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Can anyone tell me which Pearson models, if any, feature end grain balsa cored hulls? I read somewhere that the Pearson 53 did... I believe that other Pearson models had balsa core in areas where stiffness was important, but not throughout the hull.
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The Pearson 34-2 (1989, and later) had a balsa-cored hull and deck. Balsa is present in the hull of this vessel both above and below the waterline.

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We own a 1979 365 ketch, it sails very well and is really solid with zero flex. nothing squeaks or creaks, even in heavy seas, and we enjoy the sail plan choice with the mizzen option. It is comfy to live on too.
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Our new to us P-30 is on the hard at Sandusky Harbor Marina after being shipped here from Il. in Jan. We haven't sailed her yet (that would be a trick on a frozen Lake Erie!) but I've had a chance to go over her more thoroughly. The more I do the more impressed I am. This is our 4th boat and I am convinced we lucked out here. Pearson was one of only three makers I was interested in. It sure looks like a good choice.
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The cruiser's forum website has an awesome Pearson board with just about any and all info one could need. Look under the heading "boatbuilders" then click "others", scroll down and find the Pearson thread.
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We bought a 1966 Wanderer last October - hull#5. She is a great boat. Curious to know how many wanderers are still out there. We sail out of Point Lookout, MD.
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I'm up near Annapolis, but do sail south during the season. Keep in touch.

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Skipper--Tons of Pearsonites used the (now gone) email list here on Sailnet. The "management" made a (bad) business decision to drop all the email lists and force people to this forum, and then they dropped the manufacturer specific forums. They wanted the server used for the email lists for other uses. (Still waiting for someone to pull the plug on Sailnet altogether if the outfit could not afford one new server.) For your Pearson fix I suggest joining the Pearson groups on Yahoo and Google. Those are the places the Pearsonites migrated to from the defunct Sailnet email list.

I owned a p-27 for 14 years, and now own a P-33-2. You're correct that Pearson made good sailing and tough boats.
I know I'm replying to a post that's about 5 years old, but I wanted to ask a bit more about the Yahoo/Google Pearson groups. I was a member of the Yahoo Pearson group, and DID find the folks there very helpful; I learned a lot from them. However, I cancelled my Yahoo account when Yahoo decided that my privacy was theirs to own and disrespect. Don't even ask me about Google. Sadly, without giving my soul to either of those two corporations, I can no longer communicate with those groups.

Does anyone know of any non-yahoo-or-google-based email lists for pearsons? Is there a way to circumvent the requirement of using a Yahoo or Google account for access to the existing groups?

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own a 1976 Pearson 365 ketch rig. Absolutely love the thing. She's a heavy duty, thick hulled, easy sailing boat. Repowered with Perkins 4108 and all new standing rigging, wiring and plumbing. Fun for all to learn on. Nice for coastal cruising. 4.5" draft makes her good for FL coast. Pensacola bay is where we start our weekends.
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Pearson 10M Spreaders

This past summer I bought a 1977 Pearson 10M. The rigger was concerned about the spreaders - they are secured with one screw to a housing on the mast. (Mine appear exactly the same as Dan Pfeiffer's.) I have a LOT of play in them, but it appears that they were designed this way.

They also are cutting into my halyards and the leading edge of the spreaders show extensive wear from the halyards grooving them for 35 years...

Can anyone weigh in on this?

I don't mind replacing the halyards, but it's not something I'd like to do every 5 years (if there's a design flaw) or I could put in a fairlead to keep the halyards off the spreaders, but I can just imagine the slapping that I couldn't then silence...I'm already wincing...

Thoughts?
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