"T. B. A"
Model : Norman 27
Cockpit : Centre
Year : 1983
Engine & Fuel : Outboard petrol
Capacity : 15 hp
Fridge : Yes
Gas Water Heater : Yes
Generator : Petrol
Toilet : Portapotti
Also has GPS, VHF radio and an alarm.
Needs a good scrub up, pics to follow
I am presently living aboard her during the week cruising the London Area as I am here, but her permanent mooring will be in Cheshire, when I find one. She has a name but don’t want much record of it because I intend to rename her. I did rename a previous Norman “Paragon II” told it was bad luck and lo and behold she sank at Llangollen! It may be coincidence but I have read up on de-naming and re-naming so I am not taking the risk this time, I am going through the ceremony!
I am presently measuring her to death and planning what I intend to do and at the end of the summer I should be moving her north and hope to get her ashore and de-named I then intend to gut her and give here a full refit
The measurements will be used for stability calcs as I hope to get an RCD class C rating
· Stiffen the hull
· Ballast the keel
· Installation of heads with shower and cassette toilet
· Navigation station with VHF, navtex and Chartplotter
· New electrics
· New plumbing
· Stern “diving” platform with engine mount ≤ 50HP
· New external petrol and gas storage
· Space will be used to enhance the aft cabin to athwartships double
· Vee dinette forward and new galley
· And the usual comforts TV, DVD Inet, 12v 240v, heating H&C etc
My timescale is approx 5 years so I have something decent when I retire. If it all goes to plan she is then going to France, via the channel where she’ll be used for extended stays and maybe some port hops on the Med if I get the rating.
I’ll keep in touch and am quite happy to share what I discover on the site. For the moment though I am just sorting out some niggles to keep her compliant.