to spend around $15k for my first boat but mine came available and spent just over twice that amount. I'm still happy with it.

Yes, I know... looking at these boats feels just as good as staring at Playboy's centerfolds...
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Yes, I know... looking at these boats feels just as good as staring at Playboy's centerfolds...
I think there's one in Alaska available for $24k. Much older and may need some work as it's been sitting on a trailer for some (unknown) time.
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I am undertaking some long overdue upgrading on "Jenny Lee" and I could really use some input.
I am thinking about how I could add a place to put a solar panel, maybe a wind generator, and a radar.
I don't want to put the radar on the mast so I'm thinking that everything needs to be aft.
I would really like to leave room for a self steering set up too.
I probably need to rework my main sheet anyway so I'm thinking that I might be able to somehow incorporate a traveler.
I don't want to ruin the lines of the boat, but I'm not sure that an arch or something might not be the way to go.
I'm just drawing a blank as to how to fit all that on this boat.



Anyone interested in helping me think this through? Thanks, Steve
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Put the radar on the mast - it works better up high even if it does look ugly.

Having it on some sort of post aft would be even uglier IMHO.

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I think there's one in Alaska available for $24k. Much older and may need some work as it's been sitting on a trailer for some (unknown) time.
Still a good price if she's a REAL Playboy centerfold.
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