L.O.A.: 27' 0" (8.23 m)
L.W.L.: 23' 11" (7.29 m)
Beam: 9' 4" (2.84 m)
Draft: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Displacement: 6100 lbs. (2766 kg.)
Ballast: 2400 lbs. (1088 kg.)
Sail area: 299 sq. ft. (27.78 m²)
Vertical clearance: 37' (11.50 m)
Motor: 8 hp Yanmar Diesel.
Headroom: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating (PHRF-LO) : 198
Price range: $19,000 to $25,000
Boats with a length of twenty-seven feet and a displacement topping 6000 pounds will generally have more in common with 30 footers than the outboard powered boats in the 25 to 26 foot range. This is certainly true of the CS 27. It is a fast boat with real adult size room below decks, and it comes with an inboard diesel, double lifelines, two speed winches, a pressurized fresh water system, and a huge 5.8 cubic foot ice box. The CS 27 is a sleek boat that was built strong enough for some serious ocean sailing. This boat was available with a fin keel that reaches down 5' 2", and a shoal keel with a very reasonable draft of 3' 11". Close to 500 were built before CS phased out this model in the early 1980s.
The bad news with many CS 27s is that their bottoms are prone to osmotic blistering (pox). The good news is that many CS 27s on the used market have been treated for osmosis by having their bottoms stripped and coated with an epoxy barrier.
by Michael McGoldrick.
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