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Jeff H will probably get you in contact faster than I as he passes them by every Wed. night.

Rookie.... we''re ALL rookies when you think hard about it. Consider crewing on one of the P30s in Annapolis every now and then.... good way to very quickly learn the P30 and have a bit of fun.

JeffH ..... and did a J100 really cut the moored trawler loose to get through the harbor mooring field to the finish line about a month ago ???????????
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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.

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My brother bought a P30 a couple yrs. ago,
and found it is a bolt-on keel. The keel bolts
are glassed over so you can''t see then.
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Some of the P-26''s were built like that and some have the bolts exposed.

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Thanks for all your input. It has made all the difference. I will look into the P30 Fleet.

Had the survey, things are ok. it looks like I am going to become a P30 owner in the next couple of weeks. So far it looks like I will keeping the boat at Harrington Harbor North. Any ideas on Marina''s in the area?

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oooooops .... forgot an important item.

The P30 has a fault that can sink the boat but is easily fixed.
The galley sink drains through a fiberglass tube directly through the hull. This tube should be cut off and ground flat with the hull and a 1-1/2" through hull be placed at the hull outlet.

What happens especialy if you''re tied up near a wall and there are waves, is that the tube fills and can pump water into the boat, if the water splashes out of the sink drain (or if the sink is somewhow disconected the water level will be nearly at the top of the tube) it will fill the bilge... or more. So if there isnt a seacock on the galley sink drain... be sure to install one.
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That sounds pretty serious! I am sure glad you remembered. This will be one of the 100 first things to do! If anything else comes to mind, please pass it along. Thanks again.
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Practical Sailor put out a very useful book a "Used Boat Buying Guide" - essentially compiling their used boat reviews. If you can find a copy of that, or a copy of magazine with the original article, it would be well worth the effort. As I recall the article was quite extensive and positive overall, as is reflected in the posts above. (I loaned my copy of the book to a neighbor...)
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