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post #8 of Old 08-15-2010
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Sorry to bother you. I owned and raced a P30 (#443) for 25 years and sailed her from the Canadian Maritimes to FL several times. Had many discussions with the Pearson Brothers ... and installed longitudinal 'stiffners', etc. which stopped the oil-canning, etc. I 'think' I know what a P30 can do ... and I wouldnt take one offshore on long passages. So, I guess you didnt discover the typical rot in the compression post base, yet. nor the rotted baltec deck core. Sorry the P30 was designed as light as possible to fit the market target of a 70s cruiser/racer ... not an offshore boat. Load up one with lots of stores and your waterline is going to be VERY deep -- about 1" deeper for every 800 lb. of load.
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