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Description: P33
Keywords: P33

Licensed 50 Ton Master

Registered: January 2003
Location: Currently on Lake Ontario in New York
Posts: 37
Review Date: Wed March 22, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Strong safe, easily retrofitted, nice lines, good for cruising
Cons: Usually needs retrofitting, Large Cockpit, Portholes

I love this boat. It is the perfect size and weight for the sea and a couple. It just begs to be retrofitted and sailed a lot! The CCA rule produced safe seakindly boats and this one is just that. It is fast, stable, and fun to sail. In a real blow it exudes safety and strength. We Cruise it a lot! The centerboard feature allows it to get into skinny places and has a real affect on its pointing ability. Draws 4' up 7.75' down. Great bargain in todays market.


Smooth Seas,
Captain Don Quackenbush
SV HERMES, Pearson 33
East Coast, Great Lakes
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Review Date: Wed November 8, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $19,500.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Safe, strong, solid fiberglass hull / cored deck. Well thought out deck and large cockpit with stern boarding ladder.
Cons: Poorly insulated icebox. Interior shell has limited factory storage but can be modified to carry additional, accessible "stuff".

Wandering C's is a 1969 Pearson 33, hull # 114 (14th built?). Since her purchase in 1993, as the third owner I've replaced the AT-4 with diesel, added dinghy davits, anchor pulpit and windless, increased interior storage some with additional planed. Replaced teak toerail with al.toerail adding strength and permanently sealing hull / deck joint. Rewired both 12v and 110v systems. re-plumbed freshwater. installed holding tank with macerater discharge for legal areas. The modified fin keel with skeged rudder (cutout for prop) provides next best thing to full kill tracking ability and permits easy close quarters handling and answers well to "Clarabelle" the Auto-helm 4000 wheel mounted autopilot. Modifications to the battery bank allow carrying 3 group 31 AGM batteries: two for the house and one dedicated for starting. Upgraded primary winches to Anderson #46 self tailer, moving originals aft for secondary use. Mounted additional Anderson Self Tailer on starboard cabin top where most lines now run to. Genoa roller furling leads to standard winch on port cabin top. No need to leave cockpit except to change head sail or tie in jiffy rig points.

More upgrades and improvements have been made; from better battery charger, replacing Formica and more, to dividing the anchor locker to accept two active rodes: Primary- 22# Delta Fast set on 200' 1/4" HT chain [available 200' 1/2" twisted nylon rode "ready" to connect and extend rode}. Secondary- #16 Fortress with 30" 5/16" HT chain on 250" 1/2" twisted nylon rode. Stern anchor in process of set-up- will be 15# Danforth Brand "North-Hill" with 20' 1/4" HT and 175' 1/2 " twisted nylon. An Additional #23 Fortress is carried in bilge with extra chain and two 1/2" twisted nylon rodes; 225' and 250' for emergancy use or "as required". The #16 Fortress with 10:1 ratio has proven itself in Hurricane Charlie. Wandering C's was anchored center channel (out back) and withstood 100 Knot to 110 Knot winds for extended time. I ran to East Coast, a knowledgeable neighbor reported and the boat was where she was left and wind history confirming speed, duration, however, slips my mind.

Providing all goes well, I intend to take Wandering C's from her home in Ft. Myers, Fl. down to Ft. Jefferson, following the Keys east and north the using both the ICW and outside routes, head for the Cheasepeke. Nothing in stone, just a general ball plan. If the weather is too cold, might slip over to the Bahamas! Will take my 12" tall Sheltie as crew... Hopefuly meeting my wife inroute from time to time.

All questions and comments may be addressed to WanderingCs@yahoo.com.
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