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Question regarding GT27

Post by Jeff » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:21 am

This question arrived last evening: "I am looking for something I could build by next summer on a budget and came across the GT27 cruiser. My goal was to go from NC to Canada via the inter coastal (minus ..what ...45 miles offshore from Jersy to NY) then up the hudson, erie canal, on to the St Lawrence...then back in the fall. Do you think this design could handle a trip like that? I know a trawler would be better, but it would take a year to build if Im lucky, and cost much much more. I want something I can get to Canada in and live on with my 90 lb dog next summer. The reason I like the boat style is because of how easy it would be ot get the dog in and out of the boat via dingy or ramp on the front. I I would assume I would also be able to add a tuna door as well as a side boarding door. Thanks" Jeff



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Re: Question regarding GT27

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:59 am

If you pick your weather yes except for the New Jersey part.
In the Chesapeake and Delaware, you must keep an eye on the weather, it is quite open in places.
I did the trip a few times with big sailboats and once, sailed outside from the Delaware to Atlantic City then inside again (3' max.).
From the Delaware up, it is an uninteresting cruise. Why not put her on a flatbed from there and bring her by road to the Hudson? It should not be too expensive.
Altogether, it is feasible if you pick safe weather windows.
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Re: Question regarding GT27

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:03 pm

45 miles offshore in a GT27?

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You need to take that out of plan because you woud need perfect weather for 45 miles offshore and no swells and that might not happen for weeks or months at a time
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Re: Question regarding GT27

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 pm

I agree, that is why I suggested (recommended) towing for that leg.
There may be other legs that benefit from using a trailer.
The GT27 is not a Great Loop boat but can do some of the loop safely, the very protected parts.
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Re: Question regarding GT27

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 am

What about TW28?
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Re: Question regarding GT27

Post by joe2700 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:10 pm

fallguy1000 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 am
What about TW28?
I think OP touched on the trawler point in their original post.

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