Hi, sorry for the delay getting back with you people but I am the one who bought (adopted) Viewpoint and yes, she is a 72 with the hull #234. I made a mistake with the year when I signed on (duh) but wanted to apoligize for the error and straighten out the confusion I caused. Thank you Wheelhouse-- Bofus 1there was some cross over of hull#s for which year, (For ex: #101 was a '72, but #173 was a '71) but I dont recall the details of why that occurred. Pearson Serial Number Decoding
Ive seen '73s from #331 to #497. I had seen #234 as a '72 named "ViewPoint" in the New England PHRF valid list - dont recall from where I got the year data, however, possibly the old sailnet list.
its pretty much anecdotal, however, she is what she is now.
mine is #393 and is a 1973.
I am also a new P30 owner. I may have to replace the rudder bushing, or at least adjust it because it does not appear to be properly seated. Can you tell me where you got the replacement bushing?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 bushing and having bottom painted.
My new (to me) Pearson 30 has a wheel which I plan to remove. in favor of the tiller, which is also aboard. I was discussing this with a fellow who is a very competent sailor, and he told me that he thought the Pearson 30 is very difficult to steer with a tiller in tough conditions. He was not much more specific than that, and I know he races a tiller-steered Ensign a lot, so it's not like he is a tiller-hater.Congrats and welcome. The Pearson 30 is a fantastic boat. There's very good reason why Pearson 30 owners are so passionate about thier boats and why you can find so much information about them. Should you have ANY questions (because, yes, I have done every concieveable thing you can get done to a Pearson 30), let me know!