Catalina 27, 1976, Lake Grapevine, Texas, $3,297, sold 6/24/08

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1976 Catalina 27

  • Perfect for cruising or racing. This was the big boat of it's time, and still an excellent boat for family and friends. Already on the water @ Lake Grapevine. Very clean. Manual included!

    Sails: 4 included Main Sail with cover & 3 Head Sails in bags (a 100 Jib, 125, & 150 Genoa I believe). Former race sails still good for any occasion. In very usable condition, some may need minor repair.

    This boat is laid out with all the lines led to the cockpit. 6 big monster winches, Barlow 22's & Barlow 16's.

    Cruising features:

  • Large cockpit sits 6+. Interior sleeps 4 easily.
  • Almost 6' of headroom inside.
  • Kitchenette with sink
  • 2 burner alcohol stove. The safest type on the water. (manual included)
  • Molded-in dinette sits 4
  • Real Marine Head (Toilet) - not just a port-a-potti!
  • Hanging Locker (Closet)
  • Lots of storage space
  • Lifelines! set at a very usable height
  • Stout Danforth-style anchor
  • Good cushions. Complete set for interior AND also the cockpit.
  • 5 Life jackets
  • stereo
  • VHF Radio
  • Mail sail cover.
  • frame for bimini. Canvas needs attention.
  • Racing Features:

  • the big meaty winches (the Barlow 22s are two speed winches)
  • 3 Instrument panels - Wind Speed & Direction, Boat Speed, and Depth
  • Internal halyards
  • Schaefer rope clutches for halyards, topping lift, boom topping lift
  • adjustable backstay
  • mainsheet traveler, boom vang, cunningham, outhaul
  • inboard\outboard tracks
  • rigged for spinnaker
  • Quality hardware throughout, like the halyard shackles, snap shackles, etc.

    This setup also makes it nicer for cruising, allowing you more control of the boat if you desire.

    Other important notes:

  • substantial stainless steel backing plates in the chain plates and hardware retro fit kit to reinforce the forestay & spread the load to the hull
  • Boat designed for an outboard motor (6 - 9.9 HP) with a motor well

    Standard Rig c27 Specifications:

  • Length: 26' 20"
  • Waterline: 21' 9"
  • Beam 8' 10"
  • Fin Keel
  • Draft 4' 0"
  • Displacement ~6,750 lbs
  • Layout. Dineete with Galley Aft
  • PHRF Race Rating ~209

    Come see the boat. At Scott's Landing on Lake Grapevine, the most active sailing lake in the metroplex! Serious offers only please.

    No Motor.

    Hi David,
    I just sold the boat for $3,000. It is getting pulled out today.
    The ad on your site, sailing Texas, did generate a lot of traffic. I got a note from someone in Austin on Friday & sold it to him that day. I have received another 3 inquiries about the boat since then.
    The main problem with the boat, and why I had priced it so low, was delamination of the cabin top & port side at the eye-bolts.
    I am surprised how many people were new to sailing, and this was one of the first boats they considered.
    Boat Transporter. A lot of folks asked about this. (A lot asked if a trailer was included! at that price?)
    Robert Cummings, Cummings Marine in Dallas. 214.341.1626.
    He did the bottom on my friend Jim's Santana 30/30 & moved it to Grapevine. Jim is very happy with the work. Robert's dad was a sail maker, and my friend David won his 1st two Catalina 22 Nationals using Bob's sails. Anyway - highly recommended.
    I did ask Robert about 2 other locations for people. Ball park figures, without Robert seeing the boat:
    To move it from Lake Grapevine to nearby Lake Lewisville, with a new bottom job, is $1,800.
    A very rough figure to Port Arthur is $1500 for transport, plus $1,000(?) for the bottom. So ~$2,500 to have a shiny bottom and in your slip?
    The local shop on Grapevine, Taylor Marine, quoted another C27 $1,800+ for the bottom alone.
    Thanks for all your help David.
    Cheers, john.
    Lake Grapevine, Texas

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