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08-09-2012 03:14 PM
fendertweed
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

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Originally Posted by RichH View Post
You will definitely be happier with the 303. Its a bit more 'robust' than the previous Pearson-Shaw designs and not subject to 'hull-flex' as are the P26 and P30.
Interesting ... in the 9 yrs. I've had Catalyst including some rough runs with steep chop I've never seen even a hint of "oilcanning" (hull flex).

The 303 is nice, a bit more tender than the 26 but a nice boat with much more room.
08-08-2012 10:57 PM
klshoreguy
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

Thanks
08-08-2012 12:36 PM
RichH
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

You will definitely be happier with the 303. Its a bit more 'robust' than the previous Pearson-Shaw designs and not subject to 'hull-flex' as are the P26 and P30.

That stated, its REAL important when blocking any Pearson that the jack stands are ON the bulkheads (put a mark on the waterline so the travel lift operator doesnt have to 'guess') and more importantly that AFT end of the keel is NOT blocked!!!! Only TWO blocks go under the keel when blocking - one at the front of the keel and the second placed directly and vertically below where the aft of the keel joins the hull. If you put a block under the extreme aft end of just about any Pearson keel ... you will get grotesque hull distortion!

Good Luck and enjoy your fine PEARSON !!!

08-08-2012 12:05 PM
klshoreguy
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

Thanks to all on this board who assisted me as I looked for that first sailboat and came across projects like this Pearson 26 and the Pearson 28 which led me to my ultimate destination....(drum roll) Pearson 303. Cheers and Happy sailing.
07-28-2012 12:38 PM
klshoreguy
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

Ok. No go. He put it on ebay and must have gone to scrap yard because it sold for twice my top bid. I found another Pearson 26 this time a one design that appears in better shape but I ran into a Sabre 28 and now am very confused...
07-19-2012 12:48 PM
klshoreguy
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

Thanks everyone for all those replies. Just got a new computer as the old one broke. Still do not have the boat yet. I checked the core wood and it was solid not rotten so that is a good thing. could not get an in awl to push in with out cracking the wood. The current owner is little difficult to deal with so I am helping him understand the value of everything that comes with boat as he continues to pay his monthly storage fees. The motor has some value as it is a late model Yamaha and runs great and that is about the only thing I will pay him for. He has been testing the market for a month and has only recently come back to contacting me again. Maybe in a week I'll know, but I'm not in a rush to throw money away on a project that is not priced right.
06-15-2012 08:01 PM
clyanh
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

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Originally Posted by klshoreguy View Post


Thanks for all that information. Looks a like a tough job but with a good return. Door closes just fine right now. Maybe a little "Git Rot" would slow the rotting of the wood. I am trying to attach a picture so you see what I saw. It is under the port side settee. If you have a diagrams or photos on how this is done that would help me understand the process better. Do I need to have the mast down to do this? thanks again.

Getting the boat regardless because I basically getting it for free and I can always sell the engine to recover the costs and either donate the hull or cut her up into little pieces for the trash man. I was told about $1000 to fix this by a local part timer but I think I maybe able to handle this job.
does not look serious. you can patch it yourself. do not need the mast down. the p 26 is an outstanding boat.....had one for 13 years, 18,000+miles. as per picture, even if you did nothing, i don't think you have much to worry about. congrats on buying a great boat
06-15-2012 09:54 AM
sailingfool
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

That looks to be the forward cabin bulkhead. If the bulkhead were solid, you can just cut out the old galss and re-do. If the bulkhead is rotted, as it sounds that is, that's the reason the boat is free, as the bulkhead needs to be replaced and it is a big job.

Skip the GitRot. You can chose to ignore it, or hack at it, just remember, until it is replaced, the boat will continue to have no value...if like most owners you cant resist the "fix this, fix that...make it better.." attitude toward the vessel you come to love, you may find you end up putting a lot of time and money in her...which is all down the drain until that bulkhead has been replaced.
06-14-2012 07:29 PM
RichH
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

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Originally Posted by klshoreguy View Post


Thanks for all that information. Looks a like a tough job but with a good return. Door closes just fine right now. Maybe a little "Git Rot" would slow the rotting of the wood. I am trying to attach a picture so you see what I saw. It is under the port side settee. If you have a diagrams or photos on how this is done that would help me understand the process better. Do I need to have the mast down to do this? thanks again.

Getting the boat regardless because I basically getting it for free and I can always sell the engine to recover the costs and either donate the hull or cut her up into little pieces for the trash man. I was told about $1000 to fix this by a local part timer but I think I maybe able to handle this job.
Your pic shows an aux. bulkhead whose tabbing has come loose ... probably from improper blocking of the hull with jackstands, etc.

This is an EASY fix. Just cutout / rip out the tabbing that holds the bulkhead in place and replace with epoxy and cloth ... and then provide a diagram of where your bulkheads are to those who haul and block your boat OR better put little marks along the waterline exactly where the jackstands should be positioned.
;-)
06-14-2012 05:31 PM
klshoreguy
Re: Pearson 26 bulkhead delamination

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/...une2012062.jpg

Here is door. It was tight but closed and open wit little effort. Lined up pretty well too.
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