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Pearson 10M
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18 8386 Sat April 2, 2011
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100% of reviewers $16,005.25 9.5












Description: Pearson 10M
Keywords: Pearson 10M
 


Author
Stegs
Junior Member

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 4
Review Date: Mon December 29, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid, comfortable, fast, roomy, stable
Cons: Mast stepped on Keel.

We purchased our 10M in 1990 and sold it in 1999. Hull number 61 was originally named "Sunkissed" and was renamed "Calypso Poet". I know there is bad Karma about renaming a boat and getting Neptune PO'd but we figured he didn't visit the Great Lakes very much so it didn't bother us. Plus we had to help Jimmy Buffett eliminate the "calypso poet shortage".
Most of our time aboard was on the weekends with an occasional week out in the summer. Sailing out of Muskegon we had the benefits of a large inland lake to sail on if the larger inland lake kicked up. Except for some of the passengers we took out with us, I don't recall the lake ever being too rough to at least venture out for an hour or so. She handled very well in small craft seas and we were out in 8 to 10's a couple of times. I know some of you blue water sailers will scoff at the 8 to 10's but if you haven't been on the Great Lakes, they just don't compare with the swells of the ocean.
Our Pearson was a step up from our 22 and 26 footers we have "grown" through. Yall know the 2 foot ites that hits most of us. Well, we jumped a few feet. Plus our family had grown from 2 dogs to 2 kids plus 2 dogs.
We have gone through the hiatus period now and are considering getting back on a sailboat. With the continual desire for "BIGGER" I have started looking in the 36 foot range with the Pearson and S2 coming in as choices. BUT I am also opening my thoughts to either reaquiring our old boat or looking for another of the same model. With the economy the way it is, and getting the most "bang for your buck" the 10M would be a great choice. I guese that is as good of an endorsement you could ask for when you say you would reccomend it to a friend.
Oh sure, there are some drawbacks. Aluminum mast stepped on an iron keel, leaks where the mast goes through the deck, but they are minimal to what some of the other boats out there. I replaced the stove with CNG and added other improvements. After all, "a boat is just a hole in the water you keep throwing money into".
It is a very solidly built, stable, comfortable, fast boat. I never raced it but have caught larger boats and have left simlar sized ones behind.
Make an offer with contingencies, get a reputable survey done, and GO FOR IT!.
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Skipper1954
Junior Member

Registered: February 2009
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Review Date: Mon February 16, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $26,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fantastic Sailor, stiff and very good offshore.
Cons: No Anchor Roller

Our boat, "Return," is number 202. She sails beautifully and is easy to handle single handed. We have a large family, and all can fit in this boat. She sleeps seven. When sailing long distances, this is an extremely easy boat to manage. I've replaced the Atomic 4 with a Yanmar 25, which makes life a bit easier. Because we go long distance with a light crew, I've added a lot of electronics to help with navigation, communication and safety. I've looked for bigger boats to replace this, and frankly I haven't been convinced that I need more or that I'll get a better sailor. Everyone I've tried seems to lack some of the features I love about Return like her speed, comfort, ability to point, and the cost benefit trade-off. For the money, this seems to be an ideal boat. She is extremely well built. We've had her out is some very rough water, and she has handled it well. I've never felt like I wanted something more. I'd recommend these boats to anyone.
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Mariner777
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Registered: February 2011
Posts: 77
Review Date: Sat April 2, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $19,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast, Seaworthy, well made, safe
Cons: draft?

Great boat! The Pearson 10M is a great design. Its a lot of boat for the money and for the length. Capable of ocean crossings and tons of room for a 33 footer. Nice wide decks, oversized rigging, thick hull and well thought out design I would never want a different boat in this size.

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