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It really depends on the height of the blocking you're using to support the keel of the boat and where you're placing the stands. What is the draft of your boat, and what is the distance from the ground to the area the pads will be located.
Considering that the P30 has a draft of 5' or so, the use of medium stands is probably not such a good idea, since their adjustment range ends at 60". The large stands go from 60-72"... and if you use 8x8" blocks for the keel, you would probably have a decent range for supporting the boat, However, it depends on the hull shape quite a bit.
I would get seven or nine boat stands. One should be a v-shaped head for the bow. The others should be regular boat stands. A guideline I've been told is one pair for every 10' of LOA, plus a pair for use as supports to move the others... you could go with either six or eight... depending on what you feel comfortable with. Eight would be more secure.
Personally, I would recommend getting nine stands total.
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