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Location: Charlestown, MA
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I think we might have the last Cal-Pearson?
My girlfriend and I bought a Cal-Pearson 34 in Bristol, RI. This Pearson was actually unfinished when the ill-fated Cal-Pearson corporation ceased operations. Bristol Marine acquired the property (including our unfinished boat) and got her sea-worthy.
I think this in fact may be the ONLY 34 that the company attempted to make. Online insurance forms have several other sizes for Cal-Pearson, but not a 34.
During the survey, we found some serious structural issues and nearly walked away. A contractor and engineer gave a worst-case estimate to bring it up to standards and we worked it out with the seller. We've had an amazing contractor completely gutting it, rebuilding the grid structure and bulkheads all winter and he's nearly done.
I have a blog about the repair here:
Repair / Rebuild
We're very interested in the history of this boat. It sat unfinished in the yard at Bristol Marine for a couple years. I'd love to find a photo of it sitting out there.