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Blue Water Boat??? Pearson 365

Hello everyone - We are looking at a good condition Pearson 365 [Bill Shaw design] ketch. Want to coastal cruise, then hopefully do some more extensive sailing [maybe around the world???].

Any thoughts???

365 has longer [not deeper] cruising keel, draft 4'10", full skeg rudder, [somewhat similar underbody as the shoal draft version of the Valiant Esprit 37] unprotected prop, med displacement at 17,150 [Hallberg Rassy 36 is 16,500, Pacific Seacraft 37 is 16,200] capsize ratio of 1.77 [Tayana 37 is 1.63, Hallberg Rassy 36 is 1.83, Pacific Seacraft 37 is 1.71 {over 2 not recommended for offshore}] a motion comfort of 32.71 [Hallberg Rassy 36 is 29.49, Pacific Seacarft 37 is 34.11 {under 30 not really recommended for long offshore passages due to crew fatigue}].

Build quality is supposed to be a solid 'good' [not great or excellent], cockpit is a bit big for offshore, but so are some of the Allieds, which have gone everywhere. Rigging could be upsized before we go. Hull to deck joint is screwed [though it is through bolted in midsection of hull, along jib sheet track].

Leaving out the capabilities of the crew [for the moment], how suitable is this BOAT for reaching far off lands. I don't want to live offshore, just get to the next landfall. We like to cruise the coast, islands and gunkhole, so the draft is handy.

Did hear of a couple of people crossing the Pacific in the 365.

Is this a crazy choice for ‘around the world’ aspirations?

Any advice/comments welcome!!!

Thanks, and happy sailing,

John
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