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=== Pearson 30 Coaster = Vs. = Vanguard / Alberg

Any info on Pearson 30 Coaster 1966-1968 (same as wanderer, but fixed keel) ..?

looking at one for off shore and coastal cruising, like to get some info. since there is virtualy nothing in the net



here is some very usefull info i have dug out so far;

these boats (all including vanguard have a capsize value of around 1.7 (one of lowest in industry) and excellent DL ratio which is pretty amazing!)

Alberg 35 being one of the best in the chart!

http://www.seidelmann-owners.com/SailSpecs.htm

Apparently the Coaster is very similar to Alberg 30 and vanguard / wanderer.

Here is a link i found about the Alberg 30 on sailing magazine ;

Sailing Magazine | Alberg 30

Quote:
.........It is safe to say that the Alberg 30 traces its roots to the Scandinavian Folkboat, as most of Alberg’s designs do, and the hull shape represents the transition that was taking place as builders switched from wood to fiberglass construction. The Alberg 30 may not be the quickest boat afloat, especially in light air, but don’t be misled by the specs. With slack bilges and just 8 feet, 9 inches of beam, the boat is initially tender. The short waterline increases as the boat heels and the Alberg 30 finds its stride when other boats are being overpowered. The boat has a seakindly motion, although it can hobbyhorse in a seaway. The Alberg 30 is a proven blue water cruiser; indeed, Yves Gelinas circumnavigated in one by way of Cape Horn in his Alberg 30 Jean de Sud.
Thanx much ..


Last edited by conquistatadore; 02-23-2010 at 07:27 PM.
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