Re: 86 Pearson 39 Access to Steering Quadrant
I have a 1986 Pearson, but it's a much smaller model.
On my boat you get to the steering quadrant through an access panel in the ceiling of the aft cabin. From photos of a 1986 39-2 it looks like access might be similar? I'm looking at photo 28 from this boat:
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boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior