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Hi All Forum members,

Anyone on here own/has owned/knows about the Freeman 27?

I'm looking for good and bad points, common problems and the like. They seem to come fitted with either BMC 1.8 or Perkins 4.108 engines so any experience of these would also be of interest.

Thanks in anticipation,

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Like any 20+ year old boat, condition and maintenance is everything. There will be good and bad ones. ALWAYS have a survey unless you've got more money than sense.

Freemans are classics - even the newer ones - and have a heck of a following. They were well built but had a tendency to suffer from osmosis. Often this isn't a problem, but you need to see the bottom of it. The woodwork is just fablous and interiors need to be looked after. Engines, they're replaceable / rebuildable. It's the main fabric of the boat that you need to be more concerned about. Original boats are more desireable than those that have been "played about with" with lots of additions, holes in the woodwork and so on.

Buy carefully and treat her well and any Freeman will give you many, many years of fantasic boating.

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We had a 24FT the smaller sibling from Freeman's .Great boats full of character .We found that you should look out for damp in the veneer and misting inside the lamination's of the windows. Repairs to the gel coat can usually be spotted as not being white a perfect match is not often possible .We have a soft spot for Freeman's and I am sure you will enjoy . :dance

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