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Pearson 27
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Description: Pearson 27
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Author
RSchneider
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Registered: July 2000
Posts: 1
Review Date: Tue November 25, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Well designed interior; excellent engine access; transom-hung rudder makes this an excellent shoal draft boat; wing keel may accentuate broaching, but I have not sailed this boat in a heavy following sea.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri November 6, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a great boat for a couple or small family. The V-birth is open to the main cabin which provides a feeling of increased space. All equipment is very good quality and still perfoming after 10 years. She sails well on all points though I recommend a whisker pole for running. The only weakness that I recognize is the lack of storage space. This is due in part because I don't have a dock box and must keep all maintenance equipment/supplies on board. This is my first boat and I am very satisfied. If I ever decide to trade up, it will be for more boat not performance or quality.


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jackdash
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Registered: December 2002
Posts: 2
Review Date: Sun August 29, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Pearson 27 is an excellent sloop-rigged small cruiser with the feel of a bigger boat. I have found it surprisingly capable light wind boat that performs very well in heavier weather and is very well-balanced. Reefing the main and genoa at 15+ knots makes the boat exceptionally seaworthy. The boat sails without panic in 20+ knots winds under comfortable control. Will heel quickly and settle down at 15-20 degrees. I have never had the rail in the water, and high freeboard makes this a pretty dry boat. At several points of sail, especially downwind, it is able to exceed hull speeds. This is a boat that is comfortable and easy to sail. Outboard rudder is effective if unconventional in boat this size.

The P-27 has several high-end features. Cabin-top traveler very effective for tacking and making critical adjustments, Lewmar self-tailing winches are excellent, split backstay adjuster controls mast bend, jiffy reefing works, and has an anchor roller and convenient anchor storage. Not too much teak to maintain, but enough to give it class. Pedestal and wheel steering responsive. Wheel or tiller is an owner's preference, and there are Pearson 27s with tillers as well.

The interior is very open and good for small family, but it is a stretch for two couples. Forward dinette becomes a real double bed with 7 feet of length. The rear berth is great for two children or small adults, but otherwise is cramped. A very good head, roomy with toilet, sink, and shower, with hot water, and an excellent ice box/navigation station. Lighting is good, electrical panel full featured, and galley has two alcohol burners and a deep sink. Storage locker holds 3 to 4 life jackets, and there are two bins under forward bunks, under galley, and three bins on the port side. Holds 10 gallons of fuel and 14 gallons of waste water at stern under bunks, and 25 gallons of fresh water in a forward tank.

The P27 is easy to maintain as it has easy access to engine, bilge, pumps and so on. Has a headliner, but there are convenient access points to rigging and instruments. Universal 12 is exceptionally reliable, and will bring the boat to 5-6 knots at cruising RPMs. It is a bit noisy, but can be quieted significantly by owner-installed sound proof tiles.

Pearsons are over-built, and the P-27 is a wonderful all-around sailboat for coastal cruising.
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