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FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

Well, first "real" sailboat. Just like everyone who buys a boat, I am in love with this thing. I got a pretty good deal on Craigslist from the second owner of this fine craft. It is hull # 1660. She has a wonderful Triad trailer which took us all the way from the Connecticut on the Sound to Albany, NY! She needs a bottom paint, and some maintenance of the cockpit woodwork, and all new running rigging as she's been sitting awhile. I can't wait to get out on the water!!

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Party Boat!. That baby can take some serious rollicking seas.
Excellent choice for a first boat, and I expect that you will have a blast with her.
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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

There is an active fleet of Ensign racers at our club.
A stable and very good learning platform.
Do you have a spinnaker and pole?

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Caleb- Are you down in Nyack? I have a spinnaker, but the previous owner lost the pole. I'll have to come up with something for next season.
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You did good. Thats a great starter boat for sure. I have a boat that many confuse for yours, its a 1967 Sailstar Corinthian. You'd swear both of our hulls came from the same mold. Nice deep rudder and a stable keel platform. Mine is not as nice as yours is ( yet!) but I'll be painting soon and finishing my interior. I'm keeping all the wood as it looks great when finished properly. My cockpit sole(floor) it teak slats too, looks like you have a hatch or two there. You lucked out getting such a nice trailer. You'll probably need a hitch extension to launch as you really have to sink the trailer a ways to get that keel off. Not sure what your ramps are like there. I didn't see an extension in your photos??? Mine will stay in a slip, haul out for hull wash and hurricanes, we get a lot of 'em here it seems. (Mississippi gulf coast. Best of luck to you, get her in the water ASAP !!!! Bruce
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My first real boat was an Ensign and I loved it. Good luck. You will really enjoy your Ensign.
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congrats on getting your boat looks like you got a nice buy. be safe and have fun

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Its another fine classic Alberg design for sure.
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Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

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+1 on your taste in sailboats! I sail on a buddy's Ensign whenever I can. He races every week out of the Thames Yacht Club in New London CT. I think they have about 9 or 10 boats in the club plus others in the area that race. If that trailer is road worthy, bring it up to Connecticut sometime!

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Caleb- Are you down in Nyack? I have a spinnaker, but the previous owner lost the pole. I'll have to come up with something for next season.
Dannyboy,
Yes, we keep our boat in Nyack at NBC. There are probably 10 (or more) Ensign sailors in that fleet. It is a pretty active class: Ensign Class - Home
Are you nearby?

Keep an eye and ear out for a spin pole for your Ensign or even make one over the winter.

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