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|01-16-2012 07:07 AM|
|beej67||I have a 323 in Panama City Fl that's very well maintained. I also live in Atlanta, and have a newborn, so I'm looking to sell it after owning for about a decade. It's the boat I learned on, very forgiving when you run it aground in sand or mud. PM me if you'd like to take a look at it.|
|01-12-2012 02:05 PM|
I bought an '84 Pearson 303 in very good condition with a lot of accessories. At the end of October, I moved aboard and have never looked back - although we've been spoiled with the warmest winter in MANY years. If I love it this much now, I'll be ecstatic in the summer. I have a HUGE learning curve to tackle, but am eager to just jump in.
Best of luck with the 10M - a great choice that will give you decades of pleasure (and lots of sweat equity - just like mine).
Best of luck. Share your experiences....
|01-08-2012 08:19 PM|
Well? what did you buy? I have 76 10M. Project. this year she in for sure.
|10-07-2011 02:55 PM|
I hope someone interested in Pearsons can help me. I have a 1972 Pearson 390. I have to replace the forward ancient metal holding tank. Does anyone have any suggestions or can point me in the right direction. My first problem is just taking it out.
|10-07-2011 02:49 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
YES - I'm ecstatic with my boat - just sayin...
|10-07-2011 10:43 AM|
Do some homework, then go look at this:
1979 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
|10-07-2011 10:01 AM|
You and I seem to be on the same (or very similar) page in terms of future plans. The ICW to Bahamas and then the thorny path would be a nice way for me to really get the "feel" of things - someday, hopefully in the near future. In the meantime, I have a pretty steep learning curve to tackle - but I'm actually looking forward to it.
Keep in touch, and keep the faith!
|10-07-2011 09:39 AM|
|cdstammer||Hey, Jack. . . I was in the same situation as you are in. I want to do some offshore sailing but never have before. I was looking for a solid and reliable boat that I could live aboard and maybe do some cruising through the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands. I looked at a few Pearsons and a few Catalina's, O'Day's, Hunters, and Cal's. Like you, I narrowed my choice down to Pearson. I bought a Pearson 33 and love it. I have two double privacy cabins (two people have slept in each and if you watch your head in the aft cabin, they are indeed doubles), and a double settee. Seriously, the configuration is the best of any boat I've seen of its age and in its size with more than 6 feet clearance below. . . even better than the P34 and P38 (unless you NEED a stand alone shower). Bahamas? No problem. Virgins? Only if I took the thorny path and had some more experience. Way offshore? If the weather was right and I had a TON more experience, a good crew, and some additional safety equipment. For a single dude who hosts a couple guests on occasion I love the boat. I came to the realization that I wouldn't be sailing around the world until I had some more time and skill, so that being the case my Pearson 33 is a great foundation for gaining cruising experience. I am considering spending some time on it this winter, but it's gonna be c-c-c-c-cold.|
|09-11-2011 11:11 PM|
|littlelizzy||C30 is a real nice starter boat. Nice cabin, easy to get parts and a good market to resell.|
|07-25-2011 08:22 PM|
I am biased, but a Pearson 10M is great solid boat....
If you want any type of performance, the Pearson 10M will spank the the other boats that you mentioned except the Catalina 34. But I think the Catalina 34 is a better cruising live aboard boat. You'll pay more for Catalina 34.
I have a Pearson 10M in the Boston area. It's a solid boat and is approved for Off-shore races, such as the Marion to Bermuda race. Things I like about it. Easy to sail, stiff, points great, quick (relative) solidily built. It is roomy inside (11 foot beam). Thinks I don't like about it. Shallow bilge, limited usable cockpit size, limited inside storage.
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