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Re: how old is too old?
With old boats it's all about condition. I've done a lot snooping around regarding old Pearsons. I researched and found how the boats were equipped coming out of the factory. I managed to figure out how the boats were built and what the more common problems were. I bought every Don Casey book. Armed with this info i put only God knows how many miles on the car driving to see boats.
Here is what I concluded: Old boats are good boats! But this caveat; how much much time and money are you willing to spend bringing the boat back to spec? I looked at everything from turn key to basket cases. Some boats were better than others, but every boat needed something.
In the end i decided not to move forward in that direction. But it wasn't the age of the boats that led me to that decision. If i ever do buy another boat in the 30 plus foot range the Pearsons will get another solid look.
BTW, really like the Pearson 30!
Last edited by TJC45; 09-05-2013 at 12:12 PM.