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Re: Pearson 36
Our past sailboat was a P35 which had the wheel towards the front of the cockpit. It did take up some of the space within the cockpit but it made it very easy to single hand; both mainsheet and geona sheet was within hand reach. I saw that someone moved the wheel back with some modifications but not sure if that makes any sense and if I was not happy with the wheel location, a tiller would be a better choice.
While looking for a different sailboat about two years ago, I ran across a few Pearson 36s. I like the 36 and especially the hint of the S&S. This sailboat looks very clean and for $24k, it appears to be a fair price based on it's age. The interior, like most older (70's) Pearsons, lack solid teak and trim.
We end up settling on a S2 36' but would have been happy with a clean early 80's Pearson 36, cutter or sloop.
S2 11.0A 36'