Bottom job January 2014. No blisters on the hull. The Cutlass bearing is in excellent condition. New zinc.
More than 150 Nor'Sea 27s have crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The boats are limited production, hand-crafted to rigorous standards. It is one of the world's strongest sailboats: heavily built and over-rigged. High-density handlaid fiberglass.
Special non-blistering gelcoat and resin used throughout the lay-up. Teak exterior trim, bronze hardware, heavy teak caprails with rugged bronze gunnel covers. Massive triple rudder gudgeons and pintles, solid manganese bronze. Oversized chainplates. 3/8ths inch turnbuckles with 7/32" 1x19 stainless steel rigging. Self-bailing offshore cockpit with storage locker. 7 elliptical bronze opening ports. Large thru-bolted cleats fore and aft. Bow and stern pulpit seats. Dual anchor rollers. Internal halyards.
6'8" bunks for four adults. Two sea-berths on each tack. Dinette with hi-lo dining table. Chart table with storage. Hanging locker. Enclosed head. 30 separate storage compartments. Lightening protection.
Minimum of 7 layers of 1.5 oz. mat and 18 oz. roving on the sides, increasing to 9 layers at the waterline, 11 layers at the garboard and 22 layers at the stem! Hull thickness is 3/4" at the keel. This is the same layup schedule used on a Valiant 40, Columbia 41, Tartan 50. Lapstrake construction requires approximately 40% more labor hours in layup, but the benefits are much greater rigidity and strength and a drier ride in choppy seas.
The cabin top is 1 1/4" thick. The decks are 1" thick, and the cabin sides are 3/4".