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Any Unwanted Pearson 30's?

Hi all,

I just wanted to toss out a long shot question to the SailNet community.

Do any of you have, or know of anyone who has, a Pearson 30 they are looking to get rid of? Any old hulks littering the back yard or the boat yard?

Here is why I ask: I've just been offered a free Pearson 30. The catch is that she's in real rough shape. Definitely a "project" boat. I thought I'd see if anyone else had another of the same boat that they were looking to get rid of. Perhaps from two discards I could piece together a nice coastal cruiser.

You can't have too many winter projects, right?

If you or your boat yard have been trying to get rid of a unwanted Pearson 30, please let me know.

I'm located in New England.

Thanks!
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Most free boats have a negative value—it will cost more to restore them to sailable shape than they could ever be worth. IMHO, the person offering you the boat is just looking for someone to cart the junk away and should be PAYING you to remove the boat...

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Contact the local marinas and see if there are any boats that have been abandoned with money owed. Our marina just sold about 12 boats that way, and some of them were in pretty decent shape. Good luck.
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Keep an eye on ebay and craigslist. Check local yards. Consider posting a wanted ad on CL. Good luck.
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Free Sailboat Pearson 30

If you haven't been through this before you have no idea what it will cost to bring that boat into reasonable shape. What it needs most is a chainsaw.
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If you're looking at it as a long term project and an opportunity to learn with no expectation of ever getting what you put in it out, an abandoned boat can be an option. My first boat was a charity case Clipper Marine 26 I paid for. Unfortunately, I overestimated the amount of work, time and distance to travel to the boatyard to do work. I ultimately paid someone to haul it away after years of fees and lack of progress.

I did apply those lessons to my C-27 and even then it was a lot of work and she wasn't even a project boat. Still required a lot of work.

The only way I would do again is with no set schedule and with the boat accessible. I recommend picking up a copy of "This Old Boat" by Don Casey to get a sense of what you're getting into.

Patience is the hardest part of such work. After the excitement and novelty wears off it can become a grind. If you do go down this path, set realistic goals and break it down into small projects so you can see progress, have a sense of accomplishment and encourage you to continue.

Don't limit yourself to Pearsons unless you love them. Lots of boats out there with potential.

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1978 Pearson 30

I have a 1978 Pearson 30 in good condition but her engine needs an overhaul. The boat is located in Oyster Bay on the north shore of Long Island. Let me know if you are interested.
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I have a 1978 Pearson 30 in good condition but her engine needs an overhaul. The boat is located in Oyster Bay on the north shore of Long Island. Let me know if you are interested.
What kind of engine is in there now? Could you give some details on the boat?

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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Westerbeke 10 hp diesel, made by Bukh. The engine has low compression, probably needs new rings, which means a major overhaul.
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If the OP isn't interested I may be.

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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