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Daniel - Norsea 27
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I was originally looking into Cape Dory 27's and other boats that were close in size and age. I ended up getting a Nor'sea 27. Yes it was double the boats I was considering and what I had expected to spend on my first boat but I'm glad I did.

This boat is heavily built. Even today, they can be built new and still using the same methods as when it started in the 70's. Like other models of boats, the NS27 has a strong following of owners who love their boats. They have crossed oceans multiple times and some have circumnavigated as well.

It was built to cross oceans.

I'd say the same with the BCC28. Very well built and capable of going anywhere you point the bow.
 

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Daniel - Norsea 27
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There's a Norsea 27 aft cockpit in the slip next to mine. Been watching it slowly decay for the last 4 years. The owner comes down about once a year, tightens the dock lines, and leaves. A foot of growth on the bottom, mould all over the running rigging, brightwork drying out and cracking. What a shame.
That's too bad. Maybe someone can try saving it from the owner.

I tend to say I saved my boat from the previous owner but it certainly wasn't THAT bad, no matter how much work I've had to do... and have yet to do on it.
 

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Daniel - Norsea 27
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Daniel @Rhapsody-NS27 would you mind PMing me. I don't have enough posts yet to PM you and I had a couple of questions about an aft cockpit Nor'Sea.
-david
Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Wife and I were out of town for my birthday and then phone died.

Thanks @Skipper Jer. They aren't really questions so much as thoughts on how he likes his aft cockpit. There are so few around and I know most people opted for the aft cabin version. BTW, is you boat still for sale and if so do you have a trailer?
I love my boat. I've been on Skipper Jer's boat once and it's a nice looking boat. I've been on a couple other aft-cabin versions. Every Nor'sea owner seems to love the boat they have and wouldn't trade it for anything. I guess I would agree. While I can see why others like their aft-cabin, I would prefer to stick with the aft-cockpit.

I think that's really wise. It's hard to resist stepping up to a larger boat but honestly I think the 27-30 ft is about perfect size. Nor'Sea 27, Baba 30, Shannon 28, Westsail 32 (though a little larger than I'd probably go).
I know a guy who has a Shannon 28. Been on it once to take a look. really nice looking boat.

David, what part of the country/world are you in? Welcome to Sailnet.
 
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