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1984 Pearson 34

I'm new to Sailnet. I have a '72 Pearson 26' and have a line on a 1984 Pearson 34'. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with the 34?
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I know you posted the same question on the Pearson email list, and you should get better answers there. Only thing to be aware of is a potential rudder issue with that boat. Check the links on Dan Pfeiffer's site about that. www.pearsoninfo.net. Check links for the 34.
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Thanks. I appreciate the suggestion.
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I've sailed a 85 P-34 quite a bit through my sailing club. (The one in my avitar in fact) They were available with a swing or fin keel. They're sturdy, as are most Pearsons, but not flashy boats.

SM already pointed you to pearsoninfo.net (which is a great source of info). PM me if there is anything specific that I can answer. Overall I think that it's a nice boat.

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Thanks. This is equipped with a centerboard.
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I sent a response to your Pearson Email list query. Cliff note version: No direct experience, but almost bought one last summer. Think they are decent boats and decent performer crusier with fin keel. Engine could be a little bigger, but probably is okay.

Instead of P34, I went for a Pearson 10M because fewer dollars needed.

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How are you enjoying the 10m?
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Pearson 10M

My wife and I think it is a great boat. We have one of the few tall rig versions so it performs a little better in light air compared to the standard rig. The P10M is a tad shorter LOA and Beam, and a little longer WL (Compared to the P34), making it a slightly faster boat. The P10M was designed as a club racer/cruiser. Traveler is in the cockpit on bridge deck, which is both good and bad. Good for controls right at helm, bad as it gets in the way going below deck during sailing.

Cockpit is about 10 inches shorter than P34 and the headroom is about a inch shorter, but even I, at 6' 6", I fit until mid salon, then I have to duck a little towards v-berth. The P10M has less "wood" below and a little less room, but the boat sails great and is a real pleasure to sail.

Seeing as I got mine for about $10 to 15K less for basically the same boat as the P34, albeit 4 to 5 years older, I think a 10M is a great buy.

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I just purchased a 1984 Pearson 34. You can email questions to:

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I also purchased a 1984 Pearson 34 in April and have been enjoying the boat.
I have a plethora of projects some small and some larger.
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