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Pearson 40
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Description: Pearson 40
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Author
barboak
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Registered: February 2003
Posts: 6
Review Date: Tue April 21, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Pearson 40 is a flush-deck centerboarder. She is powerfully rigged, and is superbly layed-out for cruising. She is a wonderful sailer.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu March 4, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The pearson 40 is a well built centerboard, racer/cruiser. The flush deck provides outstanding visibility and plenty of space both on deck and below. The boat sails well and is suited for offshore sailing as well as quiet gunkholing. She also is competitive club racing under PHRF.
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Review Date: Tue November 16, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have owned my "P40" since 1994 and have done a lot of work on her. If any one wants to e-mail me with questions/info/comments I would be glad to reply...
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Review Date: Thu March 30, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Pearson 40 is an excellent all-around performer, with good light air and heavy air capability. Moderate to high displacement of over 21,000 lbs provides a nice ride through the chop. Very fast off the wind with raised centerboard, and points surprisingly well. Low draft with board up makes gunkholing great for a 40 footer. Cabin layout is very good for offshore or coastal, with 4 berthes (2 pilot)in the center saloon area, a v-berth forward and one quarter berth. Galley is very functional. Light below is better than expected for a flush decker. Light prisms work well to bring in light for the saloon area. Storage space is above average, especially compared to modern designs with aft cabins under the cockpit.

Disadvantages include a very large foretriangle (150% is about 600 sq. ft)making a reefable high quality roller furler a necessity, unless there is a large crew. Boat needs some board down to track well off of the wind. High quality autopilot is needed to keep up in a quartering sea.

Boat is well built and has held up well. Balsa core is added (in addition to the fiberglass core) as a stiffener in the hull, with no ill effect. Boat has never blistered, but was barrier coated for insurance. Go up a size on primary winches if replacing. You need all the power you can get for the 150% genoa. For the money, this boat is hard to beat.



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