1974 P30 Compression post - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > P30
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-26-2014
DayDreamer77's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DayDreamer77 is on a distinguished road
1974 P30 Compression post

Hey Everyone,

I'm in the process of purchasing my first boat a 1974 Pearson 30 hull 603. I went over the boat and did my research and wanted to see if I could get your expert opinions. I know with this model there was an issue with the compression post rotting and needing a fix. The boat I am looking to buy appears to have been fixed, but I am not sure they cut out all the rot. (See attached pic). The first pic is the compression post where it rests on pedestal in the bilge. Second pic is the coach roof just inside the head. Looks like a repair was made.





Other than that the boat seems in great shape for the price. Recent bottom paint, new standing rigging, atomic 4 fires right up and we'll maintained. Just the interior needs some TLC.

Any info appreciated. Thanks!

Last edited by DayDreamer77; 04-26-2014 at 04:03 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-26-2014
DayDreamer77's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DayDreamer77 is on a distinguished road
Re: 1974 P30 Compression post

I guess I need 10 posts to attach pics. Better get to work
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-26-2014
CLucas's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glen Head, NY
Posts: 420
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
CLucas is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to CLucas
Re: 1974 P30 Compression post

Difficult to tell from the photos whether the repair eliminated all the material which may have been compromised. What material is used for the shims inserted below the compression post? G10, epoxy? The wood immediately above the shims should feel/sound solid and should not be soft. Assuming it is sound, I would suggest fiberglassing a 'skirt' around the base of the post to keep water out. The other pic is difficult to assess -- what is the material that was inserted in there? My P30 has a little sag in the coach roof at the bulkhead -- just enough that makes closing the cabin door difficult. My winter project list for next fall (when I'll be dropping the mast) will include jacking up the coach roof and making a better repair than what's there now.
__________________
s/v Grey Goose
1977 Pearson 30 #995
~~~~~~_/) ~~~~~~
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-28-2014
DayDreamer77's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DayDreamer77 is on a distinguished road
Re: 1974 P30 Compression post

Quote:
Originally Posted by CLucas View Post
Difficult to tell from the photos whether the repair eliminated all the material which may have been compromised. What material is used for the shims inserted below the compression post? G10, epoxy? The wood immediately above the shims should feel/sound solid and should not be soft. Assuming it is sound, I would suggest fiberglassing a 'skirt' around the base of the post to keep water out. The other pic is difficult to assess -- what is the material that was inserted in there? My P30 has a little sag in the coach roof at the bulkhead -- just enough that makes closing the cabin door difficult. My winter project list for next fall (when I'll be dropping the mast) will include jacking up the coach roof and making a better repair than what's there now.
Thanks CLucas - I took the boat out for a sea trial yesterday and got to spend some time and take a closer look. The post is solid to the touch. There is one tiny black spot in the bottom corner, but dry as a bone. The other thing I noticed were the stanchion posts on the starboard side do have some radial cracks around them and look to have been sealed with some type of material and painted over. No evidence of leaking into the deck. I even buried the starboard rail a couple time to see if any water leaked into the cabin (PO was not happy with that ). No water leaked in. The only soft spot is in the cockpit between the pedestal and companion way. Looks reparable.

I went ahead and bought the boat. Bottom paint was just done last year, A4 fires right up and purrs like a kitten, standing rigging is new, sails are in excellent shape and she sails great. I'm sure I will find more that will need attention but I got a boat I can motor or sail right now for a dirt cheap price so I am happy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P30 1974 For Sale timkb P30 2 04-26-2014 09:08 AM
Compression Post Lostmt Watkins 0 08-03-2013 09:15 AM
Compression post issue sailho Islander 16 08-24-2012 12:05 AM
Crack in the Compression post. mclerolw Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 11-29-2011 03:28 PM
Compression Post? SailOntario Gear & Maintenance 11 08-24-2006 10:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.