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Pearson 34
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4 1874 Wed July 15, 2009
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Description: Pearson 34
Keywords: Pearson 34
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun February 23, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:


If you have this boat with the two cylinder diesel then the boat is woefully underpowered. Furthermore, if you
upgrade the alternator to anything more than the stock 55 amp
unit that comes with the engine, you are dangerously robbing
horspower from the already low power engine. Don' try to negotiate
anything more than a 2.5 knot current.

Other than the engine, the boat is pretty good. One thing I
always look for in a boat is the quality of the small
details such as connections, hardware, swages, stanchions,
lighting, etc. Afterall, you can be nickel & dimed to death
repairing these things. I find that the Pearson builders used
good quality parts when assembling this boat.

Overall the Pearson is a good sailing platform. It sails good
both to weather as well as off the wind. It is so well balanced
that the autohelm isnt in a constant state of movement like
other boats I have seen. As a bonus, the Pearson, while designed
more with the cruiser in mind, is a fast boat. This can be
attributed to its deep fin keel (6ft of draft!), and well
planned out hull design.


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Review Date: Tue December 7, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cruiser not a racer; Good family cruiser; Wide decks; Deep cockpit; Some degree of blistering seems to have impacted everyone I have communicated with; Our's has the Universal 25 while some had the Yanmar installed.
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Review Date: Tue September 2, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have had a great owner experience for three years sailing my Pearson 34 on SF Bay. This boat handles "small craft advisory" conditions with ease. Have many memorable sailing weekends with family and friends. Have even taken her offshore round the Farallones and down to Santa Cruz. Pearson 34s have cruised down to Baja.

This boat is solid, but also a performer, as she can reach or surf at 10 to 11 knots.

Bill Shaw designed the Pearson 34 to be a sailboat first, but with a roomy, comfortable interior. Mast and boom and standing rigging are more than what you'll see on almost any other production boat of her size. The large cockput with wheel helm can easily accommodate 7 people. The deck is clean and uncluttered.
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Registered: July 2009
Review Date: Wed July 15, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: a very stable, user friendly boat
Cons:

Had my Pearson 34-2 for 21 years. In the last 8 mos., did 2250 miles in all weather conditions, including strong currents and winds gusting to 40mph. A good liveaboard for 2 people.
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