Folkdancer 27 is a British-made fiberglass sailboat designed by Fredk R. Parker, M.R.I.N.A and built during the 1960s (1969 -?) by Russell Marine, Ltd of Essex, England. The Folkdancer 27 (Folk Dancer 27) was based on the very successful Folkboat design.
This is Frederick Parker's personal one-design for racing, called Norsue, the prototype of the Hamble One design and subsequently the Folk Dancer 27.
The Folkdancer 27 stats are as follows: L.O.A. 27' 0" (8.23 m), L.W.L. 19' 8" (6.00 m), Beam 7' 6" (2.29 m), Keel long, Draft 4' 0" (1.21 m), Headroom 5' 10" (1.78 m), Berths 4/5, Sail Area 264 ft² (24.31 m²), Genoa 208 ft² (19.0 m²), Ballast 2800 lb (1270 kg), Ratio 55%, Trailing weight 4480 lb (2030 kg).
Storm Petrel again.
Storm Petrel has sail no. 37 and her home port was Bristol (Now Woodbridge on the River Deben, Suffolk), UK.
Engine new in 2005 Beta Marine 13,5hp twin cylinder fresh water cooled with heat exchanger. All engine connections renewed when new engine installed, Vetus single lever throttle/gear control, new battery cables, fuel lines, filters, water seperator, exhaust, propellor, cutlass bearing.
Mer Veille radar detector with four to five mile range.
Twin hob cooker with oven.
100 litre water tank in bow leading to stainless steel sink and Whale hand pump.
Whale bilge pump.
Stainless steel 50 litre diesel tank. Two 20 litre plastic diesel cans.
CQR15kg anchor and 40 metres of 8mm chain.
Danforth 8kg anchor with 8 metres of chain and 40 metres of braided anchor rode.
Mainsail with 3 slab reef points.
Roller reefing genoa with sacrificial strip.
Stainless steel standing rigging, forestay, cap shrouds, 4 lower shrouds and twin backstays, 1992, some bottle screws renewed 2005.
Roller reefing on forestay.
Aluminium mast and spreaders.
Combination port and starboard nav light on pullpit.
White aft nav light on pushpit.
Two large two-speed sheet winches.
2 small halyard winches under sprayhood.
Sealine II Marine VHF transmitter/receiver.
Space designed for solid fuel stove (removed) so aluminium sheet lined space suited to diesel heater or other stove.
Brass clock and barometer.
2 L.E.D. lamps in main cabin.
Approximate engine hours 300.
Sails, main with three reef points, genoa on roller reefing forestay, working jib all included. Standing rigging and running rigging plus many lines in a sack all included. Radar reflector included and radar detector Mer Veille by Ciel et Marine, detects ships radar at about five to six miles and shows strength and direction of ship with alarm tone and lights.
To sail her she needs tidying but she is structurally sound and complete. I sailed her single handed to Gambia from Britain in 2004 so she is a proven seaworthy cruising yacht and I have made improvements to suit the sea such as a seat in the companionway under the sprayhood.
There was previously a sea toilet installed and the Blakes sea toilet fitting is still in place so a Blakes sea toilet would go straight onto it. This is positioned on the starboard side near the companionway.
Storm Petrel was sold in February 2012. Good luck Annabelle and Jason with many happy years and the wind at your back aboard Storm Petrel.