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Re: Pearson 39 Yawl or not?
These were not a particularly good boats relative to other boats of that era, an era which produced particularly mediocre sailing boats from a seaworthiness, stability, motion comfort, accomodations, build qualityh and performance standpoint.
You haven't said what you want to do with the boat, but unless you are more concerned with how a boat looks at your dock than with how it sails, I'd keep looking.
Are you kidding! Did I really just read that! Bill Shaw of Sparkman & Stevens fame went to work at Pearson, designed the Pearson 39' and built a hell of a boat. The 39' Pearson has classic lines, great speed, well balanced sail plan and a fantastic keel/centerboard configuration. I have sailed my 39' Yawl (1971 vintage) in 30 knot winds with gusts approaching 50 and that is probably alot more "true grit" than the chlorox bottles that they build nowdays can withstand. I would do a little more homework before posting.
Proud 39' Owner
Last edited by commodore2008; 09-18-2012 at 03:28 PM.