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Pearson Vanguard

There doesn't seem to be a group for Pearson's in general, so I will post here.

We're Chesapeake Bay bound and am considering a mid-60's Pearson Vanguard as my next sailer/trainer for weekends across the bay. Been looking at Sabre's too, but that's another story. I understand these are very old boats and overall condition will vary widely. I'm keen on Rhodes designs and would very much enjoy such a classic. So, the question is - are there any serious issues regading the Vanguard that might apply to all that were built? Mostly concerned with structural, rudder, or keel problems that might have been recommended as necessary repairs or replacement to all models. I have done my usual Internet research and discovered some in need of deck-to-hull reworking, but really nothing else. Mast support issues are also a concern, but that rule I think would generally apply to all sailboats. Any input or other experiences greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Last edited by nuffoftexas; 10-09-2009 at 02:11 PM. Reason: added research deck/hull comment
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