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Re: Just purchased a 1973 Pearson 30, need advice.
While rebuilding a boat can be a rewarding and satisfying way to spend a couple of years of your life, this boat sounds like a candidate for parting out. i.e. scrap value only, and that income would be offset against disposal costs of all the sawed-up hull and deck.
Sorry to be severely unenthused, but I have spent a LOT of time over the last 30 years working on sailboats. Even the really good ones can eat up continuing quantities time and money. And, some more time.... and some more money...
It's a buyers market, with many fine sailing classics, in actual sail-away condition, for a few thousand more than you say you paid.