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Pearson 300 - now that's a bit different
Just saw a Pearson 300 advertised locally - it is a curious looking boat, apparently only produced a couple years, and I wondering what the story is, and how seaworthy it is. I guess these were also known as the Wanderer 300. The only information I found on it is here: sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_ID=570
What seems so unique about the boat is the height of the cabin - where one would expect a hatch is a set of doors, and the cabin has large windows around it. A 3.5' deep keel and a ballast to displacement ratio of .38 has me imagining the boat filling with water and sinking from a roll-over.
That said, the prior owner of the local boat for sale has apparently sailed this boat from California to Mexico and back, and the bottom shape looks sea kindly.
So I've got a bunch of preconceptions just from the looks of the boat and I am wondering if anyone on sailnet has sailed or owned one, or knows the reputation or history of these boats.
Sailing aside, it looks like it might be comfortable for a liveaboard.
Thanks in advance for any info!