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Nor-Sea 27, 1978, Hutchinson, Kansas, $15,000, SOLD 10/13/18

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Nor-Sea 27, 1978

The Nor-sea is a good boat with a great reputation and ocean going capability.

  • Sloop--Designer Lyle C Hess, Marine
  • Builder Heritage Marine
  • Full Keel
  • Length 27'
  • Beam 8"
  • Draft 3.83'
  • Displacement 8,100 lbs
  • Ballast 3100 lbs
  • Ballast type-lead

    Positives of "our" Nor-sea

  • The fuel tank corrosion issue common to all Nor-sea 27s has been remedied.
  • Trailer is in good to fair condition. With all new tires.
  • Wood trim need finishing but is in good condition.
  • No known hull, deck, engine or hardware issues.
  • Wooden hatchway cover that installs over the fiberglass cover has been rebuilt but not installed yet. Beautiful.
  • Tanbark sails are in good condition. Sails include main, jib on a roller furler and a white storm sail.
  • Rigging is in good shape.
  • Anchors, nylon rode, and chain rode is included.
  • New dodger, has never been used.
  • Bumpers of various sizes are included.
  • Aft cabin remodeling has been started.
  • Small porta pottie included.
  • 2 burner Alcohol stove included.
  • Working sink
  • Ice box
  • Upholstery in good shape

    Maintenance needed:

  • New bottom coat,
  • Green paint had a "plastic" paint applied and it peels off when power washed.
  • Aft cockpit port needs some way to drain.
  • All opening port lights probably need new seals.
  • Winches need servicing, usual spring maintenance.
  • Some Running rigging may need lines replaced but a lot of extra line will be included.
  • Front deck hatch repair is 1/2 way done.
  • Needs a new battery selector switch and new batteries.
  • Usual spring prep for sailing has not been done. The boat needs a good cleaning.


  • Needs a new radio.
  • Both navigation and cabin lighting need up dating.
  • Toilet has no holding tank. I would do a composting toilet.
  • Speedometer, depth gage and compass need to be replaced.


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