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post #11 of 24 Old 03-27-2012
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A couple of videos featuring "Windlass", a US YACHT 27, under sail:

SAILING WINDLASS II, 10/10/11, Part 1


SAILING WINDLASS II, 10/10/11, Part 2




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X... the links don't seem to be correct....

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I guess the links don't come out right if done on an Android tablet. Here you go....




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As we sailed into the mystic.
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I've got a 1981 US27 and I love the way it handles. We're refurbishing the interior, tidying up the teak, and generally bringing it back to it's glory. This one never had an inboard, outboard only. Considering the year that's probably a good thing. It's really easy and simple to just pop a new outboard on the back of her.

I agree, it seems to be a well-built solid boat that I've been really happy with. I can't speak for any of the other boats in the US line, but this one is ridiculously fun to sail. It's a good boat to set up for single-handing as well and tolerates high winds with surprising comfort.

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I grabbed a US27 and will post a review of her performance as soon as I launch in the Spring. I will say that the PO reallys seems to have taken good care of the major parts of the boat.
It has the wheel option, 13hp diesel, and a roller furler so I was happy.
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.....had mine out this past Saturday... heading out again Thursday! Gotta love NC in February!

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As promised here is my opinion:

Definitely not what I would consider fast but it is easy handle on all points of sail. She likes a beam reach best and 5-6 knot pace is doable.

I have only had real time on small boats as a child but I jumped on board after splash and single-handed her 4 hours to my mooring without incident. That is a testiment to how forgiving these models are....highly recommended
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Just picked up a US 25 myself. Got a swingin deal, but it needs a fair amount of work, wires are hanging here and there, interior has been partially remodeled but needs finishing. Just what I wanted! now I can do it my way.
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If any of you wind up with "181" which I really think was the wrong hull number, but I'll ask anyway, if any of you comes across a US 27, wheel steering, inboard diesel with sails with 181 on them... please let me know. The boat had a 110 hank, and a 170 yellow and orange hank on genoa.

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I spent about 8 hours last weekend cleaning and doing some work on the US27... I have some plans to redo all the lighting with LED rope on a dimmer, etc. Have fun sprucing up the US25!

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I plan on changing my lights to LEDs but hadn't thought about the rope type, that brings up some interesting options. Thanks!
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