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Old 01-31-2010
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Pearson 33-2

Is this boat worth considering for a coastal cruiser for 2 and a live-aboard for a few months in the Bahamas/Carib?

We are looking for a stable boat that can offer some cruiser amenities. Tankage of fuel/water is important.

Anyone sailed the P-33-2???

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I wonder if you are the guy that put an offer on the 33-2 in MD. If so, PM me. I have seen the boat, and will share my findings.

I have sailed several Pearson 34s, and 36s. I've never sailed a 33-2. But, the layout, and Pearson reputation, have made it a boat of interest to me. It has good storage, the aft cabin, availability of 3 different keels (fin, centerboard, and, on later models, wing) and a high MCR for a 33 foot boat.

You specifically mention tankage, which I believe is the weakest aspect of this vessel. The 33-2 has a 18-20 gallon tank (depending on the source of info), which should be enough for almost 40hrs of operation with the stock Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel. The greater concern, for a live aboard Bahamas cruise, is the 50 gallon water tank. I am also not a fan of the 8 gallon bladder holding tank for an extended cruise near shore.

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I looked at a Pearson 33-2 and liked it. And it was the only other boat, other than the Catalina 34 that we are leaning towards that my wife liked as well. We scratched it off our list as the aft cabin isn't nearly as roomy as the C-34 and that is important to us.
We looked at a wing model in Solomons and there is a swing keel model up near Annapolis that we were going to look at before we scratched it off our list.
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