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well I think I'm getting really close to a decision.
I got to admit, compared to my 21 foot right now the pearson is a little intimidating.
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.....I got to admit, compared to my 21 foot right now the pearson is a little intimidating.
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Don't worry about that transition. You will quickly become accustomed to the difference and probably won't think about it much after a few weeks.

Changing to an inboard can be an experience, you will have to adjust to the difference in steerage and access to controls, and how the boat behaves. (Practice in open water before trying docking in unknown tight quarters)

Once you're off the dock, with no reference to size you'll find the proportions similar and in many cases the larger boat will be a bit more forgiving in gusts and shifts.

I'm sure you'll love it! btw I would agree the Pearson is going to be a much better boat than the Chrysler.
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it had been 20 years since i had learned to sail on an 18' chrysler when i bought my Pearson 27. i had some fear in me for a little bit and had to get used to not worrying about heeling over too much. It was all in my mind and you'll be amazed at how relaxed you will feel in a very short time. Go for it.
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I'm a new Pearson 27 owner, 1987 #19.
I bought it the first of December and so far have sailed it for about 20
hours on 6 occassions. Previous to the Pearson my experience was with
a 14' dinghy (Hunter 140). My wife and I are having a great time with the
Pearson. The first time out with the boat after taking delivery was by ourselves.
We adapted quickly to the bigger boat. Learning on a small boat is a great way to
learn.

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well I think I'm getting really close to a decision.
I got to admit, compared to my 21 foot right now the pearson is a little intimidating.
Thanks for all the replies and for the manual phallo153.

Adam
The Pearson 27 was my first boat, like you I was intimidated at first. When I took a look into the lazarette with all the cables and hoses I said "no way"! Even called off a sea trial, telling the broker I thought it was too much for me. At that point in time I had been looking for something smaller, along the lines of a Beneteau First 235.

I changed my mind after about a week and went for it - no regrets
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Thanks for all the stories guys, it really gets a guy excited about sailing and I'm not too worried anymore.
I'm going this weekend to look at one and you never know, I just might be getting a late X-mas present.

I was wondering though...

Does anyone know how well she sits in the water anchored in heavy winds and high waves?
I keep a permanent anchor off shore and am trying to determine how much weight is required.
At the moment I use a 45 gallon drum full of concrete and rock. Attatched is 3/8 grade 8 chain. It only needs to hold a 21 foot Sirius (which is for sale), Would this be enough for the P27?

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There was a recent thread on moorings that you should probably search for, since it mentioned several good articles on sizing a mooring. However, 3/8" chain sounds a bit small for a mooring for a P27.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Does anyone here know where to find the VIN number on the P27?

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The HIN (hull ID number) on all boats (so far as I know) is located on the stern, starboard side just below the hull/deck joint.
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