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Custom Fiberglass in Weymouth Custom Fiberglass, North Weymouth MA 02191 -- MerchantCircle.com can make the boat's hull look better than new for about $150/foot...a fair price for first quality work. Welcome to the joys of boat ownership.

PS - givern the circumstances my advice would be to paint the boat yourself, use a white 2 part and with a little effort and time, you can get 90% of the end result for about 10% of the cost.

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The Catalina 25 is enough boat to take your family out, is simple to sail and forgiving, yet not too much boat to handle getting in and out of slips etc. It's easy to get parts for and they're everywhere.
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P22 restoration

You do have your work cut out for you but if you want a very fine small boat that sails like a dream, it is quite worth while, and it isn't too expensive and I have just finished doing what you probably need to do and will be glad to talk you thru it. How's that? If you want to do this ,it would be easier if we could email directly or phone on occasion. Let me know what you want to do. Meanwhile if I can get my P22 away from my son and grandson ( they think the boat is theirs ) I'm going sailing. Roy
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Thanks Roy. I would appreciate any information you had to share. I can be reached at pcavicchio@soundtrackboston.com
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P22 - another first sailboat

After my friend has enjoyed his P22 for many years, he up'd to a Pearson 30, and I'm going to be taking over the captains wheel on the P22.

Seamonkey will be up in Gloucester Harbor, would love to get in touch with a few other P22 owners--

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Is there any pictures of the boat? Thanks in advance.

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Back to the OP...

I have a Catalina 22 (#1588). I would suggest staying away from swing keels unless you will be trailer launching (takes me 2 hours!). I get crap caught in the keel cable, and have had the bridge deck crack due to over tightening the keel cable (oops).

Just remember, your biggest expense will be mooring, repairs, and upgrades. A $900 boat may end up costing more than a $3000 boat.

If you really want to learn to sail, get an even smaller boat like a Thistle and keep it in your garage.
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I teach on Pearson 26's. If well maintained they are a great, solid vessel that I would feel comfortable in heading to Block I. from NB.
The Trip from Block to the Vinyard is over 50 miles, so I'd pick my wind and weather carefully. Not that the trip over from Newport couldn't be a challenge.

I haven't sailed the P 22 but if it's similarly constructed it would be more solid than a catalina 22. I've sailed the C 22's and enjoyed them on the Bay.
It wouldn't be my choice for sailing to the islands on a regular basis.

I have no doubt that you could handle a 26 foot pearson in short order, it's not too big.

The issue would be mooring slips costs as others have mentioned, and whether or not you're up for that expense.

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Hello,
I'm taking possession of a 1968 Pearson 22 tomorrow. Hull #15. It's being handed down to me from a family member. Would love to hear more about this boat.
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"Pearson22", Where are you sailing out of?
Roy, are you still down in VA with a P22?
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Yes, I am still in Hampton VA, sailing mostly in Hampton Roads Harbor With occasional ventures into Chesapeake Bay, which can be very nasty at times. The harbor is a wonderful place to day sail almost always. You have Hull no. 15! mine is no. 74. At one time there were 5 P22's here. I think the highest no.here was 110 and they didn't build but a very few more than that. Did I mention that I bought mine new in 1969. How has your boat held up? Is there much that needs to be fixed or replaced? I sold my P22 in 1987 and bought a P30 like your friend did, In 1997 I found the boat in Elizabeth City N.C. My offer to buy it was turned down but in 2000 the owner called to say they were ready to let go. How much I asked? Come get it and you can have it, they said! I had a trailer built and brought it home. It needed much work. In2008 it (Aquarius) finally was launched and has proved to be the wonderful boat it was in the 70's. I need to sell the P30. Roy
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