1983 Nor'Sea 27 Aft Cabin
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Beautiful Pocket Cruiser thats been loved
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Marina Del Rey, CA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 50,000
- WOW ! This is a classic well built yacht Maintained to high standards
- Built in the Tradition of a traditional sailors perspective
- Classic Paraffin Oil Lamp Running Lights
- She has Sailed Single handed throughout So CA
- Yanmar Diesel Added by present (2nd) owner 2008
- Complete Records
- Tan Bark Sails by UK Sailmakers
- Full Winter Cover
- Duchman Mainsail Flaking System
- RF Genoa and Cruising Spin
- Aft Cabin / Center Cockpit
- Dinghy and Outboard
Bill Petersen 310 871 1977 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Bill Petersen at 310.871.1977
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 29 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 0 in
LWL: 24 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Ballast: 3100 lbs
Dry Weight: 8100 lbs
Total Power: 19 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 2GM20
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1005
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 19 HP
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (95 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (15 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (5 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE CONSTRUCTION -courtesy Nor'SeaYachts.com
In our considered opinion, the Nor'Sea 27 is one of only a half-dozen American production boats designed and built to spend a lifetime on the ocean, rather than in a marina. Where most boats are built sufficiently strong to avoid warranty claims and Coast Guard recall lists, the Nor'Sea is built to a different philosophy.
We'd like to tell you how the Nor'Sea is built and let you judge for yourself.
The Nor'Sea hull is hand laminated in one piece -- not two halves glued together. The lamination schedule calls for a minimum of seven layers of alternating 1 1/2 oz, mat and 18 oz. roving on the sides, increasing to nine layers at the waterline, 11 layers at the garboard and 22 layers at the stem, keel, and stern. Thicknesses vary from 5/16" on the side to 3/4" at the keel. Chainplate areas are heavily reinforced. This is approximately the same layup schedule as used on much larger "cruising" boats, i.e., Columbia 41, Tartan 50, Valiant 40, etc.
The lapstrake construction requires approximately 40% more labor hours in layup than a smooth hull. The benefits obtained -- much greater rigidity and strength, and a dryer ride in a choppy sea --· are well worth the extra cost and effort.
Nor'Sea owners can take pride and comfort in knowing they are staking their safety on one-of the strongest hulls ever built.
Nor'Sea ballast is all lead, not iron or iron punchings cast in resin as is most common. Lead is much more dense than iron, resulting in a more stable, stiffer sailing boat.
At Nor'Sea, the designers and builders (and most customers) are aware that more than a few cruising boats have come to heavy-weather grief due to weaknesses in the deck and cabin structure. At Nor'Sea, we believe the deck and house must be immensely strong. Using a fiberglass and wood composite construction, the cabin top is 1 1/4" thick; the decks are 1" thick; and the cabin sides are 3/4" thick.
The Nor'Sea's cockpit is expressly designed for offshore safety. It will not hold enough water to cripple the boat's sailing ability. In addition, two 1 1/2" drains are built in. All deck hardware and ports are solid bronze or stainless, NOT plastic or diecast aluminum alloy. All cleats, rails, etc, are through bolted with stainless backing blocks.
THE HULL-DECK JOINT
The hull-deck joint is the most critical area on any fiberglass boat. Most low-cost boats are built with the hull and deck fastened by an aluminum "H" channel into which the fiberglass is secured by pop rivets or self-tapping screws. Some of the better boats use a combination of self-tapping screws with a bolt every 12" (Westsail) or every 24" (Valiant 40). Consistent with our "super heavy duty" philosophy, the Nor'Sea uses a 1/4" stainless steel bolt and an aircraft stainless steel self-locking nut every six inches.
How often have you heard of vessels rescued (or lost) due to a loss of rudder? The frequency of these reports tells us that most rudders and fastenings are just not strong enough to be reliable in heavy weather.
The Nor'Sea rudder is two layers of fiberglass surrounding a very high density (12 Ib.) foam core. It will withstand repeated hammer blows or minor groundings without significant damage.
As important as the rudder itself are the rudder pintles and gudgeons. Comprising nearly 40 IBS. of high tensile manganese bronze, the three massive sets of pintles and gudgeons provide immense security when great stresses are imposed by heavy weather.
To complete the system, Nor'Sea tiller cheeks are mahogany, with a heavy stainless steel rein- forcement. The tiller itself is 16 laminations of ash and mahogany.
Nor'Sea's are designed to sail oceans where steering is a primary essential. Most sailors take steering for granted -- until it is lost. We intend that Nor'Sea owners need not worry about losing theirs.
The Nor'Sea mast is essentially 2 1/2 times "oversized" with moments of inertia (strength) far exceeding requirements.
Rigging is 7/32 x 19 stainless steel wire, having nearly three times the yield strength required. Turnbuckles are 3/8" size with forged bronze bodies and stainless toggles and jaws, giving a 2-1 safety factor. Chainplates are 1/4" x 1 1/2" stainless steel secured by five bolts going through the reinforced hull. A cost-conscious yacht designer would call this kind of over-rigging wasteful and unnecessary. We don't agree. On this kind of ocean-cruising boat it is not a waste -- it's insurance.
THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR JOINERWORK
The interior of a boat is the easiest place for a builder to cut corners. It is nearly impossible to evaluate interior construction under "boat show" conditions. That is why we encourage prospective Nor'Sea owners to visit the factory and examine boats in progress -- to see for themselves that the Nor'Sea does NOT have shoddy construction covered by a facade of fabrics, veneers and carpeting. Nor'Sea interior work is done to yesteryear's standards. All fasteners are stainless or bronze. Joints are compression glued. Screw holes are plugged with matching wood. Plywood is marine grade. All structural plywood bulkheads have the teak surfaces removed in the fiberglass bond area (many builders will bond directly over the oily teak resulting in possible failure.)
The exterior joinerwork is first rate. Joints are compression glued and screwed. All wood is properly bedded in marine compounds (each Nor'Sea requires a full case of bedding and sealing compounds).
Perhaps the best indication of the Nor'Sea's quality construction is the amount of labor hours spent on each boat. For example, building a Nor'Sea requires nearly the same labor hours as a Westsail 32, twice as many labor hours as an Ericson 27, 50 percent more labor hours than an Islander 28, etc., etc.
When you visit the Nor'Sea plant, you will see a group of boats in varying stages of construction - not an assembly line. A small group of craftsmen is responsible for each phase of a Nor'Sea's construction. The boat does not leave their hands until it is inspected and their work approved. From all the above it is easy to see that the Nor'Sea 27 is more boat than most sailors will ever need. But then, the Nor'Sea is not for everyone. The Nor'Sea is built for those who plan to spend a life on the oceans of the world and want the safest, strongest boat their money can buy. That's Nor'Sea -- the finest small voyaging vessel ever built.
- Hull Completed 1983 purchased 1988
- VHF Icom IC-M402
- Depth Sounder Seafarer D800
- Log Signet MK267A
- Ritchie Compass
- Tiller Pilot Navico TP5500 w Hard wired Remote
- Navigation Lights Paraffin Oil Lanterns
- Winches Bronze Murray 2 x HL-1076 2 x Mini HL 1071
- Windlass Muir Neptune M-770 Manual
- Anchor Rocna 15 100' Chain 250' rode
- Spare Danforths (2)
- Cabin Heater Force 10 Kerosene
- Galley Range Hillrange by Seaward 2 burner Kerosene
- 12vdc Cabin Lighting
- 2 Batteries Start and House
- ProMariner Battery Charger
- 15 Gallon fuel Tank Aluminum
- Water Tanks bladder 1 x 60gallons 1 x 35gallons
- Head Tetford 775MSD Plumbed 5 gallon tank
- Head pump out Whale Manual and Deck Plate
- Automatic and Manual Bilge Pumps
- UK Sails
- Tan Bark Main w Dutchman Flaking system
- Tan Bark Furling Genoa on Schaefer Furling System
- Red and Black Cruising Spinnaker
- Dodger in Storage
- Tabernackle Mast Lowering system
- Davis Tiller Lock
- Life Sling
- Full Boat Cover
- Yanmar Diesel installed 2008 (no previous engine, sail only)
- PYI Dripless Shaft Seal 2019
- Exhaust Elbow Replaced 2018
- Yamaha 4hp 4-stroke outboard
- Achilles Dinghy pressure floor 8'8"
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.