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Hi All,
About 10 years ago I was looking for a Pearson 27. Got waylaid by a Nonsuch 26 and Compac 19. Now I'm again looking for a Pearson 27. Do you know of any boats out there? Also, are there other Boards or Lists I should be looking at to find some leads? I'm located on Cape Cod, MA and ideally would like to find a boat that I can sail home over a period of few days.
Thanks for your help.
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The Pearson 28 list on Yahoo Groups is moderately active. There isn't much discussion on the Pearson 27 there, but you could try:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/p28forum/info

I don't think that many Pearson 27s were made. There were only about 200 Pearson 28-2s made, and the Pearson 27 comes up for sale about 1/3rd as often from what I've seen. It looks like a cool boat on paper, but I've never seen one in person. The Pearson 28-2 has a larger interior with two double berths for not much more money, which is why I think it is more common (both were sold at the same time).
 

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Hello Sliclady, Unfortunately you are just too far away for me to consider it.
Alex - The P27 is the right sized boat for me. Also, the cockpit seating is very ergonomically designed/shaped and works well for my wife's bad back.

I have looked at 2 boats in the last month. One advertised on Yachtworld in Mamaroneck, NY. It was a boat that was never loved with impact damage, rot under a stanchion, severely cracked cabin sole, etc.. Of course the broker thought it was a gem.

The other boat was on Shelter Island, NY and being sold privately. It was on the hard with mast down. The morning I got there the seller had received an offer by email from someone who wanted to buy the boat site unseen and without a survey. I at least wanted the boat in the water to start the engine before I would make an offer. So that one didn't work out either.

I'll keep looking. In the meantime, I do have my Compac in the water to keep me entertained.

Thanks for your posts.
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The 28-2 (or 1985 and later Pearson 28) has the same design for the cockpit seats. I think that all of the last generation Pearson boats do. I agree that it is really nice.

Here is a Pearson 27:


Pearson 28-2:


Both have seats that angle back by about 15 degrees (which means they are flat when the boat heels).

I like the simpler transom mounted rudder of the 27, but the V-berth and larger galley of the 28-2. They are such similar boats, it wouldn't make sense to look at one without looking at the other.
 
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