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looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« on: 05 March, 2010, 18:42:34 »
has anyone seen the specs to my boat, its a 1971 Contest 27 the Van Essen design.
can't find them anywhere, only the Zaal.
they don't have the brochure on the contest site.  ???
i have the low aspect rig with the long boom and a bilge, not the racing version.
i would love to know the different model names..i think there are 3 different 27's?
thanks very much.   

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Re: looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« Reply #1 on: 07 March, 2010, 14:42:56 »
You are correct, there are three models of the C27. You could say that there are four because the Dick Zaal design has an A and a B version... ;)
I'll try to find some specs but what are you looking for?

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Re: looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« Reply #2 on: 10 March, 2010, 21:05:31 »
thanks BJ!
i would like the sail plan and rig specs especially, but the brochure like the Zaal has on the Contest home site with the drawings would be fantastic.
i'd like to pick up a mainsail cover and work jib while i am in the U.S. (my boat is in the antilles) but i neglected to bring measurements with me.
looking through some of your photo gallery, i think i have the mk1?
i saw a blip on one site describing my model as 'not as elegant' as the Zaal, but i disagree! its much more attractive and loyal. 8)
thanks for your help!

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Re: looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« Reply #3 on: 11 March, 2010, 14:42:35 »
I contacted one of the CYOC members who also owns an early model C27 but he can't provide the requested specs. He did sent me a scan of the original contract however. It is in Dutch, it has (almost) no dimensions but is is of course nice to have from a nostalgic point of view. If you are interested I'll mail it to you, in the meantime I'll keep looking for the specs. There are some yachtdatabases on the internet, one of them should hold some information...

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Re: looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« Reply #4 on: 01 April, 2010, 23:57:18 »
hey, i'd love to see that! as an admin, can you see my email address and send that to me?
i really appreciate your poking around.
i'm going to pick up the mainsail cover on ebay for 12-13 feet..i can only find online specs for the Zaal saying the mainsail is 10.5 foot and i know mine is longer.
i guess i can do some onsite alterations.
when i get in situ i will take measurements and post them here!
thanks so much for your efforts.

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Re: looking for specs for van essen contest 27
« Reply #5 on: 02 April, 2010, 18:48:06 »
You can find the contract at  http://www.cyoc.nl/pdf/bouwcontract_contes27.pdf

To be continued... ;)

 


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