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07-11-2008 12:31 PM
eherlihy ylabbe,

As SD points out above and in his POST (link above) it is considered bad form to resurrect old threads. However, if you wish to get in touch with darrell123, I suggest that you Private Message (PM) him. This will notify him at his last registered email address, and when (if) he next logs into Sailnet.

Welcome aboard!

07-11-2008 12:23 PM
sailingdog Considering he hasn't posted in SIX YEARS... I doubt he'll be responding any time soon. IMHO, you'd be much better off starting a new thread of your own. I'd also recommend that you read the POST I link to in my signature.

Welcome to sailnet.
Originally Posted by ylabbe View Post
I'm considering buing a 1984 Pearson Triton 21 for Moosehead Lake sailing in Maine. I'd love the manuals ans any info on the boat.


07-11-2008 11:59 AM
1984 Pearson Triton 21

Originally Posted by darrell123 View Post
I have the owners manual for US yachts, as well as the specs for the 1984 models procuded by Pearson, rbsrbs. Contact me for details if interested.
I'm considering buing a 1984 Pearson Triton 21 for Moosehead Lake sailing in Maine. I'd love the manuals ans any info on the boat.


04-30-2007 06:17 PM
gkesti Anyone have a good spec sheet for the US27? I have a 1982 model, Very nice inside and out.

Would like to find a set of the original window frames though.

Is there a owners group in the Pacific North West?
10-18-2006 05:39 PM
Leaky Chain Plates

It seems that all chain olates that penetrate the deck either leak orare going to leak soon. I have a US 25 and have resigned myself to lifting the reinforcing plates and re-sealing yearly. On the 25 ft. the chain plates are bolted to a couple of stringers which run the length of the head, portside and hanging locker, stbd. These are in turn bolted via angle plates (Aluminum, YUK) to the bulkheads. I have had to replace the stringers due to rot and the angle plates due to corrosion, but fortunately not the bulkheads. I guess the chainplates move a lot more than I would have thought, and if the sealant hardens due to age, or perhaps in your case cold as well it will open up, and rainwater running down the shrouds will inevitably end up where it does not belong. I'm not sure how much you suffer from freeze/thaw cycles but if there is any water in between the caulking and the plate or deck it will separate even more when it freezes and expands. I run a fillet of sikaflex around the chainplates and deckplates after sealing under and keep a close eye for deterioration of the seal. I have also thought that some kind of inverted cone arrangement like a small plastic funnel stuffed into the bottom of the shroud covers might direct a lot of the water outward away from the plates but I have never tried it.
10-18-2006 04:28 PM
5200 ?

Hello, I just joined this forum and it is interesting to hear about the history of the US Yachts. I bought a US27 (1981) about 6 months ago. The previous owner neglected to take care of her and I recently tore out the interior. In reference to past postings about glass, I can say that I have seen my entire hall naked. The hall is covered in glass cloth and the top is three layers; fiberglass (w/cloth), balsa core, and an additional layer of chopped glass. Perhaps the person that said they only saw chopped glass, only saw the cabinís ceiling. Then again, construction could vary by year and model. I am currently living on my boat in Alaska. The weather is very hard on boats here. It is hard to keep a good seal around hardware and windows. I have had a terrible time sealing up my chain plates that attach to the interior center bulkheads. I had to replace all my bulkheads due to leaks and I donít want to have to do it againÖ ever! I have been using 5200. Does any one have any tricks??? Thanks, Stacia
08-29-2006 08:32 PM
For Jeff H.

Jeff H:

After being a member of this forum for only a short time, I have noticed that you seem to have amassed a huge amount of insight into the various sailboat builders, models, techniques, and designs. Have you ever considered compiling this knowledge? I would love to see your opinions on all of the various yachts you are familiar with. My marina is full or vintage boats, but I have not a clue as to which are valuable and which are junk. Perhaps you are already published? If not, maybe this forum or a personal blog would be the way to go if you were so inclined. Anyone second this?
08-29-2006 07:49 PM
Old topic, but maybe of interest to some..

Doug Peterson designed the Canadian built Chaser 29s and 33s. These hullmolds were bought by Bayliner at some point and the 29 became the Buccanneer 295 with a new deck and interior. After the name change to US Yachts the 295 was tweaked into the 30 (not to be confused with the Garden designed US 305) and the Chaser 33 became the US 33.
Gary Mull allegedly designed the US 25 and 22.
Just before their demise, US yachts also purchased the molds of the Huntingford-designed Cooper 353 and 416 pilothouse series and produced a few as US 35s and US 42s, I believe.
08-27-2006 06:31 PM
Jeff_H And for what its worth, for the record, no one said, Pearson designed the US Yachts 27. Pearson bought the tooling, improved the quality and sold it as a Pearson Triton II. Doug Peterson designed a couple of the US Yachts (32 and allegedly the 23), but he did not design the 27.

08-27-2006 05:37 PM
sailingdog He's just a bit touchy about people talking badly about his boat, even if it was two years ago.
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