Bill the lurker…
and all you other lurkers…
I know you’re out there…
Thank you for sharing about the Nor’Sea. We were trying to keep it a
secret, but the cat’s out of the bag now. Nor’Seas are very, very
We just sold two gorgeous Nor’Sea 27 of the 95ish vintage for around
80Kish. They are a wonderful, big little boat. I definitely concur
with your idea that your get a lot of Lyle for less money than a BCC
costs. In fact, I love the boat.
The aft cabin arrangement is truly unique and the cosy center cockpit
is secure and surprisingly more roomy than the cockpit in my
BCC “Aloha”. We had five people in the cockpit and no one had to move
when we tack. You can still review the Nor’Sea listing and pictures
at RogueWave if any of you want to learn more about the Nor’Sea 27.
It’s a great boat.
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I am a lurker on this list, a current NorSea owner, but a BCC
wannabe (perhaps when I work less and can sail more and of course
save enough pennies to afford it.) It is my opinion that the Sam
Morse built BCC is one of the finest vessels ever in both design and
construction. If it is OK, just a bit of praise for the NorSea. After
sailing mine for over 5 years now with a few fairly rough passages, I
am an avid believer in Lyle Hess boats. While mine does not win the
Sunday around the buoy races (although it will go offwind with the
30’ racers), it sails rings around more than a few others over a
distance due to its sea kindly nature. I am much more comfortable on
my little NorSea than many 35 footers I have sailed on. The NorSea
was and currently still is built to very high standards. So if you
are interested in a little smaller vessel, take a look at the NorSea.
PS I appreciate this list as the information everyone is so willing
to share is from so many real life experiences and obviously very
wise sailors. Thanks - it is greatly appreciated.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 3:22 PM
Subject: [bcc] Lyle Hess designs / builders
Hi. I don’t own a boat (yet).
I was wondering, this group mostly discusses BCCs and the Sam L.
Morse company. And it makes for interesting and educational
My question: is anybody aware of other builders of Lyle Hess
designs? For example, Channel Cutter Yachts of Canada build (or
used to build?) a somewhat larger 34’ cutter to Lyle Hess specs.
Is anybody here in a position to discuss/compare quality of
workmanship at companies other than Sam L. Morse? Has anybody
owned a non-Sam L. Morse-but-still-professional-yard-built BCC?
I don’t mean to put anybody on the spot. Just trying to get
references as to what’s out there.
Thanks in advance.
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