Well Known Capable Cruising Vessel
Very Well Equipped with all of the right gear included ! !
Owner's have transferred away from their sailing area
Change of plans brings this rare Orion 27 to the market
On display on land, shows well, " Ginger" awaits her next adventure at sea ! !
1981 Pacific Seacraft Orion 27 “Ginger”
Dickinson Mariner 2 burner LPG stove w/oven
Pressure cold water
Raw water foot pump
Wilcox-Crittenden manual head
Holding tank 6 gal
Y valve for offshore discharge
Freshwater bladder (150 liters; 2015)
Electric bilge pump
Whale manual bilge pump
Waterheater (6 gal; runs on AC current or engine cooling system)
Cockpit freshwater sprayer (hot & cold)
HULL & DECK:
CQR 25# anchor
150’ G4 anchor chain
250’ 9/16” 3-strand nylon anchor rode
Double anchor rollers
Electric anchor windlass
Bronze portlights (8)
SS cowling vents with teak dorade boxes (2)
Bimini extension (extends 5’6” forward from bimini; covers companionway)
9’ x 12.5’ awning (covers cabin & cockpit from mast aft to bimini)
Teak cockpit grating
Edson wheel steering
Lifesling with lifting tackle
SAILS & RIGGING:
Harken MK III roller furler
Hogan spare genoa
Scott mainsail w/2 reef points
Lazyjack sail flaking system
Hood boom vang
Barient 24 primary winches (2)
Barient 10 house top winches (2)
Barient 10 mast winches (2)
ENGINE & MACHINERY:
Yanmar 3GM30F 30HP (E/N: E27161 ) only 680 hours
Engine is a replacement, Recently New
2 blade prop
30A shore power connection
110V electrical panel
2 AGM house batteries (2013)
1 AGM starting battery (2013)
Xantrex TrueCharge2 series battery charger
12V cabin fan
Raymarine A60 chart plotter
Raytheon ST60 wind instrument
Raymarine ST6002 autohelm
Airmar B744V triducer depth/speed
Standard Horizon VHF radio
Horizon RAM mike at helm
CD player (speakers in cabin and cockpit)
Magma rail-mount propane grill
Forehatch wind scoop
Plus Lots of Misc. Equipment Included
" Ginger " is ready to go cruising again !
Pacific Seacraft Orion 27
Author: W. L.
Updated: 11 Dec, 2012
Pacific Seacraft Orion27 Sail Plan Beautiful, strong, and capable the Orion 27, introduced in 1979, was one of the earlier boats to come from the well trusted Pacific Seacraft stable. Pacific Seacraft built its reputation on robust boats constructed with attention to detail. It was notable for being the last design by Henry Mohrschladt, who was one of the two original founders of Pacific Seacraft. Built in California, most examples to this day can be found on the West Coast and at least one has circumnavigated. Brec Morgan set out in Otter in 1998, visiting over 50 countries before completing his odyssey in 2003.
Unsurprisingly for a Mohrschladt design, the Orion 27 has conservative lines. Under the waterline is a long keel with a forefoot cutaway to improve nimbleness and reduce wetted area. The sections carry the tried and true wine-glass shape. Don’t expect record setting pace with this kind of shape; think strong, safe, and good manners for heaving-to in the rough. There’s a 6’1″ bowsprit to help carry her canvas and the rig came in 3 variations; sloop, yawl, and cutter. The cutter rig, best suited to longer distance sailing has a self tending staysail.
Layout and Variations
In addition to the three rig options, Pacific Seacraft offered two cabin layouts, and steering in tiller or wheel; note most examples are found with wheel steering. In 1981 an improved MkII version was introduced with a longer coachroof, two deck hatches, and an extra set of portlights.
Pacific Seacraft Orion27 Interior Layout The two layouts were named “A” and “C”. Both have a double v-berth, a hanging locker, a head, and a quarter-berth. A shower located in the head was an optional extra as was a pressurized water system for it.
The A-layout is more common and has a relatively roomy U-shaped dinette to port, lowering the dinette table converts the area into a double berth. On the starboard side is the galley with a nav-station further aft.
The C-layout was designed for longer cruises. Here the U-shaped dinette is sacrificed to gain room for a larger head and shower combo as well as providing space for a larger v-berth and more stowage in the forward sections. At the bottom of the companionway is a wet locker.
This 1981 model offered for Sale by Sail Place Inc has a custom interior layout with port and starboard settees, with a centerline dining table.
Through the years the boat has proven to be of sturdy construction. The hull is of hand-laid fiberglass and the decks are of glass cored with plywood. The hull to deck join is a double-flange bedded in polyurethane adhesive, thru-bolted with stainless bolts. This forms the bulwarks which encloses the deck and is capped in teak.
LOA: 30′ 11″ (including bowsprit)
LOD: 27′ 4″
LWL: 22′ 2″
Beam: 9′ 3″
Draft: 4′ 0″
Displacement: 10,000 lbs.
Ballast: 3,500 lbs.
Sail Area, Sloop: 428 sq.ft.
Sail Area, Yawl: 452 sq.ft.
Sail Area, Cutter: 508 sq.ft.
Bridge Clearance: 40′ 11″
Designer: Henry Mohrschladt
Builder: Pacific Seacraft
Year Introduced: 1979
Year Ended: 1993
21 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140