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Search: Posts Made By: BrickPearson26
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 64,034
Posted By BrickPearson26
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I think a lot of you guys are missing one of the greatest reasons why young people aren't sailing - Lack of exposure. First you have to look at the price of real estate on the water. As it continues...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 7,058
Posted By BrickPearson26
Re: How did you get the money for your first sailboat?

I got my first boat by going to the local boatyard and asking which boats were for sale or derelict. I ended up scoring a water/ice filled Pearson 26 for dirt cheap. I drained the water out by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,830
Posted By BrickPearson26
Offshore wind turbine projects offer the...

Offshore wind turbine projects offer the potential to produce very large quantities of renewable energy. I'm surprised to see people on these forums opposed to these - especially because sailors know...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,855
Posted By BrickPearson26
Pearson 30's are fantastic boats. I cruised one...

Pearson 30's are fantastic boats. I cruised one from Maine to the Bahamas. I hope all goes well on Sunday.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,161
Posted By BrickPearson26
Thanks for the advice - It looks like i'll sand...

Thanks for the advice - It looks like i'll sand the problem areas of the mast and then paint with XO Rust or Rustoleum Paint.
I actually know of a few guys who paint their entire boats with XO...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,161
Posted By BrickPearson26
Quick Single Season Mast Paint Job

I have a 37' Gulfstar that has a painted aluminum mast that is sorely in need of a new paint job. The 50' mast was painted about 8 years ago and now has a great many chips and cracks. Unfortunately...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,367
Posted By BrickPearson26
I purchased a new X-5 Autopilot and installed on...

I purchased a new X-5 Autopilot and installed on my Pearson 30 before cruising for 6 months. We used the autopilot a LOT offshore, and it handled the boat fairly well in sea's up to 6 feet. Anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By BrickPearson26
I have built several wind turbines that use basic...

I have built several wind turbines that use basic electric motors and alternators to generate power. The greatest obstacle is converting the output rpms of the generator. Typical turbines spin at no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-02-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,400
Posted By BrickPearson26
My girlfriend and I successfully cruised a...

My girlfriend and I successfully cruised a Pearson 30 for six months last winter. While you do have to give up certain creature comforts with a smaller boat, the easy handling and cheaper maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By BrickPearson26
My girlfriends and I cruised for 6 months down...

My girlfriends and I cruised for 6 months down the eastern seaboard to the Abaco's. We used an alcohol stove and found it to be relatively inexpensive and easy to operate. The only drawback is that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,333
Posted By BrickPearson26
I also just purchased a 1979 Gulfstar 37 this...

I also just purchased a 1979 Gulfstar 37 this past August.
I think this particular model receives an unfair amount of criticism which is based off of earlier, more 'motorsailer'-like Gulfstar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 420
Views: 50,451
Posted By BrickPearson26
Hey All, I'm am 23, and have been cruising on...

Hey All,
I'm am 23, and have been cruising on an off since the age of 20. Last winter my girlfriend and I sailed my 30' 1973 Pearson from Maine to the Abacos, Bahamas. We ended up living on the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By BrickPearson26
I am going to have to agree with elkscout on this...

I am going to have to agree with elkscout on this one. Just because it is snowing there now does not mean it is going to be snowing in a month or two. What I really want to know is how early people...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By BrickPearson26
I do like the idea of hiring a captain to bring...

I do like the idea of hiring a captain to bring the boat up for me BUT the problem is that my cruising kiddy is pretty much exhausted at this point, and I would prefer to use my remaining dollars to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By BrickPearson26
Storing the boat temporarily and picking it up in...

Storing the boat temporarily and picking it up in a couple months is not really an option. Seeing how I will just be starting this new job, it is going to be tough to get a 2 week vacation that soon...
Forum: P30 02-11-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,299
Posted By BrickPearson26
I just sailed my 1973 Pearson 30 from Maine to...

I just sailed my 1973 Pearson 30 from Maine to the Abacos in the Bahamas. The boat has performed very well and I am surprised I have not seen more of these cruising. I have had her out in over 10'...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By BrickPearson26
Abacos, Bahamas to Maine ASAP

Hi All,
I am currently anchored in Treasure Cay in the middle of the Abacos. I just got hired for a job in Maine, and they want me to start the position ASAP. So, my question is how soon can I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By BrickPearson26
We did this part of our trip south from Maine in...

We did this part of our trip south from Maine in mid-December. If it is any help, I can tell you that the weather starts getting progressively better when you hit Florida. We found on average that we...
Forum: P30 08-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,299
Posted By BrickPearson26
1973 Hull # 482. Planning on sailing it south to...

1973 Hull # 482. Planning on sailing it south to the Bahamas and maybe even the Caribbean this fall. Boat is located on the Piscataqua River. Boat is currently on the hard getting a new rudder...
Forum: P30 07-08-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,579
Posted By BrickPearson26
Spreader Removal - Mast Stepped

After sailing a pearson 26 extensively the past couple of years, I upgraded to a pearson 30 last fall. When I bought it, the mast was already stepped. I'm planning on sailing the boat down to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-12-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By BrickPearson26
Hey guys - its been a while since I have given an...

Hey guys - its been a while since I have given an update on my situation.
So in early June, my girlfriend and I embarked on a 1 month journey up the Maine coast, with the goal of hitting Canada....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By BrickPearson26
As reluctant as a i am to admit, i think at least...

As reluctant as a i am to admit, i think at least some of the reasoning behind me wanting a larger boat is coming from materialistic greed. As the old saying goes, "the bigger the better". But, as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By BrickPearson26
So it seems that the overall mood of this board...

So it seems that the overall mood of this board is to sail with the pearson 26 I have. I completely understand this logic, and understand the reasoning behind it. However - I looked at a 30 foot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By BrickPearson26
How safe do you guys think the Pearson 26 will be...

How safe do you guys think the Pearson 26 will be for extended cruising? Do you think i'd be better off doing it in a full-keeled cruiser?

Also, I like the idea of possibly finding other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By BrickPearson26
As far as my budget goes, it's not much. I could...

As far as my budget goes, it's not much. I could probably scrape together a little less than 10k, plus however generous my relatives are at my graduation party (although, if my high school grad. was...
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