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Re: Thoughts on Pearson 37 as first boat...?

Originally Posted by DavidB.UK View Post
Was really hoping to get some more replies and input from Owners/Ex-owners???

Where are you all?????

Specifically to answer the following;
  • Is a Pearson 37 blue water capable/suitable?
  • Are they well built (likely to still be in good shape in-spite of their age)
  • How are they sail?
  • How does the room (and headroom) in the forward cabin compare to the aft cabin in a hunter passage 42?
The number of Pearson 37-2 boats produced is probably ~30 (I know that the number of Pearson 38 boats was <30), so there are not many people our there that own them.

As I said in my earlier post, the hull and rig for the P36-2, P37-2 and P38 was identical, and therefore they would have similar sailing characteristics. The only thing that would differentiate them is that some P36-2s had a centerboard keel, many P36-2s, and I believe all P37-2s had a fin, and most Pearson 38's (and at least one P36-2) had a winged keel.
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