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Light construction? Really?
We had a 1981 US 27, and that beast was a pig in the water, tough as nails and heavy as all get out! it wasn't happy unless there were 30 knot winds or more!

To this day I prefer racer/cruisers because that boat was so slow in the water. Granted it had a 13hp Volvo diesel, wheel, and fixed prop (probably the slow portion of this equation)... but darn, last thing I'd call it was light.
 

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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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US yacht
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/us-27
OLD hunter 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/hunter-27
90x hunter 27
https://sailboatdata.com/listing/nicely-equipped-hunter-27-for-sale-great-condition
200x hunter 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/hunter-27-3
Oday 272
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/oday-272
Precision 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/precision-27
J27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/j27
Bristol 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/bristol-27
Sun 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/sun-27
Jenneau Fantasia 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/fantasia-27-jeanneau
Mirage 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/mirage-27-schmidt
Catalina 270
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/catalina-270
Person 27
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/pearson-27
Love this Tartan 270
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/tartan-pride-270
Starwind 27 (love this one too)
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/starwind-27

My point in all this... at Worst the boat is middle of the road... practically speaking its on the heavy side of 27 foot sailboats.
Build quality though is a totally different discussion...

I will state again, if someone has the hull number that ends 181 (which is likely hull 1, from 1981) reach out to me here, I may be willing to make you a helluva deal.. Would be inboard wheel steering model.
 
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