J/27

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J/27
J27logo.jpg
Class symbol
J27spin.jpg
Development
Designer Rod Johnstone
Year 1983
Design One-Design
Boat
Crew 4 or 5
Draft 1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction GRP
Hull weight 1,724 kg (3,801 lb)
LOA 8.38 m (27.5 ft)
LWL 7.16 m (23.5 ft)
Beam 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Fixed 694 kg (1,530 lb)
Rig
Rig Type Fractional rig
Sails
Mainsail area 19.16 m2 (206.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 14.63 m2 (157.5 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 52.68 m2 (567.0 sq ft)
Upwind Sail Area 33.8 m2 (364 sq ft)
Misc
PHRF 120

The J/27 is a keelboat that is both a Weekend Cruiser and a One-Design racing class with strict class rules. Designed with a low & heavy keel with a generous sail area, the boat gives good handling in both light and strong winds, though struggles in moderate winds.[1][2]

Design[edit]

The J/27 is a Fractional rigged sloop designed by Rod Johnstone and built by Tillotson Pearson, Inc. between 1983 and 1992. 211 boats were built in total before being replaced by the J/80.

A large cockpit and open decks allows crew to easily move around easily and the Fractional rig means that sail costs are kept down.

The boat comes with a galley with a standard water capacity of 5 gallons and 4 bunks. Below decks headroom is 4.5 feet (1.4 m). The boat has an outboard engine placed on the transom (port side).

Other Specifications[edit]

  • I: 30.00 feet (9.14 m)
  • ISP: 30.00 feet (9.14 m)
  • J: 10.50 feet (3.20 m)
  • P: 33.00 feet (10.06 m)
  • E: 12.50 feet (3.81 m)
  • SPL: 10.50 feet (3.20 m)
  • Displacement to length ratio (Disp/L)= 139.
  • Sail Area to displacement ratio (SA/Dspl)= 24.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "J/27". J-Boats. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sailing World - J/27 Review". Sailing World. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ General Dimensions

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