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11-05-2012 10:12 AM
copacabana
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Nice looking boat Agri! It looks great, but that last photo (the interior) made me flinch a bit... You've got your work cut out for you! Keep posting pics of your progress. You've bought an excellent boat. Good luck with the refit!

Cheers!
11-04-2012 01:22 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

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I don't know Vancouver well so I'm not sure. Its on the hard at the Lionsgate Marina, I do recall seeing something about an aircare facility near there.

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That's the one.
11-04-2012 12:46 PM
Agri I don't know Vancouver well so I'm not sure. Its on the hard at the Lionsgate Marina, I do recall seeing something about an aircare facility near there.

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11-03-2012 10:51 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Are you in that yard at the foot of Pemberton, just past the AirCare sniffer station?
11-03-2012 09:15 PM
Agri Thanks guys and thanks for your input as well. I didn't by the one with the newer engine, but the engine in the one I bought is not by any means near the end of its life. I'm looking forward to the challenge of fitting out the interior, I'm not in any hurry and hope to have it mostly done by March/April. I'm posting a couple of pics below.



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10-30-2012 11:34 AM
copacabana
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Congratulations on your your boat Agri! You've bought a real gem of a small cruiser. Post some pics when you can. Did you end up buying the one with the newer engine? I must say, however, that I don't envy you the work ahead of fitting out the interior! Nothing is ever straight or at right angles in a boat and it'll drive you crazy! May I suggest cardboard mock-ups before you actually start cutting wood. Good luck with the boat and keep us posted of your progress!
10-30-2012 01:13 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

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For all those that are curious, I went with a Vancouver 27. When all is said and done it seemed like the best choice. The inside is nearly completely bare. There are a couple of benches, a head, some slats on the V-berth futon style to put a matteress on. A sink, chart table and, massive stainless steel compression post (This was the feature that sealed the deal over the Vega, all the Vegas I looked at had noticeable sagging under the mast inside the cabin). Other then that everything inside is bare fiberglass. Outside it has the same rigging as a Nor'sea 27 so the mast is a little taller then on a regular Van 27 and it also means the standing rigging is bulkier 5/16 instead of 3/16. This one is sloop rigged and apparantly the last one put out by Seair, hull built 83, but not commissioned until '98.

Right now she is on the hard and the mast is down so the pictures aren't the greatest but I'll post them when I get the chance.

One other thing the current owner never named her so I get that privilege.

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Congrats. Now you get to make it the way you want it. By the way, that rigging should be able to withstand getting rolled or pitchpoled - the rigging was only 9/32 on my Columbia 43.
10-30-2012 12:19 AM
Agri For all those that are curious, I went with a Vancouver 27. When all is said and done it seemed like the best choice. The inside is nearly completely bare. There are a couple of benches, a head, some slats on the V-berth futon style to put a matteress on. A sink, chart table and, massive stainless steel compression post (This was the feature that sealed the deal over the Vega, all the Vegas I looked at had noticeable sagging under the mast inside the cabin). Other then that everything inside is bare fiberglass. Outside it has the same rigging as a Nor'sea 27 so the mast is a little taller then on a regular Van 27 and it also means the standing rigging is bulkier 5/16 instead of 3/16. This one is sloop rigged and apparantly the last one put out by Seair, hull built 83, but not commissioned until '98.

Right now she is on the hard and the mast is down so the pictures aren't the greatest but I'll post them when I get the chance.

One other thing the current owner never named her so I get that privilege.

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10-27-2012 04:22 AM
Kalina-Lona
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

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Just looking to hear how other people feel these boats stack up against each other? I lean towards the Vancouver but like the prices of the Vega. The ones I've looked at so far all seam sea worthy however both the Vancouvers need major interior refits compared to decent interiors in the Vegas I've been to see. I prefer the Vancouvers mainly for the transom hung rudder, and I'm not a huge fan of that massive window on the Vega but I'm willing to over look that because of their reputation.

Basically I want to know of one is an inherintely and substantionally better boat or does it come down to personal preference. They both seem pretty similar overall.

Sidenote: the Vancouvers are both of the single headsail variety no cutter rigs.
Hi...I have looked at the Vega 27 as our first boat and after watching Chuck and Laura Rose's sailing series "Cruising Lealea" on You Tube it seems an amazing boat.
I'm going to search our area for the Vancouver...in the mean time we have a Halman 27 to see today.
Not to side track, but has anyone have any good info. or reviews on the Halman.
Good luck with your search!

Cheers,

Ron
10-24-2012 07:44 PM
misfits
Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Someone I know has a Vancouver 32.

If the 27 is built anything like that 32, there is no comparison. Vancouver's are built like a brick s#$@ house.
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