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02-11-2013 09:00 AM
norahs arc
Re: Catalina 27

I too sail a Catalina 27. It is an old one but in good condition except for some rough interior woodwork due to lack of maintence before my time. I am slowly correcting this. I have the aft galllely dinnet layout and love it. I also love the way it sails.
08-25-2012 11:39 PM
BayWindRider
Re: Catalina 27

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Originally Posted by engineer_sailor View Post
New owner of a 1985 Catalina 27 Tall Rig Hull #5793

Always looking for advice and willing to assist. Lots to learn, but so far a great boat.
I have the same sailboat and it's been a great first boat. I was surprised how well it sailed downwind today. I was running from the weather and she was flying into the marina. You'll enjoy it I'm sure.

Has anyone used a whisker pole? What type did you buy?
08-07-2012 03:22 PM
AdamLein
Re: Catalina 27

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Originally Posted by engineer_sailor View Post
New owner of a 1985 Catalina 27 Tall Rig Hull #5793

Always looking for advice and willing to assist. Lots to learn, but so far a great boat.
Whereabouts?
08-06-2012 08:54 AM
engineer_sailor
Catalina 27

New owner of a 1985 Catalina 27 Tall Rig Hull #5793

Always looking for advice and willing to assist. Lots to learn, but so far a great boat.
04-24-2012 12:48 AM
buzzlovelace
Re: Catalina 27

I have Hull # 15. as far as I can tell its been around Ventura CA for the duration. Equipped with an rebuilt Albin 022 gsa motor. Runs great and is in great shape. All stock except for a new schaeffer furler
07-02-2011 02:28 PM
Maqroll
1974 Catalina 27

I just bought a Catalina 27 from an "old salt". He lived in América for 22 years, voyaging around the Caribbean.

Now I have to figure out the whole wiring, since that's a mess . And I need a new diesel tank, preferably a small one, for my Yanmar YSB8.

Fair winds, Catalina owners.
06-15-2011 09:05 PM
AdamLein It's a great starter boat. "For couples" just means, make sure the accommodations (galley, head, sleeping areas) are clean and in good working order.

Things to look out for are rust streaks dripping down from the chainplates for the upper shrouds or backing plates for the lower shrouds. That could be a sign of crevice corrosion. Another replacement I had to do was the brackets that hold the spreaders to the mast. If they are small grey triangles, they are cast aluminum and need to be replaced with a much beefier stainless. If the PO hasn't upgraded these systems, you will have to; fortunately both upgrades are doable for somebody with no experience whatsoever.

The engine is also a big deal. On lakes and you should be fine with a 10hp outboard; haven't navigated any rivers. However if you think you can do with an outboard, I highly recommend it; the extra space under the cockpit and quarterberths is cavernous.

What's the interior layout? I have a dinette layout and find it sort of cramped. The "traditional" layout, with a settee on either side, probably would have been preferable.

It's pretty easy to get replacement parts; Catalina Direct: has lots of C27-specific stuff.

All in all I've been very happy with this boat. Just raced it singlehanded over fifty miles. Came in last, but another C27 tied for first in our class Before that I have done a good amount of cruising in various conditions and always came through safely, though not always as comfortably as a real cruising boat would.

Good luck!
06-15-2011 05:51 PM
HopefulRookie My wife and I (notice her before me) are going to look at a 1977 Catalina 27 tall rig this weekend and would like to hear peoples general impressions of this boat for a couple with no sailing exp. It would be kept on lakes and rivers here in the SouthEast (for now).

thanks
06-11-2011 02:02 PM
AdamLein I've been pretty happy with the IC27A group on Yahoo. Deals with both 27s and 270s.
06-11-2011 09:20 AM
roydorward Hi I have a c270 1993 I Android looking For a forum.
are there any dedicated sites? ?
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