Nor'sea 27, Bahamas, Sea of Cortez, Alaska,
Heavy displacement, fullkeel, double ender. That means slow but safe and roomy. Nor’sea 27 is designed by Lyle Hess who is known of old school salty boats. 10,000lbs to 12,000lbs wet. Sloop rigged. She has newish spars and new rigging. A youngish Yanmar. Extensive off-shore safety features. Nice tender with 15hp motor for exploring and adventure. As of 2019 we are doing a moderate refit.
is looking for crew for Cruising, Training, Mile building, Ocean / long distance
when: Weekend, Holidays (short-term), Long-term
Looking for a cruising partner who is keen to do 1 week to 3 month cruising. Anything from leisurely exploring areas of natural beauty to building miles or working on skills. Might target scuba or kiteboarding locations…. but mostly looking to sail, swap stories, enjoy nature and improvise good food. If some grants come through I might be looking for help with some sailboat based ecology research.
Not a racer boat. Not a richy yuppie boat or owner. So if you are looking for that type of trip I am not your boat. Boat is classy and salty with lots of teak and bronze. If you are used to low displacement go fast boats you will be unimpressed by heavy displacement full keelers until there is a storm. And with a 27’ water line hull speed is slow but steady. Owner is a well educated scientist with extensive boating and outdoor recreation experience. Liberal political leaning but not judgmental. Owner is vegetarian who eats fish when on the ocean, but that is not a requirement. No smoking. Owner does not drink but is ok with crew drinking if safe about it.
At this time I have a job I love that keeps me busy May-Nov. I am not ready to quit and be a real vagabond yet. Until then, I plan to take long vacations (1week to multi month) in the Dec-May seasons in Sea of Cortez, Bahamas, Cuba, Caribbean… maybe Alaska again if future research allows summer off. Still in the middle of a refit so she will not be sailing until Nov 2020. Happy to hear from people who might be a good fit in the years to come, even if not ready soon.
Updated : 2 Jun 2020