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post #11 of 24 Old 05-14-2011
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Hey guys,

Thanks for your comments, but the original post was from 2007. If he
hasn't found a boat by now I don't think he ever will.

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why not the 1985 model

just wondering why you said 1986 or later and excluded the first year that the P28-2 was in production, 1985


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the 1986 (or later) pearson 28-2 provides everything you're looking for. plus, they're incredibly well built, they sail sort of like a pregnant J-24, pretty good for a "standup" cabin and a couple of births, if you want to call them that. it's a two-person weekend coastal cruiser totally single-handable and deceptively fast. sails very well in ghosting conditions and balances nicely on any point of sail. rudder straight ahead, thankyouverymuch, without autopilot.

get the deep-draft version (there were two) --- bill was experimenting with underwater shape for his offshore models. the 28-2 is a very nice, affordable small/big boat. start adding spinnakers and all the other strings we like to pull and you've got a very nice racing platform in phrf competition. heck, with my wife at the helm (a non-sailor) and just me pulling strings, we beat a tartan 37 to the first weather mark in less than 5 knots of air rounding just a few seconds after the first boat, a colgate 26. yes, we went the right direction, but there's no excuse for that. get a 1986 or later pearson 28-2 and forget it. they're great boats at a great price. that's why there kind of rare on the market.

in my opinion, the pearson 28-2 beats the heck out of it's columbia/cal counterpart.
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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

is the pearson 28 sl same as 28 pearson, with no suffix???
i am looking at a 1986 pearson 28, which the owner says is not a 28sl, but heavier and better.
also is there more than one type one with deeper keel???

my first boat , so confused
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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

Any 1986 Pearson 28 is a 28-2.

The 28 SL that you are looking at is probably a shoal draft. That has a shorter but broader keel that is also heavier. It won't go upwind as well as the fin keel, but works better in skinnier water.
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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

The Pearson 28-2 is a great boat. I owned one for six years and singlehanded it a lot. A boatyard worker (a fiberglass guy) who was doing some work for me commented that it was one of the better built boats he's worked on, in terms of the quality and finish of the fiberglass even in areas that are not normally accessible.

It also handles quite nicely under sail and power.
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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

1986 pearson 28 is all it says. Not if it is 28-2 or anything else.
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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

The only Pearson 28 made in 1986 is the 28-2. It just says Pearson 28 on the side. It is easy to tell the 28-2 and the older 28-1 from each other in photos. Both are nice boats, just very different designs.

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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

It looks like you are the same ajmd who was asking about Pearson 28-2s a week or two ago. Did you look at this boat in person yet?

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Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

There's a guy here on sailnet on the west coast that hates his and would probably give it to you. Forgot his name.

Oh sorry you're on the east coast. Never mind.
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