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My first solo run after 2 long months fixing her. Please dont mind the trim nor the dirty sails. I was just happy to be out.


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Re: Pearson 30

Great! This brings back memories. I used to own a P-30 back in the late 80's early 90's. she was of the same vintage.

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Re: Pearson 30

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Your avatar implies you are sailing a Pearson 28 now. If so, can you compare the 28 with the 30?
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Re: Pearson 30

Pearson 28's (P-28-1) were made from 1975-1982. The P-28-2 models were made from 1985-89.

Both the 28 & 30 are nice boats, well suited to the protected waters of Narragansett Bay. I sailed both to Block Island, numerous times which is about 10 miles offshore, but I wouldn't recommend either for extended offshore sailing. You can venture offshore, but need to pick the right day. Both will take some serious seas, but a few hours beating to windward in 3+ foot chop in either of these boats will tire the crew.

The P-28 has a very similar layout to the P-30, but space is tighter. Mine is a 1975 P28-1. I don't have a quarter berth under the cockpit. The 28 is comfortable for a couple to cruise comfortably. We mad a few trips on the 30 with 2 couples, which was reasonable. Our kids were small when we owned the P-30 and we used to fit 3 of them in the V berth. That would be tight on the 28. The P-28 seems slightly more modern. One big difference is the way the rudder is hung, with a bronze skeg at the bottom of the P-28, the rudder seems much more secure. I never liked the way the P-30 rudder cantilevered off the rudder tube, although I'm not sure how much better the P-28 would fare on a hard grounding. The P-30 has an encapsulated keel, and the P-28 keel is secured with keel bolts. The P-30 had 2 sets of lower shrouds. The P-28-1 has one.

My P-30 had a tiller, and gasoline powered Atomic 4. My P-28 has a wheel, although it was not original to the boat, and a 2 cylinder Yanmar diesel, also not original. They were added by the prior owner. I'm a lot more comfortable with the safety of diesel fuel rather than gasoline, although we never had a problem.

The P30 mast was stepped on the deck, the P-28 is stepped on the keel.

Both are proven boats. I think a lot more 30s were built than 28s. Good Luck with yours.

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Congrats, and have fun!

Great boat.

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