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Pearson Wanderer
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Description: Pearson Wanderer
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed October 15, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Wanderer is a k/cb 30" sloop. Ideal for sailing in shoal waters. I just love it. I think it's one of the best boats around.
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Review Date: Sat January 17, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Wanderer is a full-keel shallow draft cruising boat that is comfortable and easy to sail - even for one person. With a solid fiberglass hull and heavy displacement (9800 lbs), the boat is nearly bullit-proof and very sea-kindly. Balsa-cored decks have been known to need replacement in older models. Rigging is oversized for a 30 footer and the sailplan is adaquate for winds from 5 kn- 40 kn. Original Wanderers came equipped with an Atomic 4 gasoline engine (30 hp). The boat was designed by Bill Shaw and built by Grumman-Allied Pearson between 1966 and 1971. There were approximately 250 Wanderers built.

Owners of classic Wanderers and her full-keel sister the "Coaster" have organized an owners association to swap ideas on upgrades and refurbishing this boat. Popular upgrades include adding a hot water heater, replacing the engine with diesel and adding hatches for increased ventilation.

Used Wanderers can be found in the price range of $ 8000 - $ 23000 which is an excellent buy for the amount of boat you get.
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Review Date: Sun March 8, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Hull #78, Full keel design, w/ Atomic 4 engine. Dinette Arrangement, Starboard side Galley, 20 Gal Fuel, 24 Gal Water. Upgraded winches, electrical system and interior. Atomic 4 still runs great after 30 years. Hull in great shape. Kept in fresh water all-year around. Sailed on the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic Ocean.











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Review Date: Fri September 18, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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visit http://www.smart.net/~moondog/pcwoa for info on pearson coaster and wanderer owners assoc.!
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Review Date: Tue March 28, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I sail a 1969 Wanderer on Lake Michigan. She has 8,000 nautical miles under her keel without any major structural problems. This is a strong, seaworthy boat with a large comfortable cockpit that can be easily handled by one or two people. One thing to watch for is weakening of the area under the deck stepped mast; I had to add extra support to mine in 1996. This boat sails well in nearly all conditions, is quite stable, and can be quite fast on a reach. Contrary to what some might say, there is no problem getting parts or service for the Atomic Four engine. Mine runs quite well and has enough power to punch through heavy wind and seas. You simply can't go wrong if you find one of these boats in decent condition.
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