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Buying Pearson 30 - Anything to look out for??
I heard that a J-105 cut a moored boat''s mooring line during a race last month but I had not heard what finally happened. From what I gather the J-105 sailed between the mooring ball and the bow of the moored ball. Depending on whose version you buy, either they a) undid the guys line at the ball, b)cut the line with the keel, or c) took out a knife and cut themselves loose. None are especially flattering. One version said that the guy simply sailed on and was sanctioned by the AYC RC, but when I tried to confirm that story no one seemed to know about it.
The easiest way to contact the Pearson 30 fleet is through the CBYRA on Third Street in Annapolis. http://www.cbyra.org
As to the fuel tank, I can''t imagine a better tank material than monel but at least one Pearson 30 that I know of had galvanized steel and it rusted out.