Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Ok...How ''''boat a Pearson 33 ????
Two P33''s were for sale on my dock within the last year, a ''76 and a ''86 . . . both sold fairly quickly @ 15% to 20% below asking price, about average. Both buyers are good friends and had nothing but good things to say about their boats. I have sailed on the ''86, and was impressed by the apparent quality, ease of handling and solid, balanced feel. A lot of boat for the money.
Never believe what the owner tells you until a good surveyor completes his report. The gelcoat on my friend''s ''86 P33 needed to be peeled and barrier-coated below the boot stripe, due to some serious blister problems. The owner had initially stated to the buyer that his diver gave the bottom a thumbs-up; but the buyer''s surveyor, of course, caught it. Expensive fix, but accounted for in the purchase price.